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UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

4th of July Celebrations

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Enjoy Independence Day in Williamsburg, Virginia!

There is a full day's worth of activities and events in Colonial Williamsburg - some events are free, some require tickets. Witness young Thomas Jefferson read the Declaration of Independence, commemorate the anniversary of the birth of our nation with a Salute to the States featuring the Fifes and Drums and a militia muster. Check out the entire list of activities on the Colonial Williamsburg website. 

At noon, join us on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg for an All American July 4th featuring hot air balloon rides, an egg toss competition (with a CASH prize), live music, food and fun. Free admission, 5 cent popcorn and sodas!

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From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. enjoy a public Ice Cream Social on the lawn of the Wren Building at William & Mary. This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg and proceeds benefit local charities. 

Cap off the evening with Colonial Williamsburg's Lights of Freedom - fireworks set to colonial and patriotic musical favorites. "The pageantry of radiant colors, patriotic music and pyrotechnic salutes culminates in a thrilling — and thunderous — grand finale."