Eastern Shore of Virginia residents and visitors have lots of Independence Day celebrations available for their enjoyment, including public fireworks display

Cape Charles

July 4th Celebration

Where: Bay Avenue

When: Craft and food vendors are set up all day, with a parade from Bay Avenue to Mason Avenue in the morning. Fireworks after dark at the beach and harbor.

More info: Cape Charles' website

Kiptopeke State Park Independence Day Celebration

Where: Kiptopeke State Park

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parade through the campground begins at 11 a.m.

More Info: Kiptopeke State Park's website


65th Volunteer Firemen's Carnival

Where: Wachapreague Waterfront

When: Nightly Wednesdays thru Saturdays from June 21 - July 8, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

More info: Wachapreague Carnival's Facebook page

July 4 Parade and Picnic

Where: Seaside Park

When: Noon to 4 p.m.

More Info: Wachapreague's Facebook page


Patriotic Band Concert & Ice Cream Social

Where: Market and Weest Streets, Onancock, VA

When: Monday, July 3rd from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

More Info: Virginia Tourism's website


Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival and Fireworks

Where: 3648 Main Street

When: Sunday, July 1 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for fireworks. The fireman's carnival will run every Saturday and Sunday for the month of July

More Info: Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page