|Event is FREE to the public. $5 on-site Parking Fee.
Celebrate America's Birthday with the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as the "Finest in the Fleet", the band is the musical representative for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. Under the direction of Lt. Robert J. Coats, the band is staffed by some of the U.S. Navy's finest and most talented musicians, providing stirring patriotic sounds. Following the concert, fireworks by Pyrotechnico will illuminate the dark sky after sunset.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism also will present the best in children's activities and family entertainment: face painting, 3 years and under play area, giant lawn games, inflatables and much more.
The Chesapeake Public Art Committee will be on hand spreading awareness and taking donations for the Chesapeake 9/11 Memorial. Chesapeake ArtsAlive will offer a silent auction of fun, summer gift baskets to support Chesapeake students in the arts.
A variety of "food vendor" concessions will also be available for an evening picnic. Bring your own chairs or blanket. (Pop-up Tents not permitted)
SCHEDULE [Times are approximate.]
5:00 pm: Event Parking Opens / Family Entertainment / Children's Activities / Concessions / DJ Dance Party / Local Entertainment / Interactive Demos
7:50 pm: Presenting of the Colors – National Anthem
8:00 pm: U.S. Fleet Forces Band Concert
9:15 pm: (approximately) Fireworks
Information: 757-382-6411 or Celebrate Freedom webpage