Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Independence Day at the Virginia State Capitol

A Celebration of Freedom and Our Nation’s Founding

July 4, 2024 | 5:00 – 9:00 PM
VA State Capitol

“…I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival… with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more…” – John Adams, 1776

This year, Virginia’s Fourth of July celebration promises to be unlike any other. Inspired by John Adams’ vision of a grand festival, the majestic Virginia State Capitol grounds will transform into a vibrant hub of activity, bursting with the sights and sounds of Virginia’s diverse communities.

Imagine the sights, sounds, and energy of Virginians from all walks of life engaging with what Freedom means today through performances of spoken word, dance, and music as a prelude to unifying and inspiring keynote remarks and a very special finale.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to so that we can plan for your participation and to ensure that you receive up-to-the-minute event information.



As this event takes place in Capitol Square, please click here for a list of prohibited items from Capitol Police.

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