Stars & Stripes Celebration

Stars & Stripes Celebration

Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages will attract thousands of visitors and residents of Virginia Beach to a “star-spangled” salute to this great country of ours at Stars & Stripes Explosion on July 4! Scheduled live entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical to tribute bands, and naturally, fireworks. All Stars & Stripes Explosion performances are free and everyone is welcome.

An all-star military band will kick off the evening on the 24th Street Beach Stage with a high-energy show that will appeal to all music lovers.

Also along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Chester B’s Motown Review pays tribute to one of the greatest eras in music history on the 17th Street Park Stage, or you can rock the night away at the 31st Street Park.

Fireworks launched at 9:30pm at 24th Street finishes the memorable evening on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

The 2021 event schedule will be announced soon!

Know Before You Go

  • All performances are FREE and everyone is welcome.
  • Event is held outdoors rain or shine. Event may be suspended or postponed due to severe weather or in case of severe weather forecast.
  • Picnic baskets are welcome.
  • No alcohol or glass may be brought into the event venues.
  • For the safety of all, Event Security may screen persons entering the event venues.
  • No animals allowed inside event venues. Service Animals are permitted.
  • Event guests may be photographed and videotaped for future promotional use.
  • These regulations do not alter or change State or City laws in any manner and guests are subject to all applicable State or City laws.
  • For parking info, please visit
  • For Oceanfront resort info, please visit


On the beach at 24th Street
17th Street Park
31st Street Park


Jul 04 2021


7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


17th Street Park
17th Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA

Location 2

24th Street Park
24th Street, Virginia Beach, VA

Location 3

31st Street Park
31st Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA