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Old 06-16-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Hi, this is our first 4th of July here (we live in VA Beach). Can anyone tell me if there is a fire works display at the ocean front for the 4th?
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Yes there will be fireworks display at the oceanfront and at Mt. Trashmore.

Word of advice though, if you plan on going to the oceanfront, please get there EARLY! Because if you get there too late, you will be sitting in traffic trying to find a parking space while the fireworks are going. Trust me, that happened to me one year, to add insult to injury, I had a parking space reserved for me (I knew someone who worked at a hotel along the oceanfront), but the road had closed just as I got there and I was basically sitting in traffic trying to comeback around when the show started!

Mt. Trashmore might be a little better. I haven't been there in a few years during the 4th of July, but the last time I went it was JAMMED packed.

I heard that you can see the fireworks from a top the parking garage at town center, I'm going to try that this year.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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Trashmore is your best bet. You can either park on the side streets and walk to the park or picnic in the park and park in the lot at the bottom of the hill.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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I prefer the Mt. Trashmore fireworks, personally. It's probably because I've got relatives who live *literally* right next to Mt. Trashmore, so I don't have to deal with traffic...

I just walk.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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We just sit in our front yard Dog doesn't like em' though..she gets the "magic" pill.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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You can also cruise around Sandbridge and have fireworks going off all around you! LOL We sat on the beach there one year.

last year we decided to try the oceanfront fireworks but the waves were making the barge that shoots off the fireworks too unstable so they were cancelled. We were dissapointed, but understood that it was a safety issue. We laughed b/c a cop at the oceanfront told us our best bet was to go down to Sandbridge! LOL!!

We might try the oceanfront again or go back down to Sandbridge and sit on the beach again this year. We'll just check the surf report ahead of time!
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