The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Victory Landing Park (50 25th St.). The event includes free children’s inflatables (moon bounces, obstacle courses) and free face painting. Food vendors will be on site selling a variety of items including funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and frozen treats. Live music by Full Spectrum from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Free light-up give-a-way items will be given out during the event (while supplies last).
Full Spectrum is a six piece electrifying, high energy “pop & hip-hop” band out of the USAF Heritage of America Band. This dynamic group of Active Duty musicians is assembled from areas throughout the U.S., but call Langley AFB, VA home. The band is made up of a lead singer, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and an audio engineer. Their sound is a mix of “old school” hip-hop similar to artists like “Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five”, “Run-DMC”, and “The Beastie Boys,” and today’s pop music trends such as “Maroon Five”, “Macklemoore” and “The Weekend”. Their musical influence stems from their main mission of reaching this generation’s youth and young adults.
A spectacular fireworks show and will light up the sky over the James River at 9:30 PM.
Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and all things groovy! Featuring live music, group camping, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant bubble garden, cirque performers, kids activities, delicious food, tipsy-hippie tiki bar, and more. All ages welcome. Kids 10 and under free. It’s groovy baby!
Due to crowd size and parking limitations, tickets must be reserved online in advance. Limited tickets remaining. Reserve tickets while they last at HippieFest.org.