The Fireworks Return!

Norfolk Festevents and the City of Norfolk are excited to announce a full weekend of Fourth of July waterfront celebrations for Independence Day, including fireworks shows at both Town Point Park and Ocean View Beach Park!

The Fourth of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks at Town Point Park is scheduled for Sunday, July 4, from 5pm to 11pm along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront with the one of the largest fireworks shows in the region beginning at 9:30pm over the Elizabeth River.

The celebration will also feature a full afternoon of patriotic musical performances. Festival guests can enjoy all-American food favorites, including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, seafood and more. Guests are allowed to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the show.

The Shore Thing Concert & Independence Day Celebration at Ocean View Beach Park is scheduled for Friday, July 2, from 6pm to 10pm with fireworks starting at 9:30pm above the Chesapeake Bay. The OV celebration will also feature live music from local dance-pop party band Wonderland, as well as food trucks, children’s activities and more.

Both events are free and open the public. Go to for details.Masks are not required. Please be mindful and respectful of the health and safety of others.

Read & Win!

Join Norfolk Public Library’s Summer Reading Program:June 26 – August 7.

This year’s theme is “Tails & Tales” and is completely online!

Register on the NPL Facebook Event page or visit NPL’s website. READ to earn WEEKLY PRIZES! Remember, it’s not just for kids. Adults win, too!

Provide Your Input on Granby Street Bike Lane Design Concepts

Do you walk, drive, or bike along Granby Street between Willow Wood Drive and Admiral Taussig Boulevard (just south of the I-564 overpass)? If so, we need to hear from you and your neighbors – again!

The Department of Transit is hosting a second Granby Street Bike Lane virtual workshop on June 29, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., to get your input as we work to develop a potential project that would repurpose one vehicle lane in each direction into bike lanes along this portion of Granby Street.

During the workshop, learn about the traffic study results and provide your comments on potential design concepts in small group break-out sessions with the project team.

RSVP to save your seat and receive a link to the virtual workshop:

Visit for project information and to share your ideas.

Don’t forget to pass this information along to your members and neighbors.

Microsurfacing in Sussex

Starting next week, June 24th, microsurfacing of streets will begin in Sussex. The following mailer was sent to residents in advance.