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Citizen News Weekly

July 1, 2022

All About the Fourth and Heads Up for Our Summer News Break

Celebrate Independence Day in Yorktown  July 1, 2022

York County has a great celebration planned for the 4th of July on Monday. Our old-fashioned patriotic parade begins at 9 a.m. at the waterfront and concludes on Main Street by the Victory Monument.  Children’s activities begin at 1 p.m., and the food trucks/tents open at 4.  The battlefield parking area is set up and ready to welcome hundreds of cars for the afternoon and evening events. The parking area opens at 4 p.m. Don’t wait until the last minute to head to Yorktown for the 9:15 FIREWORKS show since this is our only public parking on Independence Day and once it’s full, the town is closed to traffic. The walk from the parking lot to the waterfront is approximately one mile on uneven terrain, so please figure that in your plans. Those requiring handicapped parking and special assistance are asked to report to Yorktown Middle School from 4 to 7 p.m. for special needs transportation, available to the person requiring assistance and one escort (i.e. family-member, friend, caregiver). Complete details and schedule are available on the website. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for any new “day of” information and parking updates.  

Riverwalk Parking Upper Deck Reopens Today (7/1)

Engineers have determined that the damage in the Riverwalk Landing Parking Deck is not structural and the upper deck is now fully open. As before, the limited parking on the lower deck will be for business and restaurant patrons and beach goers will be referred to the upper deck. A cosmetic repair will be scheduled soon and notice will be given for a reclosure period later this summer. 

Open Parking Garage Upper Level

Garbage and Recycling Collection Delayed by July 4th Holiday

Along with County offices, our garbage and recycling collection companies are closed Monday, July 4, due to Independence Day. Curbside customers are asked to place their containers at the roadside on the day following their normal collection schedule.  All routes will be completed by Saturday, July 9.  County offices, courts, and libraries are closed July 4th, including York-Poquoson Social Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension.


VDOT Lifts Lane Closures for Smooth Cruise over the Holiday Weekend

To ease travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend many highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon today, July 1, until noon Tuesday, July 5. Read the Press Release for specific location details.

After the 4th…. Mark Your Calendars

Sounds of Summer Concert Series Resumes July 14Sounds of Summer

Join us in Yorktown when summer concerts return July 14 (there is no concert scheduled for July 7) with The Deloreans followed by the Tidewater Drive Band on July 21! Concerts are 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Landing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating and arrive early to claim your spot. Show off your dancing skills on our dance floor and then play a friendly game of Cornhole. Free parking is available in designated parking lots throughout town. In case of inclement weather, call the Event Weather Hotline – 757-890-3520 – for modified start times or cancellations. Check out the Visit Yorktown website for the complete concert schedule. 

Fun in the Sun Market is July 16

Put on your shades, slather on the sunscreen, and join us as we celebrate all things summer at the Fun in the Sun Market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. Vendors will be selling ice-cold drinks as well as summer produce (including watermelon, corn, fresh tomatoes), baked goods and more! Local artists will have their sea-inspired work on display and for sale.  You never know what good things you’ll find at the market! 

Photo Collage - Summer Fun Market 

Additional Notes for the Week(s)…Maintenance of parking lots at the McReynolds Athletic Complex (MAC) begins Tuesday (7/5). Visit the Public Works website for complete details.   Household Chemical Collection, Computer Recycling, and Paper Shredding is Saturday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 105 Service Drive. These services are free. Details are available on the Public Works website.   The next Board of Supervisors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday July 19.  

July 4th - 2022

Citizen News Weekly is compiled and published by York County Public Affairs each Friday to share news and events with our citizens and neighbors. This weekly newsletter is placed on our website and delivered directly to your inbox. Questions? Contact Gail Whittaker, Public Information Officer: 757-890-3310 or