York County, Virginia
Best Ways to Enjoy Yorktown’s  Spectacular July Fourth Fireworks

Street Closures, Traffic Alerts
for July 4th Events

Handicapped/special assistance parking available at Yorktown Middle School


     Due to the expected crowds for the July Fourth fireworks, there will be several new traffic patterns in Historic Yorktown, in addition to some temporary street closures and all-day blockades.
Closed All Day to Vehicular Traffic:
  • Zweybrucken Road
  • Comte de Grasse Street
  • Main Street (from Zweybrucken to Ballard) 
  • Beach Picnic Area (located at corner of Water and Comte de Grasse Streets)
  • Church, Nelson, Smith, and Bacon Streets (restricted to residents only)
Closed for Parade:
  • 8:30 to 10 a.m.  Water Street from Comte de Grasse Street to Ballard Street
  • 9 to 10 a.m.  Ballard Street from Water Street to Main Street
From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., all traffic arriving from Alexander Hamilton Boulevard via George Washington Memorial Highway will be directed to the right on to Ballard Street.
Evening Activities:
     Beginning at 4 p.m., unless you are a Historic Yorktown resident, Riverwalk Landing business owner, or have an official pass—the only way to get into Historic Yorktown will be via Cook Road. Visitors attending the evening activities must park on the Yorktown Battlefield at the corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street. The Battlefield will remain open to the public until it reaches capacity. This includes visitors attempting to access town via Goosley Road, Old Williamsburg Road, the Colonial Parkway, and Mathews Street (by way of George Washington Memorial Highway).
     The free air-conditioned Yorktown Trolley will run from approximately 10 a.m., following the parade, until 5 p.m. 
     Visitors are advised that there is an approximate one-mile walk from the Battlefield parking area to the waterfront and activities. 
Handicapped Parking and Special Assistance:
     Transportation will be provided from Yorktown Middle School from 4 to 7 p.m. for those with disabilities and special needs, as well as one designated escort. Both passengers will be issued passes and must have them to return on the shuttle at the end of the evening. Drop-off will be at the Yorktown Waterfront, approximately 200 yards from the performance area. Due to limited shuttle capacity, we politely request all other individuals in the party take a separate vehicle to park at the Battlefield. The shuttle will make return runs from the Yorktown Waterfront to Yorktown Middle School from 9:45 to 10:30 p.m.
Other Important Notes: Barbecue grills will be limited on July 4 to the National Park Service Beach Picnic Area with designated areas for the disposal of hot coals. All alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Additional Event Info:
  • www.visityorktown.org
  • York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-3500
  • Facebook: Visit Yorktown
  • Instagram and Twitter: @visityorktown
  • Tag event photos with #visityorktown and #york757

For more information, contact York County Public Affairs at 757-890-3300 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/publicinfo

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