Let Freedom Ring!


We know there are still plenty students on campus for summer sessions, internships or research so we wanted to start filling you guys in on some great events happening in CW this summer.

What better place to celebrate Independence Day than in the town where freedom rang more than 200 years ago!

The day’s festivities begin at 10 a.m. on July 4th on Market Square, as the sensational Fifes and Drums offer a salute to the original 13 colonies with a performance and cannon fire in the program “A Salute to the States.” At 12:30 p.m. the Declaration of Independence is read to the citizens of Williamsburg at the Capitol.

At 7:45 p.m., “Music for Fireworks” features a concert of patriotic music with Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums and the alumni group.

Of course, fireworks are everyone’s favorite part about the 4th, followed closely by all the BBQ. CW’s fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. and last approximately 20 minutes.

So, grab some friends, a blanket or a lawn chair and head down to CW this 4th of July! We’ll let you in on a little secret, too. Unlike Grand Illumination, next weekend’s fireworks are launched from behind the Public Hospital (the big brick building on Francis Street). We suggest avoiding the swarms of people in front of the Palace and watching from the Public Hospital Lawn. Shhh!

Thanks for checking out our CW House blog. We will be posting lots of new events throughout the summer, so bookmark us and please keep checking back!


Categories: Student Blogs, Traditions & Events, Williamsburg

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