Every year, South Norfolk hosts Chesapeake’s Fourth of July Parade and Picnic at Lakeside Park. Local volunteers work together to present the event to the city, to our neighbors and friends.

WHEN: July 4, unless July 4 falls on a Sunday, in which case the event is held the following Monday. The parade starts at 10 a.m. The picnic begins immediately following the parade, usually about 11 a.m. The event ends at 4 p.m.

WHERE: South Norfolk, Lakeside Park, 1441 Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23324.

COST: The event is free and open to the public. There are food and drink vendors on site and some activities may require a small fee.

VENDORS: Prior to the event, there will be online rules, forms, and payment options. Check back here for more information, or use “Contact Us” to let us know of your interest in advance of next year’s event.

NOT ALLOWED: Alcoholic beverages. Unruly animals off-leash. Motorized vehicles in the park.