Our shows are spectacular!
They’re enjoyed by the largest crowds we get on our beach.
Please donate now to Ocean Park Civic League’s Fireworks Committee.
The goal for 2017 Fireworks is $17,000.
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This spectacular show is arranged with personal donations only.
If we don’t raise the money, we don’t have a show.
No money comes from general civic league funds.
No money comes from City of Virginia Beach.
Average amount: $20-$100 per household.
No amount too small.
Thank you for your support!
If you prefer to mail a check, make it out to “OPCL FIREWORKS”
PO Box 55385
Virginia Beach, VA 23471
Fireworks for the Fourth of July are a tradition in Ocean Park.
In the past, Shore Drive residents paid for and shot off individual fireworks along the beaches on the Fourth of July. It was huge fun. While spectacular to watch, it was also unregulated and unsafe.
A few years ago, the Virginia Beach Fire Marshal launched an effort to stop amateur fireworks on the Fourth of July. It succeeded with heavy patrolling, enforcement and penalties—ending personal fireworks on our beaches that year.
The following year, Ocean Park Civic League pulled together a beach show using a pyrotechnic company. The City, satisfied, ended heavy patrolling on the holiday. After a few years, changes in permit and safety requirements, plus the loss of beach, required that the show become a barge show. To offset the cost of fuel and barge rental, some bayfront civic leagues joined forces rather than see fireworks on the Fourth end. A more central location was chosen with Coast Guard approval. The current show is constantly fine-tuned to accommodate the wishes of all neighborhoods. Please know that you support fireworks through donations to the show. Also know that if you don’t let your civic league know you want a fireworks show, it can be voted out each year. Active participation in your community provides events like these for you, your family and friends to enjoy.
This professional show is shot off a barge in the bay.
Ocean Park, including Pelican Dunes, Chesapeake House, BayVista, 3356 on the Bay, Aeries on the Bay, Three Ships Landing and Baylake Pines.