+ 2020 Bayfront Independance Day Fireworks have been postponed +

Please consider donating to Ocean Park Civic League’s Fireworks.

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(You do not need to have a PayPal account.)

Thank YOU for donating!

Our shows are spectacular!

Photo Credit: Chris Giersch

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.

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Thank you for your support!

    • If you prefer to mail a check, make it out to “OPCL FIREWORKS”
      • OPCL, Fireworks
      • PO Box 55385
    • Virginia Beach, VA 23471


    • Fireworks for the Fourth of July are a tradition in Ocean Park.
Photo Credit: Chris Giersch

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.

Participating communities:
Baylake Pines and Ocean Park including Pelican Dunes, Chesapeake House, Bay Vista, 3356 on the Bay, Aeries on the Bay, Water Oaks, Three Ships Landing.

Thank you for your financial support for Fireworks!


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