July 5, 2024

City of Virginia Beach Operating Schedule for July 4-5, 2024

Waste collection service for Thursday, July 4, will occur Saturday, July 6. Waste collection service for Friday, July 5, remains unchanged.

Updated Press Release

July 5, 2024 - The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, July 5. Heat index values up to 110 are expected. Due to the combination of high temperatures and humidity, the impacts of heat-related illness are increased.

Things to Know

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Stay out of direct sunlight when possible.
  • Do not leave children or pets in unattended vehicles. Temperatures inside will reach lethal levels in a matter of minutes.
  • Those working outside should take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas.
  • Recognize the signs of heat stroke and call 911 immediately. Heat stroke is severe medical emergency - delay could be fatal.

Original Press Release

June 26, 2024 - The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday with some additional changes noted below:

  • All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All Virginia Beach community recreation centers (Recreation centers open July 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • All Virginia Beach public libraries including the TCC/City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Office
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts box office and administrative offices (Box office open July 5.)
  • The Bruce W. Edwards VBEMS Headquarters and Training Center
  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and Clerk’s Offices
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center administrative offices
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
  • Virginia Beach History Museums
  • Voter Registration & Elections Office
  • Waste Management administrative offices, the Landfill and Resource Recovery Center and the West Neck Recycling Center

The following facilities will be open to the public July 4-5:

  • All Virginia Beach city parks and park facilities are open regular hours including the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility
  • EMS lifeguard stands at the Oceanfront (1st to 42nd streets), the North End, Croatan, Sandbridge and Little Island Park: Staffed 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. then continue with active beach patrolling until sunset; EMS field operations and marine response in service
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advanced tickets available for purchase at tickets.virginiaaquarium.com
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. for events
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market will be open. Visit virginiabeach.gov/farmersmarket for individual merchant’s store hours. (The Farmers Market Management Office will be closed July 4-5.)
  • Visitor Information Center at Chesapeake Bay Center: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center at Parks Avenue: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center Kiosks 17th Street & 24th Street at the Oceanfront: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents who normally receive waste collection (trash, recycling, yard waste, bulky item) on Thursdays will instead have their cans serviced on Saturday, July 6. Friday collection for July 5 will remain the same.

For information regarding city services and information, visit virginiabeach.gov or contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 3-1-1 or 757-385-3111. 

Contact Information

Ali Weatherton, Public Information Liaison

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