Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens
Celebrate summer with plenty of “Oohs” and “Aahs”
July 4, 19, August 16, 30, September 13
The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ light and sound spectacular, a summer tradition at the internationally celebrated gardens.
These extravaganzas combine lavish fireworks, stirring music and the celebrated colorful illuminated fountains of the 1,050-acre horticultural showplace created by industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954). The result is an unforgettable display that lights the evening sky.
Fireworks have been used at Longwood since at least 1907, the year after du Pont purchased the property. Each display typically attracts approximately 5,000 people.
The fountains and fireworks are operated by carefully synchronized computer programs, and the music is chosen to complement the displays.
Prior to the show, enjoy dinner at the Family Fireworks BBQ or have a picnic in Longwood’s wooded picnic area.
Guests can arrive to reserve a space in the gardens viewing area after 3 p.m. and are encouraged to bring a lightweight folding chair. There are rental chairs available while supplies last for $5 each, too, but remember there are no blankets permitted in the viewing area.
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