Fourth of July fireworks in city, area
6/30/2017, 7:10 a.m.
Fireworks shows will occur over Richmond skies and those in the counties in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday and the United States declaring independence from Great Britain 241 years ago.
Locations for the programs on Tuesday, July 4, include:
Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park: The program begins at 6:15 p.m. and will include a reading of the Declaration of Independence and performances by the Richmond Concert Band and the City Dance Theatre. Fireworks will begin after dark at Dogwood Dell, 600 S. Boulevard. Free parking and shuttle service from nearby City Stadium at Douglasdale Road and Maplewood Avenue. Details: www.richmondgov.com/parks or (804) 646-3355.
The Diamond: The Richmond Flying Squirrels will play the Erie SeaWolves. The game begins at 6:35 p.m., with fireworks after the game around 9:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $8 in advance; $9 the day of the game. 3001 N. Boulevard. Details: www.squirrelsbaseball.com or (804) 359-3866.
Red, White and Lights at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park: Gates for the free event in Henrico County open at 4 p.m. and will include food trucks, multiple family friendly activities, a performance by the Richmond Symphony and a laser light show. Fireworks close the show. 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Details: (804) 652-1455.
Chesterfield County: Chesterfield County will host a Fourth of July Celebration including live entertainment and food vendors. The free event starts at 5 p.m., with fireworks after dark. Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Details: www.chesterfield.gov or (804) 748-1992.
Other July Fourth activities:
Virginia Historical Society: The VHS will host a day full of patriotic festivities, including a naturalization ceremony for 100 citizenship candidates at 10:30 a.m. on the front terrace of the museum, 428 N. Boulevard. Exhibit opening on George Washington, “Washington: The Myths and the Man,” that includes a diary he kept during his presidency. The John Marshall High School Alumni Band will play as food and other concessions will be available on the VHS front lawn. Details: www.vahistorical.org or (804) 358-4901.