Fireworks to light up area skies on July 4

6/29/2018, 7:12 p.m.
Fireworks will occur over Richmond skies and those in the counties in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday and ...

Fireworks 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 242 years ago.

Locations for the programs on Wednesday, July 4 include:

Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park: The program will start with the Ephesus Drumline marching at 5:15 p.m. from Maymont to Dogwood Dell, where the group will perform. The Richmond Jazz Band will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by the main concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Richmond Concert Band and The Carillon bells. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Admission is free. 600 S. Boulevard. Details: www.richmondgov.com/parks or (804) 646-1437.

The Diamond’s Richmond Flying Squirrels game and Independence Day Dueling Fireworks Celebration: The Richmond Flying Squirrels will play the Akron RubberDucks. The game begins at 6:35 p.m., with fireworks following the game. General admission tickets are $8 in advance; $9 the day of the game. 3001 N. Boulevard. Fireworks also will follow the Flying Squirrels games on Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6. Details: www.squirrelsbaseball.com or (804) 359-3866.

Rocketts Red Glare at Rocketts Landing: A free, family-friendly event open to the public from Monday, July 2, through Wednesday, July 4. The event will include various activities, food trucks, music, craft beer offerings and a pro beach volleyball tournament hosted by EVP Tour. Riverfront fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on July 4. 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike. Details: www.rockettsvillage.com or (804) 214-8600.

Red, White and Lights at Dorey Park: Gates for the free event open at 5 p.m. The celebration will feature live music, food trucks, jugglers, clowns, stilt walkers and a Family Fun Zone with inflatables. Performances by Plunky & Oneness at 6 p.m. and the Richmond Symphony at 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk, with a laser light show. 2999 Darbytown Road. Details: www.henrico.us/rec or (804) 501-7275.

Chesterfield County Fairgrounds: This event will include various activities, food vendors and entertainment. Gates open at 5 p.m., with fireworks beginning at dark. Admission is free; wristbands for children will be available for $5 to access children’s activities. 10300 Courthouse Road. Details: www.chesterfield.gov or (804) 748-1992.

Other Independence Day activities:

Virginia Museum of History and Culture: The VMHC will host a day full of patriotic festivities, including a citizenship naturalization ceremony, live music and more. Admission is free. 428 N. Boulevard. Details: www.virginiahistory.org or (804) 340-1800.