2012 Fourth of July Fireworks and Events
Tuesday, July 3
6620 W. Broad at I-64
Gates open at 6:30p.m.
Fireworks at approximately 8:45 p.m.
Patriotic and pop favorites by the U.S. Air Force Heritage band of America begin at 7:30pm. Free admission and free parking.
RVA FIREWORKS ON THE JAMES:
RAINDATE: Thursday, July 5.
Fireworks at approximately 9:30p.m., which can also be seen from free viewing sites at the Virginia War Memorial, Oregon Hill, Manchester and Chimborazo Park.
Entertainment by SPARC, Richmond Ballet’s “Minds in Motion”, and the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
Music starts at 5:30 p.m.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Free concert featuring Susan Greenbaum at 5:30p.m., the Carillon bells at 7 p.m. and the Richmond Concert band at 7:30p.m, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.
ASHLAND FOURTH OF JULY
11 a.m. parade from Henry Clay Elementary on Hanover Avenue to the Hanover Arts & Activities Center.
Then there will be music, crafts, games, apple pie, library book sale and more.
PARHAM PARADE AND FESTIVAL
10 a.m. parade featuring the 392nd Army Band from Ft. Lee begins at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2315 N. Parham and ends at Parham Road Baptist Church, 2102 N. Parham.
There’ll be a ceremony honoring active military and veterans. Enjoy music by the Henrico Concert Band, family games and more.
FOURTH AT THE FORT
Adults need photo I.D. for base access.
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
7 p.m. concert
Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Ft. Lee celebration at Williams Stadium on base features music and children’s activities, and a concert with country singer Justin Moore at 7p.m.
3400 Mountain Road
Meadow Farm/Crump park featuring music, entertainment, arts and crafts, a watermelon feast and tethered hot-air balloon rides.
CHESTERFIELD FOURTH CELEBRATION:
10300 Courthouse Road.
5 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds
Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities and fireworks at dark.
FIREWORKS AT THE DIAMOND
FREE to watch from a distance!
The Richmond Flying Squirrels play at home on July 4 and 5 at the Diamond. Fireworks follow each evening game. Lots of great vantage points around the Diamond from which to watch if you aren’t going to the game.
Firework at 9:15 p.m..
Raindate: July 5.
Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Best vantage points are off I-95, at Exit 53 or 54 in the Walmart area off Charles Dimmock Parkway.
GOOCHLAND FOURTH CELEBRATION
1800 Sandy Hook Rd.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Park, picnic, & watch the fireworks starting.
No tailgating and alcohol is prohibited.
GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN
9a.m. to 5p.m.
Parade at 2 p.m.
Dress the kids in red, white and blue and bring your strollers and wagons to be in the parade.
RACING TO THE STARS & STRIPES
10515 Colonial Downs Parkway, New Kent
Admission is $5.00 with 12 and under free.
There will be a trackside concert and fireworks to end the evening.