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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this week’s INDEPENDENCE DAY  Free Stuff and fireworks listings  I found for you .   Have a safe and happy Holiday!  Cheryl Miller.

FREE HOLIDAY THEME PARK ADMISSION:  Kings Dominion in Doswell offers a “Tribute to the Troops” with free park admission to active and retired U.S. Military on July 3 & 4th.  Full details [HERE].

FREE FLAG CLEANING:    Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year at any of their 13 locations in the metro area.

FREE 4TH OF JULY CAR WASH:  Celebrate the 4th with a free car wash at Flagstop.  At Express locations from 8a.m. to 6p.m. and full service locations from 8a.m. to 4p.m..  There are 6 locations in the area. Details [HERE].

FREE 4th of JULY STARBUCKS COFFEE:   Celebrate the nation’s birthday with a free, tall brewed Starbucks coffee all day on Wednesday, July 4th.  Details [HERE].

FREE HARDEES: On Weds. July 4th, dress like Spiderman and eat free at Hardees.  The first 50 people to dine-in at each location dressed like Spider Man will get a free grilled bacon cheeseburger.  But, they ask you to leave the costume mask at home. Details [HERE]

DOGWOOD DELL 4th:  Weds. July 4 with free concert featuring Susan Greenbaum (5:30p.m.) , the Carillon bells (7p.m)and the Richmond Concert band (7:30p.m) followed by fireworks at 9p.m.  Byrd Park’s Dogwood Dell.  Free Admission.   (646-3355)

ASHLAND 4th OF JULY:  11a.m. parade from Henry Clay Elementary on Hanover Avenue to the Hanover Arts & Activities Center at 500 S. Center Street.   With free admission, there you’ll find music, crafts, games and more.      Details [HERE].

CHESTERFIELD 4TH OF JULY:  Celebrate America’s  independence with fireworks  at dark! The event, 5 to 9p.m. at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (10300 Courthouse Rd. across from L.C. Bird High School), includes an activity area for children and special entertainment. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. Details [HERE]

FOURTH AT THE FORT:  Ft. Lee celebration on July 4 at Williams Stadium on base features music and children’s activities, from 2p.m. to 10p.m., including a concert with country singer Justin Moore (7p.m) .  Fireworks at 9:45p.m.   Admission is free.  Adults will need a photo I.D. for base access.  (755-3176)

OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH:  Meadow Farm/Crump Park featuring music, entertainment, arts and crafts, a watermelon feast and tethered hot-air balloon rides.  Free admission at 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen.  (501-5134)

FIREWORKS AT THE DIAMOND:  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.

(UPDATE) POSTPONED— COLONIAL HEIGHTS:   Bring blankets and lawn chairs for fireworks beginning at 9:15p.m. on the Fourth.  Best vantage points are off I-95, Exit 53 or 54 in the Walmart area off Charles Dimmock Parkway.    Details [HEREEVENT WILL NOW BE HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 7. RAINDATE, SUN JULY 8.

GOOCHLAND FOURTH CELEBRATION:   This July 4th, enjoy a night under the stars with Goochland’s favorite event of the year. Park, Picnic, & Watch the fireworks starting at 9PM. Admission is free at 1800 Sandy Hook Rd.  No tailgating and alcohol is prohibited.   Details [HERE].

GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN:  Free admission 9a.m. to 5p.m. for the All-American celebration on Weds., July 4th.  Dress the kids in red, white and blue and bring your strollers and wagons to be in the parade. (2p.m.)   Details [HERE]

RACING TO THE STARS & STRIPES:  Colonial Downs on Weds. July 4th with post-time at 5p.m. There’ll be a trackside concert and fireworks to end the evening. Admission is $5.00 with 12 and under free.  (966-7223)  Details [HERE].

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to us at or you can post it to my Facebook page.


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