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Independence Day 2014 Fireworks Guide

 

Fireworks from War Museum. Courtesy of Manasvi Thangavelu

Fireworks from War Museum. Courtesy of Manasvi Thangavelu

RICHMOND, Va. — What a card we’ve been dealt this year, with Independence Day falling on a Friday! Cheers to a three-day weekend full of opportunities all around the metro-Richmond area to see a explosions of color in the sky.

THURSDAY JULY 3

1. RVA Fireworks on the James NOW SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY

Free fireworks return for the fourth year, on Brown’s Island.

This is billed as the state’s largest fireworks display, put on by the Grucci’s of New York. It’s designed for 360-degree view. You can see the display from surrounding the areas of Oregon Hill, Manchester, and Chimborazo Park.

You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol or pets. There will be vending.

Fireworks will be at 9:15.

No metal, glass, alcohol, pets, tents. CAN bring food, chairs, blankets, unopened, sealed, plastic water bottles only.

Brown’s Island
9th St
Richmond, VA 23219

RVA Fireworks on the James is sponsored by Dominion and MWV (MeadWestvaco) and produced by the City of Richmond and Venture Richmond.

2. Genworth 31st Annual Independence Day Concert & Fireworks

Celebrate Freedom will feature children’s activities and a concert by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band.

This free event starts at 6:30 pm, with the concert beginning at 7:30 pm. Fireworks start at approximately 8:45 pm. Parking is free. Food vendors on site.

There will be free parking, with transportation offered between the parking lot and the event site for those who need assistance.

No pets.

Genworth Headquarters
6620 West Broad Street

3. Fireworks at Kings Dominion

All summer long you get fireworks at Kings Dominion, in honor of their 40 year anniversary.

16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Va.

4. Star-Spangled Nights at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens offers “Star Spangled Nights” July 3 through Aug. 10.

There will be fireworks, original soundscapes plus unique culinary offerings. A special extended fireworks event will be presented July 3 – 5 to celebrate the Fourth of July.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

1. All American 4th of July Celebration at Isley Brewing Company

Expect some music, food, beer and then catch the Diamond fireworks from the deck.

4 p.m. to close
Isley Brewing Company
1715 Summit Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23230

2. Brewdependence at Hardywood

Were you going to the Diamond just to see some fireworks? Well, do that from the comfort of Hardywood, with a beer in one hand. Soul and rock all day from five Richmond bands, great eats from a dozen of your favorite gourmet mobile food vendors and plenty of beer to sip.

It all culminates in 4th of July fireworks display over the Diamond.

Hardywood’s Independence Day Celebration will be open to the public, all ages with no entry fee. Bracelets will be available for people 21-years of age and over to purchase draft and cans.

Beer tickets are $6
Cash encouraged to serve people faster.

Starts at 3 p.m.
2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Va.

3. Chesterfield’s Fourth of July Celebration

An event for all ages at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, across from L.C. Bird High School.

No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks, please. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended.

Limited parking; roads leading to fairgrounds will be closed at 9 p.m. or when parking lots are full.

Starts at 5 p.m.

4. Colonial Heights Fireworks

Colonial Heights throws a fireworks extravaganza off Charles Dimmock Parkway.
Best viewing spots will be off Interstate 95, Exit 53 or 54 in the Southgate Square/Wal-Mart Area. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Free.

Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
Rain date July 5.

116 Southgate Sq.
Colonial Heights, Va. 3834

5. Dogwood Dell Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebration

The crowds always flock to the Fourth of July celebration at Dogwood Dell.

Music from Bak N Da Day, Carillon Bells, Richmond Concert Band and then fireworks.

Bak N Da Day starts at 5:15 p.m., Bells at 7 p.m. Richmond Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks at dark, around 9 p.m.

1300 Blanton Ave.
Richmond, Va.

6. Flying Squirrels Fireworks at the Diamond

The Squirrels take on the Reading Fighting Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in a double header, followed by a fireworks extravaganza.

This game is ALMOST sold out. There are upper level general admission tickets still for sale as of Monday.

There will be a second night of fireworks on Saturday, July 5 if you miss out on this one. $7 and up, 5:05 p.m.

Fireworks after the game.

7. Fireworks at Kings Dominion

All summer long you get fireworks at Kings Dominion, in honor of their 40 year anniversary.

16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA

8. Goochland Fourth of July Fireworks

Bring the whole family and enjoy a night under the stars with Goochland’s fireworks. Park, picnic and watch the fireworks. No tailgating and alcohol prohibited. Visit www.co.goochland.va.us for parking information. Admission is free.

9. Star-Spangled Nights at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens celebrates America with a bang during an all-new summer spectacular, “Star Spangled Nights” July 3through Aug. 10. There will be fireworks, original soundscapes plus unique culinary offerings.  A special extended fireworks event will be presented July 3 – 5 to celebrate the Fourth of July.

SATURDAY, JULY 5

 RVA Fireworks on the James NOW SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY

Free fireworks return for the fourth year, on Brown’s Island.

This is billed as the state’s largest fireworks display, put on by the Grucci’s of New York. It’s designed for 360-degree view. You can see the display from surrounding the areas of Oregon Hill, Manchester, and Chimborazo Park.

You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol or pets. There will be vending.

Fireworks will be at 9:15.

No metal, glass, alcohol, pets, tents. CAN bring food, chairs, blankets, unopened, sealed, plastic water bottles only.

Brown’s Island
9th St
Richmond, VA 23219

RVA Fireworks on the James is sponsored by Dominion and MWV (MeadWestvaco) and produced by the City of Richmond and Venture Richmond.

1. Fireworks at Kings Dominion

All summer long you get fireworks at Kings Dominion, in honor of their 40 year anniversary.

16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA

2. Flying Squirrels Fireworks at the Diamond

The Squirrels take on the Reading Fighting Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) followed by fireworks.

Tickets are $7 and up, 6:05 p.m.
Fireworks after the game.

3. Star-Spangled Nights at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens celebrates America with a bang during an all-new summer spectacular, “Star Spangled Nights” July 3through Aug. 10. There will be fireworks, original soundscapes plus unique culinary offerings.  A special extended fireworks event will be presented July 3 – 5 to celebrate the Fourth of July

 

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