4th of July Preview
Richmond is buzzing with activity during the summer, and the Fourth of July is no exception. Check out this list of fun things to do on Independence day for those who are not heading to the beach.
The Flying Squirrels are playing the Erie Sea Wolves on the fourth at The Diamond, followed by fireworks. You really cannot get more American than going to a ball game on the fourth and eat hotdogs, drink beer, and watch fireworks. The doors open at 6:30.
Lake Hadad’s is another fun option for the fourth. Laying out by the lake is a great way to celebrate the 4th with friends and family.
Colonial Downs is hosting a Racing to the Stars & Stripes event that will consist of horse racing, a live concert, and fireworks. Susan Greenbaum will be performing before and after the fireworks. The event is followed by an after party in the parking lot. Kid friendly activities and free ice cream make this a family-friendly event with more information available at www.colonialdowns.com.
Genworth Financial will be throwing their 27th Annual Independence Day Concert. The event is free admission with food vendors present throughout the event. The night will include music, fireworks, and a concert by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. This event is taking place on July 2 for those who want to start the festivities a little early. The event begins at 6:30 and runs through 9:00 p.m.
Families should check out the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration held by the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks. This free event will be held at the Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen from 1 to 5 pm. With music, arts and crafts, face painting, pony rides, sky diving shows, and more, this event is perfect for families looking for an event that offers entertainment for all ages.
Ashland’s Fourth of July Parade on the 4th is a great way to spend the holiday. This annual parade returns with an Apple Pie Contest, crafts, games, patriotic pet awards, music, and sing-along by Hanover Concert Band. Patriotic parade goers are invited to join in on the parade and in the fun. Participants will be gathering at 1 p.m. at Henry Clay School with the parade beginning at 1:30 pm. . The parade ends at Hanover Arts & Activities Center at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a lawn party.
Chesterfield county celebrates Independence Day with a bang. Fireworks, food, and music will be present making it a day of fun. Beginning at 5 pm, this event will feature performances by the Kings of Swing with a children’s play area for kids.
The Huguenot Fire Department presents their 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration at the Flat Rock at the Gits Farm, 2693 Rocky Oak Road off Route 60. This event will feature fireworks, food, a mechanical bull, and many more fun family activities. The event begins at 5 pm with Fireworks set to begin at dusk. Admission is $15 per car load or $10 for car load with canned food donations.
Kings Dominion is offering free admission for all active and retired military personnel to come out and watch their fireworks show on the 4th. Busch Gardens is also celebrating the nations birthday with three nights of professional fireworks that are sure to put others to shame. The fireworks will begin each night at 9:30. For more information visit www.buschgardens.com/va.
With so many options why limit yourself to one. Sample some of Richmond’s best Fourth of July options and enjoy the celebrations!
Sydney hails from Virginia Beach and is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in media studies.
Oh man, Kings Dominion and Brother Help Thyself sure do know how to throw a party! In addition to almost NO LINES all night, the drink and the good times flowed freely. Take a look at some of the highlights of the evening via attendee’s Instagram photos. And make sure you come out next year!September 16, 2013
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