RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The coronavirus pandemic is causing a number of Independence Day celebrations to be canceled or modified. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the top events in Central Virginia right here.
- The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Richmond will provide a special fireworks show at the Diamond, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. The show will be televised and details about potential on-site viewing will be released at a later date should phase restrictions change.
- The county will not hold it’s annual Red, White & Lights event at Dorey Park, but celebrations will still go on. Recreation and Parks will present patriotic displays July 1-5 at Dorey and Crump parks, featuring 70 flags, artwork and a sand sculpture that will be built onsite. In addition, Uncle Sam will greet guests from 4-7 p.m. on July 3 at Crump Park. Reenactors will also be on-site at Dorey Park from 4-7 p.m. on July 3.
- Chesterfield County will hold its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration without additional activities or entertainment.
- To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds will be closed during the show, and there will be no activities, food booths or entertainment. No glass, alcohol, fireworks or pets are permitted.
- No details have been announced regarding any July 4th celebrations in the county.
- The 2020 July 4th Fireworks Celebration has been canceled but organizers are hopeful for the event to return in 2021.
- The first Powhatan Freedom Festival will be Saturday from 6-12 p.m. at the Powhatan Fairgrounds. There will be food, a drive-in movie and fireworks.
- Spotsylvania County: In late may officials canceled this year’s 16th annual Stars and Stripes Spectacular. You can read more information about the change here.
This story will be updated as new information comes into the NBC12 newsroom.
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