Where to see fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Central Virginia

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 4:18 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2021 at 4:38 PM EDT
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(WWBT) - With COVID-19 restrictions now being lifted in Virginia, events that were canceled are once again returning this summer.


Fourth of July Celebration presented by Virginia Credit Union

Chesterfield County will be hosting its annual Fourth of July celebration with fireworks and live music at the fairgrounds.

The event is free and will feature live music by The Deloreans, which is a seasoned showband that covers the most memorable artists and nostalgic songs of the 1980s. The performance will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dark. More details, HERE.


The July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Goochland Parks and Recreation will be hosting the county’s largest event.

The fireworks presentation will be at the Goochland Sports Complex, 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063 and starts at 9 p.m. on July 4

Residents can watch the show in the Courthouse Village from the County Administration complex, Goochland Elementary School, and the Goochland Middle/High School Complex.

For more information, click here or contact Goochland County Parks & Recreation at (804)-556-5854.


Red, White and Lights 2021

The annual event returns but with a new location at Meadow Farm.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the event will start at 5 p.m. There will be live music, food trucks and a laser light show accompanied by the Richmond Symphony.

Guests can also participate in face painting, photo opportunities and visits with Henrico County Public Library.

For more details, click here.

CarMax Free Fourth of July at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Free admission to the garden includes exhibits, including M&T Bank RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature.

No tickets are needed and it is free admission all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, click here.


Independence Day Celebration at Pamplin Historical Park

There will be multiple programs throughout the day, including the chance to meet George Washington, hear from a Doughboy about WWI, participate in games and take part in a cannon fire salute.

The event runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All activities are included in park admission. For more information, click here.


Richmond Flying Squirrels’ home game and fireworks

One of the many places you’ll be able to catch Fourth of July fireworks is at The Diamond in Richmond.

Ticket for the Independence Day game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies are available at this link or by calling 804-359-3866.

Former James Madison University pitcher Odicci Alexander will throw the first pitch at 6:05 p.m., and gates open at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, click here.

July 4th celebration

Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will hold a modified Fourth of July celebration.

A fireworks display at Dogwood Dell will start around 9:15 p.m., but there will not be entertainment or food vendors available prior to the show. For more information, click here.

CarMax Free Fourth of July will return to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens this year with free admission for guests on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, a parade, Butterflies LIVE! and Waterplay are unavailable this year.

The Garden is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond, VA. For more information, click here.

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