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Fourth of July holiday weekend celebrations and events

Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 11:08:46-04


For a complete list of fireworks taking place in RVA check out the Independence Day 2015 Fireworks Guide on!

Cancellation: 32nd annual Genworth “Celebrate Freedom” Independence Concert and Fireworks schedule for Friday, July 3rd has been cancelled. The event will not be rescheduled.

Other Fourth of July Celebrations:

Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, Saturday, July 4th from 1- 5pm at Meadow Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. Free event featuring pony rides, crafts, face-painting, music, games and entertainment, listen to a historic reading of the Declaration of Independence and don’t forget to or deck yourself out in red, white and blue. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information visit

Ashland’s July 4th at the Center parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. at Henry Clay Elementary and heads down shady and tree-lined Hanover Avenue and wends its way to end at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center where there will be music, food and old fashioned lawn games. Following the parade, there will be a patriotic concert and sing a long on the lawn of the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, featuring the Hanover Concert Band. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic lunch or check out our local food vendors. Click here for more information.

Quill Theatre (Richmond’s Shakespeare Festival and Henley have joined) present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) special performance Saturday, July 4th, at 7:30pm at Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road. Directed by James Alexander Bond, starring Thomas Cunningham, David Janosik and Alexander Sapp. Bring your picnics, the grounds will open at 6pm. Tickets are $25. The 17th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival 2015 Theatre Under The Stars at Agecroft  Hall! “Hamlet” July 9 – August 2 directed by Dr. Jan Powell, doors open at 6pm. For tickets and information visit or call 804-340-0115.

American Legion J. Thompson Wyatt Post 2 – Red, Bike and Blues 2015, Concert and Motorcycle Contest, Saturday, July 4th, noon – 4:30pm at  30 Franklin Street (Old BB&T building), corner of Washington & Adams Street, Petersburg. Music by the “Moody Blues Band”, first place  motorcycle contest “Most Patriotic Entry”, for more information call 804-896-0785 or email

4th of July Business Launch & Tasting Party, Wants & Desires Entertainment Co. at 5732 Ullswater Avenue, Richmond, from 1pm – 4pm, music, free food, bounce house & water slide, for more information call 804-677-6494 or 804-332-5082.

Future Events: 3rd annual Smoke and Vine Wine Festival at James River Cellars Wineries with Cigars by Cigar Realm, Saturday, July 11, from 4pm – 10pm, featuring the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band, DJ Drake, CBS 6 Antoinette Essa, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a Saturday afternoon at  James River Cellars.  Tickets are $30, for more information visit or call 804-986-2902 or 804-727-7951.

Sisters Network Central Virginia, Inc., Celebrates 10 years of Survivor-ship & Service Education Forum Saturday, July 18, 2pm featuring Dr. Susan Love, Breast Health Advocate & Author, event held at Virginia Union University Coburn Hall, 1500 North Lombardy Street, tickets are $30 and is open to the public. For more information visit

8th Annual Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival, Saturday, July 11, from 3pm – 8pm at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. The event features Carlos Mojica, Michael Stuart, Wito Rodriguez, for more information call 804-337-0750, 410-350-5459 or 804-304-9590. This event is free.