America's Birthday is going to be here before you know it and there is almost too much going on in the Richmond Region. Here are 5 Ways to Get Your 'Murica on This 4th of July:




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1. Paddling on the James with RVAPaddlesports

July 4: Is there anything more RVA than paddling on the James, stopping to eat some Goatocado, watching some fireworks and paddling on? There might be, but we don't know what it is right now. This is a totally unique and totally awesome way to catch some fire works in the Richmond Region.


2. RVA Fireworks on the James

July 3: RVA Fireworks on the James is a FREE “Patriotic Family Fun” event that will feature the state’s largest fireworks show, a World Class program designed and fired by the Gruccis of New York, the “Top Name in Fireworks Entertainment in the World.” Grucci fireworks is family owned, headquartered on Long Island, New York, with production and distribution facilities in Radford, Virginia. Food Vendors will be on Brown’s Island and the public is invited to bring a picnic (alcohol and pets not permitted) and a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy music simulcast on WRIR-FM, 97.3.










3. Fireworks at Dogwood Dell

Bak N Da Day, 5:15 p.m., Carillon Bell Concert, 7 p.m., Richmond Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., 9pm - FIREWORKS!!!





4. Carmax Free Fourth of July @ Lewis Ginter

July 4: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and CarMax are pleased to announce CarMax's Free Fourth of July at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. On July 4, all visitors to the Garden will receive free admission throughout the day (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) The free admission includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit. The Garden is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with scheduled activities in the Children's Garden from 1 - 4 p.m. fireworks richmond

5. Chesterfield County July 4th Celebration

Celebrate our independence with a spectacular fireworks display at dark! The event, held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School), includes an activity area for children and special entertainment. 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.