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The grill, the sun, the family, the fun! Independence Day is great!

Picture of the day: Happy 4th, from Chimborazo

RVANews picture of the day.

5 Things

Fifes! Drums! Fifes’n’drums! It’s that time of year when every local car dealership reminds you that our forefathers wore powdered wigs and marched around to the tune of Yankee Doodle! The best thing is: THEY ARE ACCURATE! Celebrate how silly the 18th century was, and then keep the celebratin’ and the fifin’ going all weekend long.

Where to watch fireworks

This year, celebrate our country’s independence right: music, food, and of course, fireworks. Home fireworks are prohibited in the City of Richmond, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County, so here’s a list of places you can see fireworks on and around the 4th!

Fireworks & safety: Know the law

If you want to brighten your Independence Day celebration with these fiery explosives be very careful about where and what kind of fireworks you’re getting into.

Virginia brewers pick their favorite 4th of July beers

We asked some of Virginia’s best brewers to recommend a great beer to drink on a hot, humid 4th of July.

Veggie-friendly grilling options

Looking for some meat-free, yet still delicious, ways to participate in your friendly neighborhood 4th of July cookout?

Picture of the day: Launch

RVANews picture of the day.

‘Merica food: Ice cream

Top off your 4th of July festivities with a trip to one of Richmond’s many local ice cream shops.

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Photo by: RLHyde

‘Merica food: Burgers

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by celebrating the cuisine that makes us America! Next up: burgers.

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‘Merica food: French fries

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by celebrating the cuisine that makes us America! First up: French fries.

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