Where to watch fireworks

Nothing tops explosives for celebrating the birth of our nation, so don’t miss out this year!

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Nothing tops explosives for celebrating the birth of our nation, so don’t miss out this year! Here’s a giant list of where you can watch the rockets’ red glare.

Fireworks on the James

  • July 3rd • 9:15 PM
  • Brown’s Island
  • FREE

Fireworks and the Flying Squirrels

  • July 4th, 6:35 PM, July 5th and 6th, 7:05 PM
  • The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard
  • $7 – $11

Fireworks at Dogwood Dell

  • July 4th • 5:30 PM
  • Dogwood Dell, 700 Blanton Avenue
  • FREE

King’s Dominion Military Days

  • July 3rd and 4th
  • King’s Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way – Doswell, VA
  • FREE Admission to active, inactive, or retired military personnel with ID

Genworth Independence Day Concert

  • July 3rd • 6:30 PM
  • Genworth Financial’s World Headquarters, 6620 W. Broad Street
  • FREE

Powhatan Independence Day Celebration

  • June 30th • 5:00 PM
  • Jacques Gits, 2693 Rocky Oak Road – Powhatan, VA
  • $20 per car, $15 with canned food donation

Racing to the Stars and Stripes

  • July 4th • 5pm – 8:45pm. Fireworks at 9:30
  • Colonial Downs, 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway – New Kent, VA
  • See website for available price packages

Chesterfield County July 4th Celebration

  • July 4th • 5pm – 9pm
  • Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA
  • FREE

Colonial Heights Fireworks

  • July 4th • 9pm
  • K-Mart and Walmart parking areas, 116 Southgate Square
  • FREE

Busch Gardens IllumiNights

  • July 1st – August 19th • fireworks at 9:30pm
  • Busch Gardens – Williamsburg, VA
  • $66.99 adult, $56.99 child

Goochland County Fireworks

  • July 4th • 9pm – 10pm
  • Goochland Sports Complex, 1800 Sandy Hook Road – Goochland, VA
  • FREE

Brewdependence Day

  • July 4th • 5pm – 11pm
  • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane
  • FREE admittance

photo by Mel Kobran

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Stephen Nielsen

Stephen Nielsen is a contributing journalist for RVANews and makes a mean pulled pork sandwich.

Notice: Comments that are not conducive to an interesting and thoughtful conversation may be removed at the editor’s discretion.

  1. Kathleen on said:

    Forgot Rockett’s Red Glare

  2. Kathleen on said:

    woops nevermind!

  3. hey you doing today

  4. Scott on said:

    What time do they actually fire the fireworks at the Squirrels games?

  5. cecil on said:

    I heard Colonial Hieghts has canceled till saturday So check before you go.

  6. Connie Sample on said:

    Came from Texas to see Fireworks on James – who knew you’d have them on the 3rd. Missed it, July 4th is Independence Day to most of us. Won’t be coming back.

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