Wear Your Red, White and Blue for 4th of July Events in Richmond


Richmond, a city full of history, is the prime place to celebrate this Independence Day. From historical events and family-friendly fun to brewery celebrations and breathtaking fireworks, Richmond offers amazing can’t-miss opportunities to honor our country. In the heat of summer, there's nothing like settling on a picnic blanket and watching fireworks light up the night sky. Before catching the numerous fireworks displays, below are popular festivities happening all day long for you and your friends and family.

Historical Happenings

Liberty or Death Reenactment - Venture back through time to March 1775 and watch history come alive at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention. Hear Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech and enjoy a special reading of The Declaration of Independence just for the 4th of July! The event is free and open to the public, but you may reserve a seat in advance to guarantee your spot at the forefront of history!

Independence Day Celebration – To celebrate the anniversary of American Independence, the Virginia Historical Society will host a full day of free patriotic festivities including a large-scale citizenship naturalization ceremony, live music and much more!

Family Fun on the 4th

July 4 vs. Akron Rubber Ducks – Spending the 4th of July at The Diamond is a time-honored Richmond tradition. Celebrate your freedom while watching baseball and munching on peanuts, plus a spectacular fireworks display at the end. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. and the event is expected to sell out so purchase tickets now!

Chesterfield County Fourth of July Celebration - This event is held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School) and includes an activity area for children, food vendors and special entertainment. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks begin at dark. Bring a blanket (or lawn chairs) and enjoy a family-fun evening!

Fourth of July Red, White, and Lights – Head to the new location at Dorey Park for an inspiring evening celebrating independence and honoring America’s veterans. The park will have food trucks, patriotic activities and an amazing performance by the Richmond Symphony with a laser light show finale. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with free admission.

CarMax Free Fourth of July – What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July with free entry into Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden? Thanks to the generosity of CarMax, you can enjoy the beautiful gardens, Butterflies LIVE! and Wild Art a Journey Off-Canvas exhibits – for free! Admission is free all day, but from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. you’re invited to listen to live music by the Happy Lucky Combo while the kids cool off in WaterPlay.

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, now is the time to plan your Independence Day. These and many other fun Fourth events are conveniently located near our new home communities in Richmond and surrounding areas. For more information on our beautiful new homes located in these prime locations, check out the new Boone Homes website today!