Richmond Concert Band at Dogwood Dell
A longstanding Richmond tradition: Enjoy music by the Richmond Concert Band with Carillon bells, followed by fireworks at dusk. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert by the Richmond Jazz Band at 6:30 p.m.. Free.
Red, White and Lights at Dorey Park, Henrico County
Live music, concessions and family fun zones starts at 5 p.m. Jazz with Plunky and Oneness at 6 before the Richmond Symphony performs at 8 p.m., and the fireworks and laser light show begin at 9:15. Food trucks will be on hand. henrico.us/calendar/red-white-and-lights.
Lager Release at Isley Brewing Co.
Enjoy a great view of the fireworks at the Diamond from the patio of Isley Brewing. Bring lawn chairs. Music throughout the day, patio games and a dunk tank. Runs from noon until end of fireworks. isleybrewingcompany.com.
Independence Day on Q Rooftop at Quirk Hotel
Space is limited, but enjoy some barbecue and views of the fireworks atop the Quirk Hotel. $10 in advance.
Rockets' Red Glare at Rocketts Landing
Free, family-friendly event open to the public with activities, vendors, music, food trucks and a pro beach volleyball tourney held by EVP Volleyball all day. Fireworks at 9 p.m. rockettsredglare.com.
RVA Fireworks on the James River
If you really want to go all out, join this rafting trip to a secluded island on the James River to watch the big fireworks show. Meets at Forest Hill Park at 6 p.m. before shuttling to put-in point. Raft, shuttle, guides, dinner, juice, water and toilets provided. Cost is $109 per person or $199 a couple. Rain or shine. For information, visit rvapaddlesports.com.
Hardywood Fourth of July
Stop by for food vendors, cold beer and the Tom Petty tribute act, Full Moon Fever, as well as acts to be announced. 2 to 10 p.m. View the Diamond fireworks. hardywood.com.
Trongone Band live at Kabana rooftop
Roger Carroll band kicks things off at 3 p.m. then the Trongone Band performs from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy the fireworks from three directions. kabanarooftop.com.