“Heard It First” With Mayor Dwight C. Jones & Miss Community Clovia: Celebrate the 4th of July in RVA

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“Heard It First From The Mayor” Independence Day Celebrations

Our city celebrates our nation’s birthday like few others!

For the second year in a row, there will be a free fireworks display on our city’s downtown historic riverfront. RVA Fireworks on the James will take place on Brown’s Island in downtown Richmond on July 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dominion and MeadWestvaco have partnered again to sponsor the event as part of the City’s 4th of July celebration.The City of Richmond and Venture Richmond will produce the July 3 festivities.

The event will feature entertainment by local youth performers including SPARC (the School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community), the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Ballet’s “Minds in Motion.”

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy music during the summer evening and see the fireworks beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m.

The city will also host the Independence Day Celebration on July 4th as part of the 56th Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell. This year’s celebration features local musician Susan Greenbaum, a Carillon Bell Concert, and fireworks accompanied by the Richmond Concert Band performing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. with the Richmond Concert Band taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Expect heavy traffic so arrive early to secure your viewing area.

For more information on these events and city services, please visit  www.Richmondgov.com

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