richmond fireworks displays 2014
July 1st, 2014 by RichmondBargains

richmond fireworks displays 2014
Photo: RVA Fireworks on the James

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events free admission unless noted.

Posting weekend events a day early because the weekend starts a day early! FIREWORKS y’all! FREE(dom) events!

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May 23rd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

rocketts landing fireworks memorial day

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Rocketts Landing! Rocketts Red Glare is a free event and will feature fireworks, live music and family-friendly activities to celebrate the long holiday weekend.

Rocketts Red Glare begins at 5:30 p.m. with a performance by local musician Colin Healy on the volleyball court adjacent to The Boathouse. Virginia party band Kings of Swing will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and play throughout the fireworks show, which begins around 9 p.m.

Wine and craft beer will be available for purchase with all proceeds from drink sales will benefitting the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton. Dessert vendors also will be on-hand. Picnic baskets are welcome (no outside alcohol please), along with chairs and blankets for seating.

The Nina and Pinta, replicas of Columbus’s ships will also be open for touring during the event. More information on the ships here, or visit their website at

If you’re planning to attend Rocketts Red Glare, here’s what you need to know:

Parking options abound. Click here for our parking map.
Bring something to sit on
Bring a picnic or dine at one of our three restaurants:
The Boathouse (804 622-2628)
Conch Republic Rocketts (804 226-6242)
M Bistro & Wine Bar (804 652-2300)
Ice cream and shaved ice vendors will be available
Dogs? Welcome if well-behaved and leashed

Viewing suggestions other that Rocketts Landing:

Libby Hill
28th and E. Franklin Streets

Chimborazo Park
3200 E. Broad Street

Gillies Creek Park
4425 Williamsburg Avenue

Great Shiplock Park
Pear & Dock Streets

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