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Richmond Celebrates the 4th of July, Rain or Shine

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Tours at the Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park will go on, rain or shine. Tours at the Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park will go on, rain or shine.
Butterflies Live is included in the July 4th Free Admission Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Butterflies Live is included in the July 4th Free Admission Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - If plans for your backyard barbecue or your favorite fireworks show are a bust because of the iffy weather, you're probably looking for another way to spend your 4th of July. Today 8News stopped by two area attractions welcoming holiday guests rain or shine.

There was a flurry of activity today at Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park. This Henrico spot hosted 7,000 visitors last year for the 4th. It hopes to draw in as big of a crowd this time around, even with Arthur expected to bring us some rain.

Tents are going up on the historic grounds for outdoor activities. Inside, there's art at the Orientation Center. "There's also the Meadow Farm Farmhouse that's open for tours, and we will have the Courtney Road Service Station across the street open for tours as well," says Heather Grubb, Henrico County Special Events Coordinator.

A few miles away, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is gearing up for its celebration that attracted 6,000 people in 2013. Carmax is sponsoring a Free Admission Day this July 4th. It includes indoor exhibits.

"We do have our Conservatory with its beautiful tropical plants, and we have Butterflies Live that's going on," Spokesperson Beth Monroe explains. "You can come in, you can interact with the butterflies, you can watch them feeding and fluttering around you. You can take pictures. It's a great experience for the whole family."

Rain or shine, the holiday will go on. Says Grubb, "It's a great way to get out in your community and spend time with your neighbors and your friends and family."

There are many other activities going on, no matter what damper Arthur puts on the day. Check out the 8News Events Calendar for some family fun near you.

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