RICHMOND, VA. (WRIC) — The Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration at Dogwood Dell.

The free event will include performances, music, vendors and family activities.


  • 6 p.m. — The reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • 6:30 p.m. — A presentation of the Declaration of Independence at 6:30 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. — A performance by the Richmond Jazz Concert Band
  • 8 p.m. — Music by The Richmond Concert Band
  • 9 p.m. — Performance of “The 1812 Overture” featuring the concert band during the fireworks display
  • 9 p.m. — Fireworks

The Richmond Police Department will enforce the following no parking areas from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on July 4:

  • 700-1000 block of Blanton Avenue  between Garrett Street and Grant Street (Both sides)
  • Arthur Ashe Boulevard between Blanton and Idlewood Avenue (Both sides)
  • Park Drive between Pump House Dr. and Blanton Avenue (Both sides)
  • Idlewood Avenue between S. Arthur Ashe Boulevard and S. Robinson Street  (Both sides)

Arthur Ashe Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 6 p.m. Free parking is available at the Dell, with overflow parking available at City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Avenue, with a free shuttle bus service beginning at 4 p.m.