Fireworks on the James

RVA Fireworks on the James is a FREE "Patriotic Family Fun" event that will feature performances by SPARC (School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community), the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Richmond Ballet's "Minds in Motion." Food Vendors will be on Brown's Island and the public is invited to bring a picnic (alcohol and pets not permitted) and a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy music simulcast on WRIR-FM, 97.3 during the evening and see the state's largest fireworks show, a World Class program designed and fired by the Gruccis of New York, the "Top Name in Fireworks Entertainment in the World." Grucci fireworks is family owned, headquartered on Long Island, New York, with production and distribution facilities in Radford, Virginia.

The Grucci show will be designed for 360-degree views. In addition to Brown's Island, excellent viewing sites will be available in surrounding areas such as Oregon Hill, Manchester, and Chimborazo Park.

(City of Richmond News Release available here)

JULY 3, 2013

Brown's Island in Downtown Richmond
Entertainment begins at approximately 7:30 PM
Fireworks to begin at approximately 9:15 PM

In case of rain, the event will take place on Friday, July 5th. Music will be provided on Brown's Island; however, entertainment scheduled for July 3rd will not take place.


Audience may bring:




-Unopened, sealed, plastic water/beverage bottles only


Audience may not bring:




-Glass, of any kind

-Metal containers, of any kind


All bags and/or coolers will be checked prior to entry.

Brought to you by the City of Richmond and Sponsored by Dominion and MWV (MeadWestvaco)