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City Fourth of July Celebration

As part of the 67th annual Festival of Arts, the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities (PRCF) will host a Fourth of July celebration at Dogwood Dell on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

This free event will feature the Richmond Concert Jazz Band beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Richmond Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. with a patriotic and pop music concert. The evening’s fireworks display will accompany the Richmond Concert Band playing “The 1812 Overture” at 9:15 p.m. The public is welcome to bring small coolers (glass bottles or alcohol are not allowed) or can purchase food from one of the vendors on site. 

Richmond Police Department will enforce the following no parking areas from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on July 4. Towing will be enforced beginning at 2 p.m.

  • 700-1000 block of Blanton Avenue  between Garrett Street and Grant Street (Both sides)
  • 400- 600 block S. Arthur Ashe Boulevard between Blanton and Idlewood Avenue (Both sides)
  • 00-2200 block Park Drive between Pump House Dr. and Blanton Avenue (Both sides)
  • 2600 block Idlewood Avenue between S. Arthur Ashe Boulevard and S. Robinson Street  (Both sides)
  • Trafford Road (Police Memorial Way)
  • 1000 block South Belmont between Grant Street and Garrett Street (both sides)
  • 2900-3200 block Douglasdale Road between Blanton Avenue and Douglasdale Road
  • 400-3600 block McCloy Street / Douglasdale Road between Idlewood Avenue and Portland Place
  • 1400-2000 block Pump House Drive (Both Sides)
  • 400-600 block S. Sheppard Street (Both Sides) between Blanton Avenue and  Idlewood Avenue
  • 2000-2400 block Maplewood Avenue (Median Only) between S. Meadow Street and S. Davis Avenue
  • 2000-2400 block Rosewood Avenue (Median Only) between S. Meadow Street and S. Davis Avenue
  • 2900-3100 block Garrett Street (Both Sides) between Blanton Avenue and S. Belmont Avenue (Bus Route)
  • 3500-3600 block Douglasdale Road (Both Sides) between Douglasdale Road and Portland Place

Arthur Ashe Boulevard at Idlewood Avenue will close to vehicular traffic beginning at 6 p.m. Parking is available at Dogwood Dell, with over flow parking at City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Avenue, with free shuttle bus service 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Richmond Police Department reminds the public that what goes up must come down; celebratory gunfire is dangerous and puts your friends and family in jeopardy. Random gunfire that results in bodily injury to another person is considered a Class 6 felony and can carry a penalty of up to five years’ incarceration (Code of Virginia 18.2-280).

Use and possession of fireworks in the Richmond city limits is also illegal and is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor with penalties of up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine (Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code).