Richmond’s Fourth of July celebrations:
Racing to the Stars and Stripes
Sat., July 2, and Sun., July 3, at 5 p.m.
Horse racing, live music and fireworks after the race. Also a post-fireworks party with juggler and musician Jonathan Austin. Interstate 64 at Exit 214 in New Kent County. $2 (kids 12 and younger free). 966-7223.
RVA Fireworks on the James
Sun., July 3, at 6 p.m.
Featuring performances by the School for the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion. Brown's Island at Seventh and Tredegar streets. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Free.
Fireworks Concerts at Dogwood Dell
Monday, July 4, at 5 p.m.
Live entertainment from Kidz in Da Biz and Sharon North. A concert by Carillon bell player Larry Robinson at 7 p.m., culminating with a 7:30 pre-fireworks performance of patriotic music by the Richmond Concert Band, with bells and cannon fire. 700 Blanton Ave. Byrd Park. Free.
Fireworks with the Flying Squirrels
Monday, July 4, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m.
Fireworks follow the minor-league baseball game each night at The Diamond. 3001 N. Boulevard. $7-$11. 359-3866.
Fourth at the Fort
Monday, July 4, at 2 p.m.
The 50th anniversary of this patriotic celebration, held in Williams Stadium at Fort Lee, features live music from Masters of Motown, Full on and the 392nd Army Band. Plus children’s activities. 1231 Mahone Ave. Free. 765-3176.