RVA Fireworks Hotspots 

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The sky comes alive on America's birthday, and there are plenty of places to watch the sparks fly:

You can head to Brown's Island on Tuesday, July 3, for RVA Fireworks on the James, featuring a spectacular display over the river. The evening also will feature music from SPARC, the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Ballet's Minds in Motion. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks expected to begin around 9:15 p.m. fireworksonthejames.com.

Also on July 3, Genworth Financial is host to an Independence Day concert by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, followed by fireworks. 6:30 p.m. to dusk. Free. 281-6699.

Starting July 4, the Flying Squirrels will play host to six nights of fireworks at The Diamond. Even if you aren't at the game you can find a good spot to take in the show. One option: the nearby Hardywood Park Brewery. It will throw a Brewdependence Day event and introduce the release of a new beer, Hardywood SB-604, an American-style special bitter named for the new state law that allows breweries to sell beer by the glass. The event also features food trucks from Pizza Tonight, Station 2 and Sausage Craft, and live music from the People's Blues of Richmond. 5 p.m., with fireworks starting around 10:30. hardywood.com.

Head over to Colonial Downs for "Racing to the Stars 'n Stripes," an evening of 10 horse races followed by fireworks followed by a family themed after party. Racing starts at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30. $5-$20. colonialdowns.com.

Dogwood Dell will hold a fireworks show and a concert featuring Susan Greenbaum, Larry Robinson on the Carillon bells, and the Richmond Concert Band. Entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

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