Fireworks on the James

Moved to Saturday, July 5

Due to the likelihood of heavy rain and severe lightning for Thursday evening, RVA Fireworks on the James is rescheduled to Saturday, July 5. The RVA Fireworks on the James annual event, which takes place on Brown's Island, originally had been scheduled to take place Thursday, July 3.

Food vendors will be on-site for the July 5 fireworks show by 6:00 pm. Fireworks, produced by Grucci, will start at approximately 9:15 pm. We invite the public to come to Brown's Island on Saturday, July 5 for an evening of fireworks, food and fun. The pre-fireworks entertainment that had been scheduled for July 3 will not take place as part of the July 5 rescheduled event.

RVA Fireworks on the James is a FREE "Patriotic Family Fun" event that will feature 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. 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.

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 Manchester and Chimborazo Park.

(City of Richmond News Release available here)

JULY 5, 2014

Brown's Island in Downtown Richmond
Grounds open at 6:00 PM
Fireworks to begin at approximately 9:15 PM


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)