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The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

June 1 - July 8
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

Exhibit features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BC drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. Two creative stations and a poetry lounge make it perfect for all ages.

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WWI America

June 1 - July 29
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

The exhibition features more than 100 objects, multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences and focuses on WWI as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored.

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Contemporary Art from Portugal

June 1 - July 22
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

To commemorate the state visit of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal, in June 2018, this exhibition presents the work of six Portuguese artists, whose paintings, photographs and other works on paper were chosen to reflect the range and vitality of contemporary art in Portugal. The 20 featured works of art are coming […]

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Exhibit Grand Opening: Vibrance: Lego Art by Brickworkz / Brian Korte

June 1 - July 15
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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Back by popular demand, award-winning Richmond brick artist Brian Korte from Brickworkz will have colorful mosaics on display, made entirely with LEGO bricks.  

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Exhibition: Tangled up in Blue

June 1 - July 8
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Richmond artist, Mary Holland, has a new solo exhibition of her recent work. The cyanotype, or sun print, is an alternative photographic printing process that produces a rich Prussian blue print using a photo sensitive solution of iron salts rather than silver salts.  

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Art Shows

June 22 - July 21
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
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Free

Summer’s bright colors flow freely in the gallery with Mary Storms abstract, mixed-media paintings, Perry Matthew’s architectural, abstract photography and Jim Wilson’s photos on metal. These images pop off the surfaces. Blacksmiths from central Virginia will present: Virginia Blacksmithing Today in the Skylight Gallery.

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Star Spangled Celebration

June 30 - July 4
Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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Celebrate the July 4th event all weekend long with performances from local military bands, amazing firework shows, and all of the rides you know and love. Don’t forget, they are honoring our members of the military and veterans with FREE admission and discounted tickets for the whole family with valid military I.D. or DD241.

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Richmond Digital Photography Club Annual Exhibit

July 3 - July 31
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229
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Free

Members’ framed photographs will be displayed upstairs and downstairs and many will be available for purchase.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels

July 4 - July 8
The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
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Support the Richmond Squirrels in this home stand against Akron.  Fireworks on July 4th, 5th, and 7th. ($)  

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Ongoing

Faces of Survival: A Portrait Exhibit

June 1 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

They came from all corners of Eastern and Western Europe. All had the normalcy of their childhoods replaced by fear, and often the horror of witnessing death and losing loved ones to senseless brutality. All of them made new homes in the United States. Meet some of Hampton Roads’ remaining Holocaust survivors. Read their stories. Remember […]

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8:00 am

Rocketts Red Glare

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Rocketts Landing, 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike
Richmond, VA
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Free

Activities, vendors, music, food trucks, craft beer offerings, and a pro beach volleyball tournament hosted by EVP Tour. Culminating with riverfront fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

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9:00 am

Independence Day

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. The Haversacks & Hardtack String Band will also perform Civil War era songs and ballads from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. in the Battlefield Center  

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CarMax Fourth of July

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Free

Free admission to the Garden on this day includes Butterflies LIVE!, Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas, live music from the Happy Lucky Combo, a parade, and more. Open rain or shine. Sponsored by CarMax.

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Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

In celebration of the 242nd anniversary of American independence there will be a full day of patriotic festivities, including a large-scale citizenship naturalization ceremony, live music, and more. Free: Naturalization Ceremony – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m Front lawn fun and games from the past – 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts and Declaration of […]

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CarMax Free Fourth of July

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Free

Wear red, white and blue and bring your wagons and strollers to decorate for a parade in the Children’s Garden. Plus, live music from the Happy Lucky Combo, activities, and more. Children can also cool off in WaterPlay. Open rain or shine.  

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9:30 am

Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
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Free

A wide range of family-friendly activities in front of the Great House including geocaching activities, fun and educational history tents featuring colonial games, a sign your own Declaration of Independence activity, and a scavenger hunt for kids. Take a free self-guided tour of the Great House, explore the beach and identify fossils with the help of […]

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4th of July with FIT4MOM

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

A fun filled Stroller Strides class from 9:30-10:30 followed by bubbles and play time for the kids on the lawn of Maymont. Feel free to pack a blanket and picnic and make a morning of it. All children must be in a stroller for the class portion of this event. Register at richmond.fit4mom.com or email […]

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10:00 am

Independence Day Parade and Celebration

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beaverdam Ruritan Park, 18002 Teman Rd
Beaverdam, VA 23015
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Starting in the heart of Beaverdam at Trainham Road, anyone and everyone can be in the parade, ending at the Ruritan Park. There are lots of activities and games for the kids.

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10:30 am

CFA Willow Lawn Story Time

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chick-fil-A Willow Lawn*, 4920 W Broad Stret
Richmond, 23230
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Free

A fun morning of stories, face painting, and balloon art with Miss Sheri the Clown. (Note special 4th of July Hours)

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11:00 am

July 4 Morning Liberty or Death Reenactment

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
St. John’s Church*, 2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

Celebrate America’s birthday! The Declaration of Independence will be read aloud for all to enjoy. You may purchase a ticket to reserve a seat at the forefront of history. 10:45 AM Advanced Ticket holders are seated. 11:00 AM Doors open to the Public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 11:15 AM Music program begins. […]

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4th of July Parade and Pie Contest

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ashland, 500 S. Center Street + Google Map
Free

A day of old fashioned fun with a walking parade, music, food, lawn games, apple pie contest, patriotic pet contest, and more.

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1:00 pm

Red, White, and Tunes

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States
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Free

Have a sip of wine, some snacks, and let live music from Zack Artis entertain you. Food truck, The Snack Wagon will be on site.

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1:15 pm

July 4 Afternoon Liberty or Death Reenactment

July 4 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
St. John’s Church*, 2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

Celebrate America’s birthday! The Declaration of Independence will be read aloud for all to enjoy. You may purchase a ticket to reserve a seat at the forefront of history. 1:00 PM Advanced Ticket holders are seated. 1:15 PM Doors open to the Public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 1:30 PM Music program begins. […]

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4:00 pm

4th of July

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Graduate Richmond, 301 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

Enjoy direct views of the city’s best fireworks shows, including the Diamond, Byrd Park, and Rockett’s Landing. They’ll be serving up house-smoked BBQ with red, white, and blue drink specials all afternoon and night. Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID. Purchase in advance to secure your spot on the roof.

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5:00 pm

Red, White, and Lights

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road 
Henrico, VA 23231
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Free

Live entertainment, food trucks, and children’s activities. At dusk, enjoy a concert by the Richmond Symphony, accompanied by fireworks and laser light show.

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Fourth of July Celebration

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road 
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Free

An activity area for children, food vendors, special entertainment, and fireworks that begin at dark. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. Limited parking; roads leading to fairgrounds will be closed when parking lots are full.  (Free, $ for activities wrist band)  

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Fourth at the Fort

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, 836-898 Lee Avenue
Fort Lee, VA 23801
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Music, food and the KidZone (inflatables and games for the kids). The 392d Army Band will kick off the fun with a rousing set of patriotic standards. Trademark, a top 40 cover band, will take the stage at to perform a variety of rock rock, country, pop and R&B songs. The spectacular firework show will begin at 9:30 […]

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6:00 pm

Community 4th of July

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dogwood Dell, 6000 South Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220
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Celebrate our nation’s independence with the Richmond Concert Band and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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9:00 pm

Lights of Freedom

July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 9:40 pm
Free

Eighteenth century pageantry set to a patriotic musical score of colonial and patriotic Americana favorites is accented with radiant colors and innovative effects.  Each boom and burst is set to the patriotic musical score for this prelude to the grand fireworks display.

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July 4th Fireworks Display

July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Fireworks will start at approximately 9:15 pm. Viewing for the fireworks will be off Interstate 95, Exit 53 or 54 in the Southgate Square/Walmart Area. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Rain Date: Thursday, July 5th.

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