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RVA Fireworks on the James July 3, 2015

RVA Fireworks on the James

Brown’s Island in Downtown Richmond
Grounds open at 6:00 p.m.
Fireworks to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Patriotic Family Fun!

July 3, 2015

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.

Audience may bring:

  • Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Food
  • Unopened, sealed, plastic water/beverage bottles only

Audience may not bring:

  • Pets
  • Tents
  • Alcohol
  • Glass, of any kind
  • Metal containers, of any kind

Directions and Parking

Directions to Brown’s Island

From the North and West:
Take 95 South to the 3rd Street/Coliseum/Downtown, Exit #75. Take the exit on the right of the ramp for 3rd Street. Go about 1 mile on 3rd Street and at the 11th light, make a left on Byrd Street. Once over the hill, take your first right, this is 5th Street. 5th Street dead ends into Brown’s Island in about 1/4 mile. It is preferable to park prior to reaching Brown’s Island. The Brown’s Island public entrance is to your left.

From the East:
Take 64 West to the 5th Street/Downtown/Coliseum, Exit #190, for 5th Street. Proceed straight through traffic light. Take 5th Street for 1 mile until it dead ends into Brown’s Island. It is preferable to park prior to reaching Brown’s Island. The Brown’s Island public entrance is to your left.

From the South (Option 1):
Take 95 North to the Broad Street Exit #74C. Take the West/Coliseum direction. After a ramp takes you towards the right, you will then merge on to Broad Street. At the 5th traffic light, take a left on 8th Street. Take 8th Street to the 5th light and make a right on Byrd Street. Take Byrd Street to the 2nd light and make a left on 5th Street. 5th Street dead ends into Brown’s Island in about one-half mile. It is preferable to park prior to reaching Brown’s Island. The Brown’s Island public entrance is to your left.

From the South (Option 2):
Take Powhite Parkway North. Once through main 50-cent toll, bear right towards downtown. Take I-195/Downtown Expressway through another 50-cent toll. Take the second exit, for 2nd and Byrd Streets, which takes you onto Byrd Street. Get into the right lane. Once over the hill, take your first right, which is 5th Street. 5th Street dead ends into Brown’s Island in about 1/4 mile. It is preferable to park prior to reaching Brown’s Island. The Brown’s Island public entrance is to your left.

Street & Bridge Closures

Noon-11:00 PM
5th Street between 5th and 7th

2:30-11:00 PM
Byrd Street between 2nd and 7th
2nd Street between Lee Bridge and Byrd Street
3rd Street between Canal and Byrd
4th Street between Canal and Byrd
5th Street between Canal and Tredegar
Tredegar Street between 7th and Belle Isle Lot
10th Street from Haxall Point to Fed Reserve
Spring Street between Belvidere and Second

8:30-11:00 PM
Lee Bridge

Downtown Parking

Multiple $5 parking lots are available downtown.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Garage (555 E. Canal Street) – $5 rate starting at 3:00 p.m.
The Shockoe slip deck (12th and Canal) – $2 rate starting at 3:00 p.m.
The James Center (10th Street  and Cary Street) – $3.00 rate starting at 4:00 p.m.
RMA Parking Deck (Canal between 9th and 10th) – $5 per vehicle
Surface lot (at 3rd and 4th and Cary) – $5.00 per vehicle
Surface lot (at 5th and 6th Canal) – $5.00 per vehicle
Federal Reserve Parking Deck (5th and Byrd) – $5.00 per vehicle

Special needs parking is available with hang-tag or license plate designation at the American Civil War Museum near the corner of 5th and Tredegar. Attendants will require appropriate designation for entry.