County plans Fourth of July event

Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities.

“We are all looking forward to a new twist on an old favorite with the addition of the Richmond Symphony and laser-light show,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “We welcome the opportunity to work more closely with the symphony and are excited about the performance. I know our residents and visitors are going to enjoy this updated version of one of Henrico’s most popular events.”

The Richmond Symphony and laser-light show will mark the finale of the event. The symphony will perform under “The Big Tent,” a state-of-the-art mobile stage that allows the orchestra to take its music out into the local communities. Red, White, and Lights is sponsored by Henrico County and Genworth.

Guests may bring blankets or chairs and are encouraged to arrive early. Children and their families will enjoy living history exhibits around the farm, patriotic contests and games, inflatables, and airbrush tattoos in the Family Fun Zone from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Food trucks will be on site to provide an evening meal or snack while guests enjoy the evening’s performances, beginning at 6 p.m.

Entertainment will include a reading of the Declaration of Independence; balancing and juggling acts by Signora Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist; dance performance by The Colonial Dance Club, and fife and drums by Williamsburg Field Musick. Bill Bevins, host of “Star Mornings” on 100.9 FM and WTVR CBS 6’s “Virginia This Morning,” will serve as emcee for the evening.

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