Henrico’s Red, White and Lights celebration returns to Meadow Farm on July 4

Independence Day event to again feature Richmond Symphony, laser-light show finale

Henrico County will present its annual Red, White and Lights community celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4 at Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road.

The free event, produced by the Division of Recreation & Parks, will begin at 4 p.m. and provide an evening of family entertainment, including a performance by the Richmond Symphony featuring a repertoire of patriotic and America-themed selections with associate conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin and a laser-light show finale. Gates will be open from 4 to 8:45 p.m. Guests will need to be in the event area to see and hear the show.

“We’re excited, just two weeks after Juneteenth, to give families the opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July,” said John Zannino, director of Recreation & Parks. “Our community celebration of Independence Day has been a wonderful event for more than 30 years. We look forward to having the community join us again at historic Meadow Farm.”

The Richmond Symphony and guest artist No BS! Brass will perform at 8 p.m. under The Big Tent, a state-of-the-art mobile stage that allows the orchestra to take its music into communities. The event will not include a fireworks display.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs and to arrive early to enjoy live music by Soul Expressions and the Henrico Police Acoustic Blue Band and entertainment by juggler Jonathan Austin and Uncle Sam on Stilts. A kids’ zone will include inflatables, games, face painting and balloon art. History displays will also be available. Antoinette Essa, a reporter for WTVR CBS 6, will serve as emcee for the evening. Food trucks will be onsite to offer a meal or snack.

For event details and tips, go to henrico.us/rec or henrico.us/calendar/red-white-and-lights-2023.

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