"An Evening with Bill Maher" will be held on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the stand-up show are on sale now.
Getting his start as a stand-up comic in 1979, Maher parlayed his brutally honest, brazen persona into a career in political commentary. He was the host of "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" from 1993 to 2002, and later became the host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO.
With 21 Emmy nominations under his belt, Maher picked up his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, "Vice." Oh, and he is also a writer, penning two New York Times Bestsellers.
Despite his busy television and writing career, Maher continues to perform stand-up, performing at least 50 shows a year in Las Vegas in addition to shows across the country.
The fireworks show will begin at sundown or around 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 3. If it rains on Friday, the rain check date is scheduled for Sunday, July 5.
The Virginia War Memorial will have extended hours on Friday, July 3 for those who wish to view RVA Fireworks on the James. Arrive early if you are planning to view the show from the Virginia War Memorial, parking will be limited.
2. CANCELLED : Genworth Financial 32nd Annual Celebrate Freedom Independence Day Concert.
3. Dogwood Dell does it again! You can expect the full Fourth of July experience on Saturday, July 4 in Byrd Park at Dogwood Dell. It is a family friendly event that will include the Carillon bells and Richmond Concert Band. The concert will start with "Movie Tunes" and end with fireworks, 1812 Overture and The Stars and Stripes Forever.
You are going to want to get there early if you plan on getting a good seat.
The concert begins at 7:30pm, just after the Carillon concert.
4. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will offer free admission throughout the day on Saturday, July 4 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission also includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit.
There will be scheduled activities in the Children's Garden from 1 - 4 p.m including a "parade" at 2 p.m. So, where your red, white and blue (and comfortable shoes) for a day full of events.
*(There will be no fireworks at this location)
5. Flying Squirrels take on the Akron Rubberducks on Saturday, July 4 at 6:05 p.m. After the game you can enjoy postgame fireworks (hopefully after the Squirrels beat the Rubberducks) Go Squirrels!
Gates open at 4:30.
6. Bush Gardens introduces Star Spangled Nights. Starting July 3 and continuing all summer there will be fireworks at Busch Gardens after the theme park closes. You can also expect all-American food and drink.
7. Kings Dominion's "Nights of Fire" is a great way to end your day at the park. The fireworks show "Night of Fire" will take place every Friday - Sunday until the end of summer. The show will begin at 9:55 p.m. just before the park closes at 10:00 pm.
8. Chesterfield County Fairgrounds- The fairgrounds will have plenty to do on the Saturday July 4, with activities for kids, special entertainment, and a new Active Living Area highlighting active things to do, nutrition information and health screenings. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks allowed. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. Due to limited parking, the roads leading to fairgrounds will be closed at 9 p.m. or when parking lots are full.
9. Fort Lee- Fort Lee Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents the Fourth at the Fort Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Williams Stadium. High-energy band Redneck Pool Party will play, followed by the 392nd Army Band. A rock wall, bounce houses, and sports challenges are all part of this year’s KidZone and more than a dozen vendors are signed on to sell food and beverages. The event concludes with a spectacular fireworks show beginning at about 9:35 p.m.
Admission and parking are free and open to the general public. KidZone tickets are $1 each or $20 for an unlimited access armband.
To access Fort Lee for this event, drivers must be able to show a Driver’s License, current vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Adult passengers must show a Driver’s License or other government-issued photo identification. All vehicles are subject to search.
Smoking, personal pyrotechnics, glass and pets are prohibited in or around the event area. Coolers may be no larger than 6” x 6” x 12”. If the Fourth at the Fort is cancelled due to weather, vendors and fireworks display will be available on July 5.
Click here for more information.
10. Goochland County Fireworks- Bring the whole family and enjoy a night under the stars with the community’s favorite event of the year on Saturday. Park & watch the fireworks from Goochland County Administration Building, Goochland Elementary, Middle & High School Complex. Leave the alcohol at home, as it is prohibited at this event.
Rain Date: Sunday, July 5th
11. Brandermil Fourth of July Celebration - Come and watch along the road as floats, firetrucks, bikes, musicians, dancers and more march in the famous community parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. After the parade, wander down to Sunday Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for music, food, face painting, a balloon artist & free BranderBelle cruises! Fireworks will begin around 9:15 p.m. at Sunday Park.
Click here for the full lineup.
12. Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration
On July 4 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Meadow Farm/Crump Park (3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060) you can join a patriotic parade of color! Circus Stella and their amazing acrobatic tricks will be on hand or you can cool off in the water-themed “starfish station!” Enjoy pony rides, crafts, face-painting and more in an area just for kids. Go back in time and listen to a historic reading of the Declaration of Independence or visit nearby Courtney Road Gas Station!
*Expect temporary street closings and restricted parking in the surrounding areas during the shows.
1. Free Ice Skating
With today's triple digit temperatures, Skate-Nation Plus out in Short Pump wants to keep you and your children cool. Anyone can stop by and ice skate for free between 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. This offer is only valid today, Tuesday, June 23.
2. Trade toys for a free popsicle
King of Pops will be accepting gently used games, toys, and books and in return offering you a free pop! King of Pops is located at 3001 West Clay Street in Scott's Addition. This offer is only valid today, Tuesday, June 23.
Barrels & Brews will feature local beer and wine, live music and food trucks.
The money raised from the event will assist Commonwealth Catholic Charities in continuing to provide services such as counseling, foster care, emergency financial assistance, pregnancy counseling, refugee resettlement, and food and clothing assistance.
Pictured below is a wheelbarrow full of beer, wine and liquor. This "barrel of cheer" is being raffled for $2 a ticket at the event this weekend.
When: Saturday (June 20) 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: James River Cellars Winery.
For more information click here.
After a long, hot week what's more refreshing than a cold, FREE smoothie?
For the ninth year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is offering a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie on Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m to all customers wearing flip flops.
This "sweet deal" is in recognition of National Flip Flop Day.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe celebrates National Flip Flop Day as a way to raise money for Camp Sunshine, a charity for children with life-threatening illnesses.
The 3rd Annual Bacon festival returns to Richmond. The 17th Street Farmers Market will be filled with thousands of people craving bacon inspired dishes.
In previous years, there were nearly 20,000 people in attendance.
Local restaurants and food trucks are getting creative to bring you every thing bacon. There will be bacon sandwiches, bacon side dishes and even bacon desserts.
Alongside the bacon dishes there will be beer and wine, music, and entertainment for children.
Click here to see the full menu . You can receive these various bacon-themed dishes all at the same price of $4.
The festival is free to attend.