Rocketts Red Glare – Labor Day Fireworks!

August 22nd, 2011

Summer time is winding down and Rocketts Landing is making sure that it ends with a bang with fireworks over the James.

On Monday, September 5, summer will officially be over sadly, but we have a great event to top off the season. Rocketts Landing will be hosting a Labor Day celebration starting at 7:30pm with the acclaimed Richmond Symphony entertaining throughout the evening. And when the sunsets and the moonrises above the James, so will the fireworks. As a fun added touch, the fireworks choreographed along with the Richmond Symphony playing the 1812 Overture.

When attending the event, there are few things you should keep in mind. The good news is that there is plenty of parking available around Rocketts Landing. You are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to be sure that everyone is comfortable for the firework show. Kids and four-legged friends are also welcome! Picnics are allowed, but Rocketts Landing has three wonderful restaurants: M Bistro and Wine Bar, Conch Republic Rocketts, and The Boathouse if you feel like a night out. For those looking for a sweet ending to the event, ice cream and shaved ice will be set up and available for purchase.

If trying to beat the crowds, you can consider setting up shop beyond the event, as you will be able to see the fireworks from Libby Hill, Chimborazo Park, and Gillies Creek Park.

So, say goodbye to a fun RVA summer and hello to beautiful southern fall weather.

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See you soon,
~Paula and Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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