Dog-Friendly July 4th Events and Activities

Dog-Friendly July 4th Events and Activities

Please note: It is very common for dogs to become extremely anxious around fireworks. While some dogs are not affected by this phobia, it is best not to expose your canine companion’s hyper-sensitive senses to the startling booms of firework displays unless you are absolutely sure of his or her comfort level. If you are unsure, please enjoy any of the following festivities with your pup during the day, but keep them happy at home when the sun goes down.


Join Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in celebrating our nation’s birthday, beginning at 3pm! Soul-rock and psych-pop all day from 5 RVA bands, great eats from a dozen of your favorite gourmet mobile food vendors, culminating in 4th of July fireworks over the Diamond. The celebration will be open to the public, all ages with no entry fee. Bracelets will be available for people 21-years of age and over to purchase draft and cans.

Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration at Crump Park

Stars are shining and stripes are flying during Meadow Farm at Crump Park’s annual Fourth of July Celebration! Deck yourself out in red, white and blue and join for a patriotic parade of color! Wow your senses with Circus Stella and their amazing acrobatic tricks! Cool off in our 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! Music, games, entertainment, and so much more are waiting for you! Concessions will be available for purchase.

Lickinghole Creek’s 4th of July Pig Roast

Join Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery and Belle and James for their first annual pig roast. Belle and James is bringing all their gear to roast two Mojo spiced whole Virginia hogs braised in Three Chopt Tripel on-site. A keg of Enlightened Despot will be tapped for this glorious event! Tickets are only $15 plus taxes and fees. Entry to the brewery is free, but you’ll need a ticket if you want to eat.

The Hanover Arts & Activities Center July 4th Celebration

It is time once again for our small town, one of a kind July 4th celebration here in the Center of the Universe. The Hanover Arts & Activities Center, sponsor of the event, has many activities to entertain you and start off your patriotic celebration with a bang.

Isley Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Red, White, and Brew Block Party

Join Isley Brewing Company as they celebrate Independence Day! There will be music, lighted dance floor on the patio, food trucks, corn hole, dunk tank, indoor Independence Day-themed movies, and more! Fireworks from the Diamond are visible from the urban patio as soon as the Flying Squirrels game is finished! Grab some beers, do some cheers, bring the family on by and be a part of this annual RVA tradition.

Know of any other events coming up this weekend? Shoot us an email!

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