Red, White, and Lights 2022

Wear your red, white, and blue and spend your holiday at the park with patriotic activities for the whole family. Enjoy food trucks, entertainment, a kids’ zone, and a performance by the Richmond Symphony with a laser light show! Event Information: rec-events@henrico.us

FREE Admission – no registration required!

Gates open and pre-concert activities begin at 4 p.m.
Park entrance will close at 8:45 p.m. (or earlier if event reaches capacity).

Event Map

Event Schedule

4:00pm Gates open

  • Kids Zone
  • Roving entertainment
  • Food trucks
  • Meadow Farm Buildings Open (Farmhouse, Kitchen, Parsons Center)

Stage Entertainment

Kids’ Zone

We’re hosting a Beach Party in the Kids’ Zone! Dance to your favorite island music and compete in the limbo and hula hoop contests! Plus inflatables, face painting, giant bubbles, and balloon animals. You might even see Jonathan the Juggler or Uncle Sam on Stilts.

Concessions

MEAL VENDORS 
Grilled Meats & Treats Fried Seafood & Chicken Baskets, Burgers, Cheesesteaks, Sandwiches, Po’ Boys
J&R Food Service Fried Fish & Chicken, Gyros, Hot Dogs, Subs
Jus Cukn BBQ
Lady Sharon’s Soul Food Soul Food – Chicken, Fish
Mobile Yum Yum Caribbean – Jerk Chicken, Curry
Sandtopia Wraps, Philly Cheesesteaks, Burgers, Seafood
SuperBowlz Hot Dogs
Virginia Vendor Food Services Burgers, Philly Cheesesteaks, Chicken,  Hot dogs

 

DESSERT/REFRESHMENT VENDORS 
American Fruity Smoothie Smoothies, Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreo
Bruster’s Ice Cream
Kona Ice Shaved Ice
Pop’s Kettle Corn Kettle Corn
SNO Fields Shaved Ice
Soul Ice Shaved Ice
Sweet Temptations Homemade Desserts

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Juneteenth

Commemorating the end of slavery, Juneteenth originates in 1865 when, on June 19th, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas on that date to share the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Juneteenth celebrates the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching the westernmost Confederate state of Texas. The Proclamation went into effect in 1863, but this news was purposefully withheld from enslaved people until the arrival of Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

Learn more about Juneteenth’s history and traditions.

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Juneteenth Celebration: June 18 at Dorey Park

Juneteenth Celebration: June 18 at Dorey Park

Juneteenth celebrates enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching the westernmost Confederate state of Texas. The Proclamation went into effect in 1863, but this news was purposefully withheld from enslaved people until the arrival of Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

Learn more about Juneteenth’s history and traditions.


Juneteenth Neighborhood Block Parties

Wed, June 1, 6-8pm at Highland Springs Rec Area

Wed, June 8, 6-8pm at Pemberton ES


Juneteenth Celebration

On Saturday, June 18, join Henrico Recreation & Parks at Dorey Park for a vendor fair, kids zone, food trucks, and entertainment, including fireworks! FREE and open to the public! No registration needed.

Event Timeline

4-8pm – Vendor Fair & Kids Zone

4-9:30pm – Entertainment & Food Trucks

9:15pm – Fireworks

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Pride Month

Celebrated throughout the month of June, Pride Month recognizes and uplifts the voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LBGTQ) voices, celebrates LGBTQ communities & culture and supports LGBTQ rights. Through various celebrations and events, Pride Month also commemorates community members who lost their lives to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS.

We invite you to explore some of the heritages, holidays and celebrations observed throughout the month of June. As you explore, we encourage you to find unique ways to recognize the rich histories, cultures, and traditions behind these occasions while honoring your own. For a full listing of holidays and celebrations, please visit our SharePoint Page.

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