Rocketts Red Glare Launches Fireworks…and Summer

Let’s face it–Memorial Day is pretty much the unofficial start to summer, and Rocketts Landing is launching it with a bang. The third annual Rocketts Red Glare event is taking place this Sunday, May 21. The family friendly celebration promises plenty of local food, craft beer and fireworks–the only professional display in town this weekend, in fact. Colin Healy will kick off the festivities with a free concert at 5:30 PM, followed by the Kings of Swing. Fireworks will get underway around 9:00. (Pro tip: Grab a prime viewing spot on the deck of The Boathouse facing the James River, and do it early!) Proceeds from Rocketts Red Glare will benefit Connor’s Heroes, a local non-profit that supports kids fighting cancer in Central Virginia. Jack Bettin, Manager of The Boathouse, talked to NBC12 about this weekend’s event for the ’12 About Town’ events segment. – Richmond, VA News]]>

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