Don’t miss your chance for the best view in RVA of the Fireworks on the James the 4th of July. We will be rafting to a secluded island on the James River and watching the big show complete with a catered grille out on the river.
We will meet you at Forest Hill Park at 6:00pm before shuttling up to our put-in point about 3 miles up river. From there you will embark on an expedition style* trip with personal gear, beach towels, and food packed in dry-bags on the raft. About half way down the stretch of river we will stop on a deserted island in the middle of the James. Relax on a sandy beach, in the river soaking, or on warm bedrock next to a fire. In addition to fresh fruit, hot dogs, & s’mores, we will be serving both vegetarian and chicken options from local restaurant Goatocado.
The main event comes shortly after dark with fireworks reflecting off the river as you snuggle up with loved ones and take in the moment. Once the smoke settles we will paddle a short distance under the moon’s glow to our takeout point.
Time: Wednesday July 4th 6:00 – 11:30
Location: Forest Hill Park
What to bring: Swimwear, footwear, a beach towel per couple, medications, smiles
We provide: Raft, Shuttle, Guides, Dinner, Juice, Water, & Toilets
Cost: $109 a person, 2 for $199
We will continue with the trip as long as the Fireworks at Dogwood Dell are still scheduled. If that show is postponed we will hold the trip on the following evening. Those who can not make the postponed date will be issued a refund
For more details and to make your booking for Fireworks on the James e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +1.804.898.0697
If anyone in your group has any medical conditions or requires accommodation please let us know and we will do our best to meet their needs.
*The trip is run using Leave No Trace practices packing out all fire ashes, trash, and other waste.
Cancellation Policy and Weather Contingency Plan
Customers are responsible for the full cost of their booking within 5 days of a scheduled trip.
We will go on the river rain or shine. In the event of severe weather we will wait out the storms or plan the trip accordingly to keep the clients safe. No refunds will be issued for clients canceling due to weather. If RVA Paddlesports cancels a trip for any reason a full refund will be issued at no penalty