Rocketts Red Glare

JULY 2-4, 2018

Professional Beach Volleyball and Fireworks

Coming to Rocketts Landing Riverfront

Lynn Hall, Adult Program & Sand Manager, was interviewed live on air by ESPN local radio host of the “Black and Drew” about Rocketts Red Glare and the EVP Pro Tournament:

Richmond’s historic east-end riverfront delivers the perfect patriotic stage for Rocketts Red Glare, an inaugural 3-day festival featuring a pro beach volleyball tournament and culminating with a 4th of July fireworks spectacular on the banks of the James River. This FREE, family-friendly event, hosted at Rocketts Landing, will include food, exhibitors, craft beer & spirits, and play host to the Rocketts Red Glare EVP Tour Beach Volleyball Championship. Rocketts Red Glare, July 2nd – 4th, is being produced locally in partnership with City of Richmond, Richmond Region Tourism, Richmond Volleyball Club, and the 288 Group.

The event kicks off on Monday, July 2. This day is geared for the Richmond food and beverage service industry, titled “Restaurant RiVAlry,” featuring friendly competitions including an obstacle course, cocktail relay race, costume contest, and a keg toss. Anyone from the local service industry is invited to participate, build a team and register online.

Tuesday, July 3rd is opening day for the 24-team Rocketts Red Glare EVP Tour Beach Volleyball Championship. The public is welcome to come cheer on the afternoon action, and evening activities will show appreciation for the residential and business communities at Rocketts Landing.

Qualify for this event on June 30th at RVC’s Sand In The City tournament. Sign up on VolleyAmerica.


On Wednesday July 4th, volleyball competition will begin at 8:00 a.m. with teams competing throughout the day. The event finals, for both the Men’s and Women’s divisions, will be played at 7:00 PM.

There will be a family-friendly area (no alcohol) with children’s activities such as a gigantic sandbox and Golfzilla. The Virginia Lottery Game ON! section will feature riverfront games designed for active adults with craft beer and local spirits available. A designated “VIP” section is offered for guests who desire a premium birds-eye view of the volleyball action and prime fireworks watching. VIP spectator experience tickets are limited and available for purchase through the event’s website.

The Rocketts Red Glare fireworks show is set for 9PM and will conclude the festival with nearly 15 minutes of entertainment from locally owned Dominion Fireworks. This will be the first pro beach volleyball tournament hosted by the City of Richmond.

Richmond Volleyball Club and the Capital Trail Foundation are beneficiaries. Volunteer as a RVC Beer Server and receive a parking pass, drink tickets and food! Sign up here.


For more information on Rocketts Red Glare, visit