Special Events

Hopewell Recreation and Parks sponsors a variety of special events throughout the year. Generally, special events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please check out all of our upcoming events below for additional information.


Rockin’ on the River Concert Series  

For all ages. Join us on the Appomattox River for live entertainment and tons of fun! This family-friendly concert series is free and open to the public and features local bands playing a wide range of current hits and classics. Beverages and concessions will be sold on site. No outside food/drink or pets will be allowed inside the concert area. Parking is limited.

Show dates | Performance by:
May 10 | Magnolia
May 31 | 4Play
June 7 | Red Neck Pool Party
June 21 | Bustin’ Loose
July 5 | No One’s Hero
July 19 Rock Bottom Bridge
Aug 2 | Fine Swiss Cheese
Aug 16 | The Brothers Hoodoo
Aug 30 | Monkey Fist
Sep 13 | One Way Ride

7PM – 9:30PM
Free and open to the public.
Hopewell City Marina
1051 Riverside Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860


Fireworks on the Appomattox

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The City of Hopewell will celebrate Independence Day in style with a dazzling fireworks display on the Appomattox River! Main viewing for the fireworks display is the rear parking area of the John Randolph Medical Center. Event parking is available in adjacent neighborhoods. There is no event parking at the hospital. The show is free and open to the public. Please read the FAQ below for additional information.

Saturday, July 1
Hopewell, VA 23860
Fort Lee Army Band: 8:30PM – 9:30PM
Fireworks: 9:45PM (approximate)
John Randolph Medical Center Rear Parking Area

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For additional information, please call (804) 541-2353 or email customerservice@hopewellva.gov.



Float-In Movie Nights  

For all ages. Bring your float and come watch a fun movie for the whole family. We will offer light refreshments, as well as a seating area on deck for those who don’t want to get in the water. Children that cannot pass a swim test must be accompanied by an adult. Proper swimwear is required.

Friday, June 23 @ 6:30PM “Finding Dorey” (PG)
Friday, July 7 @ 6:30PM “Moana” (PG)
Hopewell Community Center pool
Hopewell, VA 23860
$3/ member; $5/non-member

Movie Night in the Park  

For all ages. Bring the whole family and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars! Children should be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn will be provided. Chairs or blankets are recommended.

Saturday, June 24 @ 9PM “The Good Dinosaur”
Hopewell City Marina. Free.

Saturday, July 8 @ 9PM “The BFG”
Crystal Lake Park. Free.