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Enjoy Independence Day celebrations around the Upstate

It’s time to don the Red, White and Blue and visit an Upstate town near you for some Fourth of July fun. Check out these Independence Day celebrations around the region:


Historic Easley will hold a 4th of July Festival on July 3 and 4 in downtown at Old Market Square. There will be live music both days in the amphitheater, with fireworks scheduled at 9:45 p.m. on July 4.

Fountain Inn

The City of Fountain Inn will celebrate Independence Day with an event on Friday, July 2, that features live performances by Cravin Melon and Rufus Lee & the Handful. Enjoy food trucks, kid’s activities and fireworks from 6 – 9:30 p.m., 200 Main Street, Fountain Inn.


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The town of Liberty invites you to Love My Liberty, a family friendly event with free hot dogs and water, lots of children’s activities, a children’s Bike Parade, live music and fireworks on July 4 at 6 p.m. at Liberty Rec Stadium.

Mountain Rest

Hillbilly Day, one of the oldest festivals in the state, will be held on Saturday, July 3, in Mountain Rest from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event includes clogging, square dancing, bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food and historic demonstrations.


The Town of Pelzer is hosting an Independence Day celebration on Saturday that includes a 5K fun run, old-fashioned games, food trucks, vendors and a patriotic parade. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the town’s historic hospital. The day begins at 8 a.m. with the Freedom Fest 5K Fun Run at Pelzer Auditorium. Field Day games and a picnic with food trucks and vendors follows at 11 a.m. at Monkey Park. At 5 p.m., the Towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer will host a patriotic parade that begins at the West Pelzer Fire Department and ends at the bridge.


Decorate your strollers, trikes, scooters and wagons for a parade in Veterans Park on Sunday, July 4. No bicycles, please, since the trail is narrow. Participants are asked to assemble at the flag poles at 3:30 p.m. for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.


The City of Pickens will celebrate the Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 3, with live music from the Carolina Beggars, followed by a fireworks show. The fun begins at 6 p.m.


The City of Simpsonville is celebrating the 4th of July with free concert by Rodney Atkins, followed by fireworks at CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.


Food and drink vendors, live music from several bands including The Tams, games for kids and fireworks are all part of the Independence Day Celebration in downtown Seneca, beginning July 4 at 2 p.m.


Red, White and Boom will be held at Barnet Park on Sunday, July 4, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Enjoy great food, patriotic music by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble, live music by JAVA Band and fireworks. Admission is free.


Independence Fest 2021 in Walhalla July 1-4 features storewide sales and specials, live music and carnival rides. A fireworks show will be held on Saturday night.


The Town of Williamston will celebrate the 4th on Saturday, July 3, with food truck vendors in Mineral Spring Park throughout the afternoon and live music by Juke Box 45 on the amphitheater stage at 7:00 p.m. The Fire Department will have a Cruise-In with a 50/50 drawing and raffle, along with fire truck rides on the 1936 fire truck from 5:00-10:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind McDonalds. The town’s first annual Golf Cart Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. from the Ace Hardware parking lot. Fireworks will begin at dark.

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