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How to Celebrate the 4th Like a Local

The 4th of July is the ultimate Summer Birthday Party. In my opinion there is nothing better than sitting on a beach with your friends and family and watching an amazing firework show. If you aren’t able to do that this year don’t even worry!

Our area has a ton of places to watch pretty good firework shows.

If the thought of large crowds is a turn off you just have to make a few decisions. 1. Would you rather stay in your comfort zone at home and miss out on seeing the show. Or 2. venture to one of the parties but do it in the most stress free way as possible. That’s where I come in.

Any year I’m not at the beach during the 4th I come to downtown Greenville for their big Red, White and Blue Festival. Since I have three kids I don’t come down the whole afternoon. I usually cook out with friends, hang at a pool and then around 8:15 make my way downtown. That’s great as long as you know where to park. Getting into downtown isn’t the problem. It’s getting out after the show is over. My best piece of advice is to wear comfortable walking shoes and park outside of downtown and walk. I live 1.9 miles from Falls Park. It’s just long enough of a walk to almost make you reconsider but you’ll get home faster than those who drove. (One year I sat in traffic near Wild Wing for 1 hour and 45 minutes!!!!!) If you can park near County Square and walk downtown that’s the way to go. Or park way up off and along North Main Street near the Hyatt.

Greenville’s fireworks have moved down Main Street this year and will be more in the West End. So you want to start finding a good spot near Fluor Field. The fireworks last about 15-20 minutes and you can turn your radio to 92.5 and listen to Charlie Munson and his friends from WESC as they play music that goes along with the fireworks.

If you don’t live in Greenville check out these other spots to view Fireworks.

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Have fun! Be safe! Happy Birthday America!!

Spartanburg: Red White and Boom-Barnett Park 6-10pm.

Pickens: Historic Pickens Music starts at 7pm. Fireworks at 10pm

Easley: Old Market Square with Ashland Craft performing at 7pm

Seneca –City of Seneca 4th of July Celebration

Black Mountain, NC – Street Dance & Fireworks

Inman-Bombshell Rocks “A Salute to America”

Ashville Fun Events

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