Thursday, March 19, 2015

Save the Date for 2015 Fun Fourth Festival - Red, White & Cool!

CONTACT: Aislinn Spain, Operations Assistant


GREENSBORO, N.C. – March 17, 2015 - Organizers of the 41st annual Fun Fourth Festival invite you to celebrate a Red, White & Cool Fourth of July.  Stay cool at Fun 4th with music, food, rides, beer and tons of patriotic fun.  The festival will be held in the Downtown Greensboro Historic District and Hamburger Square Park.

Enjoy a staycation this year with all of the Fun 4th events, including the Freedom Run & Walk, the Kickoff Block Party, the Independence Day Parade and the Street Festival.  The finale event is the News & Record Pops Concert and the Gate City Fireworks Spectacular at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

For more information about the Fun Fourth Festival, volunteering, booth and crafters applications and sponsorship opportunities, please visit,, follow on Twitter @Fun4thGSO, or call 336.274.4595.

2015 Fun Fourth Festival Schedule

Saturday, June 27
8 a.m.
Fun Fourth Freedom Run and Walk, 10K and 2-mile Fun Run & Walk
Run or walk in honor of our dedicated military personnel & veterans. Deck yourself out in a patriotic costume and show off your American spirit!  Race number five of the Greensboro Race Series.

Headquarters/Start/Finish: Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 301 N. Greene St.
Day of Race Registration:  6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Pre-registration and fees online:

Friday, July 3
Kickoff Block Party
7 – 11 p.m.
Carolina Theatre parking lot, 310 S. Greene St.
Admission: $5
Bring your lawn chairs, dancing shoes and friends!
Free parking; no pets or coolers, please.

Saturday, July 4
Independence Day Parade at Fun Fourth Festival
9:30 a.m.
Parade route:  Begins at N. Greene & Bellemeade Street, travels south on Greene, west on Washington, disbands north on Eugene.
Admission: Free.
Featuring Fife and Drum Corps, baton twirlers, patriotic floats, classic cars and more!
Interested organizations, individuals and bands are invited to participate with completed Parade Application available at
Free parking; no pets or coolers, please.

Saturday, July 4
Fun Fourth Street Festival
10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Greensboro Historic District and Hamburger Square Park
Admission: Free.
Features four stages of live music, fair food, beer, crafts, musket firings, heritage and children's activities.
Applications for Craftscene, Community Bazaar and Sales and Sampling at
Free parking; no pets or coolers, please.

Saturday, July 4
News & Record Pops Concert and Gate City Fireworks Spectacular
7:30 – 10 p.m., Gates open 6 p.m.
Admission: Free.
Patriotic Pops by the Philharmonia of Greensboro, 7:30-8:50 p.m.
Independence Day Ceremonies, 8:50-9:20 p.m.
Gate City Fireworks Spectacular, 9:30-10 p.m.
Tailgating allowed in parking lots only.  Cushions or blankets welcome on lawn. No lawn chairs or outside food & beverages allowed in amphitheatre.
Parking free after 6 p.m.; no pets, please.  Rain date: Saturday, July 5.
Follow cancellation and weather delays via Twitter @Fun4thGSO


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