Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fun Fourth Festival Fireworks Finale Announced

CONTACT: Aislinn Spain, Operations Assistant


GREENSBORO, N.C. –  June 16, 2015 – This year’s Fun Fourth Festival will host the News & Record Pops Concert and Fun Fourth Fireworks Finale from 7:30-10 p.m. Sat., July 4 at White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

The News & Record Pops Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Greensboro Concert Band playing patriotic pops.  The band will play the “1812 Overture” as the lights go down in the parking lots at 9:20 p.m.  The Fun Fourth Fireworks Finale will brighten the skies from 9:30 – 10:00 p.m.  Spectacular displays will include hundreds of colorful aerial shells, as well as an exciting display of vertical horsetails, colorful comets and pattern shells – new for 2015!

White Oak Amphitheatre boasts 2,005 reserved seats and an overall capacity of 7,666 including lawn seating. For those interested in viewing the fireworks from outside the Coliseum Complex, optimum locations are the Coliseum parking lot, lots along Patterson Avenue and High Point Road between the Coliseum and Florida Street and lots along Lee Street near UNCG.

The event is free of charge thanks to the support of Fun Fourth sponsors including News & Record, City of Greensboro, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, WFMY News 2, Fairway Outdoor Advertising and other community organizations and businesses.  Parking in the Coliseum Complex parking lots will also be free.

Tailgating will be allowed in the Coliseum Complex parking lots.  No outside food or beverages will be allowed inside the Amphitheatre.  Blankets and cushions may be brought into the amphitheatre, but no chairs are allowed.  Lawn chairs are available for rental at $5 per chair and may be rented just inside the entry gates of the White Oak Amphitheatre.  Pets are prohibited at all Fun Fourth Festival events.

In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be rescheduled for Sun., July 5, 9:30 p.m. at the same location. Weather related delays are possible. Weather updates, including delays and cancellations, will be made on Twitter via @Fun4thGSO

For more information about the Fun Fourth Festival, please visit,, follow on Twitter @Fun4thGSO, or call 336.274.4595.


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