Greensboro celebrates 4th of July in grand style

June 28, 2012 by  

For 36 years years now, Guilford County and Piedmont Triad communities have celebrated Independence Day with an event known as The Fun Fourth Festival. Every year since 1975, the event has been held in the streets of downtown Greensboro and at the Greensboro Coliseum. This year, the festival will take place over a span of five days, beginning this Saturday, June 30, and concluding on July 4.

On Saturday will be the Fun Fourth Freedom Run & Walk in which participants will dress in patriotic attire as they navigate the two-mile course by foot in honor of the troops, both active and retired. The event starts at 8:00 am and, at its conclusion, prizes will be awarded in the various age-based categories.

The next event of the festival takes place on July 3 in the form of the Kick Off Block Party. This lively event comprises dancing, cold beer, and food but the main attraction will be the musical performances of Rubberband and Big Daddy Love.

July 4 is the day of the Parade and Street Festival. Parade participants can invest in poster printing and banner printing to express their patriotism as prizes will be awarded in two categories: Best in Parade and Most Patriotic. Any band, organization, or individual who wants to participate is welcome to complete an application of registration, dress up in a patriotic costume, and be a part of the parade. The Pops Concert and fireworks display will take place later that evening and will be the conclusion of the celebration.