Frequently Asked Questions to help you plan your fun during #Fun4thGSO

What is the schedule of events?

Wednesday, July 3

American Block Party (Parking Lot at corner of Edgeworth & Elm - adjacent to First National Bank Field) - Gates open at 7pm

Fireworks Extravaganza - First National Bank Field - 9:30pm

Thursday, July 4

Freedom Run 10K - 7:30am | Freedom Run 5K - 7:45am | Firecracker Road Race (1 Mile) - 7:50am — REGISTER NOW!

Fun Fourth Street Festival - 1:00-8:00pm


Where can I park?

City parking decks are free on holidays. Street parking is also available. Handicapped parking can be found on the first level of each parking deck and on street parking.

Festival Parking Maps


Cool off from the summer heat at:

  • The Water Zone

  • One of the Misting Tents

  • The Greensboro Fire Department Fire Truck Misting Station

  • Inside one of our A/C Locations

Check out the exact locations of these locations on our Festival Map.

Where can I cool off?


What does it cost?

The American Block Party, Fun Fourth Street Festival and Patriot Concert and Fireworks Extravaganza are FREE to the public. 

The Freedom Run requires a registration fee and you can sign up HERE.


What downtown businesses are open?

You can see the full list of downtown businesses open HERE.


There are portalets throughout the festival footprint that you may use.
Please note that downtown merchants’ that are open during the Street Festival do not give access to public restrooms.

Where can I use the restroom?


All lost children are sent to one of our Info booths, where the area manager will contact Fun Fourth Staff members of the child’s name, should the parent head to a different info booth.

If I’ve lost my child, where should I go?


Out of the safety of our furry friends and our patrons attending the Fun Fourth Festival, NO PETS of any kind are permitted inside the festival footprint.

Can I bring my pet into the festival footprint?


No outside coolers are permitted. We have many vendors selling Pepsi Products and Water for $2 throughout the festival footprint - plus beer and hard seltzer for those of us 21+.

Can I bring my personal cooler into the festival?