GREENSBORO, NC (May 14, 2024) – Prepare your red, white, and blue attire because it's time to kick off the planning for Downtown Greensboro Inc.'s (DGI) Annual Fun Fourth event! Sponsored by Allegacy Federal Credit Union, this year's Freedom Race and Freedom Fest are scheduled for July 4th, promising an array of live music, wandering entertainers, and exciting surprises.

Volunteer, vendor and performer sign-up forms are located on the event website:

Fun Fourth will kick-off the morning of July 4 with the annual Freedom Run – the Triad’s longest running race tradition. The 10K, 5K and fun run, will begin and end at Center City Park. Registrations for the race are currently underway at

The Freedom Fest will be held all along Elm Street from 1:00-6:00 p.m. While entertainment is still being finalized, visitors will enjoy:

  • Three live music stages
  • Red, White and Say ‘I Do’ Weddings
  • Liberty Junction strolling performers
  • U.S. of YAY... Way (Superheroes and Disney Characters)
  • Funtastic Alley (interactive games)

DGI is once again grateful to the Greensboro Grasshoppers for including fireworks following their July 4th home game. Like last year, to view the fireworks from inside First National Bank Field, tickets to the Grasshoppers 6:30 p.m. game must be purchased in advance.  Click here to purchase tickets for the game on July 4.

A map and more details for all events will be posted online at a later date.