What is the schedule of events?


  • Freedom Run 10K begins at 7:30 AM; 5K at 8:00 AM; Fun Run at 8:30 AM. All races start and finish at the corner of Friendly and Davie Street. More details on the race site, click here
  • Freedom Fest will be held all along Elm Street, 1:00-6:00 PM. Get your tickets early to watch the Grasshoppers play at 6:30 PM... FIREWORKS following the game! 

Will there be Fireworks during Fun Fourth 2024? 

  • This year's fireworks will be at the Greensboro Grasshoppers stadium following their home game. The game begins at 6:30 PM. You must have a ticket to the game to watch the fireworks inside the stadium. Buy tickets here

Where can I park?

  • City parking decks are free on holidays and weekends. Street parking is also available. Handicapped parking can be found on the first level of each parking deck and on-street parking.
  • Parking Decks on the Festival Footprint: Greene St Parking Deck, Church St Parking Deck, and February One Parking Deck
  • Paid Parking at Lewis St Parking Lot
  •  Parking Maps

What does it cost?

  • Freedom Fest, 1:00-6:00 PM, is always FREE to the public. Food and other vendors will charge. 
  • The Freedom Run requires a registration fee and you can sign up HERE.

Where can I use the restroom?

  • There are port-a-lets located at either end of the Freedom Fest footprint. During the Freedom Race, Center City Park and LeBauer Park restrooms are open. 
  • Please note that downtown merchants’ that are open during the Street Festival do not give access to public restrooms.

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

  • Please locate a Downtown Ambassador, clearly marked in uniforms. Info booths will be located throughout the footprint as well. 

Can I bring my personal cooler into the festival?