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 begin at 3:00 PM and run through the evening laser show (which begins at 9:30 PM)

Will there be Fireworks during Fun Fourth 2021? 

  • As with many industries following the pandemic, there is a significant shortage of not just fireworks, but folks to operate the fireworks. So, unfortunately for this year, we are unable to provide this tradition as we were unable to locate a vendor with staff support. Look for fireworks to make a grand return in 2022! 

Where can I park?

  • City parking decks are free on weekends. Street parking is also available. Handicapped parking can be found on the first level of each parking deck and on-street parking. Parking Maps

What does it cost?

  • Freedom Fest, including the family laser show, are FREE to the public. 
  • The Freedom Run requires a registration fee and you can sign up HERE.

What downtown businesses are open?

  • Most of our downtown restaurants and retailers will be open for business on July 3. We encourage you to support local while you are enjoying Fun Fourth presented by Allegacy. 

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 with the words RHINO, on the back. The main office for the Fun Fourth event is the Downtown Greensboro, Inc. office located at 536 S. Elm Street (corner of Lewis and S. Elm)

Can I bring my pet into the festival footprint?

  • 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 personal cooler into the festival?

  • No outside coolers are permitted. We have many vendors selling soda and water for $3 throughout the festival footprint - plus beer and hard seltzer for those of 21+.