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, 12:00-6:00 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 2022? 

  • 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 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, 12:00-6:00 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.

What downtown businesses are open?

  • Many of our downtown restaurants and retailers will be open for business on July 4. 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 in uniforms. Info booths will be located throughout the footprint as well. 

Can I bring my personal cooler into the festival?

  • No outside coolers are permitted. We will have four beverage tents selling soda and water for $3 throughout the festival footprint - plus beer and hard seltzer for those 21+ from our participating social district establishments. Click here for a list of participating social district businesses (social districting rules will apply during the festival).