Celebrate the 4th at Spartanburg’s Annual Red, White & BOOM!

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Independence Day celebrations are a time to celebrate our historical heritage and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.  Traditionally, friends and family gather together for good food and fun, and Spartanburg’s annual Red, White, and Boom provides the perfect entertainment. This local favorite July 4th celebration combines fair foods, family-friendly music, and an impressive fireworks show in a community setting.

RELATED: See our list of fireworks near Spartanburg for even more choices on where to celebrate the 4th of July.

What to Know

Location and Time

Located at 248 E Saint John Street, Barnet Park is a sprawling seven acre urban park in downtown Spartanburg.  The gates for Red,White, and Boom open at 5 p.m. but the festivities officially begin at 6 p.m. and end after the fireworks display at 10 p.m.


Free parking is available in the Saint John Street Parking garage (adjacent to the park and Chapman Cultural Center) and the surrounding area parking lots are usually open, as well.  Parking is on a first come basis.  Red, White, and Boom is a popular event, so expect crowds.


Admission to the event is $5 per person, and children 6 and under are free!  Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

What to Bring

  • Cash $$$ and I.D. – Admission and event vendors accept cash only! Also, you will need a valid identification card if you wish to purchase alcoholic beverages at the event.
  • Lawn chairs and blankets – Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets and pick your spot for the musical entertainment and fireworks display.
  • Bug Spray – Tis the season for mosquitoes, so bring bug repellent.

What to Expect

  • Food – Local vendors offer tasty BBQ, hot dogs and hamburgers, funnel cakes, candy apples, and soft drinks and beer, bottled water, ice cream, cotton candy, snow cones and more!
  • Music – Every Red, White, and Boom features a musical performance.
  • Fireworks – The evening ends with a lengthy fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks set to patriotic music.  If you have little ones, you may want to bring ear/hearing protection or just be ready to move to the back of the park or outside the gates to lessen the noise intensity. Many children are totally fine with the noise, but if you have a sensory sensitive child, it’s best to be prepared.  The good news is that the fireworks display is visible from the surrounding parking areas, top of the parking garage, and sidewalks outside the gates, so you can get farther away without missing the beautiful displays.
  • Light Up Paraphernalia – glow necklaces and light up wands are available for sale.  Kids love to see them light up as the sun sets.

Happy 4th of July!!!

RELATED: See our list of fireworks near Spartanburg for even more choices on where to celebrate the 4th of July.

Meet Juliet Wright
Juliet Autenzio Wright has lived in the Upstate for over 20 years. She is a proud alumna of Converse College and a former high school teacher. Now a stay-at-home mom to three little girls, ages five, two, and six months, Juliet loves exploring Spartanburg through the eyes of her children. Her favorite family-friendly activities include local parks and nature walks, library story times, and the many local festivals Spartanburg has to offer. In her spare time, she privately tutors, ghost writes, and reads as many books as possible. Juliet’s family and friends make her world go round!
About the Author
Elizabeth Faulkner, her husband and two young daughters moved back to Greenville in 2013 after spending over a decade in Charlotte and 3 years in the Dallas, Texas area. When first arriving in our area she spent four years working with the staff at Kidding Around Greenville. During that time, she was able to explore the area and build a wealth of local knowledge about all things family related! Prior to working at KAG she spent many years working in marketing at several large corporations, including Verizon Wireless and Strayer University. With her local knowledge, marketing skills and history of buying and selling homes in various states she decided to transition to a career in real estate. Elizabeth is now in her 5th year working as a local real estate agent and is loving every minute of it! In her real estate career, Elizabeth enjoys meeting new people and helping them achieve their housing goals. She loves helping families moving into the area learn their way around the Upstate and find the right spot for them. She also enjoys helping folks who have been here for years sell their home and move on to their next home or phase of life! Elizabeth takes great pride in working hard and providing top-notch service to her clients. Her goal is to make the buying and selling process a smooth one for each and every client she serves! To contact Elizabeth, call 864.414.2434.

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