(2023) Celebrate the 4th of July Near Greenville, SC: Fireworks, Events, and Battlefields

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Are you looking for a fun 4th of July activity for the family or to see spectacular fireworks? Greenville, SC, and the Upstate area have some of the best celebrations around! If you’re looking for Upstate fireworks displays, you’ve come to the right place. Plus, we’ve come up with a few other ways to celebrate this memorable holiday as well with your family.

Whether you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Independence Day with kids or love fireworks, Greenville, SC has a celebration near you. You can catch a baseball game with the Greenville Drive before the fireworks on the fourth, plan a picnic dinner with the family, or celebrate Independence Day with an epic firework display at over a dozen different places.

Our list includes fireworks in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens, Anderson, Oconee, and Western North Carolina.

July 4th Events and Fireworks, Greenville, SC

Please double-check the event before you go. Some have changed plans last minute and while we are doing our best to keep this list updated, we cannot guarantee the event information. Events are listed in date order.

This article includes:
Fireworks Displays and Events Near Greenville
Firework Shows and Events Near Spartanburg
Fireworks and Events Near Pickens
Firework Shows and 4th of July Near Anderson
Firework Shows in Oconee
Fireworks and Events in Hendersonville and WNC
Revolutionary War Battlefields and Alternate Ways to Celebrate Independence Day
Where to Buy Fireworks Near Greenville, SC

We also have a list of Fireworks Displays in Columbia, SC
And Fireworks and July 4th Celebrations in Charlotte, NC

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This article is sponsored by the City of Laurens’ Freedom Fest

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Laurens’ Freedom Fest

July 3rd, 2023 in Laurens
Laurens’ Freedom Fest will start at 4 pm and will include music, an arts & crafts market, a kids’ area and food and will end at 10:30 pm with fireworks.

Community 4th of July Events and Fireworks: Greenville, SC

Greer Freedom Blast

June 24th, 2023 in Greer
Greer Freedom Blast will start at 6 pm with live music and activities and end at 10:30 pm with fireworks.

Fireworks Spectacular! In Fountain Inn

July 1st, 2023 in Fountain Inn
Starting at 6 pm at the intersection of Main and Depot Streets, this Fireworks Spectacular includes a performance by Cravin Melon, food trucks, kids entertainment, and fireworks at dusk.

Kids’ Bike Parade at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market

July 1st, 2023 in Travelers Rest
Dress up the bikes and the kids in their most festive red, white, and blue for the
Kids’ Bike Parade at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market. The event is at Trailblazer Park and starts around 9 a.m. (check social media for updated times closer to the event). Awards will be given.

5th Annual Family, Fun, & Fireworks Celebration at Hartness

July 1st, 2023 6:30-9 pm at Greenville’s Hartness Community
Bring lawn chairs or blankets to Hartness’ Grand Lawn for their annual celebration of the fourth of July! There will be food trucks, music, games, and more. This event is from 6:30 to 9 pm and is capped off with a fireworks finale. They are asking families to register for the event.

O’Neal Church of God Freedom Celebration

July 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm at O’Neal Church of God
The annual event will take place at O’Neal Church of God at 3723 Highway 101 in Greer and will include a watermelon eating contest, water balloon toss, and fireworks. Donations appreciated.

Red, White, & Blue Ridge Community Celebration

July 2nd, 2023 at Locust Hill Baptist Church
Locust Hill Baptist Church celebrates the 4th will include food, dessert trucks, a Kids Zone (new in 2023), live music and worship and the return of ‘the Best Little Fireworks Show in Blue Ridge’ launching at 9:30 pm and the event kicks off at 5 pm.

Simpsonville Simply Freedom Fest

July 2nd, 2023 in Simpsonville
Simpsonville Simply Freedom Fest will begin at 5:30 pm with live music and conclude with fireworks. The event is held annually at Heritage Park.

Mt Pisgah Baptist Church Freedom Celebration

July 2nd, 2023 from 7-10:30 pm at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
Join the celebration from 7-10 pm at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Easley.

Independence Day Celebration at Fluor Field

July 4th, 2023 at Fluor Field
Looking for baseball and fireworks? Greenville, SC has a great seat with the Greenville Drive. Your ticket gets you into the Greenville Drive game VS Rome at Fluor Field. It will be military appreciation day, along with the Greenville Drive taking the field in their Stars & Stripes jerseys! Stick around for the best fireworks show in Greenville!

Clemson MBA Fireworks on the 4th at Unity Park

July 4th, 2023 from 6 pm to 10 pm
Greenville’s If you’re looking for huge firework displays for the 4th of July, Greenville, SC has one of the biggest at Unity Park with Fireworks on the 4th. A list of food trucks will be available closer to the event date. It is recommended that families bring a picnic and enjoy time in the park.

Where to See Fireworks and Celebrate the 4th of July Near Spartanburg, SC

Star-Spangled Splash

July 1st, 2023 at Shipwreck Cove
Enjoy swimming and having fun at this popular waterpark, finished with a fireworks display for just $15 per person. Children under 2 are free. The event runs from 7-10 pm. Shipwreck Cove Star Spangled Splash Event Page

Watermelon Crawl Festival

July 1, 2023 at the Duncan Event Center
Watermelon Crawl Festival with a Kids Zone ($5), entertainment, food, and fireworks from 6-10 pm. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm. The Watermelon Crawl has a large firework display in conjunction with Shipwreck Cove waterpark, so plan accordingly.

Dependent Baptist Church Celebration

July 2nd, 2023 at Dependent Baptist Church in Inman
The church will host a service at 7:00 pm, serve some food (first-come, first-serve), and begin fireworks at dark around 9 pm. Their address is 791 Windmill Hill Road, Inman.

Red, White, and Boom

July 4th, 2023 at Barnet Park
The City of Spartanburg will host Red, White, and Boom at Barnet Park on July 4 from 5:30-10 pm fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Fireworks at First

Sunday, July 2, 2023 at First Baptist North Spartanburg
Fireworks, inflatables, and food vendors will all be at this family-friendly event at First Baptist North Spartanburg from 7:30-10 pm.

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Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations Near Pickens, SC

Historic Easley 4th of July Festival

July 2nd-4th, 2023 in Easley
The annual festival will include three days of fun and end with fireworks on July 4th, which will start at 9:45 pm after the Joe Nichols concert. You can see the fireworks within one mile of downtown Easley.

Independence Day Spectacular

July 1st, 2023 at Pickens Amphitheatre
The annual Independence Day Spectacular in Pickens starts at 3 pm until 9 pm, concluding with fireworks. There will be live music, kid’s rides and games, and more.

Hillbilly Day

July 4th, 2023 in Mountain Rest
No fireworks but this annual tradition of Hillbilly Day is quite famous in the area and happens on July 4th from 9 am – 3 pm. There is great music, fun games, and delicious food. It’s free but donations are accepted. Bring your own chairs.

4th of July Celebration at The Market at the Mill

July 4th, 2023 from 5-10 pm
This year’s July 4th celebration will feature country music artist Kayla McKinney as well as food vendors, kids activities, and both indoor & outdoor markets.

Where to See Fireworks Near Anderson, SC

4th of July Celebration at Big Water Marina in Anderson

July 2nd, 2023 in Starr, SC; fireworks have been rescheduled to July 2nd at dark
The party happens at the Big Water Marina and starts at 11 am and concludes with fireworks after dark. The celebration is over Lake Hartwell and includes live music, food trucks, and other entertainment. The fireworks show has been moved from July 1st to July 2nd at dark.

El Arriero at the Shores of Asbury [Fireworks rescheduled to July 3rd at 9:15pm]

June 30 – July 6, 2023 in Anderson, SC
The multi-day celebration at El Arriero at the Shores of Asbury consists of live music and karaoke. The fireworks happen on July 3rd at 9:15pm. There is a $10 parking fee.

America’s 5K

July 1st, 2023 in Anderson
Run a 5K on July 1st at 8:30 am at the Anderson County Courthouse. The 1-mile Fun Run starts at 8:00 am.

4th of July in Honea Path [CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER]

July 1st, 2023 in Honea Path, SC
Live music and fireworks at the July 4th celebration at the Big Red Ballfield in Honea Path, SC from 4-10 pm. The pool will also open at 4 pm.

Lights on the Lake at Lake Greenwood

July 1st, 2023 at Lake Greenwood

The event is from 5:30-10:30 pm at the Fellowship Camp & Conference Center and ends with fireworks. While the event is free, there is a $10/car parking fee.

Town of Iva Concert and Fireworks

July 2nd, 2023 in downtown Iva

Free event in downtown Iva with inflatables, face painting, a concert, and food vendors. The event starts at 6:30 pm and fireworks will go off at dark.

Where to See Fireworks and Celebrate Independence Day in Oconee

4th of July Celebration

July 4th, 2023 in Seneca
The 4th of July Celebration in Seneca at Gignilliat Field will open the gates at 2 pm with live music. No pets or coolers are allowed; food and beverage are available for purchase. Fireworks start at dusk (around 9 pm)

Walhalla Independence Fest

July 1st-July 4th, 2023, times vary and fireworks on July 3rd: Downtown Walhalla
Midway rides, free live music, kids bike parade, food trucks, shopping, and more on Main Street in Walhalla for Independence Fest.

Fireworks and July 4th Near Western North Carolina

Hendersonville, NC 4th of July Concert and Fireworks

July 4th, 2023 in Hendersonville, NC

4th of July parade in Hendersonville, NC 10:30 am to 11 am
Live Music and fireworks from 5 pm to 9 pm: Located about an hour north of Greenville, Hendersonville celebrates the 4th with music, bounce houses, kids’ games and activities, food trucks, and more. The event begins at 5 pm and fireworks start at dusk (around 9 pm). The fireworks can be viewed from downtown Hendersonville and the south side of town near the intersection of Hwy. 225 South and Hwy. 176.

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Independence Day Celebration at Lake Julian

July 4th, 2023 in Arden, NC
About an hour and 15 minutes north of Greenville, Arden’s Lake Julian welcomes visitors for a day that includes fireworks and fun. Lake Julian Park also has disc golf, cornhole, sand volleyball, playgrounds, fitness courses, horseshoes, and a boat launch. The day will be capped off with fireworks at dusk (around 9 pm). Visitors should arrive no later than 7:45 p.m. to find the park and enter the park. The park is closed to vehicles, but shuttles are available from Estes Elementary School Be sure to check the event website for parking and fee information before you go.

2023 Independence Day Celebration in Brevard

July 4th, 2023 in Brevard, NC
Lots of family fun in Brevard, NC. The event is held at Brevard College and picnics are encouraged! Fireworks will happen around 9:30 pm. Full schedule at the website.

Alternative Ways to Spend the Patriotic Holiday

Revolutionary War Battlefields Near Upstate, SC

For a history lesson pertaining to the holiday, there are a couple of nearby Revolutionary War Battlefields you can visit with your family. These locations offer hiking, and an opportunity to walk through battlefields with signage describing the battle that occurred.

Battlefield Hike at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site: The Revolutionary War battle at Musgrove Mill was an important turning point in the SC backcountry area. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking trails, a waterfall and learn the history of the mill. FREE with a South Carolina State Park Passport

Musgrove Mill Battlefield

Also, check out the Revolutionary War battlefield at King’s Mountain. There you can hike through the battlefield of a Patriot victory and a turning point for the southern campaign.

Where to Buy Fireworks & Firecrackers in Greenville

A responsibly executed private fireworks display can be a great alternative to the large crowds of a public event. These vendors sold fireworks in 2022 and we will be updating the list as they open closer to Independence Day.

Carolina Fireworks 2

3912 Augusta Rd, Greenville | 864.918.1981

Carolina Fireworks

440 Old Cedar Rock Rd, Easley | 864.850.0077

Neil’s Fireworks

2653 US-25, Travelers Rest | 864.320.9949

Pyro Pro Shop

9075 SC-11, Campobello | 864.558.6548

TNT Fireworks

Multiple locations (see website)

Please obey all local laws and safety measures regarding the use of personal fireworks.

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7 years ago

There is an Independence Day celebration at the Simpsonville Amphitheater at Heritage Park! Gates open at five, event starts at six.

7 years ago

There is an Independence Day celebration at the Simpsonville Amphitheater at Heritage Park on July 2! Gates open at five, event starts at six.

7 years ago

Are there fireworks going on anywhere on either the 1st or 2nd of July?

7 years ago
Reply to  Shon

Not that we have seen but there may be smaller events going on that aren’t on our list.

7 years ago
Reply to  Shon

We have our grands and we’re looking also. Did you find any in Greenville county?

6 years ago
Reply to  Beth

Faith Baptist in Taylors does a great fireworks show on the 4th!

6 years ago
Reply to  Carme

Is it open to the public?

6 years ago
Reply to  Shon

Williamston Mineral Spring Park on July 1st


William Quackenbush
6 years ago

What happened with Furman?? They usually have a great show of Fireworks and a Symphony playing at the same time!! Are they not doing it this year??

5 years ago

No they haven’t done it in couple of years. I wish they did it was one of my favorites

Michele Knowles
5 years ago

Thank you so very much for creating Kidding around Greenville.
My daughter (5) Olivia and I moved here a few months ago and
your information about what to do here has made our new journey
amazing. Thank you again and Blessings to you and your adorable family

Michele K

5 years ago

This is wonderful to hear! Welcome to the area and we hope you are able to make wonderful memories here with your family. ~Kristina

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