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 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.
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.
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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
This list is curated for your information and does not imply an endorsement. Please check original sources for current information and weather updates. *Copyright Kidding Around Media 2023
This article is sponsored by the City of Laurens’ Freedom Fest
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.
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.
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 4th of July Celebration will be at Unity Park in 2023 with Fireworks on the 4th. There will be a list of food trucks available closer to the event date. It is recommended that families bring a picnic and enjoy time in the park.
O’Neal Church of God Celebration
2023 TBA @ 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.
4th of July Parade at Clare’s Creamery
Decorate your bike or wagon to win a prize at this family-friendly event at Clare’s Creamery in Greenville.
5th Annual Family, Fun, & Fireworks Celebration at Hartness
2023 TBA at Greenville’s Hartness Community
Bring lawn chairs or blankets to Hartness’ Grand Lawn for their annual celebration of America’s birthday! There will be food trucks, music, games, and more. This event is from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and is capped off with a fireworks finale.
Mt Pisgah Baptist Church Freedom Celebration
2023 TBA at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
Join the celebration from 7-10 pm at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Easley.
Red, White, & Blue Ridge Community Celebration
2023 TBA at Locust Hill Baptist Church
Locust Hill Baptist Church celebrates the 4th with a barbecue dinner, a concert featuring Glassy Mountain Band with Jacob Hudson, waterslides for kids, a photo booth, shaved ice & the best fireworks show in Blue Ridge! The event starts at 6 pm and the fireworks are at 9:30 pm.
Where to See Fireworks and Celebrate the 4th of July Near Spartanburg, SC
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
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.
Watermelon Crawl Festival
Watermelon Crawl Festival with a Kids Zone ($5), entertainment, food, and fireworks from 6-9 pm. Fireworks start at 9:20 pm. The Watermelon Crawl has a large firework display, so plan accordingly.
Fireworks at First
2023 TBA 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, which will start at 9:45 pm. 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.
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
2023 Details TBA
Where to See Fireworks Near Anderson, SC
4th of July Celebration at Big Water Marina in Anderson
July 1st, 2023 in Starr, SC
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.
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
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 pm- until. The pool will also open at 4 pm.
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
2023 TBA: 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.
For more things to do plus great dining options, check out our Things to Do Guide to Hendersonville, NC.
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
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
5201 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors | 864.848.3843
440 Old Cedar Rock Rd, Easley | 864.850.0077
2653 US-25, Travelers Rest | 864.320.9949
Pyro Pro Shop
9075 SC-11, Campobello | 864.558.6548
Multiple locations (see website)
Please obey all local laws and safety measures regarding the use of personal fireworks.
There is an Independence Day celebration at the Simpsonville Amphitheater at Heritage Park! Gates open at five, event starts at six.
There is an Independence Day celebration at the Simpsonville Amphitheater at Heritage Park on July 2! Gates open at five, event starts at six.
Are there fireworks going on anywhere on either the 1st or 2nd of July?
Not that we have seen but there may be smaller events going on that aren’t on our list.
We have our grands and we’re looking also. Did you find any in Greenville county?
Faith Baptist in Taylors does a great fireworks show on the 4th!
Is it open to the public?
Williamston Mineral Spring Park on July 1st
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??
No they haven’t done it in couple of years. I wish they did it was one of my favorites
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
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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