Greensboro, NC -- The new White Oak Amphitheatre will host the Fun Fourth's fireworks finale for the first time this year.
In years past, the fireworks were set off from Grimsley High School. Cars would line Wendover Avenue and the area around Friendly Center to enjoy the show.
At the new venue, the event and parking will continue to be free of charge. All coliseum parking lots are available for parking, except for fireworks shoot zone in the southeast corner of the main lot.
The Greensboro Department of Transportation plans to use signs and barricades for the nearby neighborhoods to keep out non-local traffic. People living in those areas will still be able to get home. (see interactive map below)
The concert with the Greensboro Philharmonia Orchestra will begin at 7:30 with the fireworks starting at 9:30. (see full schedule below)
City leaders estimate 60,000 people will be able to see this year's fireworks within a 3-mile radius of the coliseum complex.
View Greensboro's Fun Fourth Fireworks in a larger map
BLOCK PARTY-- Fun Fourth Block Party - July 2
7:15pm -- Eric and the Chill Tones
9:30pm -- Walrus
Located at the corner of Summit, Lindsay & Church Streets. Admission is $10 at the gate.
PARADE & FESTIVAL -- Fun Fourth Festival in Downtown - July 4
-- Parade: The Fun Fourth Parade is July 4th in downtown Greensboro, beginning at 9:30am. The Parade route begins at Greene and Bellemeade, proceeds south on Greene, east on Market, north on Church, ending at the Greensboro Children's Museum.
-- Join WFMY News 2 at 11 a.m. for a record-breaking attempt at the world's largest group drumroll! Find out more here.
-- Festival: Streets remain closed until at least 6:30 p.m. (Find out more info here)
FIREWORKS -- Fun Fourth Fireworks at White Oak Amphitheatre - July 4
5:30 p.m. - gates open for Parking & Tailgating
6:30 p.m. - gates open to seating in Amphitheatre
7:30 p.m. - News & Record Pops Concert
8:50 p.m. - Independence Day Ceremonies
9:30 p.m. - Patriotic Music and Fireworks Finale (weather permitting)
-- Admission and parking are free. No lawn chairs or outside food/beverages are allowed inside the amphithreatre. The amphithreatre is smoke-free.
WFMY News 2