Fun Fourth Block Party Moving To Hamburger Square Park In Downtown Greensboro

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Greensboro, NC -- It's only March, but planning has already begun for the only Fun Fourth Festival in the Triad. There is one minor change for the annual kickoff block party in downtown Greensboro.

Tuesday, Fun Fourth Festival organizers announced that the block party held the night before July 4 will now be at Hamburger Square Park on McGee Street, near Natty Greene's Brewing Co. It has traditionally been held at Festival park off Davie Street.

On Thursday, July 4 all the red, white & blue family fun you can have in a day is going to engulf downtown Greensboro. More than 90,000 people are expected to enjoy this community event commemorating America's creation, organizers said. 

Full 2013 Fun Fourth Festival Schedule

Saturday, June 29 - 8 a.m.
Fun Fourth Freedom Run and Walk, 10K and 2-mile Fun Run & Walk
Run or walk in honor of our dedicated military personnel & veterans. Headquarters/Start/Finish: Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 301 N. Greene St.
Day of Race Registration: 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Pre-registration and fees online:  

Wednesday, July 3
Kickoff Block Party presented by Natty Greene's
7 - 11 p.m.
Hamburger Square Park at Natty Greene's, 345 S. Elm St.
Admission: Free. Wristbands $1.
Bring your lawn chairs, dancing shoes and friends!
Free parking; no pets or coolers, please.

Thursday, July 4
9:30am - Independence Day Parade at Fun Fourth Festival
Parade route: Begins at N. Greene & Bellemeade Street, travels south on Greene, east on Market, north on Church, ending at the Greensboro Children's Museum
Admission: Free. Parade Application available at
Free parking; no pets or coolers, please.

10am- 6:30am- Fun Fourth Street Festival
Downtown Greensboro Cultural District and Center City Park
Admission: Free. Features four stages of live music, fair food, beverages, crafts and children's activities. 
Free parking; no pets or coolers, please.

7:30pm-10pm- News & Record Pops Concert and Gate City Fireworks Spectacular
Gates open 6 p.m. - White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex...Admission: Free.
Patriotic Pops by the Greensboro Concert Band, 7:30-8:50 p.m.
Independence Day Ceremonies, 8:50-9:20 p.m.
Gate City Fireworks Spectacular, 9:30-10 p.m.

Tailgating allowed in parking lots only. Cushions or blankets welcome on lawn. No lawn chairs or outside food & beverages allowed in amphitheatre. Parking free after 6 p.m.; no pets, please. **Rain date: Friday, July 5

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