A colorful fireworks show will light up the night sky on Wednesday, July 4 at Spartanburg’s annual Independence Day celebration – Red, White, and Boom. The event will be held at Barnet Park beginning at 6 pm (Gates open at 5 pm).
“We are pleased to be able to bring this family-friendly celebration to the Spartanburg community and the entire Upstate,” said City Special Events Manager Mandy Merck. “There will be lots of patriotic music, food, kid’s activities, and of course, a huge fireworks finale at the end of the celebration. We are very excited to be having this event for the second year actually on July 4th.”
Patriotic music will be provided by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and the Spartanburg Community Band. Then put on your dancing shoes for music by The Half Dozen Brass Band, an exciting New Orleans style jazz group from Athens, GA.
Kids can also enjoy unlimited climbing, jumping, and sliding fun on inflatables from Will and Kris Amusements. (There will be a $10 charge for a wristband to enjoy the inflatables.)
Food and drinks will be sold inside the park. Visitors can enjoy Coca Cola and Budweiser products, refreshing lemonade, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Papa John’s Pizza, Carolina Italian Ice, BBQ sandwiches, sweet roasted corn on the cob, PhillySteak sandwiches, chicken or beef pita, chicken on a stick, hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos, fried chocolate chip cookie dough and more.
General admission for Red, White and Boom is $5 per person – with children ages 6 and under being Free. Advance tickets can be purchased at any Bruster’s Real Ice Cream location in Spartanburg (3 locations) Carolina Alliance Bank (downtown Spartanburg) and Spartan Federal Credit Union (Charisma Drive). Tickets will also be available starting at 5 pm on July 4 from the Barnet Park box office adjacent to Converse Street.
Visitors are reminded that there is nearby parking in the St. John Street Parking garage – next to the Chapman Cultural Center. There are also other parking facilities (Dunbar Street, Magnolia Street and Kennedy Street) within a short walk to Barnet Park. All parking is free in city-owned facilities.
For more information, please visit the City of Spartanburg's website.