Are you looking for a fun activity for the family on this 4th of July? 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 special holiday as well with your family. Whether you are looking for fireworks or just a fun way to celebrate Independence Day with kids, we’ve found an event for you near Greenville, SC. 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.
This article includes:
Fireworks Displays and Events Near Greenville
Fireworks and Events Near Spartanburg
Fireworks and Events Near Pickens
Fireworks and 4th of July Near Anderson
Fireworks in Oconee
Fireworks and Events in WNC
Revolutionary War Battlefields and Alternate Ways to Celebrate Independence Day
Where to Buy Fireworks Near Greenville, SC
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Fireworks Displays and Community 4th of July Events Near Greenville
Greer Freedom Blast
June 25th, 2022 in Greer
Greer Freedom Blast will start at 6 pm with live music and activities and end at 10:30 pm with fireworks.
4th Annual Family, Fun, & Fireworks Celebration at Hartness
July 1st, 2022 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.
Independence Day Celebration in Fountain Inn
July 2nd, 2022 at 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 2nd, 2022 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 at 9 am Awards will be given to the Most Patriotic and the Most Creative.
Red, White, & Blue Ridge Community Celebration
July 3rd, 2022 at Locust Hill Baptist Church
Locust Hill Baptist Church celebrates the 4th with a barbecue dinner, a concert featuring Jacob Johnson, waterslides for kids, a photo booth, shaved ice & the best fireworks show in Blue Ridge! Event starts at 6 pm and fireworks are at 9:30 pm.
July 3rd, 2022 in Simpsonville
Celebrate Simpsonville will begin at 6 pm with live music and conclude with fireworks.
Fireworks on the 4th at Unity Park
July 4th from 6 pm to 10 pm
Greenville’s 4th of July Celebration moves to Unity Park in 2022 with Fireworks on the 4th. This is not a large festival and food for purchase will be limited. 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
Red, White, and Boom
July 2nd, 2022 at Shipwreck Cove
Enjoy swimming and having fun at this popular waterpark, finished with a fireworks display for just $15 per person. The event runs from 7-10 pm. Shipwreck Cove Event Page
July 4th, 2022 at Barnet Park
The City of Spartanburg will host Red, White, and Boom at Barnet Park on July 4 from 6-10 pm fireworks at 9:30 pm.
Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations Near Pickens, SC
Historic Easley 4th of July Festival
July 2nd-4th, 2022 in Easley
The annual festival will include three days of fun and end with fireworks, which will start at 9:30 pm. You can see the fireworks within one mile of downtown Easley.
July 3rd, 2022 in Central, SC
The festivities happen at Spitoono Field and include food, games, music and fireworks. Gates at 5:30 pm and fireworks start around 9:30 pm.
4th of July Celebration at The Market at the Mill
July 4th, 2022
Celebrate the 4th of July in Pickens from 6-10 pm with kids’ rides, food vendors, live music, and fireworks.
Love My Liberty
2022 info coming soon.
From 6-10 pm, celebrate July 4th at Liberty Rec Stadium with food, games, music and fireworks.
Where to See Fireworks Near Anderson, SC
4th of July Celebration at Big Water Marina in Anderson
July 2nd, 2022 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.
Where to See Fireworks and Celebrate Independence Day in Oconee
Walhalla Independence Fest
July 1st through 4th, 2022 in downtown Wallallah
Midway rides, free live music, kids bike parade, food trucks, shopping, and more on Main Street in Walhalla for Independence Fest. Fireworks are Sunday, July 3rd at 9:15 pm.
4th of July Celebration
July 4th, 2022 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 9:30 pm.
Fireworks and July 4th Near Western North Carolina
Hendersonville, NC 4th of July Concert and Fireworks
July 4th, 2022 in Hendersonville, NC
4th of July parade in Hendersonville, NC 10:30 am to 11 am
Live Music and fireworks from 5 pm to 10 pm: Located about an hour north of Greenville, Hendersonville celebrates the 4th with two stages of music, bounce houses, kids games and activities, food trucks, and more. The event begins at 5 pm and fireworks start at 9:15 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.
Independence Day Celebration at Lake Julian
July 4th, 2022 in Arden, NC
About an hour and 15 minutes north of Greenville, Arden’s Lake Julian welcomes visitors for a day that includes FREE fishing, as part of North Carolina’s Free Fishing Day. 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 9:15 pm. Visitors should arrive no later than 7:45 pm to find park and enter the park. Be sure to check the event website for parking and fee information before you go.
Alternative Ways to Spend the Patriotic Holiday
Revolutionary War Battlefields Near Upstate, SC
For a history lesson pertinent 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 2021 and we will be updating this list again as vendors open for 2022.
Big G Fireworks
339B S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville | 864,509.6367
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.