What you need to know about Fourth of July fireworks at Unity Park

From parking to food offerings, here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to attend the fireworks at Unity Park on the Fourth of July.


In the words of Mayor Knox White, it’s a “new Greenville tradition.” | Photo by the City of Greenville

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Happy almost Independence Day, GVL. Tuesday, July 4, is shaping up to be a busy day downtown, so here’s what you need to know before you head out for Clemson MBA Fireworks on the Fourth at Unity Park.



Save this map to help you park near Unity Park. | Map via The City of Greenville

If you’re headed to Unity Park, you can park for free in the city lots surrounding Unity Park. Tabernacle Baptist Church + The Kroc Center, across from the park, will offer paid parking.


Plan to ride the free Greenlink Trolley if you park downtown. | Map via The City of Greenville

Downtown parking garages will operate with a $5 special event rate + there are two ways to get to Unity Park:

  • Free Greenlink Trolleys will shuttle you to Unity Park.
  • You may walk via the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, however the trail will be closed temporarily after the fireworks show so Greenville Fire can clear the area of fireworks debris. Note: Pets, roller skates, skateboards, bikes, and other forms of personal transportation are not allowed due to security and safety restrictions.

As you’re making parking plans, keep in mind there’s also a sold out Greenville Drive game at Fluor Field.

Pro tip: Use the city’s interactive parking map to help find a spot.


Make note of these important times:

  • 4 p.m. | Greenlink Trolley shuttles begin service from downtown to Unity Park.
  • 6 p.m. | The Company Band takes the stage.
  • 7:30 p.m. | The 246 Army Band will perform, beginning with the Honor Guard and National Anthem.
  • 9:30 p.m. | Fireworks
  • 10:30 p.m. | Greenlink Shuttles resume service back downtown from Unity Park.


Bring your own food to picnic at the park — blankets, chairs, and coolers are allowed, but leave your tents and umbrellas at home. (Note: This is an alcohol-free event.)

Local food trucks will also line Mayberry Street:
J and S Wings 2 Go

The City of Greenville is offering more tips and tricks + answering frequently asked questions on its site.