Firework displays and rules in Greenville, SC

Baby, you're a firework. | Photo via Pexels

Unless you love bonding over a cul-de-sac cleanup, it’s nice to let someone else handle the Independence Day spectacle. Plus, local orgs are pros at showing off some incredible displays. 

Consider us your one-stop firework shop. Read on for public firework displays, your favorite vantages to watch the lights, and tips to DIY. Bonus: If your pup is sensitive to sound, we’ve got some spots for you, too.

Public firework displays

  • Fountain Inn Fireworks Spectacular | Main Street, Fountain Inn | Sat., July 2 | 6 p.m.-dark | Listen to Cravin’ Melon + enjoy bites from local food trucks before the show begins. 
  • Celebrate Simpsonville | CCNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park, 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville | Sun., July 3 | 5:30 p.m. | The Village People, known for their tune “Y.M.C.A” play a free concert before the fireworks show + finale.
  • Fireworks on the Fourth | Unity Park, 320 S. Hudson St. | Mon., July 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Prep your picnic dinner and eat beneath the rocket’s red glare. 
  • Red, White, and Blue Picnic | Fluor Field at the West End | Sun., July 3 | 5 p.m. | Feast on an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet, catch the Greenville Drive play, and stick around for the post game fireworks show.

Check out Kidding Around Greenville’s roundup for more places to catch fireworks beyond Greenville County

Where to watch

You may be asking, what’s better than seeing one display? Seeing all of them. Follow the map for our favorite vantage points for a view of the festivities anywhere you look.

Firework safety

Did you know that larger fireworks explode at a diameter of 800+ feet (about the length of two and a half Liberty Bridges)? Pretty incredible — until they go off on your lawn. Luckily, there’s rules in place so you can contribute to the spectacle safely.

Fireworks are legal in SC, but Greenville County + its municipalities come with their own exceptions and restrictions. If you decide to DIY, follow these guidelines

Celebrate some peace + quiet

Before you spend the night trying to lure your four-legged friend out from under the bed, you may want to get as far from the commotion as possible.Your best option is a nearby state park, like Paris Mountain State Park or Table Rock State Park. Pack some food and water and hit the trails + camp out if you’re looking to stargaze.