Fireworks to Light Up the Sky at Independence Day Celebration Red White & Boom

June 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

A colorful fireworks show will light up the night sky on Monday, 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 first time ever actually

Entertainment will be provided by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and the Spartanburg Community Band. The Craig Woolard Band from Myrtle Beach will also be performing. “We will have a dance floor in front of the stage for all of the shaggers out there,” said Merck. WSPA News Channel 7’s Amy Wood and long-time radio broadcaster Bill Drake will emcee the event.

Kids can also have 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.)

Various displays will also be set up inside the park – including the Blue Star Mothers, Hands For Soldiers, Boy Scouts of America, and the Girl Scouts of the Piedmont.

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, hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos, and more. (Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age and present a valid ID.)

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). Tickets will also be available starting at 5 pm on July 4 from the new Barnet Park box office adjacent to Converse Street.

No pets, coolers, or outside food is permitted.

Visitors are reminded that there is nearby parking in the new 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.

Daniel Morgan Avenue – between Pine Street and Church Street – will be closed approximately five minutes prior to the start of the fireworks show. It will remain closed until the show is completed (approximately 20 minutes.)

Red, White, and Boom is presented by the City of Spartanburg and is also sponsored by AT&T, Budweiser of Spartanburg, Coca Cola of Spartanburg, News Channel 7, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, and WSSL 100.5.