Independence Day isn't canceled, but some of the Upstate's most popular celebrations are
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Greenville, many Fourth of July festivities such as downtown Greenville's Red, White and Blue Festival are cancelled this year.
However, there are still fireworks shows and family friendly events scheduled around the Upstate — with social distancing urged.
Here's where to celebrate Independence Day:
- Red, White and Brew 5K: July 4 at 10 a.m. at Brewery 85. The event costs $25 to run or walk, and there will be a free 400 meter kids run. All finishers 21 years-or-older will receive a free beer at the end. To sign up visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Greenville/Mauldin
- Red, White and Blue Ridge (POSTPONED): Originally scheduled for June 28, the community tailgate with live music and snow cones is to be held at a later date to be announced. Admission is free.
- Star-Spangled Splash at Shipwreck Cove Water Park: 7-10 p.m. July 3 in Duncan. Event includes a fireworks display and tickets are $10 per person, children 2 and under are free. For more info visit: https://www.shipwreckcovewaterpark.com/
- Let Freedom Ring Celebration in Fingerville: 4-9:30p.m. July 3. Event includes music, fireworks, food and a cornhole tournament. You must bring your own chairs to 3155 Peachtree Rd., Chesnee.
- Independence Day Blues Festival: 7 p.m. July 3 at the Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10-$40 per person available on Eventbrite.com.
- Old Rock Quarry Winery’s 4th of July Event: 2-5 p.m. July 4. The event includes live music and a Cuban food truck at 620 Old Rock Quarry Rd., Enoree
- There are no public events scheduled in Anderson this year. The popular ClemsonFest and Lake Hartwell fireworks shows were both canceled due to the coronavirus.
- Golf Tournament and Celebration at The Rock Golf Club and Resort: July 4, all day event including a golf tournament, grand openings of their new clubhouse, hiking trails and horseback riding. Night time events include a concert, food vendors and fireworks. For more info visit: therockgolfclub.com
- Love my Liberty: 6-9 p.m. July 4. Enjoy free hot dogs, kids' activities, live music and a cornhole tournament. Bring your own chairs to watch the firework show at Rec Stadium on Highway 93.
- Fireworks at Sunset Marina start at nightfall, according to the business' Facebook. Sunset is slated for 8:45 p.m. Fireworks can be seen by water or land at 900 Gap Hill Rd, Six Mile, SC. The show should last about an hour, according to the Facebook post.
- The annual Seneca Fourth of July Celebration: The city's music and fireworks show will continue as planned. Gates open at 6 p.m. at Gignilliat Field, and the number of attendees will be limited to ensure social distancing, so get there early to claim your spot. Music from 6 to 8 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m., according to the city's Facebook page. No outside coolers permitted, masks highly encouraged and no admittance cost. Food and drink will be available to purchase at the event. More info here.
- Fireworks at Keowee Marina begin at 9 p.m. near Seneca. The show is best seen by boat, but drivers are encouraged to find a spot in the marina's parking lot and set up chairs to enjoy the show. The marina is at 150 Keowee Marina Dr, Seneca, SC.
Know of another July 4th event? Contact LKThomas@gannett.com