City of Pickens Fourth of July Fireworks CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER City leaders say the event will be rescheduled.
Red, White and Blue Festival Downtown Greenville 5-10:30 p.m. Fireworks, music, and food Map
Greenville Drive Fluor Field Home Game vs. Savannah Sand Gnats 6 p.m. Baseball and evening fireworks
Hillbilly Day Mountain Rest,SC 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bluegrass, BBQ, and games
4th of July Celebration Newberry 6-10:30 p.m. Rides, music, skydiving, and fireworks
Red, White, & Boom Spartanburg's Barnet Park 6-10 p.m. Music by Brett Eldredge, BBQ, food, and fireworks
Ingles Fourth Of July Celebration Downtown Asheville 4-9:30 p.m. Pack Square Park
2013 Independence Day Patriotic Pops! Simpsonville 8pm VIP Tables: $300 (an entire VIP table includes seating for 6 people, complimentary food & beverages, and three premium parking passes) Adult Single Seat at a VIP Table: $75 per person (includes one premium parking pass per two seats) Child (ages 3-12) Single Seat at a VIP Table: $30 per child General Admission Lawn Seating: $5.00 per person
Firecracker Frolic 5k Easley at Old Market Square 7:30 a.m. Entry fee: $17.76
Celebrate America Festival! Downtown Easley at the Old Market Square 2-11 p.m. Carnival rides, fireworks, and music
"Nights of Fire" at Carowinds 14523 Carowinds Blvd. Nightly from July 4 to August 11, Carowinds theme park will celebrate with "Night of Fire," as the sky lights up each evening with a stunning fireworks celebration.
Red, White and Blue Shoes Greenville at Furman University 8 a.m. Cost: $30
U.S. National Whitewater Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival The USNWC 4th of July Festival features live music and fireworks over the man-made whitewater river.
Cowpens Celebration of Freedom Gaffney 9 a.m.-5p.m. Family activities, music, and battlefield walks
Sweets & Treats in Early America Spartanburg at Price House 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Taste sweets enjoyed by Americans in the early 1800s, including homemade icecream
Fewer people are expected to hit the road this July 4th holiday in the Carolinas, according to AAA.
The group predicts higher gas prices and a shorter holiday weekend will keep people close to home.
With that in mind, the roads will still be busy with an expected 470,000 to be on the roads in South Carolina. Nearly 1 million are predicted to be driving on North Carolina roads.
Gas prices in the Palmetto State are averaging $3.13 per gallon of unleaded. That's the cheapest in the country at last check, according to gasbuddy.com. And Upstate motorists are lucky enough to have the lowest prices in the state, depending on what city you live in.
North Carolina drivers are paying a bit more for fuel, with the state averaging $3.38 per gallon.
LongHorn Steakhouse is serving up a national campaign where grillers seeking tips can ask grill masters questions on Facebook, or by calling 1-855-LH-GRILL. This lasts from July 3-6 and the hotline hours are from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Iron Skillet and Country Pride home-style restaurants, including TA and PETRO sit-in restaurants, are offering free meals (up to $15 value) to all active duty military and vets. Last year's promo served more than 15,000 servicemen and women, says John Ponczoch, senior vice president of food service operations at Travel Centers of America.
Boston Market's "Family Meal" options are 50 percent off with a coupon.
Shermin-Williams will be offering 30 percent off most paints and stains through July 8.
Payless Shoe Source is offering a buy-one-get the second pair 50 percent off promo, which is good until July 7.
The recently purchased Cardi's Furnitiure chain promises a free purchase on July 4 if the local temperature hits 98 degrees.