City of Greenville cancels July 4 event, fireworks


GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The City of Greenville will not host the red, white and blue event on the Fourth of July.

The city has traditionally used County Square as the launch site for the July 4 fireworks.

City officials said due to construction taking place in the area, it is not possible to host the event.

Media Relations for the City of Greenville, Beth Brotherton said, “Traditionally we’ve always had our fireworks display shot off from the county square area and this year it is under full construction.”

Brotherton said, “As anybody who has been in downtown Greenville knows, the landscape around here is changing, there’s been a lot of development, and you really need for a firework show this size, one of the biggest in the state, a very large area for those shells to fall.”

Some local restaurants are disappointed.

General Manager at Luna Rose, Jeni Blythe said, “We won’t have as much foot traffic as normal, normally for Fourth of July the streets are lined with people.”

According to city officials, identifying a new site that meets safety requirements and would not negatively impact surrounding uses is a challenge, but the city will continue to explore potential options for the future.

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