The Fourth of July is going to be bursting with activities in Greenville.
The day kicks off with the annual Firecracker 5K and Fun Run through historic Park Street, starting at Park Street Baptist Church. The 1-mile Fun Run will start at 7:15 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 7:45 a.m. After the run, many will stay in the Park Street area for the next event: the Park Street Parade.
A favorite of many in the area, this year’s Park Street Parade is slated to begin at 10 a.m.
As the name implies, the parade will run along Park Street and feature bands, antique cars, characters in costumes, pets and more.
After the parade, the annual Patriotic Program will happen at Kavanaugh Methodist Church at 11 a.m.
Everything from singing to live-action portrayals and more will take place, with a duet of “Stars and Stripes Forever” on the church’s pipe organ.
Fireworks will finish the night at the annual Bottle Rocket Bash, put on by the Greenville Recreation Department.
The event kicks off at the Greenville Sports Park at 6 p.m.
“We’ll have bounce houses, food, music, face painting and more,” said Recreation Specialist Pamela Vierus. “There should be something for everyone.”
Vierus said the largest fireworks show in Hunt County will start just after dusk.
“We’ll be playing music that is synchronized with the fireworks show, as well,” she said.