Indeed it was a Fun Fourth in downtown Greensboro. This year, fireworks were moved from the Coliseum complex to east Greensboro, easily visible from downtown and many vantage points throughout the city. This made logistics easier as people could spread out to see the fireworks. Also, for those who were downtown all day, the transition from the Elm Street activities to watching fireworks was made without having to get in a vehicle. The above photo was taken at the corner Davie and Market Streets. Fireworks exploded as music played and children, many on a parent's shoulder, delighted in the very generous pyrotechnics.
When the city's fireworks concluded, the display over the Grasshopper stadium began. These fireworks were also spectacular. At the end of the night, traffic cleared pretty quickly. However, the family below had a great idea. They dressed their young children in jammies and let them light sparklers on the sidewalk, while waiting for traffic to die down. What a memory maker for those little ones- the sight, sound, and smell of sparklers will stay with them for a very long time.
From now until Labor Day, things get pretty quiet, and hot. Hello dog days of summer!