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Greer: Freedom Blast

Music, skydiving & fireworks

June 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
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Not your traditional Independence Day celebration!  That's the way Greer's City Administrator describes Freedom Blast, the annual festival the city celebrates.  The festival is marking its 11th year.

This year, Freedom Blast, which happens on Saturday, June 29th at Greer City Park, will be sticking with to a familiar: great music, exciting fireworks, and a touching tribute to our military and veterans. 

Greer fireworks over city hall
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First of all, the event will honor active military and veterans with the return of the Team Fastrax professional parachute demonstration at 6pm to kick things off. It will close at 10pm with a huge fireworks display.  In between, guests will enjoy live music by Ashland Craft and James Tucker, military displays and ve­hicles, crafts, activities and inflatables for children, a wide selection of food vendors, the Texas Road­house Rib Eating Contest, and a military tribute featuring the Preston Johnson Veterans Walk to recognize all who have served.

“We’re often asked why the City of Greer holds its Fourth of July festival in late June,” Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “The simple answer is that Freedom Blast isn’t a traditional Indepen­dence Day celebration. It certainly has many of the fun elements of those events, but our primary goal is to recognize the men and women who have made and continue to make possible the freedoms we enjoy today. I can’t think of a better way to usher in upstate Independence Day celebrations the follow­ing week. We’re very pleased that Freedom Blast has become an annual tradition for many families from across the Carolinas and Georgia.”  

Ashland Craft & Band
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The event is free.  Complete information is available at www.freedomblast.org  

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