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Old 07-05-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The Fun Fourth Festival in Greensboro is dubbed as the largest fourth of July festival in the state. The festival literally stretched a mile down Elm Street and included Center-City Park, LeBauer Park and the ballpark.They had trolley buses to transport people from one end of downtown to the other.*The only thing I hate is that ever since DGI took over the festival they have omitted having the Fourth of July Parade. This is my biggest complaint. They need to bring the parade back. The festival really kicked off with a block party the evening before. For the first time the official fourth fire works display was held at First National Bank Field. The fireworks did not go as high as they have always gone in the past but I assume that was for safety reasons being that having the display at the ballpark with so many people around was a pretty tight fit. Here are some photo I took.

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Old 07-05-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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Though I skipped the Fun 4th this year, too bloody hot, I agree about the parade being gone. I think having the fireworks at FNBF was a mistake; with the thousands that show up just to see the fireworks the stadium is nowhere large enough to accommodate but just a fraction of the crowd. Traffic was jammed every direction, if there was a business with a parking lot it was open season.
The fireworks should move back to the coliseum.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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We were there yesterday. I couldn't really enjoy myself with the massive amount of crowds there and trying to navigate in and out of the crowds with a stroller.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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The heat was terrible. Another complaint I have is when the whole thing started. It started at 1 pm, the hottest part of the day. In the past it started early in the morning after the parade. I heard people say they miss the morning schedule because they could check Fun Fourth out before it got to hot.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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That's true for us; before the stationary parade concept we would attend the parade then head to the festivities. Sometimes we would take a break and come back later in the day.
Not a personal shot skinsguy but it puzzles me why people bring kids that require strollers and pets to these type events.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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That's true for us; before the stationary parade concept we would attend the parade then head to the festivities. Sometimes we would take a break and come back later in the day.
Not a personal shot skinsguy but it puzzles me why people bring kids that require strollers and pets to these type events.
It's positioned as a family-friendly event. It's unreasonable to think that shouldn't include families with at least one kid that needs a stroller, no?
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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It's positioned as a family-friendly event. It's unreasonable to think that shouldn't include families with at least one kid that needs a stroller, no?
Funny you didn't defend the pets. As skinsguy stated navigating a stroller through the crowd proved difficult and this holds true for those trying to navigate around the strollers. It's frustrating for both parties.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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Funny you didn't defend the pets. As skinsguy stated navigating a stroller through the crowd proved difficult and this holds true for those trying to navigate around the strollers. It's frustrating for both parties.
Then don't go to events billed as "family friendly". Simple.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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If you dont like crowds it would certainly be frustrating. People everywhere and people stopping on front of you while you are walking. It was worse at the ballpark. It was already hot and humid. Add thousands of bodies surrounding you in a stadium generating heat, I could easily see someone passing out if they haven't been drinking enough water throughout the day. Some girl sprayed bug repellant on herself and the spray and fumes were blowing around through the crowd at the ballpark. That would have neen enough to make anyone pass out
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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Funny you didn't defend the pets. As skinsguy stated navigating a stroller through the crowd proved difficult and this holds true for those trying to navigate around the strollers. It's frustrating for both parties.
Why is that funny? I don't think it's unreasonable to say that it's a little harder to leave a kid at home than to leave a pet at home.

My kids aren't in strollers anymore, and I generally avoided taking them to super-crowded events when they were. I also think there are lots of events where it doesn't make sense to bring a small child. (The baby-in-the-movie-theater thing is no good for anyone.) But an outdoor family-friendly street festival with events aimed at kids and families? Yeah, I think one should expect a stroller or two.
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