It is the tradition in Greensboro to celebrate the Fourth of July on a weekend, rather than the actual fourth, so that more folks can participate. Our “Funky Fourth” celebration consists of a parade which features local organizations, farm equipment, antique cars, the infamous Greensboro Ladies Walking Society and world-famous Bread and Puppet, fireworks (which may or may not fall on the same day as the parade, games and music on the green in front of town hall, and the chicken BBQ.

The BBQ is held on the side lawn of the church and the grills are fired up at 7 am in preparation for serving from 11:00 to 1:00. The meals consist of a half chicken, grilled and seasoned to perfection, coleslaw that features a unique vinegar/oil dressing, a roll, drink, and dessert. Some folks take everything home to enjoy later in the day, but most sit under the tent, chat with their neighbors and enjoy the camaraderie of a shared meal.

This year for the first time, reservations are not required. Just mosey on over to the church after the parade and enjoy a community event that is a beloved Greensboro tradition. What could be better than good food shared with good friends on a beautiful summer day!