3. High Point
I have been writing about the Uncle Sam Jam in High Point for at least a decade, though I’ve never been to it and have never seen an advertisement for the event. But they still do it every year, apparently, at Oak Hollow Festival Park, where the controlled explosions begin at sunset. It is the lone big-time fireworks display in High Point this weekend, though there should be plenty of rogues in the nighttime sky.
There are three large public fireworks displays in the Camel City this weekend. One is at BB&T Ballpark, coming on after the Dash play the Frederick Keys at 6:30 p.m. Old Salem has a display in the works, too, breaking the fourth wall of the period park. And Bethabara Park in the north has one was well, bringing the total to three. Roman candle fights in the backyard don’t count.
The annual city fireworks display, moved in recent years from Grimsley High School to the coliseum, is the grandest exploding tradition, with music from the symphony accompanying the big bang booms. After the Grasshoppers finish with the Hickory Crawdads, NewBridge Bank Park will engage in a newer rite of summer. Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark has a show planned as well, making three for Greensboro, and a very rare tie in the ranking.