The City of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Dash are pleased to offer the annual Independence Day extravaganza at BB&T Ballpark on Monday, July 4. The events begin at 4 p.m. on First Street and finishes with Winston-Salem’s official Fourth of July fireworks show after the Dash’s 7 p.m. game versus the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

First Street will be open to the public between Peters Creek Parkway and Green Street. Attendees will enjoy Dash inflatables, music, and many food trucks from the city. Some beer will also be available.

BB&T Ballpark’s gates open at 5:45 p.m. before the Dash game. A longer than usual fireworks presentation will be after the game.

Both paid and free parking will be offered around downtown, and all of these places will be less than a 1/2 mile from BB&T Ballpark’s entrance. A complete parking map for the Fourth of July will be out later this month. Attendees should expect delays starting at 5:30 p.m. due to work and regular ballpark traffic.

“Our Fourth of July game has become a marquee event in Winston-Salem,” stated Dash team president Geoff Lassiter. “We are excited about an expanded celebration, and we are thankful that the City of Winston-Salem has helped us transform the game into an exciting event for our community.”

“Independence Day is not complete without fireworks,” Mayor Allen Joines said, “and the Winston-Salem Dash has a justly earned reputation for having the best fireworks in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and beyond. The city is proud to partner with them to ensure our citizens have a safe and accessible means to enjoy this Fourth of July tradition.”

Tickets are almost run out,however the game will sell out soon. The Dash’s Fourth of July home games over the last two seasons have drawn the two highest attendances in BB&T Ballpark’s seven-season history.