If you're headed out to Symphony Park to Celebrate America on July 2, don't miss these top 4 insider tips -- from getting the best spot on the lawn to parking and more.
1. Arrive and buy your tickets earlyWe're expecting a large crowd, and the best spots always get snatched up right when the gates open at 5 p.m. If you haven't purchased your tickets in advance, ticket prices will increase at the gate.
2. Bring water, sunscreen, & bug sprayWe'll have vendors selling beverages on-site, but it's going to be very hot and crowded. Wine and beer are allowed, but we ask that you please drink responsibly. You may bring umbrellas, but you will be asked to take them down right before the orchestra starts playing.
3. Carpool or use rideshare to get to the parkParking is limited to the SouthPark Mall parking lot, which means close parking to the main gate gets claimed very early in the day. For your convenience, we have a guest drop off area right by the main gate.
4. Bring low-back chairs or blanketsAs a courtesy to others, especially those sitting on blankets, please bring low-back chairs, such as one you might bring to the beach. We ask that if you do bring a high-back chair to please sit around the perimeter of the lawn and the park.
Most importantly, be respectful to others around you, and just have fun! For more information on accessibility, prohibited items, and more, visit our FAQ page.