Fun for the Fourth

It’s time to celebrate the land that we love!

Put on your most patriotic attire and get ready to usher in the Fourth with parades, festivals and an abundance of fireworks, of course!

Nearly every Triangle city and town has made plans to put on a lively red, white and blue affair for residents and guests to enjoy. No matter which event you choose, you’re sure to have a wonderful time wishing America a very “Happy Birthday!”

Cary

July 4th Celebration!
Tuesday, July 4 starting at 3 p.m.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway in Cary

Make sure to attend this free family-friendly event to ring in America’s 241st birthday with the Town of Cary. Gates will open at 3 p.m. with tons of rides, games, and activities for the kids. The Cary Town Band will perform at 5:45 p.m. and the N.C. Symphony will take the stage at 7:45 p.m. to fill the night air with music just before the fireworks start to explode.

Carrboro

2017 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, events throughout the day 

People’s Parade
10:40 a.m., line-up at 10 a.m.
East Weaver Street to Carrboro Town Hall in downtown Carrboro

Main Event
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main Street in downtown Carrboro

Get your fill of the Fourth in Carrboro with a day’s worth of events. The People’s Parade will lead off the celebration at 10:40 a.m. with games, contests, live music and special performances scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chapel Hill

4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Memorial Stadium, 104 Stadium Drive in Chapel Hill

Old fashioned family fun is in order at Chapel Hill’s 4th of July Celebration. From a watermelon eating contests and a live performance by RadioJacks to food trucks, face painting, street performers and more, guest of all ages will be entertained. Fireworks are scheduled to start exploding at 9:30 p.m. sharp.

Durham

Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell Street in downtown Durham

What could be better than spending Independence Day watching America’s favorite pastime? Fireworks after the game! Get tickets to see the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team take on the Charlotte Knights on Tuesday, July 4th and then hang around afterward to watch the sky light up with some serious pyrotechnics.

Fuquay-Varina

Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
South Park, 900 S. Main Street in Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina friends are invited to participate in the town’s annual Independence Day celebration at South Park on Monday. There will be fair rides for kids of all ages, food vendors with sweet and salty treats, and a live performance by Spare Change. Fireworks are scheduled to start at sundown.

Hillsborough

Picnic in the Park
Sunday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eno River Farmers Market, 144 E. Margaret Lane in downtown Hillsborough

Start celebrating Independence Day early at Hillsborough’s Picnic in the Park event with live performances by The Glorifying Vines, Harvey Dalton Arnold, Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Revue and Cool John Ferguson. Food trucks, yard games and a reading of the Declaration of Independence are also on the docket.

Garner

Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3 at 5 p.m.
Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road in Garner

Performances by Bull City Syndicate and the N.C. Symphony will set the stage for a patriotic evening under the stars. All attendees will be able to tour the Veterans Memorial and children will have access to the exciting Kids Adventure Zone with inflatables, games, and crafts. Fireworks will begin after 9 p.m.

Knightdale

Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Avenue in Knightdale

Gather at the Station for a big Independence Day celebration! The Chairman of the Board will headline the patriotic event, which will feature arts and crafts vendors and numerous food trucks including Cousins Maine Lobster, Barone Meatball, Two Roosters Ice Cream, Morfa Empanadas and much more. Children will also be entertained with a playground area including inflatables and interesting activities. Fireworks will take place at 9:15 p.m.

Mebane

Let Freedom Ring Parade
Tuesday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m., games, music and parade registration at 8:30 a.m.
Mebane Historical Museum, Second and Jackson Streets in downtown Mebane

Decorate your bike, scooter or wagon and join neighbors and friends in downtown Mebane for its fifth-annual Fourth of July parade. The Village Band and Bradford Academy Chorus will perform leading up to the start of the march.

Morrisville

July 3rd Fireworks
Monday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway in Morrisville

Food trucks and fireworks will lead the Fourth of July fun in Morrisville on Monday. Get there early with blankets and chairs to grab a space on the grass and enjoy good eats and great company while the sun goes down. Fireworks will begin at dark.

Raleigh

The ‘Works
Tuesday, July 4 from noon to 10 p.m.
Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh

The City of Raleigh will host a Fourth of July extravaganza on Fayetteville Street starting at noon on Tuesday. Free for all to attend, guests will enjoy live music at the Red Hat Amphitheater, street performers, food trucks and brewery vendors, activities and rides for the kids throughout the day and a fireworks display that will make you ‘ooh’ and “ah.”

Show Us Your Stripes Block Party
Tuesday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Brier Creek Commons Clock Tower Plaza, 8161 Brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh

Gather at the Brier Creek Clock Tower for a choreographed fireworks display after dark! Arrive right at 7 p.m. to claim your space and then let the kids get their faces painted, play games and bounce around in the in the inflatables.

Wake Forest

Fourth of July Celebration

Fireworks Spectacular
Monday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Drive in Wake Forest
Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20

Children’s Parade
Tuesday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m., line-up starts at 10 a.m.
Downtown Wake Forest at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue

Art & Games in the Park
Tuesday, July 4 at 11 a.m.
Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Avenue and R.H. Forrest Field, 123 W. Owen Avenue

The Fourth of July will be a two-day affair in Wake Forest! Get your tickets to attend the Fireworks Spectacular on Monday night and then round up the kids for the children’s parade and games in the park on Tuesday.