Fourth of July Celebrations near Raleigh
Here is a list of some of the Fourth of July Celebrations going on across the Triangle this year 2015.
Before you head out to any of the 4th of July Celebrations check with the town or the organizers beforehand to confirm start times and features. There are links to most of the events below.
Nobody said you’re limited to fireworks on the Fourth, so if you’re a fireworks buff then check out some of the towns celebrating on July 3rd.
Smithfield’s Annual Friends of the 4th Celebration and fireworks display, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2. Held on South Third Street in the heart of Downtown Smithfield. Beginning at 6:30pm, the celebration will feature musical entertainment from the The Coco Loco Party Band, as well as fun games and activities hosted by the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department. The independence celebration will conclude with a traditional fireworks display at 9:30pm.
The Town of Garner has their celebration on Friday July 3rd at the Lake Benson Park, a great place to watch fireworks. The park opens at 5pm with activities for the kids, you can bring a picnic or enjoy the concessions. Music from the SOULPLAY band will begin at 5.30pm and a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at 8.30pm will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Click here for more details
Fuquay Varina also has their celebration on July 3rd at South Park at 820 Main Street. The fun starts at 6pm and the music begins at 6.30pm with the band Spare Change. Free rides, inflatables and activities with food and concessions or bring a cooler. Fireworks start at sundown.
The Town of Wake Forest kickoff the weekend at 5.30pm on Friday at the Wake Forest High School with music by Jupiter Jones, the Friendship Chapel Choir, and local band Apples & Airplanes. There will be food and concessions. Tickets are $5 and kids under 6 are free.
Morrisville is having their celebration on the Friday as well and their celebration starts at 6.30 pm with music, bounce houses, food trucks and of course fireworks at sundown. The event is free, no glass, alcohol or coolers allowed. Click here for more details.
Selma is celebrating with the 12th Annual All American Festival in Uptown Selma on Friday July 3rd from 5-10pm. DJEarp, dancing, bounce house and fireworks.
Saturday 4th of July Celebrations in Towns across the Triangle
The Clayton 4th of July Celebration gets under way at 4pm and includes games, rides, a corn-hole tournament, free basketball skills competition, free ice-cream and watermelon. The Clayton Fire Department will be on hand for a water spray down music will be provided at a concert featuring Coastline Band. The fireworks start at 9.15pm.
Archer Lodge really lets go on the Fourth of July with their Family Fun Day put on by the Archer Lodge Community center and the Archer Lodge Fire Dept. Saturday the 4th of July 2015 kicks off at 7am with a 1 mile and 5K run then at 2pm the Archer Lodge 4th of July Parade begins and the rest of the day is filled with lots to do and food to eat. BBQ Plates from the contest, hot dogs, homemade fries, ice cream. There will be a corn hole tournament, cake walk, bingo a Patriotic Ceremony at 7pm music from the Big River Band at 8pm and the best fireworks start at 9.15pm. We’ve been going to the Archer Lodge Fireworks for years and it is great because you just pull off the side of the road and sit in a field or on the roof of your car and they are right above you.
The Town of Cary has a full day of activities and entertainment planned for their Independence Day Olde Time Celebration, starting at 7.30 am in Bond Park with a fishing tournament with prizes for the longest and shortest fish. At 9.30am there is a parade from the Kiwanis Shelter for gas free vehicles kids can decorate their bikes, scooters, battery powered kids vehicles, wagons. The family fun continues at the Boathouse from 11am-3pm with contests for all ages. The July 4th Celebration at Kokoa Booth Amphitheater is one of a kind. Starting at 3pm you can bring coolers, lawn chairs and set up your picnic spot. There is all kinds of activities and competitions until the North Carolina Symphony takes the stage at 7.30pm and will play until the fireworks start. Beautiful setting for fireworks. Click here for more details.
Durham is combining the great American traditions of Baseball and Fireworks on the 4th of July this year with the Durham Bulls playing at their great ballpark. You will need to purchase tickets to watch the game but the fireworks are free and the gates will be open to the public at the end of the seventh inning and the fireworks will commence at the end of the game.
The Town of Benson holds their 4th of July Celebration in the Benson Singing Grove. Fun starts at 3pm with opening ceremonies and entertainment from the band Lawless, the Cross County Scuffers and the band The Attractions. There will be classic cars on display and you can enjoy a variety of refreshments as well. Fireworks will begin at 9pm on Hwy 301 near Carlie C’s IGA.
Hillsborough is steeped in history with over 100 dwellings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. What better way to celebrate Americas Independence than strolling among the homes built before the Declaration of Independence was even written. In fact you can see the house of one of the signers of the Declaration, William Hooper. Hillsborough will hold it’s Picnic on the Square on the 4th of July. Patriotic Parade at 9am followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Courthouse steps and a free tour of the Old Town Cemetery (1757) at 11am.
Apex closes the streets in downtown from 7am-2pm in preparation for the parade and activities which get under way at 9am with a flag raising and they have all kinds of activities from climbing walls and street performers to a cake walk and karaoke. Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels starts at noon which is for children 12 and under in non motorized vehicles, bikes or wagons. The fire department will be on hand to cool things down. Apex does not have a fireworks display.
Chapel Hill was once ranked as one of America’s Top Ten Best Towns for a July Fourth Celebration! Keenan Memorial Stadium is where you can enjoy the celebrations in Chapel Hill which begin at 7pm and include music, food, face painting, games and the fireworks star at 9.30 sharp. $1 per person and $5 per family is the suggested donation.
Knightdale is ramping up for the Second Annual July 4th Celebration at Knightdale Station with an impressive list of vendors and attractions. With the anticipated large crowds the town is providing shuttle buses to get people to the park. Music will be provided by The Embers and there will be hot air balloon rides where for free you can go up in a tethered balloon. This is a big event with over 35 food vendors alone that gets under way at 5pm and the fireworks go off at 9.15pm. Click here for details and map.
The big daddy of them all is the Raleigh 4th of July Celebration held on Fayetteville Street. An all day affair that gets under way at noon and goes to 11pm. There’s two stages for music and performers, BMX stunt bikes, Gouge Wrestling (whatever that is). There’s a hot dog eating contest and a watermelon seed spitting contest. Bounce house and beer and wine tent food vendors, Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting at around 9:30pm.
If you really love fireworks you’ll have the chance to see three days in a row if you head over toHolly Springs on Sunday 5th of July for their Celebration. Held at the Jefferson L. Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs. Fun starts at 5pm and fireworks go off at 9.15pm. Click here for more details
Carolina Mudcats Fireworks Extravaganza.
No better way to watch fireworks than sitting in your seat at the Mudcats Stadium after watching the baseball game. They are putting on four nights of fireworks at the stadium in Zebulon, July 2nd, July 3rd, July 4th and July 5th. It’s an inexpensive way to spend the Fourth of July in the most American way possible and you are guaranteed a seat.
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