Looking for things to do this Independence Day? Look no further! Check out all of the happenings below!


APEX
OLDE FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY

July 4th | 9am-1pm | Historical Downtown Apex

This 4th of July celebration includes flag-raising, inflatables, face painting, karaoke & more! Plus, the Parade of Wheels and Fire Department Splash Down to conclude the celebration!

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CARRBORO
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

July 4th | 9:30AM | Carrboro Town Hall

At 10:50 a.m. the parade leaves from Weaver Street Market to the Town Hall. At the town hall starting at 9:30 a.m., enjoy activities, food, games and music.

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CARY
INDEPENDENCE EVE CELEBRATION

July 3rd | 6:30pm | Cary Arts Center

Celebrate the 4th of July early at the Cary Arts Center for a performance by the Cary Town Band, Applause!Cary Youth Theatre, with this year's focus on the Declaration of Independence.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
July 4th | 7am-6pm | Bond Park

This Independence Day Celebration is full of fun and friendly competitions! Throughout the day, compete in a fishing tournament, participate in the Parade in the Park, and challenge your family members in the various contests taking place!

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT & CELEBRATION
July 4th | 3pm | Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Head to the Koka Booth Amphitheatre this 4th of July to enjoy contests, magicians, scavenger hunts, rides & more!  Plus, performances by the Cary Town Band and The North Carolina Symphony, and concluding the evening with a firework show!

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CHAPEL HILL
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

July 4th | 7pm | Kenan Memorial Stadium

Music performed by The Radio Jacks, watermelon eating contests, and fireworks as the end of the day! What better way to celebrate the holiday than this?!

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CLAYTON
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

July 4th | 4pm | Municipal Park

Activities include free family field games, free ice cream, free watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department and a free concert. Also look out for food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The fireworks shoot off at dark and often the live music, inflatables and rides will run another half hour after the show.

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DURHAM
CHILDREN'S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

July 4th | 9:30am | Durham Central Park

Bring the kids and celebrate the birth of our nation in this fun and patriotic parade. Come early to help your kids decorate their bikes, big wheels, tricycles, wagons, even strollers. Parade starts at 10:30 am.
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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
July 4th | After Ballgame | Durham Bulls Athletic Park

A patriotic fireworks display will take place immediately following the USA vs. Japanese Baseball Game!

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FUQUAY-VARINA
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

July 3rd | 6pm | South Park

This Independence Day Celebration will include live music, food vendors, free rides for the kids, a splash pad and fireworks at sundown! Gates open at 6pm, and Spare Change takes the stage at 6:30pm. 

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GARNER
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

July 3rd | 5pm | Lake Benson Park

Celebrate Independence day with food, music, and inflatable games. The Embers and North Carolina Symphony will be performing. The event will end with a fireworks show.

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HOLLY SPRINGS
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
July 5th | 5pm | Bass Lake Park

A pet-friendly festival with food, games, crafts, activities, and live music. There will be a fireworks display at 9:15.

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MORRISVILLE
JULY 3RD FIREWORKS

July 3rd | 6pm | Morrisville Community Park

Celebrate Independence Day early at Morrisville Community Park with live music, food trucks, and family friendly activities! Plus, fireworks at dark!

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RALEIGH
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION AT THE STATE CAPITOL
July 4th | 11am-4pm | NC State Capitol

This Raleigh tradition includes a naturalization ceremony for new citizens, the reading of the Declaration of Independence and patriotic music by Raleigh Concert Band. It also features carriage rides, a couple of food trucks, and lots of free family-friendly activities, like quill writing, “Pie the Redcoat,” and a chance to dress up as a Revolutionary era citizen.

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RALEIGH FIREWORKS
July 4th | 6pm | PNC Arena

Raleigh’s fireworks have moved from Downtown Raleigh to the PNC Arena. Gates open at 6pm and then the fireworks start around 9:30pm. 

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BRIER CREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
July 4th | 7pm | Brier Creek Commons

Head to Brier Creek for their Show Us Your Stripes Block Party! The evening will include family friendly games, bounce houses, prizes, and face painting. And will conclude with fireworks at dusk!

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WAKE FOREST
FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

July 3rd | 5:30pm | Heritage High School

The band, Crush, is performing & then fireworks will conclude the evening, set to start at dusk.

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CHILDREN’S PARADE
July 4th | 10am | North Main Street

Let your little ones show off their national pride at the 4th of July Children’s Parade along Main Street! It’s free to join; lineup starts at 10am, and the parade gets going at 10:30!

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ARTS & GAMES IN THE PARK
July 4th | 11am | Holding Park

Following the Children’s Parade along Main Street, head to Holding Park for an afternoon of patriotic fun! The afternoon will include art projects, games and activities for all ages, inflatables, and food trucks!

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