Fireworks on the 4th of July are some of the best memories we have each summer!
Here is a list of activities sorted by town and city. Several celebrations include “old fashioned” festivities for families such as face painting, potato sack races, and plenty of live music. Raleigh has added 2 fireworks displays this year at different times on July 4th.
The Triangle area is well-known for great music and a wonderful summer atmosphere. Pick your day, time, and activity and have a wonderful and safe Independence Day holiday.
APEX – Olde Fashioned Fourth of July in Downtown Apex 7:00am – 2:00pm – Downtown streets are closed. Thursday July 4. Games, inflatables, bicycle parade (no fireworks).
BURLINGTON – July 4th in the Park. Take a blanket or lawn chair and find a spot on the famous hill at City Park and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display beginning just after the sun goes down. Fireworks are displayed on July 4th.
CARRBORO – Carrboro Town Commons 9:30am – 3:00pm – Music, face painting, balloon sculpture artists, roaming magicians, scrap exchange, games, food and more. Parade on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro with events at the Town Commons.
CARY – Koka Booth Ampitheatre – 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm on July 4 - music and fireworks. Koka Kids Club fun: Scavenger Hunt, Happy Dan the Magic Man, Face Painters and more from 3 to 7 PM. The Ferris Wheel overlooking Symphony Lake ($5 for two riders, $3 for single riders)
CHAPEL HILL – Fireworks at Kenan Stadium. Join us and radio personality Ron Stutts from WCHL at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Thursday, July 4, to celebrate our nation’s rich history of freedom and independence. Live Music, Fireworks and Family Fun! Gates open at 7pm with family fun activities planned throughout the evening.
DURHAM- Durham Bulls Baseball Durham Bulls are playing a home game on July 4th and 5th. The baseball games start at 6:05pm. Lots of fun and festivities at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and American Tobacco Complex within walking distance. The Durham Bulls will have fireworks after each of the July 4th and July 5th games.
DURHAM- Pinhook’s Firework Party – Come watch the fireworks at Bulls Stadium from Pinhook’s back patio. Best view in town. Free fun all night long with tunes from DJ Dusty Tech.
FUQUAY VARINA – music, kid’s games and fireworks at Fuquay Varina’s South Park – 820 N. Main Street. July 3rd, gates open at 6 PM.
GARNER - July 3 (not July 4). Lake Benson Park – NC Symphony will perform. Gates open at 5pm with children’s inflatables from 5 to 8 PM. Fireworks show following the North Carolina Symphony performance.
MEBANE – Mebane 4th of July Family Music Festival – Mebane Arts and Community Center. 7:30 -10:00pm. Fireworks at 9:40pm – July 4. Admission is FREE. An inflatable obstacle course will be inside the MA&CC.
RALEIGH- Joel Lane Museum House – 11:00 am – 4:00pm – July 4 – Old Fashioned Celebration including reenactments of Colonial Life (no fireworks)
RALEIGH – The “Works!: July 4th, 2013 from Noon to 11 PM on Fayetteville Street and the Red Hat Ampitheatre in Downtown Raleigh, NC. – Events all day long and 2 Fireworks Shows in the Evening!
Independence Day Celebration during the day with live music, Beer/Wine tent, kids rides and games, Circus Maximus, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, Picnic on Fayetteville Street and much more! Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting at around 9:15pm.
WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular on July 3rd. On July 4th there is a Children’s Parade at 10 AM and Arts and Games in the Park at 11 AM.
I hope you found this list helpful. I know how much fun fireworks and July 4th celebrations are with my family and friends!
Which are your favorite Triangle locations for fireworks?