July 4th Activities In The Triangle

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Have you already made plans for celebrating the nation’s birthday? Here is a brief look at what’s happening in the Triangle. Click this link to see and download the full NC Forth of July Celebration (this schedule is a different event from what’s happening in individual Tri-County Cities.)



Patriotic Old Fashioned July Fourth Celebration in downtown Apex.

9 am – 12:30 pm.

Click here to see the schedule of events.


July 3rd Concert at 6:30pm at CarySeniorCenter with Applause! Cary Youth Theatre Troupe and CaryTown Band

7 am – 12 pm: Celebration Old Fashioned in Bond Park

–          Activities include Fishing Tournament, Parade Decorate your non-gased vehicles, Parade In the Park, Canine Talent Show, Family Contest,  Sidewalk Decorating, and a Revolutionary War Camp Demonstration.

3 pm – 10 pm: Koka Booth Ampitheatre

–           Enjoy  the Cary Town Band and NC Symphony later in the evening. Before then, there will be some things to do for the kids like a video game truck and a magician, and fun for the entire family including Frozen T-Shirt Contest and Ice Cream Eating Contest, and more.

–          Click here for the full schedule Click here for the full schedule.


CarrboroTown Hall at 9:30 am

Enjoy a list of activities from a parade to fun at the Fun Zone Stage and Live Music and of course food.

Click here for the full schedule of activities.

Chapel Hill

There will be live music, food, and Family Fun at the Kenan Memorial Stadium, opening at 7 pm.

Performances by Kenny Mann and Liquid Pleasure and FREE glow sticks to the first 10,000 people.

Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Click here for more details. Click here for more details.


4:30 MunicipalPark on Stallings Street

Show your Basketball skills, enjoy free watermelons and ice cream, or champion the Cornhole Tournament and more. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm.  Click here for more details.


Come out the Cleveland High School at 10 am to celebrate with pony rides and games, a street dance at 7 pm and fireworks at 9:15 pm.


July 4th & 6th 10 am – 6 pm, DurhamCityPark

Community entertainment, arts and craftwork sharing, food and fun by the EnoRiver and Watershed during the 34th Festival for the Eno.

Also enjoy the Baseball game with the Durham Bulls vs Norfolk Tides and fireworks. All starting at 5 pm.

Click this link for event schedule, ticket pricing, and parking information.


July 3rd, The Independence Day Celebration begins at 6 pm, fireworks start at sundown. Click here to see the full list of events and schedule.


July 3rd 5 pm – 10 pm, Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Rd

Come out and dance with DJ Flimsy followed by a concert by the NC Symphony, grab something to eat via non-profit vendors, and settle down for the fireworks show starting at 9:30 (subject to change.) Childrens games are from 5 pm -8:30 pm. Here’s the detailed schedule link Click here for the detailed schedule.

Holly Springs

Go to the Sugg Farm Park at 2401 Grigsby Ave in Holly Springs for the Independence Day Celebration from 5 pm – 9:30 pm. Fireworks begin at 9:15.. Detailed schedule here.


Get in on the fun early. July 3rd head to the fireworks show at the MorrisvilleCommunityPark at 9:30, then wake up for the Morrisville Pancake Breakfast. Click the link for Breakfast ticket information http://www.townofmorrisville.org/index.aspx?NID=581



It’s the Independence Day Celebration extravaganza starting at 12 pm – 11 pm.  There will be street performers, eating contests, art, and so much more. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm.  Click here to download the Event Map and Schedule


July 4th Celebration begins at 5 pm – 10 pm, Fireworks at 9:15 pm in Uptown Selma.


There’s plenty of food and entertainment in Downtown Smithfield for the 4th of July Celebration. Fun starts at 5 and fireworks begin at 9:30 on 200 S. Front St.



It’s a two-day celebration with Fireworks beginning July 3rd at Wake Forest Highschool, gates open at 5:30 pm. On July 4th, there will be a children’s parade starting at 10:30 pm and a day full of art and games in Holding Park. Click To go to event site and get the event app.


July 3rd, 4th, and 5th enjoy Carolina Mudcats games and Independence Day Buffet each day. Click here for ticket and reservation information. Click here for ticket and reservation information.

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