Independence Day is coming up, and there are so many festivities planned in the Triangle area. If you’re looking to watch the fireworks or enjoy a patriotic parade, then here are the events happening in the Raleigh-Durham area the weekend of July 4th.
4th of July Fireworks and Festivities in Raleigh
Find live music, food, free events, and fireworks in Raleigh during this year’s 4th of July weekend. Here are a few of the festivities going on in Raleigh in 2015.
Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh is hosting the capital city’s free 4th of July fireworks extravaganza this year.
On Saturday, July 4th from noon to 11 PM, participate in eating contests and games, enjoy Cirque de Vol street performers and live music, and sample local drinks and food.
The fireworks launch at 9:30. Experience the spectacular view from Fayetteville Street or from Red Hat Amphitheater. Find the full schedule of events here.
Brier Creek Fireworks in Raleigh
Enjoy the artisan fair from 4:30 to 7 PM in the Earth Fare parking lot, and view the fireworks from Brier Creek Commons and Brierdale Shopping Center on July 4th. Fireworks will be set off around 8:30 PM on Saturday.
Celebrate Independence Day and Baseball in Durham
Watch the Durham Bulls take on the Norfolk Tides on July 4th and stay for the Bull City’s dazzling fireworks show. Tickets are required to watch the baseball game, but the park gates will open for general admission for the fireworks after the 7th inning.
Parking information is available on the City of Durham’s website.
Durham’s Festival for the Eno
On July 4th weekend, head over to West Point on the Eno Park in Durham to enjoy food trucks, the area’s finest musicians, river activities, and more along the banks of the Eno River. Tickets are on sale here.
After the festival, you can head to the Durham Bulls stadium to view the fireworks.
Cary 4th Festivities and Fireworks
Watch free firework displays in Cary and celebrate the July 4th weekend. Most of the events are free and take place throughout the town.
Independence Eve Celebration
On Friday, July 3rd, join the Cary Town Band, Applause! Cary Youth Theatre, and more during the 28th annual celebration at the Cary Arts Center.
This free event begins with a preshow by the youth theatre group at 6:30, followed by beloved patriotic tunes with the band at 7:30.
Olde Time Independence Day at Bond Park
Register for the morning’s fishing tournament at 7:30 AM and start celebrating July 4th early. Bond Park is hosting an old-fashioned Independence Day with a decorate-your-own parade float station, a festive parade through the park, and lakeside Olympics and activities. View the full schedule of events on the Town of Cary website.
July 4th at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Starting at 3 PM, bring a picnic lunch and camp out on the lawn to enjoy one of Cary’s most popular Independence Day events. Kids activities, a ferris wheel, and corn hole contests are held throughout the area at the Cary amphitheatre.
The free evening celebration all leads up to musical performances by the Cary Town Band and NC Symphony, followed by the spectacular fireworks display.
Chapel Hill July 4th and Fireworks
Join friends and neighbors in Chapel Hill at UNC’s Kenan Memorial Stadium for food, fun, and fireworks! Doors open at 7 PM, and tickets are $1 each or $5 per family. Fireworks begin promptly at 9:30 PM. Parking information is available on the Town of Chapel Hill website.
Garner’s Independence Day Celebration by the Lake
On Friday, July 3rd, kick off Independence Day weekend in Garner with the North Carolina Symphony, picnicking in the park, and fireworks.
Head to Lake Benson Park for a festive 4th of July celebration. Gates open at 5 PM and fireworks launch following the NC Symphony performance. Find more information on the Town of Garner website.