The 4th of July is just around the corner and we’ve compiled a helpful guide to the Triangle Area Independence Day Celebrations!
The City of Raleigh will light up the night sky on July 4th with a fireworks display near the Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena Complex. This year, all fireworks will be launched from property owned by NC State University along Trinity Road, directly adjacent to Close-King Indoor Practice Facility. PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium, and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds are in the vicinity of the fireworks display. PNC Arena will open gates at 6 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled to launch at 9:30 p.m. Free parking will be available in lots at the PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium, and Bunn Field at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds along Trinity Road.
On Wednesday, July 4th the Durham Bulls welcome the division rival Norfolk Tides for a two game series. Immediately following the 6:05pm game on the 4th of July, the Bulls will host the City of Durham’s official Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, the most dazzling pyrotechnics spectacular in the region.
Celebrate our nation’s birthday in spectacular style at Booth Amphitheatre for the area’s biggest Independence Day celebration ever. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities all day long included rides and games, magicians and performances ice- cream eating contests and back by popular demand, the 50 foot Ferris Wheel! Fireworks to start at 9:15 pm.
Historic Downtown Apex celebrates America’s Birthday! Kids 12 & under may participate in Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels down Salem Street. Decorate your bike, wagon, tricycle, or other non-motorized vehicle in patriotic colors to celebrate our nation’s independence. The Parade starts at the corner of Salem & Chatham Streets at noon, so be sure to line up early to save your place. Festivities will end with the Apex Fire Department’s Splash Down!
Celebrate Independence Day early by attending the Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd. Friends, family, and neighbors alike will head to South Park, with the Fuquay Varina July 4th Celebration. The annual Independence Day tradition will have plenty of great activities for both the youngsters and the adults leading up to the “explosive finale”, a spectacular fireworks display that concludes the evening’s festivities. Make sure to bring a blanket or chair and get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks, which begin at sundown!
Festivities begin bright and early on July 4 at the Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park. Registration for the fishing tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Boathouse, parade preparations start at 9:30 a.m. in the Kiwanis Shelter with the Parade in the Park starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be family contests including donut eating, lake side Olympics, seed spitting and more starting at 11 a.m. at the Boathouse and on the spillway.