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Triangle Fourth of July Fireworks 2016

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Knightdale Independence Day Celebration ~ Monday July 4th
(Photo courtesy Town of Knightdale)

Below is my annual list of places to see Fourth of July Fireworks around the Triangle this year. Please note the actual date for each event as some towns celebrate before/after the fourth of July. There is also a link next to each event listed that will take you to the event website for additional information about parking.

My top pick this year is the Knightdale 4th of July Celebration scheduled for Monday, July 4th in Knightdale Station Park. They have beautiful spacious venue, a HUGE fireworks show, and over 30 food trucks scheduled. You can view parking info and the full schedule of the Knightdale event here.

Fireworks in the Triangle 2016 (in alphabetical order)

A.E Finley YMCA (North Raleigh) Info
A.E Finley YMCA Finley Freedom Festival Sunday, June 26th 6:30-9pm.A free, family-centered Independence Day celebration! Bring your chairs and picnic or purchase foods here. Music, games, face painting, food vendors, balloons and of course a fireworks show at dusk.

Brier Creek (Raleigh) Info
Brier Creek is holding a “Show us your Stripes” Block Party on July 4th from 5-7pm. Set up your lawn chair earlyat the Brier Creek Commons (Clock Tower Plaza between Brasa and Blo).There will be games, bounce houses, prizes, face painting, FREE balloons. Fireworks after dusk.

Cary Info
Celebrate at Koka Booth Ampitheatre 3-10pm July 4 with music & fireworks. There will be kids activities, a ferris wheel, a watermelon eating contest and more. Music by the NC Symphony capped off with an incredibly spectacular fireworks display. Tarps, blankets & chairs allowed within venue gates; staking and tents are not permitted. Concert is FREE and open to the public.

Chapel Hill Kenan Stadium Info
Fireworks at Kenan Stadium. The gates open at 7 PM July 4th. Family friendly activities including live music by Transit Vocal band and watermelon eating contest. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

ClaytonInfo
The Clayton Parks & Recreation is hosting their annual July 4th Celebration on Monday, July 4th at the Municipal Park (325 McCullers Drive). Activities begin at 4pm with family field events, Free Ice Cream and Watermelon, a Cornhole Tournament and live music. Get sprayed down by the Clayton Fire Department (a kid favorite!).Fireworks at dusk. New this year, the live music, inflatables and rides will run another half hour after the show.

Durham Info
Durham Bulls Baseball game on July 4th will be followed by their annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza. Tickets are required for the game, but gates will open for general admission at the end of the 7th inning. The dynamic fireworks show will begin immediately following the game.

Franklin County Info
Fourth of July Celebration at Louisburg High School Monday July 4th. Games, inflatables, music, food, and fireworks. Free admission.

Fuquay Varina Info
Music, kid’s games and fireworks at Fuquay Varina’s South Park – 820 N. Main Street. Sunday July 3rd, gates open at 6 PM.

Garner Info
The town of Garner has their fireworks on Sunday, July 3rd at the beautiful Lake Benson Park (921 Buffalo Road). The NC Symphony & Soul Play Band will perform. There will be a kidzone and arts and crafts as well. Gates open at 5pm with fireworks launching after dark following the NC Symphony performance.

Holly SpringsInfo
Tuesday, July 5th Independence Day celebration at Jefferson L. Snugg Farm at Bass Lake Park 5-9:30pm. Musical entertainment, Food vendors, Inflatables and games, Fireworks, Face Painting and Other Games, Cornhole Tournament. The fireworks show is slated to begin at 9:15 p.m.

KnightdaleInfo
This is Knightdale’s Third Annual July 4th Celebration at Knightdale Station Park. Featuring fireworks, family activities, food trucks and music from The Embers. The event will begin at 5pm and conclude with the fireworks at 9:15pm. Make sure you come hungry – this event has a great food truck lineup with over 30 local food trucks! Festival map and schedule of events.

MorrisvilleInfo
Kick off your Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park Sunday, July 3rd. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy the spectacular show. Music and activities will begin at 6:00pm; the Fireworks display will begin at dark, approximately 9:30pm.

MebaneInfo
Family Music Festival and Fireworks on Monday, July 4th at the Mebane Arts & Community Center. Music with Beach & Top 40 favorites beginning at 7:00pm until 9:30pm with fireworks following at 9:40. Bring your own seating to this fun-filled family event.

Raleigh Info
All day celebration Monday, July 4th noon-11pm along Fayetteville Street with two music stages, aerialists, street performers, Kings BMX Bike Stunts, Gouge Wrestling, contests, Beer Garden and more! FREE show at Red Hat Amphitheater and Fireworks at 9:30! Event map and full schedule.

RolesvilleInfo
Rolesville will celebrate with a parade on Monday, July 4th at 4:30PM followed by live music, great food, games, face painters, magicians, fireworks and more. Free admission but donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted at the gates!

Wake Forest Info
Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Drive. Gates open at 5:30. Beach music by Band of Oaz at 6:30. Admission $5. Children under 6 free. Fireworks at dusk (typically between 8:30-9pm).

Zebulon Info
The Carolina Mudcats will hold fireworks displays on Friday July 1st, Saturday July 2nd, Sunday July 3rd, and Monday July 4th at Five County Stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night for the 7:15 p.m. games, with fireworks and patriotic music to follow the games’ conclusion.

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Triangle Fourth of July Fireworks 2015


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Below is my annual updated list of places to see Fourth of July Fireworks around the Triangle this year. Please note the actual date for each event as some towns celebrate before/after the fourth of July. There is a link next to each event listed that will take you to the event website for additional information. If I missed an event leave a comment below and I will be sure to update the list. Thanks and have a happy and safe 4th!

Fireworks in the Triangle 2015

A.E Finley YMCA (North Raleigh) Info
A.E Finley YMCA Finley Freedom Festival Sunday, June 28th 6:30-9pm.This is the 25th year of the festival which will feature music, games, inflatables and local food trucks Sarge’s Chef, Barone Meatball, Chirba Chirba, Red Hot & Blue, Not Just Icing and Jam Ice Cream. Of course there will also be a great Fireworks finale at dusk!

Brier Creek (Raleigh) Info
The fireworks on Saturday July 4th will be set off around 8:30pm and can be viewed from the parking lots at Brier Creek Commons and Brierdale Shopping Center. There is also am artisan fair scheduled from 4:30-7pm that will take place in the Eath Fare parking lot.

Cary Info
Celebrate at Koka Booth Ampitheatre 3-10pm July 4 with music & fireworks. Music by the NC Symphony capped off with an incredibly spectacular fireworks display. Tarps, blankets & chairs allowed within venue gates; staking and tents are not permitted. Concert is FREE and open to the public.

Chapel Hill Kenan Stadium Info
Fireworks at Kenan Stadium. The gates open at 7 PM July 4th. Family friendly activities including live music by Transit Vocal band and watermelon eating contest. Fireworks at Dusk.

ClaytonInfo
The Clayton Parks & Recreation is hosting their annual July 4th Celebration on Saturday, July 4th at the Municipal Park on Stallings Street in Clayton. Activities begin at 4pm with family field events, Free Ice Cream and Watermelon, a Cornhole Tournament and live music. Get sprayed down by the Clayton Fire Department (a kid favorite!) Fireworks at around 9:15 p.m.

Durham Info
Durham Bulls Baseball game on July 4th will be followed by their annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza. Tickets are required for the game, but gates will open for general admission at the end of the 7th inning. The dynamic fireworks show will begin immediately following the game.

Franklin County Info
Fourth of July Celebration at Louisburg High School Saturday July 4th. Games, inflatables, music, food, and fireworks. Free admission. Gates open at 5:30pm.

Fuquay Varina Info
Music, kid’s games and fireworks at Fuquay Varina’s South Park – 820 N. Main Street. Friday July 3rd, gates open at 6 PM.

Garner Info
The town of Garner has their fireworks on Friday, July 3rd at the beautiful Lake Benson Park. The NC Symphony & Soul Play Band will perform. There will be a kidzone and arts and crafts as well. Gates open at 5pm with fireworks launching after dark following the NC Symphony performance.

Holly SpringsInfo
Sunday, July 5th Independence Day celebration at Jefferson L. Snugg Farm at Bass Lake Park 5-9:30pm. Musical entertainment, Food vendors, Inflatables and games, Fireworks, Face Painting and Other Games, Cornhole Tournament. The fireworks show is slated to begin at 9:15 p.m.

KnightdaleInfo
This is Knightdale’s Second Annual July 4th Celebration at Knightdale Station Park. Featuring fireworks, family activities, food trucks and music from The Embers. The event will begin at 5pm and conclude with the fireworks at 9:15pm. Make sure you come hungry – this event has a great food truck lineup with over 30 local food trucks!

MorrisvilleInfo
Kick off your Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park Friday, July 3rd. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy the spectacular show. Music and activities will begin at 6:30pm; the Fireworks display will begin at dark, approximately 9:30pm.

Mebane – Info
Family Music Festival and Fireworks on Saturday, July 4th at the Mebane Arts & Community Center. The Entertainers will be playing Beach & Top 40 favorites beginning at 7:00pm until 9:30pm with fireworks following at 9:40. Bring your own seating to this fun-filled family event.

Raleigh Info
All day celebration Saturday, July 4th noon-11pm with bands playing 3 stages, beer/wine tent, kids rides and games, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors. Fireworks will light up the sky over the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts AND The Redhat Amphitheater starting at around 9:30 pm. View full event map & schedule here.

Wake ForestInfo
Fireworks Spectacular on Friday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Drive. Gates open at 5:30. Beach music by Jupiter Jones at 6:30. Admission $5. Children under 6 free.

Zebulon Info
The Carolina Mudcats will hold fireworks displays on Friday July 3rd, Saturday July 4th, and Sunday July 5th at Five County Stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night for the 7:15 p.m. games, with fireworks and patriotic music to follow the games’ conclusion.

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Triangle Fourth of July Fireworks 2014

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Triangle Fireworks 2014

Below is a list of places you can see fireworks in the Triangle to celebrate Independence Day 2014. Please note the actual date for each event as some towns celebrate before/after the fourth of July. There is a link next to each event listed that will take you to the event website for additional information. If I missed an event leave a comment below and I will be sure to update the list. Thanks and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Fireworks in the Triangle 2014

A.E Finley YMCA (North Raleigh) Info
A.E Finley YMCA Finley Freedom Festival June 29th 6:30-9:30 with music, games, and inflatables. Featuring several great local food trucks and Fireworks finale at dusk!

Brier Creek (Raleigh) Info
The fireworks on Friday July 4th can be viewed from the parking lots at Brier Creek Commons and Brierdale Shopping Center. Fireworks begin at dark. Look for Food Trucks Deli-icious, Valentino’s, and Jam Ice Cream which will be parked at 8401 Arco Corporate Drive in Brier Creek on the 4th.

Cary Info
Celebrate at Koka Booth Ampitheatre 3-10pm July 4 with music & fireworks. Music by the NC Symphony capped off with an incredibly spectacular fireworks display. Tarps, blankets & chairs allowed within venue gates; staking and tents are not permitted. Concert is FREE and open to the public.

Chapel Hill Kenan Stadium Info
Fireworks at Kenan Stadium. The gates open at 7 PM July 4th. Family friendly activities including live music by Bull City Syndicate and watermelon eating contest. Fireworks at 9:30 PM

ClaytonInfo
The Clayton Parks & Recreation is hosting their annual July 4th Celebration on Friday, July 4th at the Municipal Park on Stallings Street in Clayton. Activities begin at 4:30pm with family field events, a Basketball Skills Competition, Free Ice Cream and Watermelon, a Cornhole Tournament and live music. Get sprayed down by the Clayton Fire Department (a kid favorite!) Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Durham Info
Durham Bulls Baseball games on July 2 & 3rd and the USA Baseball games on July 4th & 5th will feature fireworks after the games. Tickets are required for the games, but on the 4th of July gates will open for general admission at the end of the 7th inning. The dynamic fireworks show will begin immediately following the game.

Franklin County Info
Fourth of July Celebration at Louisburg High School Friday July 4th. Games, inflatables, music, food, and fireworks. Free admission. Gates open at 5:30pm.

Fuquay Varina Info
Music, kid’s games and fireworks at Fuquay Varina’s South Park – 820 N. Main Street. July 3rd, gates open at 6 PM.

Garner Info
Lake Benson Park – NC Symphony & Carolina Soul will perform. Gates open at 5pm and will have fireworks after dark July 3rd

Holly SpringsInfo
Saturday July 5th Independence Day celebration at Snugg Farm Park 5-9:30pm. Musical entertainment, Food vendors, Inflatables and games, Fireworks, Face Painting and Other Games, Cornhole Tournament. The fireworks show is slated to begin at 9:15 p.m.

KnightdaleInfo
Knightdale’s First Annual July 4th Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, July 4th at Knightdale Station Park. Featuring fireworks, family activities, food trucks and music from The Embers The event will begin at 5pm and conclude with the fireworks, at 9:15pm

MorrisvilleInfo
Kick off your Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park Thursday July 3rd. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy the spectacular show. Music and activities will begin at 7:30pm; the Fireworks display will begin at dark, approximately 9:30pm.

Raleigh Info
All day celebration Friday July 4th noon-11pm with 20 bands playing 3 stages, beer/wine tent, kids rides and games, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors. Fireworks will light up the sky over the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts AND The Redhat Amphitheater starting at around 9:30 pm.

Wake ForestInfo
Fireworks Spectacular on Thursday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Drive. Gates open at 5:30. Beach music by Band of Oz at 6:30. Admission $5. Children under 6 free.

Zebulon Info
The Carolina Mudcats will hold fireworks displays on Thursday July 3rd, Friday July 4th, and Saturday July 5th at Five County Stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night for the 7:15 p.m. games, with fireworks and patriotic music to follow the games’ conclusion.

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Fourth of July Fireworks in the Triangle 2013

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Below is a list of places you can see fireworks this to celebrate Independence Day 2013. Please note actual date for each event as some town’s have their fireworks the day before/after the actual fourth of July. Raleigh is also having fireworks at two different times the same night during their celebration this year. There is a link next to each town listed that will take you to the event website for additional details. Happy 4th!!

Fireworks in the Triangle 2013

Brier Creek (Raleigh) Info
Enjoy fun for the whole family at Brier Creek Commons and Brierdale Shopping Center this July 4th. Earth Fare is having a Stars and Stripes event on Thursday from 4-8pm. Activities include outdoor grilling, bounce house, kids activities, games, contests. With one $5.00 purchase from prepared foods up to 6 kids eat FREE! After dark, enjoy the Fireworks at Brier Creek. The fireworks can be viewed from the parking lots at Brier Creek Commons and Brierdale Shopping Center.

Cary
Info
Koka Booth Ampitheatre – 3:00 – 10:00pm July 4 – music and fireworks. Patriotic performances and music combined with family-friendly activities. As the last note fades, Booth Amphitheatre will cap off the celebration with an incredibly spectacular fireworks display. Tarps, blankets & chairs allowed within venue gates; staking and tents are not permitted. Concert is FREE and open to the public.

Chapel Hill Info
Fireworks at Keenan Stadium gates open at 7 PM July 4th, fireworks at 9:30 PM.

ClaytonInfo
The Clayton Parks & Recreation is hosting their annual July 4th Celebration on Thursday, July 4th  at the Municipal Park on Stallings Street in Clayton.  Activities begin at 4:30pm with family field events, a Basketball Skills Competition, Free Ice Cream and Watermelon, a Cornhole Tournament and live music. Get sprayed down by the Clayton Fire Department (a kid favorite!) Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Durham Info
Durham Bulls Baseball Durham Bulls are playing a home games on July 4th and 5th. The baseball games start at 6:05pm. The Durham Bulls will have a patriotic firework display after both the July 4th and July 5th games.

Fuquay Varina Info
Music, kid’s games and fireworks at Fuquay Varina’s South Park – 820 N. Main Street. July 3rd, gates open at 6 PM.

Garner Info
Lake Benson Park – NC Symphony will perform. Gates open at 5pm and will have fireworks after dark July 5th (Moved due to weather forecast).

Holly SpringsInfo
July 5th Independence Day celebration at Snugg Farm Park 5-9:30pm. Musical entertainment, Food vendors, Inflatables and games, Fireworks, Face Painting and Other Games, Cornhole Tournament. The fireworks show is slated to begin at 9:15 p.m.

MorrisvilleInfo
Kick off your Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park July 3rd.  Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy the spectacular show.

North Hills (Raleigh)Info
The Free Beach Music series held each Thursday at North Hills from 6-9pm will feature fireworks after the performance this Thursday July 4th.

Raleigh – Info
Independence Day Celebration featuring two firework displays! First, during the day starting at noon celebrate July 4th with live music, Beer/Wine tent, kids rides and games, Gouge Wrestling, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, Picnic on Fayetteville Street and much more! Fireworks will light up the sky two times!! First at 9:15 – Fireworks (Fayetteville Street ) AND 10:10 – Fireworks (Red Hat Amphitheater)

RolesvilleInfo
July 4th – Rolesville’s annual Independence Day event will be held this summer on the ball fields at Rolesville Community Park on Redford Place (behind Food Lion).

Wake ForestInfo
Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road.

Zebulon Info
The Carolina Mudcats will hold fireworks displays on Wednesday July 3rd, Thursday July 4th, and Friday July 5th at Five County Stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night for the 7:15 p.m. games, with fireworks and patriotic music to follow the games’ conclusion.

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Fourth of July Fireworks in the Triangle 2012

Fireworks

Below is a list of places you can see fireworks this week to help celebrate Independence Day.  Please note actual date for each event as some have their fireworks the day before/after the actual fourth of July. There is also a link next to each town listed that will take you to the event website for additional details.

Fireworks in the Triangle 2012

Cary Info
Fireworks at Koka Booth Ampitheatre
Koka Booth Ampitheatre – 3:00 – 11:00pm July 4 – music and fireworks. Koka Kids Club fun: Video Gaming truck, Magic shows, Face Painting and a family scavenger hunt from 3 to 7 PM.

Chapel Hill Info
Fireworks at Keenan Stadium gates open at 7 PM July 4th, fireworks at 9:30 PM.

Durham Info
Durham Bulls Baseball Durham Bulls are playing a home game on July 3rd, 4th and 5th. The baseball games start at 6:05pm. The Durham Bulls will have fireworks after each of the July 3rd, 4th and July 5th games.

Fuquay Varina Info
Music, kid’s games and fireworks at Fuquay Varina’s South Park – 820 N. Main Street. July 3rd, gates open at 6 PM.

Garner Info
Lake Benson Park – NC Symphony will perform. Gates open at 5pm and will have fireworks after dark July 3.

Raleigh Info
Downtown Raleigh Fireworks at the Raleigh Convention Center July4th Fayetteville Street – Events all day long: King BMX Stunt Show, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Music Performances at Morgan Street Stage, Courthouse Steps and the City Plaza Stage. Fireworks at 9:30 PM.

RolesvilleInfo
July 4th – Rolesville’s annual Independence Day event will be held this summer on the ball fields at Rolesville Community Park on Redford Place (behind Food Lion).

Wake ForestInfo
Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road.

Zebulon Info
The Carolina Mudcats will hold fireworks displays on Tuesday July 3rd and Wednesday July 4th nights at Five County Stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night for the 7:15 p.m. games, with fireworks and patriotic music to follow the games’ conclusion.

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