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Triangle Fourth of July Fireworks 2015


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.

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.

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!

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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Fourth of July Fun in Carrboro!


Yesterday I had the pleasure of celebrating the 4th of July in Carrboro. The festivities started out with live music on the lawn in Front of Weaver Street Market. Afterward a small “people’s” parade lead everyone down to a kids fun zone set up by the Town Hall Commons. There were kids games, bouncy houses, food vendors, live music, clogging dancers etc.My favorite was the clogging (pictured above). Here are a few more of my pictures from the celebration yesterday!


Live music on the lawn in Front of Weaver Street Market. Always a great place to hang out with the family and pets. Large trees provide ample shade and there is space to set up chairs in addition to tables to sit and eat food and drinks you can get from of the the market.


A huge kids fun zone was set up in the Town Hall Commons area. This is where the Carrboro Farmer’s Market usually takes place each Saturday. Lots of games, food, and music to enjoy.


There were tons of families with younger children and it definitely appeared to be a pet friendly event since I spotted a lot of happy dogs. As I walked around I came across this neat little setup of large chalkboards for children to draw patriotic pictures and messages.


My favorite carnival game, know by some as the “High Striker” was there. This is the the one where you swing a large hammer to get the bell on top of the poll to ring. This was a popular “feat of strength” for the kids.


I didn’t get a chance to try it, but I noticed the Tar Heel creamery was out there selling their locally made ice cream. With the hot weather this was a popular food truck yesterday!


The Gravy Boys were playing the main stage during my visit. People brought their own chairs to relax and enjoy the show in the shade of a perfectly placed large tree.


I really enjoyed spending my 4th of July in Carrboro yesterday. It isn’t the biggest event in the area,  but it was the perfect size for a town the size of Carrboro. Local residents really seem get into it and bring out their patriotic spirit and have a good time. You can read more about the types of activities at the event on the Carrboro 4th of July Celebration website.

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Fourth of July Fireworks in the Triangle 2012


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.

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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