Celebrate Independence Day 2024 in the Triangle!

As we approach Independence Day, the Triangle area of North Carolina is gearing up for a spectacular celebration! Here are some of the top events you won’t want to miss:


Town of Apex Fireworks Frenzy - https://www.apexnc.org/1808/Fireworks-Frenzy

Date: July 3, 2024

Location: Hunter Street Park, 1250 Ambergate Station, Apex, NC

Time: 5 to 10pm

Details: Apex’ fireworks frenzy event also features music, food trucks and a Kids Zone with inflatables and games. From 5 to 9:15 pm, enjoy food trucks and fun. The fireworks are planned for 9:30 pm.

Olde Fashioned Fourth of July - https://www.apexnc.org/532/Olde-Fashioned-Fourth-of-July

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Downtown Apex, NC

Time: 9am to 1pm

Details: Event features games for all ages, inflatables, the Parade of Wheels and a splashdown with the Apex Fire Department.


Carrboro’s 4th of July Celebration -

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Weaver Street Market, 101 E Weaver St and Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W Main St, Carrboro, NC

Time: 9:30 am

Details: Meet at Weaver Street Market for a bike and wagon decorating contest and a costume contest. The People’s Parade will go from there to Carrboro Town Hall, where there will be live music and kids’ activities. Starting at 12 pm, at Carrboro Century Center, the community reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro” will take place.

Cary - https://www.carync.gov/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/independence-day-events

Cary’s July 3rd Celebration

Date: July 3, 2024

Location: Downtown Cary Park, 327 S Academy St, Cary, NC

Time: 3 to 10pm

Details: Family-friendly activities, food trucks and the movie National Treasure.

Independence Day Celebration

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Koka Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC

Time: 3:30 to 10pm, Fireworks at 9:25pm

Details: Enjoy a Triangle tradition! Join us for a salute to the red, white, and blue as we honor the birthday of the U.S.A. with the music of the North Carolina Symphony. Enjoy patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics, fun activities for kids and a dazzling firework display over Symphony Lake.

Independence Day Fishing Tournament

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Bond Park Boathouse, 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC

Time: 8am to 12pm

Details: Join us for the annual Independence Day Fishing Tournament at Bond Park! Anglers of all ages are welcome. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the tournament begins at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the longest and shortest fish caught in each age group.

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill’s 4th of July Fireworks - https://www.chapelhillarts.org/calendar/fireworks/

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Southern Community Park, 1000 Sumac Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Time: 7pm, Fireworks at 9pm

Details: You are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics.  The best viewing is from the Southern Community Park ball fields and the Southern Village Green. A free shuttle will be available.


Square to Square Independence Day and Fireworks - https://www.townofclaytonnc.org/404/Square-to-Square-Independence-Day-Street

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Downtown Clayton

Time: 5:30 to 9:30pm, Fireworks at 9:15pm

Details: Downtown Clayton will be filled with games, activities, food, and music from Town Square to Horne Square!


City of Durham 4th of July Fireworks - https://www.dprplaymore.org/312/July-4th-Celebration

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC

Time: After the Durham Bulls game, which starts at 6:35pm

Details: Gates will open for general admission at the end of the 7th inning based on availability for those that would like to view the fireworks show from inside the ballpark. Please note, viewing areas are limited outside of the ballpark.  

Children’s Independence Day Parade - https://durhamcentralpark.org/upcoming-event/childrens-independence-day-parade-5/

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: The Pavillion, 501 Foster St, Durham, NC

Time: 9:30 to 11:30am

Details: Bring the whole family to Durham Central Park to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Children’s 

Independence Day Parade! Families are welcome to decorate bikes, trikes, wagons, and strollers using items from the Scrap Exchange and then parade through Durham Central Park at 10:30 am. 

Festival for the Eno - https://enofest.org/

Date: July 4, 2024 & July 6, 2024

Location: West Point on the Eno, 5101 N Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 

Time: 10am to 6pm each day

Details: Immerse yourself with live music, a juried craft show, food, and fun on the river.


Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration - https://www.fuquay-varina.org/840/Independence-Day-Celebration

Date: July 1, 2024 

Location: South Park, 308 Jones Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 

Time: 6 to 9:30pm, fireworks ~9:15pm

Details: Fireworks, music, and fun.


Garner Independence Day Celebration - https://www.garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/events/independence-day

Date: July 3, 2024

Location: Lake Benson Park

Time: 5 to 10pm

Details: Garner’s celebration features a performance by the North Carolina Symphony, followed by what many consider the best fireworks show in the Triangle. A perfect family-friendly event with lots of activities and entertainment.

Holly Springs

Holly Springs Fireworks Show - https://www.hollyspringsnc.gov/358/July-5th

Date: July 5, 2024

Location: Jefferson L. Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park, 2401 Grigsby Avenue, Holly Springs, NC

Time: 6 to 9:30pm, Fireworks 9:15

Details: Fireworks, music, and fun.


Knightdale’s Fourth of July Celebration - https://www.knightdalenc.gov/july-4th-celebration

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Knightdale Station Park, 810 N First Ave, Knightdale, NC

Time: 9am to 1pm 

Details: Bike parade, live music, DJ, food trucks, giveaways, splashpad. (No fireworks.)


4th of July Parade - https://www.mebanehistoricalmuseum.org/fourth-of-july-parade

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Mebane Historical Museum, 209 W. Jackson St, Mebane, NC

Time: 9am to 12pm 

Details: Parade, live music, fitness demo, games and activities.


Morrisville’s Red, White & Boom! - https://www.morrisvillenc.gov/recreation/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/special-events/july-3rd-family-fun-festival

Date: July 3, 2024

Location: Cedar Fork District Park, 228 Aviation Park, Morrisville, NC

Time: 5 to 9pm, Fireworks 9:15

Details: Live entertainment, food trucks, family-friendly games, fireworks display


Raleigh’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration - https://raleighnc.gov/fireworks

Date: July 3, 2024

Location: Dorothea Dix Park, Downtown Raleigh

Time: 4:30 to 10:00pm, fireworks at 9:30pm 

Details: Join the community at Dorothea Dix Park for an evening filled with fun, food, and an incredible fireworks display. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and activities for the whole family.

Brier Creek Star Spangled Block Party and Fireworks Show - https://www.shopbriercreekcommons.com/event-details/44

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Brier Creek Commons, 8131 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC

Time: 8pm

Details: Kick off the celebration with music, games and so much more! After the sun goes down, grab your lawn chair, and find a spot for one of the largest fireworks show in the area.


Rolesville 4th of July Celebration - https://www.rolesvillenc.gov/parks-recreation/special-events/rolesville-4th

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Redford Place Park, 121 Redford Place Dr, Rolesville, NC

Time: 5 to 9pm, Fireworks at 9:15pm

Details: Live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, and fireworks.


Independence Day Parade - https://www.personcountync.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/20131/24?sortn=EName&npage=7

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Uptown Roxboro, 105 S Lamar St, Roxboro, NC

Time: 10 to 10:30am

Details: Come join the Uptown Roxboro Group at their annual Independence Day Parade through Main Street in Uptown Roxboro.


Summer Concert Series with Fireworks - https://sanfordnc.net/Calendar.aspx?EID=1203&month=7&year=2024&day=4&calType=0

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Kiwanis Family Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford, NC

Time: 6pm

Details: Fireworks will follow the July 4th concert

Wake Forest - https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/meetings-events/independence-day-celebration

Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular

Date: July 3, 2024

Location: Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road

Time: Gates open at 5:30pm, Fireworks at 9:30pm

Details: Kick off your Independence Day festivities a day early with this fantastic event. Gates open in the evening, allowing you to grab a good spot for the fireworks display.

Wake Forest Children’s Parade

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue to Wake Forest Community House, 133 W Owen Avenue, Wake Forest, NC

Time: Lineup at 10am, Parade starts at 10:30am

Details: All area kids can participate, riding their bikes or being pulled in a wagon. Bicyclists must wear helmets.

Wake Forest Art and More in the Park

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Wake Forest Community House, 133 W Owen Avenue, Wake Forest, NC

Time: 11am to 1pm

Details: Arts and crafts projects for kids. The Wake Forest Fire Department will be serving free hot dogs and providing information on fire prevention and safety.

I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating at these Independence Day Events!