July 4th Fireworks Events – Mark your calendars for the 2022 July 4th Fireworks displays in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex, and more!
July 4th Fireworks Events
Some of the biggest and best 4th of July fireworks and celebrations are back for 2022! There are many fireworks shows, celebrations and parades taking place across the Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest, and more.
Pick which day, time and activity works best for you and click on the link for additional information! Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day Holiday!
New for 2022! Fireworks Frenzy will take place at Hunter Street Park on Sunday, July 3rd starting at 5 pm. The celebration will feature music, food trucks, and bounce houses. Fireworks kick off around 9:30 pm.
The annual Olde Fashioned Fourth of July will be held in Downtown Apex on July 4th starting at 9 am. This long-standing event features family-friendly games, inflatables, and the Parade of wheels and ends with a splash down from the Apex Fire Department.
Schedule of events:
- 9 am: Flag Raising/Mayor’s Speech
- 9:15 am: Activities begin
- 11:45 am: Parade of Wheels line-up
- 12 pm: Parade of Wheels
- Fire Department Splash Down will immediately follow the parade
The annual Fourth of July celebration is returning this year to the Carrboro Town Commons on July 4th. Live music begins at 11 am and will include the annual community reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”.
Cary is hosting an Independence Day Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre on July 4th. There will be patriotic performances from the Cary Town Band and NC Symphony, followed by a fireworks finale over Symphony Lake. The gates will open at 3:30 pm and General Admission Seating is Free to the public. Table purchases are available through Koka Booth Amphitheatre. https://www.boothamphitheatre.com/events/detail/the-town-of-cary-presents-independence-day-celebration-1
At Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill, there will be a fireworks display beginning around 9 pm on July 4th. Parking and fields will open at 7 pm.
The town of Clayton is holding its second Square to Square Independence Day Street Festival on July 2nd. Starting at 10 am Downtown Clayton will be filled with games, activities, food, and music from Horne Sq to Town Sq.
- Bike Parade – Kick off the festival with a bike parade led by Uncle Sam Stilt Walker at 10 am
- Foam Party – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in Town Square
- Monster Mural – Add your artistic touch to the Monster Mural at Main St near Church St. The mural features some of Clayton’s landmark people, places, and things
- Spray Down – Join the Fire Department at 1:45 pm at the corner of Church St and Main St for a Spray Down
- Storytime with the Library – Bring your little one to the state at Church St. And Main St at 11 am or 1 pm for an entertaining story from one of our librarians
- Hot Dog Eating Contest – The contest will be at noon and preregistration is required
On July 4th there will be the annual Fireworks after the Durham Bulls game. Get your tickets here. 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 from inside the ballpark.
The Children’s Independence Day Parade will be held on July 4th at Durham Central Park. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons, or scooters with items from the Scrap Exchange. The park will be set up for families to meet and decorate at 9:30 am and the parade will begin at 10:30 am.
The annual Festival for the Eno at West Point is returning for Independence Day weekend. Only July 3rd and 4th, bring the family out for musical performances from over 40 artists on four stages, including Pastor Shirley Caesar, the African American Dance Ensemble, Rissi Palmer, The HamilTones, and many more. Complete schedule here: https://www.enofest.org/music
Fuquay-Varina is holding its Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 1st at South Park. Gates will open at 6 pm and a concert featuring Spare Change will begin at 6:30 pm. Food Trucks will be onsite, and the splash pad will be open from 6 pm – 8:30 pm. Fireworks will begin at sundown around 9:15 pm.
The Garner Independence Day Celebration will take place on July 3rd at Lake Benson Park. Gates open at 5 pm and parking on-site is first come first serve. Activities include a Kids Zone with games and crafts, Veterans Memorial Tours, a performance by Joe Brown and the Band at 5:15, and the NC Symphony at 8:30 pm. Fireworks will follow the symphony performance.
The town of Holly Springs will hold the annual “A Second Day for the USA!” Celebration on July 5th starting at 6 pm at Jefferson L. Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park. There will be live entertainment, food, and fireworks.
Raleigh’s fireworks are moving to Dix Park in 2022. Pack a picnic and head to Dix Park on July 4th to enjoy the DJ and field games before the fireworks begin. Gates open and shuttles begin at 6 pm. Parking shuttles are available from NCSU Centennial Campus and Moore Square from 6 pm to 11 pm.
Wake Forest is celebrating its 49th year of Fourth of July activities:
A Fireworks Spectacular on July 3rd at Heritage High School. Gates will open at 5:30 pm with the fireworks show beginning at approximately 9:30 pm.
The Children’s Parade will take place on July 4th. Line up begins at 10 am at the intersection of N. Main St and West Juniper Ave. The parade will begin at 10:30 am
Art in the Park will be from 11 am to 1 pm on July 4th at the Wake Forest Community House.
I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating at these July 4th fireworks events!
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