Raleigh Area Fourth of July Festivities 2012

This Fourth of July Independence Day don’t just wave your American Flag and eat a Hot Dog! (although these are not bad ways to enjoy the holiday!)

Soldier kissing his bride on fourth of July wedding 330am

Image Courtesy IWP Photography

As you enjoy this most patriotic of American holidays please make sure to take a moment to thank a current or former member of the armed services or if they are deployed, thank their spouse!

Also – remember that the North Carolina State Police are stepping up enforcement this week with numerous Driving While Impaired checkpoints so if you are planning on enjoying adult beverages make sure that you designate a driver or captain if you are boating.

Here is a list of Raleigh area Independence Day celebration festivities. If you would like your community event added to the list – please leave a link in the comments section.

Apex, NC

Olde Fashioned Fourth of July

Kids of all ages come to historic downtown Apex on July 4th for an Olde Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration for plenty of patriotic fun as we celebrate our nation’s birthday.

  • Carnival games
  • Cake walk
  • Inflatables
  • Climbing wall
  • Giant slide
  • Clowns
  • Jugglers
  • Karakoe by Skid Rowe
  • and much more!

Follow that up with Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels at noon then cool down, as the Apex Fire Department knows how to do best, at the Splash Down!…Read More

Cary, NC

Wednesday July 4th Independence Day Celebration Concert Free Show A Triangle tradition, join us for a good, old-fashioned salute to the red, white and blue. Hear patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics as we honor the USA on its birthday. Come early and grab the best view of the area¹s biggest Fourth of July fireworks display. Seating Options: Event seating on the lawn is FREE and blankets, Lawn Chairs & Picnics are permitted. Table seating on the Crescent is reserved and a limited number of 4-seat tables are for sale. Table price is $125 for 4 seats…Read More

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Fireworks in Fuquay

Join the Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration at South Park on Tuesday, July 3rd as fellow Fuquay-Varinians get together to celebrate America’s 236th birthday.

South Park is located at 820 S. Main Street.  Gates open at 6 pm with the Extraordinaires, playing a range of music sure to please everyone beginning at 7 pm.  Kids can enjoy free inflatables, rides and activities prior to the fireworks which begin at sundown…Read More

Garner, NC

25th Annual July 3rd Independence Day Celebration

featuring the North Carolina Symphony

Tuesday, July 3
Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road
5-10 p.m.

Garner and its neighbors come together annually to celebrate our nation’s independence on July 3rd at Lake Benson Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Enjoy music provided by DJ Flimsy followed by the North Carolina Symphony, which will play a rousing patriotic program.
Children’s inflatable games are available from 5-8:30

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Holly Springs, NC

July 5th Independence Day Celebration – Thursday, July 5

Live entertainment, inflatables, food vendors, games, crafts and fireworks! Come celebrate our nation’s independence!…Read More

Raleigh (Capitol), NC

North Carolina State Capitol Celebrates July 4 Location: North Carolina State Capitol – Downtown Raleigh

NC State Capitol Bldg

July 4: Old-Fashioned Fourth
Wednesday 11am – 3pm
Join us for our traditional family-oriented Independence Day celebration with a patriotic concert and picnic. Wander over to the Capitol’s “Old Fashioned 4th” area and see how people in North Carolina celebrated “the 4th” long ago. A naturalization ceremony for new citizens, musical performances, food, and historical re-enactors round out this patriotic day of fun. Admission is free and open to the public…..Read More

Raleigh, NC

Independence Day Celebration Is Coming To Downtown With ‘The Works: July 4th On Fayetteville Street’

The Works

On May 9, Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced that Downtown Raleigh will host the City’s fireworks and Independence Day celebration.

Beginning at 4 p.m. on July 4, Fayetteville Street will be filled with the likes of eight different bands, the Maximus Circus, a beer and wine tasting tent, a picnic on the street and a kids’ zone. Downtown restaurants will bring their fare to the street. The full range of authentic Americana fun – watermelon seed spitting contests, etc. will fill the day; culminating with a brilliant fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

The City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds present the 2011 July 4th Celebration. Families and friends are invited to enjoy a day of food, fun and entertainment. Activities include sports challenges, American flags, craft activities, jumbo games, mini-golf, obstacle courses, and mountain bike course. Enjoy live music from various entertainers.

The entertainment schedule is as follows: 5:30-6:00 John Vettel 6:15-6:45 Katie & Aaron 7:00-7:30 AB da Best & Rizio 7:45-8:15 Triangle Taiko Drummers 8:30-9:00 Nick Driver Band 9:15-9:45 Graffiti Monkeys Schedule times are approximate and may change. All activities will be held rain or shine on July 4th. In the event of inclement weather on July 4th only the fireworks will be held on July 5th at 9:45pm…Read More

Wake Forest, NC

Lady Liberty & Uncle Sam

Fireworks, games, live entertainment, and a whole lot more awaited you at this year’s Fourth of July celebration!

Now in its 40th year, Wake Forest’s Independence Day celebration is one of our area’s most eagerly-anticipated summer-time events serving up two days-worth of fun and excitement for the entire family.
FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
This year, the revelry gets underway with the Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road….Read More