Apex Olde Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration – Celebrate the nation’s birthday with carnival games, a climbing wall and giant slide, clowns, jugglers, karaoke and more. Kids 12 and under can take part in Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels at noon. Cool down with the Apex Fire Department’s Splash Down. Bicycle helmets required for the parade. Free. 9am-1 p.m. Historic Apex, 919-249-3402. apexnc.org/oldfashionedfourth.
Carrboro Fourth of July Celebration – Take the family for kids’ activities, live music, face painting, juggling, contests and more. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the Weaver Street Market lawn, followed by a kids parade to Town Hall at 10:50 a.m. Free. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Town Hall Grounds, Carrboro. 919-918-7364. carrborojuly4th.com.