Cary Independence Day Olde Time Celebration – Experience an old-fashioned celebration featuring a parent-child fishing tournament, a parade in the park, family contests and more. Registration for the fishing tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. and parade preparations begin at 9 a.m. Free. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 919-469-4100. townofcary.org.
Chapel Hill July Fourth Celebration – Celebrate our nation’s history of freedom and independence with live music from Kenny Mann and Liquid Pleasure, interactive children’s activities and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Free. Gates open at 7 p.m. Kenan Stadium, UNC-CH campus, Chapel Hill. townofchapelhill.org/july4.
Clayton’s July Fourth Celebration – Clayton celebrates America’s birthday with family field events, a basketball skills competition, free ice cream and watermelon, a cornhole tournament, live music and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Free. 4:30-10 p.m. Municipal Park, Stallings Rd., Clayton. townofclaytonnc.org.