July Fourth Celebration at Booth Amphitheatre – Gates open for the free event at 3 p.m., with kids’ activities and off-stage entertainment planned until 5:45 p.m., at which time the Cary Town Band will take the stage. As part of its Summerfest Series, the North Carolina Symphony will play from 7:30 p.m. until the spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. While no tickets are required, guests can visit the Booth Amphitheatre Box Office in advance of the event to reserve a table for $160, which includes seating for four people, ice cream and preferred parking. The Cary Town Band and the North Carolina Symphony deliver patriotic music before a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Free. 3-10 p.m. Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-462-2025. townofcary.org.
Marbles Kids Museum Red, White and Blue for YOU! – Celebrate Independence Day at Marbles Kids Museum with water relays, fizzing fireworks, sparkler hats and more. Don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue. All ages. $5 ages 1-adult. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040. marbleskidsmuseum.org.