July 4th Celebrations around the NC Triangle

FireworksIndependence Day is almost here! Check out the patriotic activities going on in the Triangle:

Raleigh

An Olde Fashioned Independence Day at the Joel Lane Museum House

  • 23rd annual Independence Day Open House – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Re-enactors demonstrate colonial life
  • Visitors participate in hands-on activities such as wrting with quill pens or making rag dolls
  • Old-fashioned crafts and games
  • Free lemonade
  • Tours of 1770 manor house and 1790 middle-class home

The Works! July 4th on Fayetteville Street

  • Gouge wrestling – 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, and 8 p.m.
  • Tasty 8’s hot dog eating contest – 2 and 7 p.m
  • Watermelon seed spitting contest – 3, 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m.
  • Lumpy’s icecream eating contest – 2:30 and 5 p.m.
  • Red Hat Amphitheater performances begin at 5 p.m.
  • Morgan Street stage opens at 1 p.m.
  • City Plaza stage opens at 12 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Cary

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park

  • Parent and child fishing tournament – 7:30 a.m.
  • Parade decorations (bikes, strollers, wagons, etc.) – 9:30 am.
  • Parade in the park with Cary Town Band – 10:30 a.m.
  • Canine talent show – 10:45 a.m.
  • Family contests, including donut eating, lakeside Olympics, watermelon eating, seed spitting, water balloon toss, and sidewalk decorating – 11:15 a.m.

July 4th Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

  • Kids activities including video game truck, magician, face painters – 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Model boat regatta on Symphony Lake – 3 p.m.
  • Frozen T-shit contest – 4:30 p.m.
  • Watermelon eating contest – 5 p.m
  • Lumpy’s ice cream eating contest – 5:30 p.m.
  • Cary Town Band on main stage – 5:45 p.m
  • NC Symphony on main stage – 7:30 p.m
  • Fireworks immediately following concert

Apex

Olde Fashioned Fourth of July in historic downtown

  • Flag Raising – 9 a.m.
  • Family activities including inflatables, street performers, Karaoke, carnival games, climbing wall, cakewalk, and more – 9:15 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Parade line-up (decorated bikes, scooters, wagons, etc.) – 11:45 a.m.
  • Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels (all are welcome) – 12 p.m
  • Fire department Splash Down! – 12:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill

Kenan Memorial Stadium Celebration

  • Gates open with family-friendly activities – 7 p.m.
  • Hosted by radio personality Ron Stutts from WCHL
  • Live performance by Bull City Syndicate
  • Watermelon eating contest – 7 p.m.
  • Fireworks – 9:30 p.m.

Durham

Bulls Athletic Park Fireworks Shows

  • Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Braves – July 2 + 3
  • USA Baseball vs. Chinese Taipei – July 4 + 5

 

Happy Independence Day!

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