Highlighting the events closest to our communities
Fireworks, cook-outs and parades can only mean one thing: Summer is here, and it’s time to celebrate the 4th of July! If you’re in-town for the holiday, here is everything you need to know about July 4th celebrations near our luxury homes in Raleigh, NC.
Wake Forest, NC
Wake Forest will host their Fireworks Spectacular, Sunday, July 3 at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Dr. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. Children ages six and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online and at several area locations. The Band of Oz, one of the Southeast’s most popular beach music bands and a 1997 Beach Music Hall of Fame inductee, will return to Wake Forest as the headliner for this year’s celebration. The Band of Oz will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. For more information on food, parking and other event guidelines, visit the town of Wake Forest.
Wake Forest will also host the Fourth of July Children's Parade. Children can ride on a bike or in a wagon for a walking parade. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., line-up starts at 10 a.m. and helmets are required for cyclists. The parade will start on N. Main Street and W. Juniper Avenue, and end at the Wake Forest Community House, 113 W. Owen Ave. For more information, visit the town of Wake Forest.
Independence Eve in Cary: For the town’s 29th Annual Patriotic Celebration, the Cary Town Band Applause!,Cary Youth Theatre and other groups will be musically saluting the American flag, its history, and the musical works it has inspired. Joined by the Concert Singers of Cary, the Town Band features John Raymond Howell’s offering of “A Salute to the Flag”, plus marches, songs, a salute to our military service personnel (past and present) and other works recalling Old Glory. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, at 101 Dry Ave. For more information, visit the town of Cary.
The town of Cary will host the Cary Independence Day “Olde Time Celebration”, an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration at Bond Park, featuring a parent-child fishing tournament from 8 -10 a.m., a parade in the park at 10:30 a.m. and family games and contests at the boathouse from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bond Park is at 801 High House Rd. For more details, visit the Town of Cary.
Also in Cary, The July Fourth Celebration at Booth Amphitheatre will celebrate America's birthday with a scavenger hunt, a watermelon-eating contest, magicians, a corn hole contest and a Ferris Wheel. The Cary Town Band and the North Carolina Symphony perform patriotic music on the main stage. A grand fireworks display will start 9 p.m. The event is free and runs from 3-10 p.m. at Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy.
Raleigh’s main July 4th celebration is the “The 'Works” with food-eating contests, live performances, a Kids Zone, face painting and more in downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street. A fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. and the events run all day, from 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. For more information visit raleighconvention.com/works.
The celebrations listed are those closest to our four beautiful, custom new home communities, and there are other events all over the Triangle area. Be sure to check out these other listings for July 4th events from Carolina Parent, or this one from The News&Observer. Also, see event websites for schedule updates.
Happy Independence Day from Robuck Design Build!