The biggest and best 4th of July fireworks and celebrations will be back in 2022! If you are in need of a location to sport your red, white, and blue and show off your pride for America, here’s how to have the perfect Fourth of July Weekend!
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Town of Fuquay-Varina: July 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join us for fireworks, music, and the start of a great long weekend on Friday, July 1, at South Park, 900 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina. Gates open at 6 PM, and fireworks will begin at sundown which is generally around 9:15 pm. This time is subject to weather. A concert featuring Spare Change begins at 6:30 pm. Food Trucks will be onsite and the Splash Pad will be open from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
Make sure to bring a blanket or chair and get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks. Alcohol and Animals Prohibited.
Carolina Mudcats: July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd
The annual Mudcats for America fireworks extravaganza series returns July 1, July 2, and July 3 featuring an expanded version of the Carolina’s post-game fireworks show. Purchase tickets here: https://www.milb.com/carolina-mudcats/tickets/
Town of Clayton: July 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Town of Clayton and the Downtown Development Association are excited to host the 2nd Annual Square-to-Square Independence Day Street Festival, presented by Matthews Motors.
The festival will take place in Downtown Clayton on Saturday, July 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Downtown Clayton will be filled with FREE games, activities, food, and music from Town Square to Horne Square!
Town of Garner: July 3rd, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wake Forest: July 3rd and 4th
Fireworks Spectacular: Sunday, July 3; Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road
The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Children’s Parade: Monday, July 4; line-up begins at 10 a.m.; parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
Intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Optimist Club
Art in the Park: Monday, July 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Woman’s Club
Apex: July 3rd and 4th
Firework Frenzy: July 3rd, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hunter Street Park, 1250 Ambergate Station
The first-ever fireworks display and event features music, food trucks, and bounce houses. Fireworks kick off around 9:30 p.m. over Hunter Street Park.
Olde-Fashioned 4th of July: July 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This long-standing traditional event features games for all ages, inflatables, the Parade of Wheels, and ends with a splash down from the Apex Fire Department!
City of Raleigh: July 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join the City of Raleigh and presenting partner ABC11/WTVD-TV for the Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks on Monday, July 4th. The festivities are moving to Dorothea Dix Park this year. The family-friendly event will feature music and lawn games along with the main event: a fantastic fireworks display!
Gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Free parking will be available at downtown parking decks and on NC State University’s Centennial Campus, where you can pick up a free shuttle to the fireworks. Shuttles will operate frequently from Moore Square and Centennial Campus to and from Dix Park. Please NOTE: There will be No Parking on the Dix Park campus July 4th.
Town of Cary: July 4th, 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A Triangle tradition is BACK! Join us for a salute to the red, white, and blue as we honor the birthday of the U.S.A. with patriotic high-spirited classics and favorites featuring a DJ, The Cary Town Band, and the North Carolina Symphony. Don’t miss the spectacular Fireworks display over Symphony Lake immediately following the performance by the North Carolina Symphony.
NOTE: Purchasing a table will offer a view of the performances but does not guarantee a clear view of the fireworks. Fireworks may be obstructed by the tree canopy, the stage, or other structures.