Where to watch fireworks near Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Garner, Morrisville and more!

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Celebrating the 4th of July wouldn’t be complete without food, family, friends and fireworks! From live music to awe-inspiring fireworks displays, check out our list of family-friendly Fourth of July celebrations! We’ve included family friendly events before and after the Fourth as well. Keep reading to learn about all of the 4th of July fireworks near Raleigh!

July 3, 2019

Cary

Cary Arts Center / Starts at 6:30pm

Kick off your annual July 4th festivities with a patriotic musical tribute brought to you by the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre and the Cary Town Band.

https://townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/independence-day-events

Fuquay Varina

South Park / Starts at 6pm

Spare Change plays at 6:30 pm. There will be FREE inflatable rides and the Splash Pad will be open from 6pm to sundown. Food vendors will be onsite. The fireworks will start at sundown, approximately 9:15pm. Timing may vary due to weather conditions.

https://www.fuquay-varina.org/840/Independence-Day-Celebration

Garner

Lake Benson Park / Starts at 5pm

Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family featuring a performance by the North Carolina Symphony. Children will love our Kids Adventure Zone featuring inflatables, games and crafts. Bring a picnic, or enjoy delicious concessions provided by food trucks and local non-profit organizations. Top off your evening with the best fireworks show in the Triangle, and you’ll see why our citizens are so proud of their hometown. Fireworks immediately follow the NC Symphony performance (approximately 9:30 pm.)

https://www.garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/events/independence-day

Morrisville

Morrisville Community Park / Starts at 6pm

Free fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park! Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy the spectacular show. Please leave glass containers and alcohol at home. Food trucks will be on site, so be sure to come hungry! Fireworks will begin at sundown.

http://www.townofmorrisville.org/government/departments-services/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/special-events/july-3rd-fireworks

Wake Forest

Heritage High School / Starts at 5:30pm

The Fireworks Spectacular inside Husky Stadium at Heritage High School will feature live music from local band Sleeping Booty, plus food trucks and vendors serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones. Admission is free! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The unforgettable 20-minute(!) fireworks display will begin at dusk.

July 4, 2019

Cary

Fred G. Metro Bond Park / Starts at 8am

Activities include a fishing tournament, kid-friendly parade, family contests (hello sack races!) and more! Families are invited to join the parade which will be led by the Cary Town Band playing a selection of classic American standards. There will even be a decorating station to decorate bikes, strollers, wagons and more in honor of Independence Day.

https://townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/independence-day-events

Koka Booth Amphitheatre / Starts at 3pm

Celebrate our nation’s birthday in spectacular style at Booth Amphitheatre for the area’s biggest Independence Day celebration ever. There will be plenty of family friendly activities all day long including rides and games, magicians and performances, ice-cream eating contests, and back by popular demand, the 50 foot Ferris Wheel! Fireworks will begin following the NC Symphony concert (around 9pm.) In event of rain, fireworks ONLY will be held on Friday, July 5th.

https://townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/independence-day-events

Knightdale

Morrisville Fire Station 1 / Starts at 8am

The Morrisville Fire Department will prepare a pancake breakfast for the community. Pancakes, sausage and orange juice will be served.

http://www.townofmorrisville.org/government/departments-services/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/special-events/july-4th-pancake-breakfast

Raleigh

PNC Arena & Carter-Finley Stadium / Starts at 6pm

The City of Raleigh will light up the night sky on July 4th with a fireworks display near the Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena Complex. The annual fireworks display, which moved to this location in 2018, is expected to surpass previous displays in terms of size.

https://www.raleighnc.gov/home/news/content/CorNews/Articles/0JulyFireworks.html

Wake Forest

North Main Street / Starts at 10:30am

The annual Children’s Parade will start their lineup at 10am at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue. The parade will begin at 10:30am along North Main Street. All area youngsters are invited to hop on their bicycles or be pulled along in a wagon as part of a “walking parade” designed just for them! Participation in the Children’s Parade is free, but bicyclists must wear their helmets!

https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/citizen-engagement/community-calendar/independence-day-celebration/childrens-parade

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