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With the help of our friends at WTVD, here is a list of local events including fireworks for the 4th of July!!! Have fun and be safe!

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RALEIGH

The Works

Noon – 11 p.m. Friday on Fayetteville Street

Live music, kids’ rides and games, street performers, eating contests, and much more. Fireworks will begin around 9:30 at The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

DURHAM

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Fireworks after the 6 p.m. Durham Bulls game (tickets are required for the game, but the gates open for everyone after the 7th inning).

CHAPEL HILL

Celebrate July 4th

Live music, fireworks and family fun kicks off at 7 p.m. at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Friday. Visit Chapel Hill’s website for parking, and event information.

FAYETTEVILLE/FORT BRAGG

Fort Bragg 2014 Independence Day celebration

Gates open at Main Post Parade Field at 3 p.m. Friday to the public. Events include a concert by .38 Special and Josh Turner, followed by The 82nd Division Band playing 1812 Overture, then fireworks between 9:40 p.m. and 10 p.m.

SPRING LAKE

4th of July Festival on Main Street in downtown

Free live entertainment all day long Friday starting at noon. There will also be a kids zone, water activities, car show, food and craft vendors.

CARY

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park

Events start at 7:30 a.m. on July 4th. Fishing tournament, parade, canine talent show, family contests, more.

July 4th Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheater

Kids’ activities, contests, performances by Cary Town Band and N.C. Symphony followed by fireworks from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

APEX

Apex Old Fashioned 4th of July

Kids of all ages invited to come to historic downtown Apex on Friday for numerous activities from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

KNIGHTDALE

First July 4th celebration

The town is hosting its first celebration at its news park – Knightdale Station. The event will include fireworks, vendors and music from the Embers.

FUQUAY-VARINA

Fireworks Celebration at South Park

Free event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 on S. Main Street. There will be rides, inflatables and fun activities for kids, live music from 7-9 p.m., and a fireworks display will begin at dusk. For more information, visit http://www.fuquay-varina.org

CARRBORO

4th of July celebration at Carrboro Town Hall

Festivities start at Weaver Street Market at 9:30am, with a parade to Town Hall at 10:50 a.m. Events lasting until 4 p.m.

HILLSBOROUGH

July 4th Picnic in the Park

Parade begins at 9 a.m. at 300 West Tryon Street, with a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old County Courthouse at 10 a.m., followed by a picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion.

GARNER

July 3rd Independence Day Celebration at Lake Benson Park

Festivities include live entertainment, concessions, a kids’ adventure zone with inflatables, crafts and deejay, and the traditional performance by the North Carolina Symphony followed by fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m. There is limited parking inside the park, so the Town provides free shuttle service from Bryan Farms at 1832 New Bethel Church Road. For more information about the free event, visit http://garnernc.gov/ParksWebpages/July3/Main.htm or call (919) 773-4442.

WAKE FOREST

The 41st annual Wake Forest Fourth of July Celebration

Fireworks and family activities kick off Thursday, July 3rd at 5:30 p.m. at Wake Forest High School on W. Stadium Drive. A Children’s Parade will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. starting at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest College Birthplace, followed by art and games at Holding Park on W. Owen Ave.

ROCKY MOUNT

43rd annual Independence Celebration

The celebration is scheduled to be held Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and it will include food vendors, inflatables and entertainment from The Tams. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. For more information call (252) 972-1151. Please be advised that this event will take place rain or shine.

Source: WTVD.com

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