11 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in Raleigh this Year

JOHN ROTTET

From fireworks in West Raleigh to bar crawls downtown, there’s something for everyone in the family to do this Fourth of July. Here’s a rundown of the best events happening around the Triangle for Fourth of July to kick off this year’s celebrations.

 

LISTEN AND LEARN

Two cultural July 4th events in the Triangle

The N.C. Symphony Independence Day Celebration concert is at

Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary. 

ncsymphony.org

Visit the historic Joel Lane Museum House—there will be a free open house in

honor of Independence Day. 

joellane.org

 

FLAGS ON THE FIELD

Sporty celebrations in the Triangle

The North Carolina Football Club will play Charlotte Independence at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

northcarolinafc.com

The 8th Annual USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series is July 4 and 5 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

usabaseball.com

Run the Keep RLGH Independent 4-miler at Dorothea Dix Park presented by Runologie and Trophy Brewing.

dorotheadixpark.org

 

OH SAY CAN YOU SEE

Watch fireworks across the Triangle

Don’t miss Raleigh’s fireworks display! The city’s official fireworks will be held in

West Raleigh near Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena. Fireworks launch at 9:32 p.m.

visitraleigh.com

Heritage High School in Wake Forest hosts the 2019 Fireworks Spectacular July 3.

There will be food trucks and concessions available and the band Sleeping Booty

will headline the celebration. 

wakeforestnc.gov

 

PINT-SIZED PATRIOTS

Events the entire family will enjoy

The Finley YMCA hosts its Freedom Festival June 30—a family-friendly celebration

with music, activities, food vendors and a fireworks show.

You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate. 

ymcatriangle.org

Bring the whole family to the  Children’s Independence Parade at Durham Central Park.

Decorate bikes, wagons and strollers with items from the Scrap Exchange, then enjoy popsicles and fire truck tours.

durhamcentralpark.org

 

INDEPENDENT SPIRITS

Boozy festivities on the fourth

Wear red, white and blue on Glenwood South for Crawl Raleigh—you’ll find themed music and drink specials beginning July 3 at 9 p.m. and ending in the early morning of July 4. 

eventbrite.com

Oak City Brewing in Knightdale hosts  its July 4th Bash with

music, food trucks, beer and fireworks.

oakcitybrewingcompany.com