The Town of Cary is celebrating the 4th of July with several events on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, and Thursday, July 4th, 2019. All of these are free to attend. Scroll down to read about a rare free performance by the North Carolina Symphony.
Independence Eve Celebration
Wednesday, July 3 | Free
Preshow with Applause! Cary Youth Theatre | 6:30 p.m.
Cary Town Band | 7:30 p.m.
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary
The Cary Town Band will celebrate and honor our nation’s veterans in this year’s Independence Eve Celebration. Speaker Deborah Tilton, a Specialist in the NC Army National Guard and decorated veteran, will answer the question, “What is a Veteran?” Musical selections will be played to honor those who have served. The band will pay special tribute to our military service personnel and their spouses past and present who have helped secure our freedom and liberty. For more, visit Cary Town Band or call (919) 469-4069.
Independence Day Olde Time Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Activities begin at 8 a.m. The Boathouse will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fred G. Metro Bond Park, 801 High House Rd (Boathouse)
Join us for an old-fashioned celebration of our nation’s birth — sure to be lots of fun for the entire family!
Fishing Tournament (Waterfront)
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Boathouse. Prizes awarded for the longest and shortest fish in a variety of age groups. The Boathouse will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parade Preparations (Kiwanis Shelter)
Decorate yourself your family or your bike, trike, stroller, wagon, scooter or battery-powered kids vehicle, (no gas powered vehicles please) and participate in an old time, kid-friendly parade through the park to celebrate the founding of our country. The parade theme will be “American Pride.” You are welcome to provide your own decorating supplies, come already decorated, or use our decorations while supplies last. Supplies and assistance provided by the Cary Teen Council.
Parade In The Park
Show your American pride! Slowly walk, stroll, ride, drive, and parade through the park. The parade begins at the Kiwanis Shelter and will be led by the marching unit of our own Cary Town Band playing a selection of classic american standards.
Family Contests (Boathouse & Spillway)
Join us for some family-friendly competitions including: Donut Eating, Watermelon Eating, Lake Side Olympics, Seed Spitting, Sidewalk Decorating, and more! Age groups for all events are: age 5 and under, age 6-10, age 11-17, and age 18 and up. Please join us for this nostalgic celebration of our independence!
July 4th Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 4 | 3-10 p.m.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Celebrate our nation’s birthday in spectacular style at Booth Amphitheatre for the area’s biggest Independence Day celebration ever. Come early and enjoy the beautiful setting and patriotic performances with the Cary Town Band and the North Carolina Symphony in what promises to make guests proud to be an American. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities all day long included rides and games, magicians and performances, ice-cream eating contests, and back by popular demand, the 50 foot Ferris Wheel!
General admission lawn seats are free to the public and tickets are not needed. There will be a cost for some of the activities.
Schedule of Events:
- 3 p.m.: Gates open to blankets, lawn chairs & picnics
- 3-5 p.m.: DJ Uniq
- 3-7 p.m.: Kids Activities, Ferris Wheel, Berry-Go-Round, & more
- 4:30-6 p.m.: Ice Cream eating contests
- 5:45 p.m.: Cary Town Band on Koka Booth Main Stage
- 7:30 p.m.: NC Symphony on Koka Booth Main Stage
- Fireworks to follow the concert (approx. 9 p.m.)
Special Reserved Seating:
Booth Amphitheatre is once again offering Crescent table seating for purchase. A limited number of 4 seat pub tables are available for purchase for $160 for the whole table. You must purchase all 4 seats. Each 4 seat table purchased will come with a free preferred parking pass, a pint of Lumpy’s Ice cream and a loaf of Star Spangled Swirl Bread from Great Harvest Bread Company.Tickets may be purchased at the Amphitheatre Box Office or online at www.etix.com. Please note: Tarps, blankets and chairs are allowed on the lawn. Staking and tents are not permitted.
Fireworks immediately following concert. In the event of rain, fireworks only will be held on Thursday, July 5. For more information, call (919) 469-4061.
More Triangle 4th of July Celebrations
Learn about all the 4th of July fireworks and celebrations in the Triangle or just look at this day-by-day list: