This 4th of July, the Raleigh tradition continues with an Independence Day celebration at the State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh. It will take place Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is a free event.
Here’s some of what’s going on:
- Musical performances
- Carriage rides
- Quill writing for kids
- “Pie the Redcot” game
- Dress up like a Revolutionary era citizen
- Birthday cake for America at 1 p.m., for as long as it lasts
- Self-guided tours of the Capitol
- Watermelon seed spitting contest for kids and adults
- Food for sale from Split Wiener Food Truck
- Kona Ice for sale
- Patriotic tunes by the Raleigh Concert Band
A highlight of the event will be an outdoor naturalization ceremony for new citizens on the Capitol’s south grounds at noon. After the ceremony, the traditional “Salute to Independence” will feature a reading of The Declaration of Independence.
Please call (919) 733-4994 for more information.