Wondering where to watch fireworks and celebrate the 4th of July in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle? Here are the answers! The biggest and best 4th of July fireworks and celebrations in the Triangle will be back in 2023! There are many fireworks shows taking place across the Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest and more. There are also other celebrations and parades returning for 2023.
We will be updating this page in the months and weeks leading up to Independence Day, so please keep checking back.
Please make sure to check the date of each event, as some take place the weekend before the 4th of July, or other times.
4th of July Events in the Triangle
Please make sure to follow each link for full details. Sometimes details change, and we might not be notified!
All of North Carolina
Every July 4th is Free Fishing Day at any public body of water in North Carolina. Fish anywhere without a license. Other regulations, such as size limitations and lure restrictions, still apply. If you don’t have fishing equipment, many facilities operate a tackle loan program.
Check back soon to see updates on the Town of Apex’s Olde Fashioned Fourth of July.
Chapel Hill’s 4th of July fireworks celebration will take place Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, at Southern Community Park, 1000 Sumac Road, Chapel Hill. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the fireworks will start around 9 p.m.
Check back soon to see if Preservation Chapel Hill is hosting an Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration again.
Check back soon to learn about the Town of Carrboro’s 4th of July celebration.
Check back soon to learn about the Town of Cary’s Independence Day Celebration.
Check back soon to see what the Town of Clayton has planned for the 4th of July, 2023.
Also, check back to see about the Family Fun Day at Archer Lodge Community Center.
The City of Durham 4th of July fireworks will be set off from Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell Street, Durham, following the Durham Bulls game on July 4th, 2023. Typically, at the end of the 7th inning, guests are let in for free if there is room, but to guarantee entrance, you should buy a ticket to the game.
Check back to learn about the Children’s Independence Day Parade at Durham Central Park
Check back soon to learn about the Annual Watts-Hillandale Fourth of July parade and Celebration.
Check back soon to learn about the Festival for the Eno.
Stars, Stripes & Strings! Fourth on the Farm Music Festival
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Community reading of Frederick Douglass’ 4th of July Speech
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Check back soon to learn about Garner’s Independence Day Celebration.
Check back soon for Holly Springs July 5th Celebration.
Check back soon. Kenly 95 Petro, at 923 Johnston Parkway, Kenly, is hosting its annual 4th of July fireworks show, in conjunction with the Town of Kenly. The truck stop is right off of Exit 106 of I-95.
Check back soon for Morrisville’s celebration.
Check back soon for Pittsboro’s SummerFest.
Check back soon for the City of Raleigh 4th of July fireworks show.
Check back soon for The Brier Creek Star Spangled Block Party and Fireworks Show.
Check back soon for the Independence Day Celebration at the North Carolina State Capitol.
Check back soon for Joel Lane Museum House’s Independence Day Open House.
Last year the Raleigh Market, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, at 4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh, hosted a Patriotic Pet Parade. Check back soon to see if it takes place in 2023.
Check back soon for Rolesville’s celebration.
Check back soon for the City of Roxboro’s annual fireworks display.
Check back soon for the Town of Smithfield’s Independence Day celebration.
The Town of Wake Forest is presenting a fireworks spectacular on Monday, July 3rd, 2023, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road, Wake Forest. It also features a concert by Band of Oz. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., Band of Oz will take the stage at 6:15 p.m., and the fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, The Children’s Parade will take place. Line-up starts at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue.
Art in the Park will take place on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, at Wake Forest Community House, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Check back soon for the Town of Wendell’s 4th of July fireworks show.
On Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, Mudcats Minor League Baseball game will feature “Mudcats for America,” including an Independence Day post-game fireworks extravaganza show.
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John & Bev Larkin says
Though not actually in the Triangle, would you PLEASE include activities in Roxboro?
Linda Ladd Hernandez says
Yes like to know what is going on inn Roxboro
Jody Mace says
Roxboro 4th of July event is in the post. Thanks!