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North Carolina Fourth of July / July 4th Fun!
Sat. July 2, and Mon., July 4, 2016
Annual Festival for the Eno River
Sat, July 2, 2016 10am - 6 pm ;
Mon., July 4, 2016 10am - 6 pm
Don't miss the 37th Annual Festival for the Eno River!
Wonderful festival on the banks of the Eno River features live music on
five stages; Storytelling; Canoe and Raft rentals; Hands-On-Clay; Dance;
Critters; Craft Demonstrations; River Activities; Working Grist Mill; Crafts
Artisans, children's area and otter stage, nature demonstrations and other
activities for kids and adults. Admission fee. Kids 12 and under
10am - 6 pm Seniors (over 65) admitted free.
West Point on the Eno, Durham City Park (Parking at Durham County Stadium)
July 4, 2016
Fourth of July Celebration
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:30am - 4:00pm at Carrboro Town Hall and Weaver
Celebrate the 4th of July in Carrboro with musical performances, a
parade, exhibits, games and food.
From our blog:
The Carrboro 4th of July Parade is probably about as close to Mayberry
as you can get in this modern age, but better than Mayberry too, due to
the ultra-coolness factor of Carrboro, the Weaver Street Market, and
great live music at the Carrboro town hall (along with fun kids’ crafts,
activities and bouncy houses). Mayberry meets Paris of the Piedmont!
We LOVE, love, love to see all of the fantastic handmade parade
floats while our family joins in the Carrboro 4th of July Parade every
year. Last year a family made a terrific red-white-and-blue rocket ship
on wheels, with a cool celestial mobile suspended above the rocket, and
cheerful children peeking out of the rocket’s windows. Excellence in
independence design abounds at the Carrboro 4th of July parade!
From the town website: "This annual event features Uncle Sam on
Stilts, Balloon Sculpture Artists, Roaming Magicians, Face Painters,
lots of games, food, and plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy! The
Main stage always features nationally recognized musical talent, as well
as local talent. Of course the Kids Fun Zone and Fun Zone Stage Stage
will be back and better than ever! So come celebrate the birth of our
nation! Make Uncle Sam proud! Put on your red, white, and blue. Wear a
birthday hat, play a game, dance to the music, relax under the historic
elm, and enjoy the best of this small town tradition."
9:30 Music: Tim Stambaugh.
9:45 a.m. Designing and Decorating
-Patriotic Tattoo Booth
-Hat Making & Decorating
-Patriotic Flag coloring
-Bike and Wagon Decorating
Registration for Costume Contest
10:30 Costume Winners Announced
10:50 People Parade March down Weaver
to Town Hall
Hall Grounds 10:30 a.m. to 4p.m.
10:45 am- 11:15 am Village
11:30am -12:30 pm Mystery Hillbillies
12:45 pm-1:40 pm La Fiesta Latin Jazz
2:00pm – 4:00 pm Peter Mawanga and The Amaravi Movement
Stage-Fun Zone 11:00-12:00 Bull Town Strutters
12:15- 1:15 pm Captain Jim Magic Show
1:30-2:30 pm Pie Eating Contest
2:30-4:00 pm Trish Miller
1:00-4:00 pm Stilt Walker
Kids Fun Zone:
1:00pm Baby Crawl Contest Toddler
10:30-2:00Pm Toddler Inflatable Obstacle Course Toddler Square
12:00-2:30 Tattoo Booth Pavilion
CONTEST - On the children’s stage located at Carrboro Town Hall
under the shelter.
Registration is day of the event on
site from 11:30-1:30 at the Information table.
12:30 Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
1:20 Sack Races /sponge toss Field
2:40 Water Balloon Toss Field
Throughout the day -11-4pm
Inflatables, carnival games, Stilt
Walker, Welcome Wall, Fotobooth, Scrap Exchange, Toddler Square,
for the complete schedule.
July 4, 2016
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Concert and
Lemonade at the
Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill
Mon. July 4, 2016, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy free ice cream, lemonade and a performance by the Village
Band. Free and open to the public.
Horace Williams House,
610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill,
July 4, 2016
4th of July Celebration
Mon. July 4, 2012, 7 - 10pm
Doors open at 7pm; Fireworks begin at 9:30
Community celebration with fireworks and fun! Free entertainment
and fireworks display in the University of North Carolina's Kenan Memorial
** Donations of $1 per person or $5 for a
family of five or more will also be accepted on the day of the event at the
entrance gates to Kenan Stadium.*** Recommended parking is in the Craig, Dogwood and
Cardinal Parking Decks off of Manning Drive. Disability parking
available in the Bell Tower Lot. Parking also is available in downtown
Chapel Hill at the Rosemary/Columbia Lot at 100 E Rosemary St., West
Franklin Lot at 415 W. Franklin Street, the Wallace Parking Deck and smaller
town lots. FOR MORE INFO: www.townofchapelhill.org/july4
Alcohol prohibited - no coolers, outside containers or food items
***** Note for families with babies and young children:
Since the Chapel Hill fireworks are fired in the stadium, surrounded
entirely by stadium seats, which produce echoes and amplify the firework
booms, they are extremely loud. Some find them to be much louder than
other fireworks displays (open air fireworks displays are not as loud as
these fireworks in the stadium). For some people the stadium fireworks
display may be too loud especially for babies and young children's sensitive
Kenan Stadium, UNC.
For more info visit
July 4, 2016
||Downtown Raleigh July Fourth Celebration,
Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC
In 2012, downtown Raleigh will host the City's fireworks and
Independence Day celebration.
Raleigh's July 4th Celebration is now held in DOWNTOWN RALEIGH on
Fayetteville St. (Prior to 2012 they were held at the fairgrounds.)
Festivities are scheduled in Downtown Raleigh on July 4, 2016, from noon to
Independence Day Celebration during the day
with live music, Beer/Wine tent, kids rides and games, Aerial Performances,
Cirque de Vol street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, and
much more! Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for
the Performing Arts starting at around 9:30pm.
Location: Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
schedule and more info for Raleigh Downtown Fireworks
July 4, 2016
||Cary Fourth of
July Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary,
Mon, July 4, 2016, 3:00 - 10:00 pm
Fourth of July gathering with fireworks display; live musical
Fireworks rain or shine
beginning at night fall.
From our blog: In prior years we have enjoyed the
fireworks in Cary, NC at Koka Booth Amphitheater, on the banks of the
Amphitheater's lake, so that we could see the reflections of the fireworks
on the surface of the water. So beautiful! It was worth the (long) walk back
to our car with throngs of fellow fireworks watchers.
Cary, NC Koka Booth fireworks, concert and festivities are free, but if you
pay for special seating tickets - rather than watching for free in the
general audience as we did - you get premium picnic-style seating under the
stars/fireworks with a great view of the NC symphony.
Tickets for the premium seating with treats can be purchased in person at
the Koka Booth Amphitheatre Box Office. General
admission is FREE.
3 p.m. Gates Open to
Blankets, Lawn Chairs & Picnics
3-7 p.m. Kids Activities, Ferris Wheel,
Berry-Go-Round, scavenger hunt, and more.
4:30-6 p.m. Watermelon eating, Ice Cream eating
and corn hole contests.
5:45 p.m. Cary Town Band on Booth Main Stage
7:30 p.m. NC Symphony on Booth Main Stage
Fireworks immediately following concert.
Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheater Independence Day Celebration Schedule
July 4, 2016
Joel Lane Old Fashioned Fourth of July, Raleigh, NC - COLONIAL
Re-Enactments, Period Dress & Crafts, Free Lemonade & cookies!
Mon, July 4, 2016, 11am - 4pm
728 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC (The Joel Lane Museum House is
located two blocks south of Hillsborough Street at the corner of Saint
Mary's and West Hargett Streets near downtown Raleigh.)
Enjoy live music, old-time games and
crafts for the children, re-enactors demonstrating colonial work, and
costumed docents ready to answer your questions in the museum buildings.
Free lemonade and cookies. Donations requested.
From the website:
The Joel Lane Museum House, “The
Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 25th annual Independence Day Open
House on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and
donations are requested. Colonel Lane was a founding father of North
Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the
American Revolutionary War.
The house will be open and staffed by
costumed docents who will be available to answer questions. On the grounds,
living historians will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and
visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing
with a quill pen or making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and
games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full
summer glory will be on view, and herbs and trees from the gardens will be
In addition to outdoor activities, the 1769 plantation
manor house, the circa 1790 kitchen building, and the Visitors Center and
Museum Store will be open.
Joel Lane Old Fashioned 4th of July 2016
Past entries: Read our Blog for
July 4th, 2012 Highlights: RETURN of the Chapel Hill Fireworks; Raleigh
NC Fireworks MOVE to Downtown Raleigh
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