Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Wind Down Wednesday – 6pm – 9pm with area band Black & Blue in Waverly Place’s Promenade area. Part of the free family-friendly summer concert series. There’s a playground for the kids and carts set up selling beverages and food. Restaurants line the area with open air cafe dining that looks out on the action.
Independence Eve at Sertoma – Bond Park, 6:30 p.m. Performance by the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre touring troupe at 6:30 p.m. and the Cary Town Band at 7:30 p.m.
July 4th Celebration at Bond Park
The fun starts at 7:30 AM with a fishing tournament for all ages.
At 10:30 AM, there’s the Parade in the Park. Come at 10:0 and decorate your bike, trike, stroller, wagon or stroller.
At 10:45 a.m. there’s a Canine Talent Show.
And at 11:15, family contests including donut eating, Lakeside Olympics, Watermelon Eating, Seed Spitting, Water Balloon Toss and Sidewalk Decorating.
More Info: Fourth of July in Bond Park
July 4th at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Gates open at 3 PM for the July 4th celebration at Koka Booth in Cary.
50 Foot Ferris Wheel – One highlight of July 4th at KBA will undoubtedly be the 50 foot ferris wheel overlooking Regency Lake. Get there early to avoid a line.
Model Boat Regatta – Courtesy of the Capital Model Boat Club. Starts at 3 PM.
There’s also an Ice Cream Eating Contest sponsored by Lumpy’s Ice Cream, a frozen t-shirt contest, Watermelon eating contest, magician, face painter, and more.
Cary Town Band takes the stage at 5:45 followed by the North Carolina Symphony. It all wraps up with a 4th of July fireworks display, Cary-style.
More Info: Fourth of July at Booth Amphitheatre
Across the Triangle
If you’re up for an adventure across the Triangle, consider some of these July 4th celebrations in the area.
July 4th Pancake Breakfast – Morrisville, Fire Station #1, 8:00 – 10:00 AM. Traditional Independence Day Pancake Breakfast, prepared by the Morrisville Fire Department. More info: Town of Morrisville
Apex Olde Fashioned 4th of July – Downtown Apex, 9am-1pm. Carnival Games, Jugglers, Inflatables, Clowns, Karaoke by Skid Rowe and more! Decorate your non-motorized wheels for Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels at noon. More info: Town of Apex
American Tobacco July 4th Celebration – Starts at 5 PM on the lawn in front of the DPAC for 3 hours music, food trucks, zips lines and more. Around 8 PM, the doors open at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (the Bulls vs.Norfolk Tides) for a fireworks extravaganza, Durham-style. More info: American Tobacco on Facebook.
The ‘Works – Fayetteville Street area, Downtown Raleigh, 12 Noon – 1 PM. 6 hours of daytime music, bounce houses, hot dog eating contest, sportbike freestyle riding and fireworks after dark. Raleigh-style. More info: RaleighConvention.com/Works