The highlight of any July 4th celebration is of course the fireworks. There are several major fireworks displays in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. So jump in the car and grab your blanket or lawn chair.
Raleigh Fireworks at the NC Fairgrounds
This free event includes an entire afternoon of pre-fireworks entertainment including live music, games and inflatable rides. The Main Stage will be located in the new midway area - best access from Gate 9. Special musical performance by bluegrass band Sweet Potato Pie and the Midway Main Stage will feature country music singer Holland Marie performing at 7:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for main stage concert. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm.
Durham Fireworks at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
The city of Durham's fireworks show is at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Gates open to the public after the 7th inning. Fireworks will begin around 9:30pm. Keep in mind, there are also fireworks scheduled at DBAP on July 2nd and 3nd in association with baseball games.
Chapel Hill Fireworks at UNC's Kenan Stadium
In the City of Chapel Hill try to be in the stadium by 7 p.m. for the best seats. There's ongoing entertainment with a band that starts around 8 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are only visible inside the stadium. This event is free.
From everyone at Auston Grove, have a happy and safe Fourth of July.