The Works! and other Fourth of July events around the Triangle and central North Carolina

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The fun is underway at The 'Works in downtown Raleigh! (Shutterstock)

In honor of America's 241st birthday, many cities, towns, and organizations in our area are celebrating Independence Day this year with fireworks, festivals, and more! While you are out celebrating America's birthday be sure to share your photos and videos with us! Upload them here, share them to our Facebook page, or use the #ABC11 hashtag.

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The Works!

The Works
Noon - 10 p.m. Tuesday on Fayetteville Street and adjacent streets in the heart of downtown.

The 'Works kicks off with live music, kids' zone, water slide, roller skating rink, street performers, eating contests, food and arts vendors, and much more. Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting at around 9:30 p.m. ABC11 will offer coverage throughout the night. Details.

Also if you are attending, be sure to share your photos and videos with us here, on our Facebook page, or using the #ABC11 and #TheWorks hashtags. Can't catch the fireworks? Watch them on ABC11 and at 9 p.m. Tuesday!

Baseball, fireworks, and parade
The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Oval Park. Then later, fireworks will go off after the 6 p.m. Durham Bulls game (tickets are required for the game, but the gates open for everyone after the 7th inning). Details

Fort Bragg 2017 Independence Day celebration
Gates open at Main Post Parade Field at 3 p.m. Tuesday to the public. Events include a concert by Chase Rice, with JC Allstars, then fireworks between 9:40 p.m. and 10 p.m. Details

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Greg Barnes reports on the Fourth fun in the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg area.

From Dawn's Early Light to Twilight's Last Gleaming
The Town of Cary is having a Two-Day Independence Day Celebration! Free activities and events are open to the public, and take place at locations throughout Cary, beginning on Monday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m., and concluding with a spectacular fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4 ending around 9:30 p.m. For more, check out "Independence Day" at or call (919) 469-4061.

Apex Old Fashioned 4th of July
Kids of all ages are invited to come to historic downtown Apex on Tuesday for numerous activities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details


July 4th Celebration at the Carrboro Town Hall
The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Weaver Street Market Lawn. A parade from Weaver Street Market to Town Hall begins at 10:50 a.m. Other festivities occurring and full detailed schedule of events can be found here.

Fourth of July Watermelon Fun
Live music, fireworks and family fun kicks off at 7 p.m. at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Tuesday. Visit Chapel Hill's websitefor parking, and event information.


Fireworks in Berkeley Mall at 9 p.m. on July 4. Address- 625 N. Berkeley Boulevard # Goldsboro, NC 27534


Hope Springs' Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 5th: The day after Independence Day celebration will be from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Jefferson L. Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park on Grigsby Avenue. Admission is free and everyone is invited for fireworks, face painting, and much more.


Hope Mill's July 4th Celebration: Parade 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Party in the Park 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Firework show scheduled at 9:15pm. Parade route begins at Hope Mills Middle School on Cameron road, proceeds down Main Street, and end at Hope Mills Recreation Center on Rockfish Road.


The Fourth Annual July Fourth Celebration will take place at Knightdale Station Park. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the fireworks will take place at 9:15 p.m.

Fireworks Spectacular to kick-off two-day Fourth of July celebration
The festivities get underway with the Fireworks Spectacular on Monday, July 3 at Wake Forest High School's Trentini Stadium. Advance tickets to the Fireworks Spectacular are available for purchase at several area locations and online at

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Wake Forest celebrates the 4th of July with children's parade


Fourth of July Festival at Wilson County Fairgrounds- Fireworks at the grandstand area of fairgrounds begin at around 9pm. The BBQ Cookout starts at 2pm.

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