Where to see July 4th fireworks near Raleigh, Durham, other Triangle-area towns: LIST

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Fun and fireworks across the Triangle for July 4th celebrations
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NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) -- Independence Day celebrations are taking place across North Carolina and in the Triangle.

Here is a list of events and ways to celebrate July 4th in your area.

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HOLLY SPRINGS

Friday, July 5 - The Holly Springs Independence Day Celebration will take place at Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park. Live music, food trucks, games, and more will be available.

The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. The fireworks show will start around 9:15 p.m.

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RALEIGH

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For the third consecutive year, the City of Raleigh and ABC11 are teaming up to present the Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. The event will feature a food truck court with 40 trucks and more. There will not be any parking on the Dix Park campus on July 4. Free event parking is available at downtown parking decks and NC State Centennial Campus. Free shuttles will pick up people from Moore Square Park, starting at 5:30 p.m. It will then drop riders off at Centennial Parkway/Blair Drive, a .2 mile (5 min) walk to the event. But don't fret if you can't make it out to the park in person, ABC11 will broadcast the entire show live starting at 9 p.m.

DURHAM

Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Bulls are celebrating with post-game fireworks on Thursday, July 4. The Durham Bulls game against the Norfolk Tides begins at 6:35 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Fireworks will follow the game at 9:15 p.m.

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FAYETTEVILLE

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the City of Fayetteville, and Fayetteville PWC will host The Independence Concert & Fireworks, a free event on Thursday, July 4. It will be held at Festival Park in Fayetteville. The event will feature performances from the Fayetteville Symphonic Band, Fayetteville's only community wind band performing group, and the 82nd Airborne Division Band. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The concerts are expected to begin at 7:15 p.m. with fireworks following the performances.

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CARY

The Town of Cary will host its July 4th Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. The Cary Town Band will perform at 4:30 p.m. and the North Carolina Symphony will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. The event will also feature fun activities for kids, food, and a live parachuting demonstration at Symphony Lake by the NC Veterans Corps. Fireworks will immediately follow the concert at 9:25 p.m.

CHAPEL HILL

You can view the fireworks from Southern Community Park. Event parking opens at 7 p.m. Fireworks display is expected to begin at 9 p.m. People are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

ROLESVILLE

The Town of Rolesville's fireworks celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Redford Place Park. Fireworks are expected to begin at 9:15 p.m.

WILSON

Gates open at 5 p.m. on the Wilson County Fairgrounds for their July 4th Fireworks Show starting at 9:00 p.m.

FORT LIBERTY

Saturday, June 29 - The 2024 Fourth at the Fort celebration includes live music featuring Flo Rida, Plain White T's, and Maddie and Tae. The event is free and open to the public. The parade field opens at 3 p.m., with The 82nd Rock Band kicking things off at 4:30 p.m. Maddie and Tae take the stage at 6 p.m., Plain White T's will perform at 7:10 p.m. Flo Rida is at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. There will also be a parachute free-fall demonstration by the Golden Knights, a flag ceremony, food, beverages, and lights in the sky from fireworks.

SELMA

Monday, July 1 - The Selma All-American Festival takes place in the Blackstone/Ormond's Plaza beginning at 6 p.m. The event features food trucks, games, and live entertainment.

FUQUAY-VARINA

Monday, July, 1 - The Independence Day Celebration will feature live music, food trucks, and fireworks.

The South Park gates open at 6 p.m., and fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m.

WENDELL

Tuesday, July 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wendell Community Park: 601 W. Third Street. Visitors can enjoy food trucks, outdoor activities, and music before the fireworks display, that begins at sundown. Shuttle buses run all evening starting at 6:30 p.m. wanting to visit the park after grabbing dinner or a drink on Main Street downtown. Wendell Community Park is accepting up to 500 for vehicle parking on-site. Golf cart and handicap parking are available. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and outdoor activities for families to enjoy. Town leaders are asking that visitors refrain from bringing pets and personal fireworks so that the event can be safe for everyone to enjoy.

MORRISVILLE

Wednesday, July 3 - The Town of Morrisville is hosting its 'Red, White and BOOM!' The event runs from 5 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Cedar Fork District Park at 228 Aviation Parkway. The celebration will include live music from Adam Lee Decker and Sayer McShane, food trucks, family-friendly carnival games and inflatables. Tickets for carnival games are $1 per ticket. Click on Red, White & Boom for more information.

Traffic Alert: Aviation Parkway will close from 9:15-10:15 p.m.

APEX

Wednesday, July 3 - Fireworks Frenzy. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hunter Street Park - 1250 Ambergage Station. There will be food trucks, a Kids Zone with inflatables and games and more. Fireworks scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. Apex aka 'The Peak of Good Living' also hosted events on July 4th including their annual parade.

WAKE FOREST

Wednesday, July 3 - The 2024 Fireworks Spectacular. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

GARNER

Wednesday, July 3 - The Garner Independence Celebration includes food vendors, tours, music, and of course, fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m. at Lake Benson Park. Parking onsite is free on a first-come basis.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This list will be updated as we learn about more events.