On July 4th, 2012, there are several local events geared towards celebrating Independence Day. No matter what age group your family is in, you can find something to entertain you in the Raleigh/Durham area.
The Children’s Independence Day Parade will kick off in the Durham Central Park Area of Downtown Durham. At 9:30am, participants will decorate bikes and the parade will kick off at 10:15am. There will be a fire engine, patriotic music and helium balloons. The Scrap Exchange will provide decorations for bikes, scooters and wagons. You can find more information here.
The Durham Bulls will be playing Norfolk Tides on July 4, 2012 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park located at 409 Blackwell St., Durham, NC. The game begins at 6:05pm. The game is affordable as ticket prices start at $5.99. The gates open after the 7th inning and the fireworks display begins at 9:30pm.
If you are just looking for a cool treat on Independence Day, visit Nika’s Mardi Gras which is located at 1020 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC. Nika’s offers New Orleans Style Shaved Ice and will have Independence Day specials from 4pm-9pm to give you a break from the heat. 32 flavors of shaved ice are available to help you keep cool and help you celebrate our Nation’s Independence.
The 33rd Annual Festival for the Eno River Music Festival will begin on July 4, 2012 and run through Sunday, July 8 at the Durham City Park. Several bands will be showcased during the five day festival which runs from 10am-6pm. Held on the banks of the Eno River, there will be five stages for live performances along with dancing, river activities and plenty of food for the masses. There is a small admission fee, but kids 12 and under are admitted free and there is a special children’s area. More details can be found here.
The Cary Fourth of July Celebration will be held from 3pm until at the Koka Booth Amphitheater located at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC. There are plenty of activities for the kids such as a Video Gaming Truck, face painting and a magician. The festivities are free, but if you purchase premium seating you get special benefits such as special picnic style seating along with a pint of Lumpy’s Ice Cream and a loaf of Star Spangled Swirl Bread from Great Harvest Bread. Your premium seating also gives you great views of the North Carolina Symphony, which will be performing at 7:30pm and of the fireworks show which begins immediately after the performance.
The Downtown Raleigh Independence Day Celebration will be held on Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC. Festivities begin on July 4, 2012 at 4:00pm and will conclude with a fireworks show at 9:30 pm. There will be eight bands, a beer tasting tent, and a kid’s zone. The Maximus Circus will also be performing for the younger kids.