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The Guide to a Capitol Celebration

If you are staying in town for the fourth this year there is plenty going on in the Triangle and within walking distance of the Allister North Hills Apartments!  You will have a hard time choosing from the events highlighted below – it may be time to make an Independence Day bucket list for the Fourth of July in Raleigh!


Independence Day Celebration with North Tower Band at Beach Music

North Tower Band will play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the North Hills Commons with fireworks to follow starting at 9:15 p.m.

Other festivities include:  A performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” kids face painting, free watermelon and much more!  There is no charge for admission.

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The ‘Works – Live music featuring a total of 16 bands on two stages, food and arts and crafts vendors, hot dog and ice cream eating as well as watermelon spitting contests, and much more.  The action can be found around the Capitol and Fayetteville Street starting a noon this Thursday and lasting until 11 p.m.

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The Red Hat Amphitheater – 6 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Chris Hendricks Band, Cravin Melon, American Aquarium will be performing throughout the evening.

Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. at Fayetteville Street and 10:15 p.m. at the Red Hat Amphitheater.

Additional information on parking, bands and other event details please see this link.


The N.C. Symphony and the Cary Town Band will perform in the midst of a ferris wheel and several other activities from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Please see this link for more details!


Kenan Memorial Stadium, home of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, will host Kenny Mann and the Liquid Pleasure Band.  The evening will be complimented with fireworks, contests, glow necklaces, and a chance to win tickets to a UNC football game.  Guests are admitted starting at 7 p.m. and a $1/person and $5/family donation is suggested.


Celebrate the 4th with the Durham Bulls baseball team as they face the Norfolk Tides.  The game starts at 6:05 p.m. with fireworks to follow!   For ticket information and additional info please view this link.

Festival for the Eno is a 34 year tradition in Durham and will feature a over 50 performances between Thursday, July 4th and Saturday, July 6th.  Enjoy celebrating America throughout the holiday weekend!

Durham Central Park Parade – Kids are invited to decorate their bikes and strollers for a patriotic tribute to “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”  The festivities start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

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