Where to Celebrate July 4th in Raleigh!

By Macaroni Kid Downtown-Midtown-North Raleigh June 27, 2019

Are you looking for ways to celebrate July 4th in Raleigh, NC? 

We have all your Independence Day fun in Raleigh — fireworks, community picnics, and more — rounded up right here for you!

Here are four ways you can find your family fun in Raleigh and celebrate Independence Day:

Finley Freedom Festival
9216 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, June 30th, 2019
Admission: FREE (Food for purchase)

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary Celebration Finale at the annual Finley Freedom Festival! Bring your chairs and picnic or purchase food there. Music, games, face painting, food vendors, balloons, and a fireworks show at dusk.

Joel Lane Independence Day Open House
160 S. Saint Marys Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 4th, 2019
Admission: FREE (Donations appreciated)

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 27th annual Independence Day Open House. Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War. The house will be open and staffed by costumed docents who will be available to answer questions. On the grounds, living historians will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view, and herbs and trees from the gardens will be for sale. In addition to outdoor activities, the 1769 plantation manor house, the circa 1790 “kitchen” building, and the Visitors Center and Museum Store will be open.

Fireworks @ Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena area
1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, July 4th, 2019 (Fireworks will start around 9:30 PM)
Admission: FREE

Free parking to view the fireworks will be available within PNC Arena lots, Carter-Finley Stadium lots, and North Carolina State Fairgrounds Bunn Field lots along Trinity Road. Fireworks will be launched from the Varsity Lot at North Carolina State University. Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics as there will be no food or beverage sales on the premises.

Fireworks @ Brier Creek Commons
8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27617
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, July 4th, 2019
Admission: FREE

Set up your lawn chair and enjoy the Star Spangled Block Party (located at Clock Tower Plaza, between Brasa and Blo) starting at 7:00 PM followed by a choreographed fireworks display after dark. Celebrate America's Birthday with the merchants of Brier Creek, games, bounce houses, prizes, face painting, and so much more! 

Venture out of Raleigh and check out Macaroni Kid Knightdale-Wendell-Zebulon and Macaroni Kid Clayton-Garner-Smithfield for even more Fourth of July events and fireworks!

Hope you all have a happy -- and safe! -- July 4th holiday!

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