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Downtown Raleigh to host July 4 fireworks

Posted May 9, 2012 2:18 p.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2012 2:41 p.m. EDT

— The City of Raleigh announced Wednesday that this year's Fourth of July fireworks celebration will be held downtown.

In previous years, the event was at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

In addition to the display, Fayetteville Street will host a number of bands, a kids' zone and a wine-tasting event, among other attractions.

"The full range of authentic Americana fun – watermelon seed spitting contests, etc., will fill the day, culminating with a brilliant fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.," the city said in a news release.