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List: Triangle area July 4 events
We have a list of things that you can still do on July 4.Posted — Updated
By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About edtior
RALEIGH, N.C. — Cities across the state have canceled or postponed regular July 4 fireworks displays and other celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we have a list of things that you can still do on July 4.
Independence Day celebrations have been canceled in Raleigh, Brier Creek, Cary, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale and Wake Forest. The annual Festival for the Eno, which is held on July 4 weekend, has also been canceled.
Here is a list of events that are still happening in the area:
July 4: Apex's Drive Through Red White and Blue - Starting at 10 a.m., there will be a flag raising, followed by a decorated car parade through downtown. There is a 200 vehicle limit so participates must register online.
July 4: Glass Jug's Independence Day Party - The brewery located at 5410 NC Hwy. 55 in Durham will be hosting a celebration in its beer garden starting at 4 p.m. It will include smoked barbecue from Oink N Moo, and frozen treats from CocoCrissieCocoCrissi Tropical Icee. "The Sandlot" will be screen outdoors around 8:15 p.m.
July 4: Carrboro's Vehicle parade and virtual fun - The annual fireworks celebration might be canceled but there are still some events happening in Carrboro on July 4, including a vehicle parade.
July 4: Roxboro Fireworks Show - The city's annual parade has been canceled but you can still enjoy the fireworks. Person High School's stadium will be closed to the public though. Fireworks will begin at around 9 p.m.
What other events are happening on July 4?
Enjoy N.C. State Fair Food - The North Carolina State Fair will be hosting Drive-Thru Fair Food Days July 3-5 at the fairgrounds. The event will run noon to 6 p.m. daily. Sales will be cash only.
Watch a virtual concert - Instead of its annual July 4th celebration, The Town of Clayton will hold a virtual concert live from The Clayton Center. You can watch The Malpass Brothers starting at 7 p.m. via a live stream on The Clayton Center's Facebook page.
Watch Hamilton on Disney+ - A recorded version of the Broadway smash will premiere on the streaming service on July 3.
Watch Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest - The annual event at the Coney Island boardwalk will be held indoors without fans this year due to the coronavirus. The event will air on ESPN at noon on July 4. The network and its sister stations will also re-air it throughout the day.
Go fishing - July 4 is known as "free fishing day" n North Carolina. You can fish for free in any public body of water without having to purchase a fishing license.
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