Weekend Plans: July 4 fun, Eno River festival, dance, train rides, more
This weekend, you'll find fireworks and parades, plus the Festival for the Eno, modern dance for kids and train rides on the New Hope Valley Railway. Happy July 4 weekend!Posted — Updated
Happy July 4 weekend! Lots to do this weekend in addition to the beach trips, picnics and neighborhood parades that I know are in the plans for many of you.
Here's your weekend family fun.
Let's start with the July 4 celebrations and fireworks. Here are some of them:
- The State Fairgrounds and Raleigh parks department will present a July 4 Celebration starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday. You'll find live music, sports challenges, crafts, games, mini-golf, an obstacle course and more. Fireworks are at 9:45 p.m. Admission, parking and activities are free. No pets, alcohol or coolers will be allowed. Click here for details.
- Wake Forest offers a big fireworks show on Sunday, followed by a children's parade and games on Monday. Check the website for details.
- Cary has a concert, fishing tournament and parade on Sunday and its big concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Monday featuring the N.C. Symphony and fireworks. It's all free. Here are the details.
- Apex's Old Fashioned Fourth celebration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday with lots of activities for kids.
- Take a picnic to the State Capitol's July 4 celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. It includes music, historical and military displays, carriage rides, and several activities for kids.
- North Hills will celebrate the holiday on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon during its Farmers' Market. There will be a children's parade, face painting, crafts and more. Details.
- Fuquay-Varina will have fireworks on Sunday at South Park on Main Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. There will be inflatables and other activities for kids. Click here for more information.
- Garner features the N.C. Symphony and fireworks on Sunday at from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lake Benson Park. Click here for more.
- The N.C. Symphony will be in Fayetteville Friday during an event where the city also will celebrate it's 2011 All-American City Award. Gates open at 6 p.m. The N.C. Symphony plays at 8 p.m. and fireworks will follow. Click here for details.
- Marbles Kids Museum will celebrate Saturday, Sunday and Monday with crafts and patriotic parades.
- Carrboro will have activities from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday on the lawn of the Weaver Street Market. Click here for details.
- Morrisville plans its fireworks on Sunday evening at Morrisville Community Park. Details.
- Durham's fireworks are on thanks to a grant from Liberty Mutual Insurance. Fireworks are after the Durham Bulls game on Monday. There also will be a free concert at American Tobacco starting at 5 p.m. Click here for details.
- Just to note: Chapel Hill canceled its fireworks because of budget constraints.
- And for more events, check WRAL's Out & About section.
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