Wake County Fireworks
Zebulon - Friday and Saturday. Festivities at 7:15 p.m. at Five County Stadium at 1501 N.C. 39. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Cary - Saturday. Independence Day Olde Time Celebration from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. A do-it-yourself parade in the park and a fishing tournament. Fred G Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. 469-4100. www.townofcary.org.
Garner - Saturday. Festivities start at 5 p.m. at Lake Benson Park at 921 Buffaloe Road. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Fuquay-Varina - Saturday. Festivities at 6 p.m., South Park at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center at 820 S. Main St. Fireworks after 9:15 p.m.
Raleigh - Saturday. Fireworks at Brier Creek at 9:15 p.m. Preceded by a Family Fun Festival beginning at 2 p.m. at Brierdale Shopping Center. Free. Brier Creek, 7990 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh. 704-295-4037. www.shopbriercreek.com or www.shopbrierdale.com.
Wake Forest - Saturday. Festivities at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage High School at 1150 Forestville Road. Fireworks after dark.
Raleigh - Sunday. State Capitol Festival from noon-4 p.m. Traditional Independence Day celebration including music, vendors, activities for children and a naturalization ceremony. State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 733-4994 or www.nchistoricsites.org/
Raleigh - Sunday. Old-Fashioned Independence Day from 1-4 p.m. at Joel Lane Museum House, 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. 833-3431. www.joellane.org. Free.
Cary - Sunday. Festivities at 3 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at 8003 Regency Parkway. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Kids Free Zone water play. Bring a picnic dinner for you and your family and listen to the Cary Town Band and N.C. Symphony, then top off the night watching the Town of Cary’s special fireworks display. Tables are $125 and all other seating is free. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. 462-2052. www.townofcary.org.
Raleigh - Sunday. Turkey Shoot from 3-10 p.m. Sunday. $3 for one shot or $5 for two shots. State Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. 713-0031. www.raleighjaycees.org.
Raleigh - Sunday. Festivities from 5-8:30 p.m. at N.C. State Fairgrounds at 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. The celebration begins with free activities such as Wii competitions for teens, wheelchair basketball demos, musical performances and crafts such as making Fourth of July hats. 831-6854 or www.ncstatefair.org/
Rolesville - Sunday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at Main Street Park at 200 S. Main St. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Holly Springs - Monday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at Parrish Womble Park on 1201 Grigsby Ave. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Durham County Fireworks
Durham - Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Festival For the Eno starting at 10 a.m. at West Point on the Eno city park, Durham. Music, family activities, arts and crafts, community group displays, ecology education. $15 for a single day; $35 for a three-day pass. Free for children 12 and under. West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road in Durham. Parking at Durham County Stadium, 2700 N. Duke St. Shuttles run from the stadium to the park all during the day. 620-9099. www.enoriver.org/
Durham - Saturday. Children’s Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. Decorate your bicycle, wagon or scooter. Free. Durham Central Park, 548 Foster St., Durham. www.durhamcentralpark.org/
Durham - Sunday. Independence Day festivities starting at 4 p.m. at the American Tobacco Campus and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Events begin with a free concert 4-8 p.m. on the lawn of the American Tobacco campus. At 7:05 p.m., the Durham Bulls game starts. Tickets are required. Gates to DBAP are open for free admission at the end of the seventh inning. “It’s Cool to Care” awards, national anthem and fireworks at about 10 p.m. 560-4355.
Carrboro - Sunday. Family Celebration from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Musical performances, entertainers, and a juggling Uncle Sam on stilts. Free. Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 942-8541. www.carrborojuly4th.com.
Chapel Hill - Sunday. Festivities at 7 p.m. at UNC's Kenan Memorial Stadium at Stadium Drive. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 104 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill. 962-1076. www.townofchapelhill.org.
Kenly - Friday. Festivities at 7 p.m. at the I-95 Truck Stop at 1200 Johnston Parkway Road. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Archer Lodge - Saturday. A road race starts the day's festivities at 8 a.m. at Archer Lodge Park. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Benson - Sunday. Festivities at 4 p.m. at the Singing Grove at Main Street, N.C. 50 / 242. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Selma - Sunday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at the 100 Block of Raiford Street. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Pine Level - Monday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at Sam Godwin Recreation Park. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Smithfield - Monday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at the Neuse River Amphitheatre on 200 Front St. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Chatham County Fireworks
Pittsboro - Sunday. First Sunday events from noon-4 p.m. Music, arts and crafts. Free. Downtown Historic Pittsboro, Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro.
While you are considering your holiday activities the Law Office of John C. Fitzpatrick http://www.durhamtrafficlaw.com reminds you to designate a driver. A new “On the Road or On the Water” campaign combines the efforts of “Booze It & Lose It” for highways and “Boat Safe, Boat Sober” for waterways. Officers will concentrate on impaired drivers – no matter what they drive – through awareness and enforcement in all North Carolina counties.
Joining the campaign are the Alcohol Law Enforcement division, local police and sheriff’s departments and Forensic Tests for Alcohol branch, which is providing six mobile breath-alcohol testing units. Each mobile unit is equipped with alcohol screening devices, computers and communication work stations, as well as a magistrate office and other necessary equipment and supplies for processing impaired suspects.
The ALE division will stress that the “On the Road, On the Water” message can serve as a deterrent to under-age drinking. It is illegal to sell alcohol without a permit, to sell to anyone younger than 21, to have an open container of alcohol in a car, or to sell wine, beer or liquor to anyone who is intoxicated. ALE special agents enforce these and many other laws involving the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.
In North Carolina they are called sobriety checkpoints; other states call them DWI roadblocks. If your holiday plans have you operating a car, truck, motorcycle or even a boat, you beter be a designated driver! If you are charge with DWI please visit http://www.durhamtrafficlaw.com/
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