Fourth of July Weekend: Parades, Fireworks, Concerts

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You’ll find lots of Triangle towns celebrating our nation’s Independence this weekend with a wide range of festivities. Take your kids for fireworks displays and to enjoy games, outdoor concerts and entertainment from street performers and magicians. Depending on where you go, you can watch or join in a parade, ride a Ferris wheel and savor free ice cream, watermelon or lemonade. Take part in a potato sack race. Head to a historic house to learn about Colonial life from costumed docents and re-enactors and to try your hand at old-fashioned crafts and games. Learn more in our roundup of Triangle area Fourth of July Celebrations.

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Stay cool and browse works from a juried craft show featuring 80 regional artists at the Festival for the Eno, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., July 2 and 4 at West Point on the Eno, a free park along the Eno River in Durham. Join in water activities, enjoy food truck fare, watch paddling demos and go to see backyard chickens and bees.

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Go blueberry picking at a pick-your-own farms in the Triangle. Browse our roundup of pick-your-own blueberry farms

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Check out the elections exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum in downtown Raleigh. Wake County Board of Elections has also teamed up with the museum to host the exhibit throughout July. The Board of Elections staff will also be at the museum during two downtown Raleigh events — First Friday fun (6-8 p.m., July 1), and “The Works” Fourth of July Celebration, (noon-6 p.m., July 4) — welcoming in the visitors to the exhibit. Learn more.

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