Triangle July 4th Roundup

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, and that includes America’s celebration of Independence Day. But there are still fun things to do and see. Here’s a list to get you started.

Drive-Thru Fair Food Days
This July 3-5, get all of the delicious food you’ve come to expect only during the NC State Fair. Grab a funnel cake, deep fried Oreos, roasted corn or something else from the large list of available items. The hours are noon-8 p.m. and transactions are cash only.

Wake Forest Live-Streamed Fireworks
Despite the cancellation of their normal Independence Day celebration, the town of Wake Forest will be live streaming their Fireworks spectacular on July 3 starting at 9:15 p.m. from its Facebook page.

Benson Fireworks
While no large gathering is scheduled, the fireworks display from the Town of Benson and Benson Parks and Recreation is still on. View the show on July 4 at approximately 9 p.m. from lots of locations around town.

Community Reading
Watch as Carrboro’s Mayor Lydia Lavelle hosts the seventh annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro” this July 4th at noon. Check here for viewing options.

Drive Through Red, White & Blue
Catch the traditional 10 a.m. flag raising and a procession of up to 200 decorate vehicles drive through downtown Apex this July 4 via Facebook live. Register to participate with your vehicle here.

Food Art Contest
View entries in the Holly Springs Parks & Recreation Food Art Contest from 8 a.m.-noon this July 4 while you shop at the Holly Springs Farmers Market. Enter your own piece of Independence Day-themed art created with food items by following these rules. You must preregister if you’d like to enter the contest. 

Free Fishing Day 
Fish without purchasing a license from 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. on July 4 in any public water in North Carolina. 

Town Vehicle Marathon Parade
Catch a “parade” of Town of Carrboro vehicles from varying departments as they drive along a 26-mile route through town. View the route to find out how to see all the fun. 

Holly Springs Live-Streaming of Fireworks
The Town of Holly Springs will be streaming their traditional July 5th fireworks show on their website and YouTube channel. The areas where locals usually go to view the fireworks will be closed to prevent gatherings without social distancing precautions.


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