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Independence Eve Celebration

Monday, July 3 | Free
Preshow with Applause! Cary Youth Theatre | 6:30 p.m.
Cary Town Band | 7:30 p.m.
Cary Arts Center

This year the band presents its 30th annual pre-4th of July patriotic celebration saluting our military service personnel past and present who have helped secure our freedom and liberty. This year’s celebration will focus on the Declaration of Independence. There’ll be tunes from the times and other music recalling the document itself and the spirit of liberty it engendered. You’ll be happily entertained and inspired.


Independence Day Olde Time Celebration

Tuesday, July 4 | Activities begin at 8 a.m. | Free
Fred G. Metro Bond Park, Boathouse

Join us for an old-fashioned celebration of our nation’s birth -- sure to be lots of fun for the entire family!

Fishing Tournament (Waterfront)

8-10 a.m.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Boathouse. Prizes awarded for the longest and shortest fish in a variety of age groups.

Parade Preparations (Kiwanis Shelter)

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Decorate your bike, trike, stroller, wagon, scooter, battery-powered kids vehicle, or yourself and participate in a slow, kid-friendly parade through the park to celebrate our American pride. No gas powered vehicles. You are welcome to provide your own decorating supplies, come already decorated, or use our decorations while supplies last. Supplies and assistance provided by the Cary Teen Council.

Parade In The Park

10:30 a.m.
Show your American pride! Slowly walk, stroll, ride, drive, and parade through the park. The parade begins at the Kiwanis Shelter.

Family Contests (Boathouse & Spillway)

11 a.m.
Join us for some family-friendly competitions including: Donut Eating, Watermelon Eating, Lake Side Olympics, Watermelon Seed Spitting, Sidewalk Decorating, and more! Age groups for all events are: age 5 & under, age 6-10, age 11-17, and age 18 & up.


July 4th Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Tuesday, July 4 | 3-10 p.m.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Patriotic performances and music combined with family-friendly activities in an atmosphere that is second to none makes the July 4 Celebration at Booth Amphitheatre an event not to be missed! As the last note fades, the celebration is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Kids young and old will want to take a ride on the Ferris Wheel which offers a stunning view of Symphony Lake. There will also be an array of contests, magicians, scavenger hunts, rides, and more!

Schedule of Events

3 p.m. Gates open to blankets, lawn chairs & picnics
3-7 p.m. 
Kids Activities, Ferris Wheel, Berry-Go-Round, scavenger hunt, and more.
4:30-6 p.m. 
Watermelon eating, ice cream eating and corn hole contests.
5:45 p.m. 
Cary Town Band on Koka Booth Main Stage
7:30 p.m. 
NC Symphony on Koka Booth Main Stage

Special Reserved Seating

Booth Amphitheatre is once again offering Crescent table seating for purchase. The price is $40 per seat and includes Lumpy’s Ice cream and preferred parking. Tickets may be purchased at the Amphitheatre Box Office or online at www.etix.com. Please note: Tarps, blankets and chairs are allowed on the lawn. Staking and tents are not permitted.

Fireworks immediately following concert. In the event of rain, fireworks only  will be held on Wednesday, July 5. For more information, call (919) 469-4061.