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Cary’s Annual Independence Day Celebration Full of Patriotic Performances

Post Date:06/25/2018 2:20 PM
  • Cary’s annual Independence Day Celebration is a jam-packed two days of revelry for the entire family on July 3-4.
  • The Independence Eve celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 3 at the Cary Arts Center and features performances by Applause! Youth Theatre and the Cary Town Band.
  • July 4 begins early at Bond Park with a full day of events and ends at Koka Booth Amphitheatre with patriotic performances and of course the fireworks finale.

Cary, NC – We’re inviting you to come out to honor America’s birthday at Cary’s annual Independence Day Celebration – a jam-packed two days of revelry for the entire family on July 3-4. The festivities begin on July 3 with performances from the Cary Town Band, include a day full of fun on July 4 at Bond Park and culminates with the annual fireworks show at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

To commemorate the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, the Cary Town Band’s 31st annual Independence Eve Celebration musically recalls many of the wonderful tunes written during that war. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 3 at the Cary Arts Center with a preshow performance by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre followed by the Cary Town Band at 7:30 p.m.

Festivities begin bright and early on July 4 at the Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park. Registration for the fishing tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Boathouse, parade preparations start at 9:30 a.m. in the Kiwanis Shelter with the Parade in the Park starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be family contests including donut eating, lake side Olympics, seed spitting and more starting at 11 a.m. at the Boathouse and on the spillway.

Finish up your day with the 4th of July Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre with patriotic performances and of course the fireworks finale. Gates open at 3 p.m. with kids’ activities, a Ferris wheel overlooking Symphony lake and more until 7 p.m. The Cary Town Band will perform at 5:45 p.m. and the NC Symphony takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Special reserved seating is available to purchase at the box office or online. Fireworks will immediately follow the concert. 

In the event of inclement weather, check our Weather Status Page for updates on all events. In the event of rain, fireworks will be held on Thursday, July 5.

For more, search “Independence Day” at or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_fun and search our calendar at



Primary Contacts

Sarah Preston, Operations & Programming Supervisor, (919) 462-3969
Sam Trogdon, Bond Park Supervisor, (919) 462-3971
Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 465-4606
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240


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