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Cary Celebrates Independence Day with Music, Fireworks, and Family Fun

Post Date:06/25/2019 9:37 AM
  • Cary’s annual Independence Day Celebration is a two-day event July 3 and 4.
  • The Cary Town Band and Applause! Youth Theatre will kick off the festivities at 6:30 p.m. on July 3 with a tribute to veterans at the Cary Arts Center.
  • July 4 is an all-day celebration at multiple locations in Cary, starting with a fishing tournament at Bond Park and ending with the traditional fireworks at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

Cary, NC – Summer fun abounds at Cary’s annual Independence Day Celebration July 3 and 4! We’ll kick things off on Wednesday, July 3 with our Independence Eve Celebration at Cary Arts Center. Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will start the evening off with a preshow at 6:30 p.m. The Cary Town Band takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. to play musical selections honoring those who have served.

On July 4, Cary’s Independence Day Olde Time Celebration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Bond Park Boathouse with registration for the fishing tournament, which follows at 8 a.m. Afterward, head over to the Kiwanis shelter from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for parade prep, followed by the Parade in the Park at 10:30 a.m. When the parade’s done, join us at the Boathouse and Spillway at 11 a.m., where we’ll have a variety of family contests, from donut eating to the three-legged race, along with face painting and more.

The celebration continues with activities throughout the day at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, where gates open at 3 p.m. The Cary Town Band will perform on the main stage at 5:45 p.m., followed by the NC Symphony, with the fireworks finale scheduled for immediately after the concert, approximately 9 p.m. All events are free, though limited Crescent Table Seating will be available for a fee at Booth Amphitheatre and can be reserved by visiting

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

WakeMed Soccer Park combines exciting soccer action with fireworks! Come out July 4 to see the North Carolina FC take on the Charlotte Independence at 7:30 p.m., or the North Carolina Courage vs. Houston Dash on July 5 at 7 p.m. Both games will be followed by fireworks.

Complimentary vouchers for these games can be picked up at participating outlets beginning on June 24. Vouchers can be redeemed for north end-line and upper deck seating at the Coastal Credit Union Box office at WakeMed Soccer Park starting June 24-July 2 while supplies last. For more information, visit

To learn more about these events, visit or call (919) 469-4061. And for more to do in July, follow @TOC_fun on Twitter and browse our calendar at

Primary Contacts

Sarah Preston, Operations & Programming Supervisor, (919) 462-3969
Andrew Marsden, Recreation Manager, (919) 462-3970
Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861
Keith Jenkins, Sports Venue Coordinator, (919) 270-9182


Independence Day Events
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WakeMed Soccer Park


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