Fireworks are the highlight of any July 4th celebration. Most towns in and around the Triangle host some sort of a display, but the major ones are at the Raleigh Fair Grounds, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary and Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. This article has the details.
Raleigh's big festivities for the 4th take place on the grounds of the State Capitol building.
The day's events being in Carrboro with a bike parade, music and more. Cap off the day with fireworks at Kenan Stadium on the UNC Campus.
Durham's Independence Day celebration is focused over at the American Tobacco Campus Downtown. Enjoy a day of live music and then hit the ballpark for the city's fireworks display.
Cary holds an old fashioned Fouth of July celebration on Independence Eve. Then on July 4th there's a free performance by the NC Symphony at Koka Booth followed by fireworks.
Music and art festival to support the Eno River Foundation. This three day extravaganza is a local tradition. In addition, the entire event is trash-free. The history of the festival is especially interesting.