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Old 05-29-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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I know it's a little early to be talking about this, but I will be in the Raleigh area for 4th of July weekend. What do people do? Are there fireworks?

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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There are tons of firework celebrations. The State Fairgrounds in Raleigh and Regency Park in Cary are very popular ones.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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I know it's a little early to be talking about this, but I will be in the Raleigh area for 4th of July weekend. What do people do? Are there fireworks?

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Dire wolf is right. There are tons of options. I really depends on where in the Triangle you live. I've gone to the Fireworks at the State Fair for 4th of July in the past. But now my new favorite thing to do is to go to a Durham Bulls Baseball Game on the 4th. They have a great firework show after the game.

There are tons of places to see fireworks here in the Triangle on the 4th!
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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I thought I read somewhere that Wake Forest has a really big fireworks show. Is this true?
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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I've been a bit underwhelmed by the displays here. Does anyone have any suggestions within a short drive? What about the beaches?
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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Our first fourth of July last year here and we visited the State Fairgounds. Was a wonderful night of fireworks and being around happy people. Although, this year, we may stay local and take NRG's suggestion and try the Bull's game. We just attended our first one recently, and with a night of fireworks, it'll be a blast I'm sure.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:33 AM
 
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Tix to the Bulls on 4th of July may be at a premium.

Kevin Costner/Modern West will be in concert that evening.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:25 AM
 
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Our first fourth of July last year here and we visited the State Fairgounds. Was a wonderful night of fireworks and being around happy people. Although, this year, we may stay local and take NRG's suggestion and try the Bull's game. We just attended our first one recently, and with a night of fireworks, it'll be a blast I'm sure.

Be prepared to wait a long time to get out unless you park in the right spot. Thousands more come to the area for the fireworks that don't go to the game.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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The state's "Official 4th of July" Celebration is down at Southport. They have a parade that morning, craft-type fair all day, and then fireworks that night. The fireworks are unbelievable! Nothing like being along the beach watching them. But traffic is horrendous!
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:53 AM
 
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Be prepared to wait a long time to get out unless you park in the right spot. Thousands more come to the area for the fireworks that don't go to the game.
Interesting. I didn't have a difficult time leaving last year when I went to see the game/fireworks at the Durham Bulls Stadium. It probably only took 10-15 minutes (I parked for free on the side of the road on Yancey Street just a short walk from the Stadium).

Leaving the State Fairgrounds on the other hand was a complete disaster. I was parked over by the Art Museum and it took me well over an hour and a half.

By the way, the Bulls have fireworks after their games on Friday nights during the spring/summer. It is a smaller show than the one they do on the 4th, but I have to admit it is still very good!
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