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Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Raleigh

Break out the star-spangled attire and picnic blanket for a night of Fourth of July fireworks in Raleigh.

Red and green fireworks explode against the black sky with the silhouettes of two onlookers.

Red and green fireworks light up the sky at Dix Park on July 4, 2022.

Photo by J. Cutt

The Fourth of July is almost here, and we’re ready to celebrate with high-flying fireworks around town + beyond. Here’s where to catch stunning Fourth of July fireworks in Raleigh this year.

Fourth of July Fireworks at Dix Park | Park downtown and take a free shuttle to the park for family activities, a food truck rodeo with 40 local vendors, live music, and, you guessed it, fireworks.

Star Spangled Block Party at Brier Creek Commons | This fireworks show is choreographed to music for an extra patriotic display. Plus, there will be giveaways, face painting, and shopping to enjoy

Fourth of July Celebration at Wye Hill | Book your spot in advance to watch fireworks from Boylan Bridge along with a build-your-own slider + hot dog bar, snacks, shareables, and desserts from Wye Hill’s kitchen, and an assortment of beer, wine, and cocktails.

Independence Day Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre | The North Carolina Symphony will perform live as fireworks dazzle above the amphitheater — plus, general admission is free for this event.

Celebrations without fireworks

Fourth of July at the NC State Capitol | During the day, the Capitol will host an outdoor naturalization for new citizens, a reading from the Declaration of Independence, and more.

Joel Lane Museum Open House | Celebrate America’s independence at this home built before the Declaration of Independence was signed with a free event including a craft for kids + demonstrations.

Enofest in Durham | This annual event celebrates the Eno River with a juried craft show, tons of live local music, and plenty more fun in Bull City.