Independence Day Celebration
Join us for fireworks, music, and fun on July 1 at South Park. Gates open at 6 pm, and fireworks will begin at sundown (generally around 9:15 pm). This time is dependent on the weather.
A concert featuring Spare Change begins at 6:30 pm. Food Trucks will be onsite and the Splash Pad will be open from 6 to 8:30 pm.
Make sure to bring a blanket or chair and get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks.
The event is alcohol-free; however, coolers are allowed. The Town of Fuquay-Varina ordinance prohibits ALL animals in the event area, so please leave your animals comfortably at home.
This year's food and drink vendors include...
Frequently Asked Questions
The event takes place at South Park (900 S Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526), and gates open at 6 pm.
The fireworks show is weather dependent, but generally begins after 9:15 when it is dark outside.
Event parking is available at 308 Jones Road. Accessible parking is available at the Community Center (820 S Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526).
Be aware of marked “no-parking” areas. Follow the direction of police officers as they direct traffic, and please be patient with traffic.
Yes, the event is rain or shine unless thunder or lightning is present.
South Park provides a safe distance between attendees and fireworks, while also allowing space for food vendors and attendees to view the concert and fireworks.
There are more fireworks vendors available on July 1 due to decreased availability of vendors since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, holding the event on the weekend kicks off the holiday season and extends your celebration. Attendees are able to attend multiple events during the July 4 week, or spend Independence Day at home after celebrating with the community on Saturday.
Yes, normal Splash Pad fees apply. If you are a resident, be sure to have your Splash Pad card, which can be picked up at the Community Center during regular business hours. There is a $2 fee per person for non-residents. Fees are only payable by card; no cash is accepted at the Splash Pad.
Learn more about the Splash Pad here.
No, pets are not allowed at Town events. Please leave them safely at home.
No, this event is alcohol-free.