Holiday Events

Feel the magic of all the holidays in Raleigh, N.C., with family fun outdoor events in the spring, patriotic Fourth of July events in the summer, spooky Halloween events in the fall and warmhearted holiday celebrations in the winter. The cool air of spring is perfect for Easter egg hunts, where family and friends make precious memories. Get spooked at haunted attractions, screenings of classic horror movies and kid-friendly corn mazes around Halloween.

The winter holidays are celebrated joyously in the Raleigh area with the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest, the lighting of a beautifully illuminated tree in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza and much more. The annual Kwanzaa celebration in the town of Cary, Christmas events and Hanukkah celebrations are always popular. Welcome the New Year at First Night Raleigh, complete with festivities and the annually-anticipated acorn drop. Celebrate the holidays in style, Raleigh style.

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On-Going Events

Celebrate 4th Of July with Chatham Hill Winery

July 1, 2017 (Recurring every 4 days)



Independence Day Block Party

July 2, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day with Nickelpoint Brewing Co. and Neuse River Brewing Co. at their second annual Block Party! The road will be closed to traffic and filled with vendors, food trucks and all ...


Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration

July 3, 2017
  • Times: 6pm
  • Venue: South Park
  • Area: Fuquay-Varina
  • Admission: Free

Celebrate Independence Day early by attending the Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd. This event includes a diverse group of food vendors, music acts, free inflatable rides an...

July 3rd Fireworks

July 3, 2017

You don't have to wait until July 4th for fireworks in Morrisville! Kick off your Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park. Bring your blankets, chairs and s...

Town of Garner Independence Day Celebration

July 3, 2017

CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION WITH US AT BEAUTIFUL LAKE BENSON PARK ON MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017! Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family featuring music from Bull City Syndicate and a he...

Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular

July 3, 2017
  • Times: 5:30-9:30pm
  • Venue: Town of Wake Forest
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: $5; children 6 and under free

The Band of Oz, one of the southeast's most popular beach music bands and a 1997 Beach Music Hall of Fame inductee, returns to Wake Forest to headline this year's celebration. The band will tak...


Apex's Olde Fashioned 4th of July

July 4, 2017

Join Historic Downtown Apex as they celebrate America's Birthday! Kids 12 and under may participate in Uncle Sam's Parade of Wheels down Salem Street. Decorate your bike, wagon, tricycle, ...

Fireworks at Brier Creek Commons

July 4, 2017

Join Brier Creek’s 10th Annual Independence Day Celebration. The “Show Us Your Stripes Block Party” will kick off the celebration from 7-9pm at the clock tower at Brier C...

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park

July 4, 2017

Join this old-fashioned celebration of our nation's birth - sure to be lots of fun for the entire family! The celebration includes a fishing tournament, parade and family contests. The Boathous...

Joel Lane Museum House Independence Day Open House

July 4, 2017
  • Times: 11am-4pm
  • Venue: Joel Lane Museum House
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free; Donations gratefully accepted

The Joel Lane Museum House presents the 26th Annual Historic Independence Day Open House—an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration! The house will be open and staffed by costumed doc...

July 4th Parade and Celebration

July 4, 2017

Join the Wendell Historical Society and Town of Wendell for a July 4th parade and celebration. The parade begins on Main St. at Wendell Blvd. and includes veterans, children in their most patriotic we...

Knightdale July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2017

The Fourth Annual July Fourth Celebration at Knightdale Station Park with headlining band Chairman of the Board.  Food trucks will be on site, and fireworks start at 9:15pm.

The 'Works!

July 4, 2017

Once again, downtown Raleigh will host the city's Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. Join in on the Independence Day Celebration during the day with live music, beer/wine tent, kids rides and ga...

Town of Cary's July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2017

Celebrate our nation's birthday in spectacular style at Booth Amphitheatre for the area's biggest Independence Day celebration ever. Come early and enjoy the beautiful setting and patriotic performa...


July 5th Celebration

July 5, 2017
  • Times: 5-9:30pm
  • Venue: Bass Lake Park
  • Area: Holly Springs
  • Admission: Free

Join us the day after Independence Day for this traditional celebration of America's birthday. Admission is free and everyone is invited, including friendly, leashed pets! The fireworks display is sc...

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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499