Fourth of July family events in the Triangle

As you settle into one of the homes for sale in Raleigh-Durham, you will likely want to take part in some of the local activities held throughout the year. Summer is a great time to both move and sell a home, as families are hoping to get situated in a new location well before the upcoming school year. Plus, the weather is moderately warm and sunny for move-in day. Relocating to the Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill area, typically referred to as the Triangle, is especially pleasant during this part of the year because there are so many fun things to do, including an array of Fourth of July events.

This year, celebrate Independence Day the southern way. Enjoy the warm North Carolina breeze while listening to your favorite patriotic tunes, eating delicious food and lighting a few sparklers. Here in Raleigh-Durham, July 4th is all about spending time with family and friends while commemorating our great nation. A southern Independence Day combines old-fashioned festivities with modern, spectacular displays of fireworks.

One of the best places to see a thrilling fireworks show is the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Located at 1025 Blue Ridge Road, this annual event is presented by the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the NC State Fair. Food vendors come from all over and a variety of live musical entertainers play for hours. Kids will love the craft booths, games and other recreational activities, and perhaps the best part - admission is free!

Music fans should consider heading over to the Koka Booth Amphitheatre for the annual Independence Day Concert. This free show is held at 8003 Regency Parkway in Cary. It's the perfect spot for a family picnic and an old-fashioned salute to America. The North Carolina Symphony performs classic songs many people enjoy singing along to, and vendors sell ice cream cones and other treats ideal for a hot summer day. 

Another area July 4th favorite is the Festival for the Eno. Located at 2204 Guess Road, it is held every year for a few days on and around this holiday, and is one of the biggest celebrations in Durham all year. Live bluegrass and folk music performers create an unmistakably southern atmosphere as the twang of the instruments idyllically compliments the honey-soaked accents of residents. Just make sure you buy your tickets early as this is a popular event, and all proceeds go toward preserving lands along the Eno River.

Consider making one of these local favorites a part of your family's Fourth of July traditions. Raleigh-Durham is the perfect place for new homeowners to celebrate the red, white and blue!