Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:00 PM


If you want to celebrate July Fourth, area towns have you covered before, during and after the holiday.

Here’s a look at what’s going on in Cary, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Apex and Holly Springs.

Friday, July 3

 Fuquay-Varina’s Independence Day celebration starts at 6 p.m. at South Park, 900 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. A concert by Spare Change is at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at sundown. Go to

 Morrisville’s free celebration with fireworks, food trucks, music and bounce houses is 6:30-10 p.m. at Morrisville Community Park fields, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. No glass containers, coolers or alcohol are allowed.

 The Cary Town Band’s 28th annual Patriotic Celebration, “In Times of Peace,” is at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. Admission is free.

Saturday, July 4

 An Independence Day Olde Time Celebration is 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be a fishing tournament, a parade, doughnut eating contests, watermelon seed spitting, lakeside Olympics, a water balloon toss and sidewalk decorating.

 A celebration with music, performances and activities for families is from 3-10 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Gates open at 3 ...

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