Friday, July 03, 2015 11:00 AM


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

Here’s a look at some of the celebrations going on around the Triangle.

Friday, July 3

 Garner’s annual celebration takes place at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road) starting at 5 p.m. There’s a kids’ zone with inflatables, games and crafts, plus music from the band SoulPlay and from the N.C. Symphony. Fireworks follow the symphony performance. Picnics are welcome, but no alcoholic beverages, grills, glass containers or pets. Free.

 Fuquay-Varina’s Independence Day celebration starts at 6 p.m. at South Park (900 S. Main St.). A concert by Spare Change is at 7 and fireworks begin at sundown. More at

 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, but no glass containers, coolers or alcohol allowed. More

 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.). Admission is free. Details at

 Wake Forest starts its two-day celebration with fireworks ...

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