June 29, 2015
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Have An All-American Weekend

America, the Beautiful! We're feeling especially proud of America this year. On second
thought, perhaps it's our obsession with stripes. No matter...every holiday deserves a party. And once again, Downtown Raleigh will be the host of the city's 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Starting at noon and going till 11pm, this FREE EVENT has something for everyone. So head out to Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh, for your Independence Day Celebration.
Enjoy the day with your friends and family with live music, beer & wine tents, kids rides and games, Aerial Performances, Cirque de Vol street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, and much more! Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting at around 9:30pm.

Ticketed show with Barenaked Ladies at Red Hat Amphitheater is the only event that calls for purchased tickets. All other events are FREE and open to the public. If you don't have a ticket to the Red Hat Amphitheater show, you can still watch the fireworks. The streets surrounding the venue will be closed at 9:00pm so that you can stand in the street to view these fireworks.

Along with our independence, Raleigh revelers will have every opportunity to celebrate being in the land of plenty and tasty. In addition to Downtown restaurants, food vendors will line the street. The wine and beer tent will be at Hargett and Fayetteville Streets.

Contests - For those who like to combine the pleasures of eating and competing there are a host of opportunities. Tasty 8's Hot Dog eating contests will be held at 7pm. Watermelon seed spitting contests will be held at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8:30pm. There are two age divisions; those 10 and younger in one division and everybody else in the other. Ice cream eating contests will be at 1pm, 5pm, 8pm. All of the calorie-cramming competitions will be held at the intersections of Fayetteville Street. Email Claire Ott at claire.ott@raleighconvention.com to participate.

The Kids Zone with bounces/slides, face painting and every other fun thing possible is at Martin Street between Fayetteville and Salisbury Street. Gouge Wrestling will hold events at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm at Martin and Fayetteville Streets. King BMX will be performing a stunt show on Davie Street at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm.

Music and Performance Schedule  - Click Here for Events Schedule 
Capitol Stage   
1:00 - 1:45    Chrome Scene 
2:15 - 3:00    TBA 
3:30 - 4:15    Nightshift 
4:45 - 5:30    Moonlight Co. 
6:00 - 6:45   Monika Jaymes & Band 
7:15 - 8:00    Urban Soil 
8:30 - 9:15    Matt Phillips 
10:00 -11:00 Hammer No More the Fingers  

Courthouse Steps
Aerial Performance: 12:00, 2:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00,10:00 
Shaun Jay Magic Show: 1:00,1:45, 3:00,4:00,4:30,5:30 
Vision Martial Arts: 3:15 and 5:00 

City Plaza Stage  
12:00 - 1:00  The Morning After 
1:30 - 2:15    Spank 
2:45 - 3:30    UR Mom 
4:00 - 4:45    Abbey Stephens 
5:15 - 6:00    Amanda Daughtry 
6:30 - 7:15    Four Founders 
7:45 - 8:30    Outside Soul 
8:45 - 11:00  Army Band

Parking - Want to beat the traffic on the 4th? Well we have good news! A courtesy shuttle provided by GoRaleigh will be making trips every 30 minutes. The drop off point will be at Morgan Street and Fayetteville. Pick up locations are below: 
Location: NCSU Park and Ride lot RS 
Oval Drive @ Initiative Way [Off of Centennial Parkway] 
Times: 5pm - 11pm  
Cost: $1.25 each way 
Location: Cornerstone Convention Center 
@ Beacon Plaza/New Bern Ave 
Times: 5pm - 11pm  
Cost: $1.25 each way
Click Here for Downtown Raleigh's Parking Map.


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To commemorate the birth of our great nation, we've got three great events you can partake... and they're all free to the public. So wear your American Pride and let's celebrate on the 4th.

NC Symphony's July 4th Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre - Patriotic performances and music combined with family-friendly activities in an atmosphere that is second to none makes the July 4th Celebration at Booth Amphitheatre an event not to be missed. As the last note fades, the celebration is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Kids young and old will want to take a ride on the Ferris Wheel which offers a stunning view of Symphony Lake. There will also be an array of contests, magicians, scavenger hunts, rides, and more!
Schedule of Events
3:00pm          Gates Open to Blankets, Lawn Chairs & Picnics
3:00 - 7pm    Kids Activities, Ferris Wheel, Berry-Go-Round, scavenger hunt, and more.
4:30 - 6pm    Watermelon eating, ice cream eating and corn hole contests.
5:45pm          Cary Town Band on Koka Booth Main Stage
7:30pm          NC Symphony on Koka Booth Main Stage
For Special Reserved Seating - Booth Amphitheatre is once again offering Crescent table seating for purchase. The price is $40 per seat and includes Lumpy's Ice cream, a Star Spangled Swirl Bread from Great Harvest Bread Company and preferred parking. Tickets may be purchased at the Amphitheatre Box Office or online. For more information, call (919) 469-4061, Website.

State Capitol Independence Day Celebration - Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chairs and your blankets, and enjoy the Independence Day holiday weekend by attending this annual patriotic celebration on Saturday, July 4. The North Carolina State Capitol will sponsor this free fun-filled family event that has become a downtown Raleigh tradition.

For the fifth year, an outdoor naturalization ceremony for approximately 30 new citizens will take place at noon on the Capitol steps. From 10am to 2pm the event will offer the public a variety of musical performances, military displays, carriage rides and several hands-on and play activities for children to enjoy. Visitors will have the chance to listen to patriotic tunes performed by the Raleigh Concert Band, the Star Catchers vocal ensemble, and Blue Grass favorite Ash Breeze!

Visitors can depart from the festivities on the square to take narrated trolley rides throughout the historic downtown area to view Raleigh's landmarks. Food vendors, including Jonesy's Hot Dogs and Ben and Jerry's ice cream, will be located on the Capitol grounds.

After the naturalization ceremony, the traditional "Salute to Independence" will feature a reading of Thomas Jefferson's most noble achievement, "The Declaration of Independence." This will be followed by the placement of floral tributes to mark the 1775-1781 War for Independence and the successive wars that have preserved America's freedoms and have continued to spread America's democracy and freedoms globally.

Additionally, a children's parade from the square through Bicentennial Plaza will precede the annual ringing of the replica Liberty Bell by the Sons of the American Revolution at 2 p.m. The State Capitol's mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and functions of the 1840 building and Union Square.

The State Capitol -  One Edenton Street, Raleigh, 27601. Visit website or call (919) 733-4994 for more information. Cost: Free

Historic Independence Day Open House  at Joel Lane Museum House -  Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina's capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War. The house will be opened on July 4th from 11am to 4pm  and staffed by costumed docents who will be available to answer questions. On the grounds, re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view, and herbs and trees from the gardens will be for sale. In addition to outdoor activities, the 1769 plantation manor house, the circa 1790 "kitchen" building, and the Visitors Center and Museum Store will be open.

Joel Lane Museum House - 728 W Hargett St - Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11 am-4 pm
For more information call (919) 833-3431 or e-mail joellane@bellsouth.net. Admission is free, and donations are requested. Website.
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