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Celebrate July 4th in Durham!

Posted by Craig Carter on Jul 3, 2018 12:28:07 PM
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Looking for a fun way to celebrate Independence Day in the Bull City? We've got you covered. From music, arts and crafts, and delicious food to dynamic fireworks, there are a ton of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Durham. 


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The Eno River Association will present their 39th annual Festival for the Eno for those who seek exceptional food, crafts, and music by the Eno River. The festival features various musical performances, an artisan display within the festival, and various food vendors. All proceeds benefit the Eno River basin preservation.

The Watts-Hillandale neighborhood will celebrate its 69th Fourth of July parade down Club Boulevard at 10am, followed by other old-time, low-key traditional activities. Wear your red, white, and blue!

Need to cool off? Unscripted is hosting live music from DJ SK, as well as tasty cocktails and views of the fireworks.


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Save your appetite for 4th at Fullsteam and enjoy $1 hot dogs and frozen watermelon during the day and an ice cream social with the The Parlour later that night.

Why not also explore other food festivities? Durham’s first annual Wing Wars will have local restaurants display their best wing dishes and be voted on by category.

After exploring Durham’s food crowd, make your way to the Durham Independence Day Celebration at the DBAP. Whether or not you are able to catch the USA Baseball vs. Japan game, gates open during the seventh inning to watch the fireworks show. (The DBAP will also offer fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday). The Tobacco Road Sports Cafe and Ponysaurus Brewing are also prime viewing spots.

Celebrate July 4th with the kids at the Children’s Independence Day Parade at Durham Central Park. Decorate your bikes or wagons with items from The Scrap Exchange and stay for post-parade popsicles.

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