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It’s that time of the year! We’ve got the rundown on the fireworks festivities in our area!

Downtown Raleigh’s The ‘Works starts at noon on Monday. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. and can be viewed from areas around Fayetteville Street and the Red Hat Amphitheatre.

Cary’s Independence Day Olde Time Celebration starts at 8 a.m. on MondayMonday, with a fishing tournament at Bond Park. It continues with preparations for a parade through the park at 10:30 a.m., followed by family contests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festivities continue at Booth Amphitheatre. Gates open at 3 p.m., Monday, for a venue-wide scavenger hunt, Ferris wheel rides, magicians, a concert by the N.C. Symphony, followed by fireworks. It’s free, except for some of the amusement rides.

Festivities in Knightdale begin at 5 p.m., Monday, with food trucks and activities.

In Wake Forest, fireworks are on Sunday evening, but there’s more fun scheduled for Monday. Line-up for a children’s parade begins at 10 a.m., Monday, at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue. Arts & Games in the Park is 11 a.m., Monday, at the town’s Holding Park.

Garner marks the holiday on Sunday with its annual celebration that features the N.C. Symphony, inflatables, crafts and fireworks. It’s 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, at Lake Benson Park.

Apex’s Olde Fashioned Fourth of July is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, in downtown Apex. It starts at 9 a.m. with a flag raising and continues with a variety of activities, including a water slide, face painting, carnival games and more. Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels is at noon and is followed by the popular fire department splash down at 12:30 p.m.1

Carrboro’s celebration starts at 9:30 a.m., Monday.

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