Fireworks, games, live entertainment and more await you at Wake Forest’s 2013 Fourth of July Celebration. Now in its 40th year, this community extravaganza is Wake Forest’s most eagerly-anticipated summer-time event serving up two days worth of fun and excitement for the entire family.
The festivities get underway with the Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School’s Trentini Stadium, 420 W. Stadium Dr. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. Children ages six and under are admitted free.
Advance tickets to the Fireworks Spectacular are now on sale at the following area locations:
- Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 305 S. White St.
- Wake Forest Weekly, 229 E. Owen Ave.
- Ice Cream Cottage Cafe, 105 S. White St.
- Aloha Tan, 12223 Hampton Way Dr.
- All About Hair & Nails, 12223 Hampton Way Dr.
- Garden Market, 839 S. Main St.
- Cellar 275 at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St.
- Town & Country Hardware at Gateway Commons, 910 Gateway Commons Circle
- NC General Stores, 150 S. White St.
As a special offer, buy four tickets in advance and get your fifth ticket free.
The Band of Oz, one of the southeast’s most popular beach music bands and a 1997 Beach
Music Hall of Fame inductee, will again headline this year’s celebration. Other highlights will include Don Carrington’s Parachute Team and an unforgettable 20-minute fireworks spectacular.
Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, and snow cones will be available for purchase at the Fireworks Spectacular. Picnic baskets and/or coolers are allowed but will be inspected by the Wake Forest Police Department before being permitted inside the stadium. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the Wake Forest High School campus.
Handicap parking (by identification only) and regular parking are available on the school campus. Families may tailgate in the parking lot, but everyone that enters the school campus must be a paying spectator.
The Town of Wake Forest has designed a map that highlights useful points of interest during this year’s Fireworks Spectacular, including parking, restrooms, concessions and more. To view or download the map, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/fireworks-spectacular.aspx.
Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to this year’s Fourth of July Celebration in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and using the app’s "July 4" function. Designed to provide smart phone users with useful information about all of the 2013 Fourth of July festivities, the function offers instant access to the Fireworks Spectacular, the Children’s Parade, Art & Games in the Park and more.
IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the town’s free app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided at www.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.
For more information about the 2013 Wake Forest Fourth of July Celebration, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/july4.aspx or email firstname.lastname@example.org.