2019 Fireworks Spectacular
Wednesday, July 3 ~ Gates open at 5:30 pm
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road
The 2019 Fireworks Spectacular will be Wednesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the festivities on the Husky Stadium football field or on one of the designated viewing areas on the Heritage High School campus. Spectators may also sit on the home side stadium bleachers. No chairs or blankets will be permitted on the stadium track.
Sleeping Booty will headline the 2019 celebration and take the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m.
A 12-piece band that features a horn section, percussion and multiple lead vocalists, Sleeping Booty delivers a high-energy, choreographed show covering popular hits from funk, rock and R&B to hip-hop, jazz and beach.
But what about the fireworks? Not to worry! This year's fireworks show will be bigger and better than ever and guaranteed to provide a thrilling end to an unforgettable evening.
PLEASE NOTE: The fireworks show will begin at dusk, but there is no official start time.
The Town of Wake Forest is providing an event map (shown right) that highlights important points of interest during this year's Fireworks Spectacular, including parking, restrooms, concessions and more.
Attendees are urged to park in one of several designated parking lots on the Heritage High School campus.
Handicap parking (by identification only) is also available on the school campus (see map).
Please note: Parking will not be permitted along Forestville Road or Foundation Drive.
A free shuttle service will be offered compliments of the Kerr Family YMCA and the Town of Wake Forest. Beginning at 5 p.m., area residents are invited to park at one of the following locations, then hop on a bus for the short trip to Heritage High School:
- Smith Creek Soccer Center, 690 Heritage Lake Road;
- Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road;
- Heritage Middle School, 3400 Rogers Road;
- Heritage Elementary School, 3500 Rogers Road
The free shuttle will run continuously and drop off visitors in one location on the Heritage High School campus.
Please note: The final shuttle will depart from Heritage High School at approximately 11 p.m.
The free shuttles will run continuously on dedicated travel lanes from 5-11 p.m. The center turn lanes along portions of Forestville Road, from Rogers Road to the Heritage High School campus, and Rogers Road, from Forestville Road to South Franklin Street, will serve as the shuttle bus travel lanes. As a result, motorists traveling north along Forestville Road will be unable to turn left onto Rogers Road, while motorists traveling east along Rogers Road will be unable to turn left onto Heritage Lake Road.
Due to the popularity of the Fireworks Spectacular, motorists should expect delays along all roads in the vicinity of Heritage High School, especially Rogers Road, Forestville Road and Heritage Lake Road. Anyone not planning to attend the Fireworks Spectacular is encouraged to avoid the area and choose an alternate route.
Food & Concessions
Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones will be available at the Fireworks Spectacular. Several food and dessert trucks will also be on site.
Picnic baskets and/or coolers are allowed - but alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the Heritage High School campus.
Families are welcome to tailgate in the parking lot, but again, no alcoholic beverages are allowed on the school campus.
The following food and dessert trucks will be on site during this year's Fireworks Spectacular:
Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Soul Fresh Spring Rolls
The Wandering Moose
Jays Italian Ice
Sunshine Girls Lemonade
Bruster's Real Ice Cream
Know Before You Go
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. and Sleeping Booty will take the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m.
The fireworks show will begin at dusk, but there is no official start time.
No alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass or pets are permitted on the Heritage High School campus.
Lawn chairs and blankets may be set up in designated areas, including on the football field, but not on the track.
No bicycles allowed inside the stadium.
Following the fireworks, no vehicles will be permitted to enter the school grounds until all the traffic exiting the stadium is clear.
Sensory Support Items
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will offer sensory support items, including noise canceling headphones, weighted blankets and fidgets, for individuals with sensory sensitivities to check out at the Wake Forest Information Tent. Anyone wishing to check out one or more of these items will be required to provide a photo ID which will be returned when they check the items back in.
For more information, contact Specialized Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz.
In case of inclement weather, updated information will be posted on the town's website and the Town's Facebook page. In addition, smartphone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes.
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