Fireworks Spectacular

This year's Fireworks Spectacular is scheduled for Monday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Dr. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person. Children ages six and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are on sale online and beginning Monday, June 12, will be available for purchase at several area locations.

The Band of Oz, one of the southeast’s most popular beach music bands and a 1997 Beach Music Hall of Fame inductee, returns to Wake Forest to headline this year’s celebration. The band will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. 

Jim Dyer is back this year to serve as the evening's emcee. Wake Forest's Zara Gregory will sing the National Anthem.

But what about the fireworks? Not to worry! This year’s fireworks will be bigger and better than ever and are sure to provide a thrilling end to an unforgettable evening.

The fireworks show typically begins at dusk, but there is no official start time.

Advance tickets are available for purchase online. Anyone purchasing a ticket online will receive a print at home ticket, which must be redeemed for a wristband at the red tent, located at the main gate.

Advance tickets to the Fireworks Spectacular are also available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 305 S. White St.

  • Wake Forest Weekly, 229 E. Owen Ave.

  • Aloha Tan, 12223 Hampton Way Dr.

  • All About Hair & Nails, 12223 Hampton Way Dr.

  • Town & Country Hardware at Gateway Commons, 910 Gateway Commons Circle

  • NC General Stores, 150 S. White St.

  • For Old Times Sake Antiques, 223 S. White St.

  • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Tickets cost $5 each, but as a special offer - purchase five tickets for $20 (applies to tickets purchased in advance only at area locations). 

Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on the day of event with cash and credit card. 

Handicap parking (by identification only) and regular parking are available on the school campus.

Food & Concessions
Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones will be available at the Fireworks Spectacular, but cash is the only form of payment that will be accepted. Three food trucks will also be on site during this year's Fireworks Spectacular, including Lumpy's Ice Cream, Charlie's Kabobs, and Fuzzy's Empanadas.

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.

Families are welcome to tailgate in the parking lot, but everyone that comes onto the school campus must be a paying spectator.

Food Trucks 
A number of food trucks will be on site during this year's Fireworks Spectacular.

Event Map
In the coming days the Town of Wake Forest will provide an event map that highlights important points of interest during this year's Fireworks Spectacular, including parking, restrooms, concessions and more.

Please Note

  • No alcoholic beverages, smoking, or pets are permitted on the Wake Forest High School campus.

  • Cash is the only form of payment accepted at the gate and concession stand.

  • Lawn chairs may be set up in designated lawn and concrete areas inside the stadium. Although blankets are allowed on the track, lawn chairs are not due to the damage they can cause to the track's rubberized surface.

  • Following the fireworks, no vehicles will be permitted to enter the school grounds until all the traffic exiting the stadium is clear. 

  • 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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