Fireworks Spectacular

Fireworks Spectacular Survey
The Town of Wake Forest hosted the Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 3, at Heritage High School. If you attended the event, please take a moment to complete our five-question survey. Your responses will allow us to evaluate your experience and continue working to improve this event.

 



2018 Fireworks Spectacular Highlights
 

 


 

2018 Fireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 3 ~ Gates open at 5:30 pm
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road

The 2018 Fireworks Spectacular will be on Tuesday, 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.


Entertainment  
The popular Raleigh-based band, Crush, will headline the 2018 celebration and take the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m. 

Crush has established a reputation as one the Triangle's finest bands for well over a decade. Their impeccable song selection, attention to detail and passionate live performances have given them the status of being one of the greatest live bands in the Southeast.

Fireworks 
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.

PLEASE NOTE: The fireworks show will begin at dusk, but there is no official start time.


Event Map
The Town of Wake Forest has provided an event map that highlights important points of interest during this year's Fireworks Spectacular, including parking, restrooms, concessions and more.


Parking
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.

Please note: Parking will not be permitted along Forestville Road or Foundation Drive.


Free Shuttle Service
A new option this year will be a free shuttle service 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.


Food & Concessions
Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones will be available at the Fireworks Spectacular. Several food trucks will also be on site during this year's Fireworks Spectacular.

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.


Food Trucks 
The following food and dessert trucks will be on site during this year's Fireworks Spectacular:

  • Lumpy's 

  • Kona Ice 

  • Sunshine Girls Lemonade

  • Jays Italian Ice 

  • Morfa Empanadas

  • Charlie's Kabobs

  • KONO Pizza

  • Big C Waffles

  • Mr. Mongolian


Know Before You Go

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

  • The program will begin at 6 p.m. and Crush 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.


Weather Updates

  • 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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Fireworks Spectacular Survey

The Town of Wake Forest hosted the Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 3, at Heritage High School.

If you attended the event, please take a moment to complete our five-question survey.

Your responses will allow us to evaluate your experience and continue working to improve this event.

Thank you!