Independence Day Celebration

Fireworks, games, live entertainment, and a whole lot more await you at Wake Forest's two-day 2019 Independence Day Celebration presented by PowerSecure!

Now in its 46th year, Wake Forest’s annual celebration is one of our area’s most eagerly-anticipated summer-time events serving up two days-worth of fun and excitement for the entire family - and this year it's all free!

As always, our community celebration will consist of the following events and activities:

  • Fireworks Spectacular
    Wednesday, July 3; Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
    Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road
    The fireworks show will begin at dusk, but there is no official start time.

  • Children's Parade
    Thursday, July 4; line-up begins at 10 a.m.; parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
    Intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest College Birthplace

  • Art & Games in the Park
    Thursday, July 4; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., and R.H. Forrest Field, 123 W. Owen Ave.

Independence Day Celebration App
Complete information about this year's Independence Day Celebration is provided through the "Independence Day" function on the Town of Wake Forest app. Download the app for instant access to information about the Fireworks Spectacular, Children's Parade, Art & Games in the Park and more! IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the 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

Weather Updates
In case of inclement weather, updated information will be posted on the Town's Facebook page. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes.  


2018 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our generous community-minded sponsors who make the 2018 Independence Day Celebration possible! 

Exclusive Title Sponsor 

  • A special thank you to our Exclusive Title Sponsor, PowerSecure






Entrance Sponsors  



Cooling Station Sponsor

Thank you to Cooling Station Sponsor, Mitchell Heating & Cooling


Premier Sponsors 

Thank you to our Premier Sponsors: Champion Windows, Sunrooms and Home Exteriors and Crossroads Ford of Wake Forest



Partner Sponsors 




Supporting Sponsors