Independence Day Celebration

Fireworks, games, live entertainment, and a whole lot more await you at Wake Forest's two-day 2018 Independence Day Celebration presented by PowerSecure!

Now in its 45th 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.

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

  • Fireworks Spectacular
    Tuesday, July 3; Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
    Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road

  • Children's Parade
    Wednesday, 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
    Wednesday, July 4; 11 a.m.
    Holding Park, 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
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce PowerSecure as the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Independence Day Celebration! 

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Marketing & Business Relations Specialist Anna Bolton at 919-435-9422 or complete the Sponsorship Interest Form.