Fourth of July Celebration

Fireworks, games, live entertainment, and a whole lot more await you at this year’s Fourth of July celebration!

Now in its 43rd year, Wake Forest’s Independence Day 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.

Once again, this year's celebration is a two-day affair consisting of the following events and activities:

  • Fireworks Spectacular
    Sunday, July 3; Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
    Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Dr. 
    Purchase tickets online

  • Children's Parade
    Monday, 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
    Monday, July 4; 11 a.m.
    Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., and R.H. Forrest Field, 123 W. Owen Ave.

Fourth of July Celebration App
Complete information about this year's Fourth of July Celebration is provided through the "July 4" 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 Wake Forest TV 10 and 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.  

Fourth of July Planning Committee
All of Wake Forest's Fourth of July festivities are coordinated and produced by the Fourth of July Planning Committee - an all-volunteer organization. The two-day event is funded by gate receipts from the previous year’s celebration, along with the generous contributions of area businesses and the Town of Wake Forest.

Volunteers are needed for this year's celebration.

To learn more, email