Independence Day Celebration


Independence Day CelebrationNow in its 49th 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 it's all free!

2022 Festivities

Our 2022 community celebration will consist of the following events and activities:

Fireworks Spectacular
Sunday, July 3; Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road
The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. 

Children's Parade
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Optimist Club
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 Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.

Art in the Park
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Woman's Club
Monday, July 4; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.

Special Thanks

A very special thanks to Dawn Nakash, the Wake Forest Optimist Club, a group of incredible volunteers, and the Wake Forest Police Department for making this year's July 4 Children’s Parade possible.

A sincere thank you also to the Wake Forest Woman’s Club for again sponsoring Art in the Park.


Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to this year’s Independence Day Celebration in the palm of their hand by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and using the app’s "Independence Day Celebration" function. IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the Town’s free 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 here.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, updated information about all the Independence Day festivities will be posted on the Town website, Nextdoor site and Facebook page. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town app will also receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes.


Independence Day Celebration
PRCR Director
Town of Wake Forest App

Download the free Town of Wake Forest App for instant access to all of this year's Independence Day Celebration festivities.

Thank you sponsors!


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Thomas Walters Allstate Logo

Civic Federal Credit Union Logo  

Wake Skin Cancer Center Logo 

Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics Logo

Holding Oil Logo

North State Bank Logo

Hounds Town Logo

Hope Lutheran Church Logo

Wake Forest Woman's Club Logo

Wake Forest Optimist Club Logo

 To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Marketing & Business Relations Specialist, Anna Bolton