Saturday, July 3
Gates Open - 7:30 pm pm
Fireworks Show - 9:30 pm
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce that the July 3 Fireworks Spectacular will be open for in-person viewing.
Free and open to the public, this popular community event will take place inside Husky Stadium on the campus of Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks Pre-Show on Facebook
Due to limited planning time, the Town will not offer concessions or live entertainment as part of this year’s fireworks show. Instead, at 9 p.m. the Town will share on its Facebook page an Independence Day video hosted by Talbot the Town Crier. Featuring Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty and the Board of Commissioners, the video will include a pre-recorded performance by the Band of Oz and an installment of “Kids Say the Cutest Things about America.” The Town will then livestream the fireworks show via Facebook before sharing the full Band of Oz concert.
Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fireworks show 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.
Prohibited Items & Search Procedure
Picnic baskets and/or coolers will be allowed on the school campus, but alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass and pets are strictly prohibited. A search process will be required to prevent visitors from bringing unauthorized and prohibited items onto the school campus. Guests who refuse to submit to a visual search will be refused entry.
In addition, no bicycles, skateboards or scooters are allowed inside the stadium, and no chairs or blankets will be permitted on the stadium track.
Individuals with sensory sensitivities can check out sensory support items, including noise canceling headphones, weighted blankets and fidgets, at the Wake Forest Information Tent located inside Husky Stadium. Anyone wishing to obtain one or more of these items will be required to provide a photo ID which will be returned upon checking the items back in. For more information, email Specialized Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz.
Handicap parking (by identification only) and regular parking will be available in designated areas on the school campus. Parking is prohibited along Forestville Road and Foundation Drive. Some parking lots in the area may appear to be public, when in fact they are private. Read all signage in the lot to determine what type of lot you are using. Private lots are intended for business patrons only. Since parking may be limited, area residents are encouraged to make plans with family members and friends to carpool to Heritage High School.
Due to the popularity of the Fireworks Spectacular, motorists should expect delays along all roads in the vicinity of Heritage High School, especially Rogers Road, Forestville Road and Heritage Lake Road. Anyone not planning to attend the Fireworks Spectacular is encouraged to avoid the area and choose an alternate route.
Click on the event map (shown right) to view important points of interest at this year's Fireworks Spectacular, including parking, restrooms and more.