Monday, July 3 | Gates Open - 5:30 pm | Fireworks Show - 9:30 pm
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road
Presented by Capital Chevrolet, the 2023 Fireworks Spectacular will be Monday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road.
Admission is free. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., the Band of Oz will take the stage at 6:15 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Food Truck Vendor Applications Accepted Through March 31
The Town of Wake Forest is accepting applications from food truck vendors interested in participating in the 2023 Fireworks Spectacular. The fee is $175, and the event includes space for up to 14 food vendors. The application deadline is Friday, March 31.
Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the festivities 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.
The Band of Oz will headline the 2023 celebration and take the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m.
One of the southeast’s most popular beach music bands and a 1997 Beach Music Hall of Fame inductee, The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since then, the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.
Performing well over 200 shows each year, The Band of Oz features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group.
But what about the fireworks? Not to worry! This year's fireworks show will be bigger and better than ever and guaranteed to provide a thrilling end to an unforgettable evening.
The fireworks show will begin around 9:30 p.m.
Food & Concessions
Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones will be available at the Fireworks Spectacular. Several food and dessert trucks will also be on site.
Picnic baskets and/or coolers will be allowed on the school campus, but alcoholic beverages and glass are strictly prohibited.
Families are welcome to tailgate in the parking lot, but again, no alcoholic beverages are allowed on the school campus.
Food & Dessert Trucks
Several food and dessert trucks will be on site during this year's Fireworks Spectacular.
Picnic baskets and/or coolers will be allowed on the school campus, but alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass and pets are strictly prohibited.
In addition, no bicycles, skateboards or scooters are allowed inside the stadium, and no chairs or blankets will be permitted on the stadium track.
No stakes are allowed in the turf in any of the viewing areas.
Know Before You Go
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. and the Band of Oz will take the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m.
The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
No alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass or pets are permitted on the Heritage High School campus.
Lawn chairs and blankets may be set up in designated areas, including on the football field, but not on the track.
No bicycles allowed inside the stadium.
Following the fireworks, no vehicles will be permitted to enter the school grounds until all the traffic exiting the stadium is clear.
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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.
Both regular and accessible parking (by identification only) will be available in designated areas on the campuses of Heritage High School, Heritage Middle School, 3400 Rogers Road, and Heritage Elementary School, 3500 Rogers Road. Parking will also be available at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road.
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.
Please note: Parking will not be permitted along Forestville Road or Foundation Drive.
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 (coming soon) to view important points of interest at this year's Fireworks Spectacular, including parking, restrooms and more.
If you are planning on using one of the greenways to access Husky Stadium, keep in mind that there are no light poles along the route. Please bring a flashlight or use your phone to illuminate the path on your way back home.
In case of inclement weather, updated information will be posted on the Town website and the Town Facebook page.
In addition, smartphone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes.