Top 10 Things to Know Before You Go

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Wake Forest's two-day Independence Day Celebration presented by Capital Chevrolet kicks off July 3 with the Fireworks Spectacular at Husky Stadium on the campus of Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road.

If you're planning to attend, here are the Top 10 things you should know, before you go:

  1. Admission
    Admission is free! Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

  2. Entertainment
    The Tyson Brothers will take the stage at 6 p.m., and the Band of Oz will take the stage at just after 7 p.m.
  3. Fireworks
    The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

  4. Picnic Baskets & Coolers
    Picnic baskets and coolers are allowed on the campus and inside the stadium - but no alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass or pets are allowed on the Heritage High School campus.

  5. Lawn Chairs & Blankets
    Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the festivities on the Husky Stadium football field or in one of the designated viewing areas on the Heritage High School campus. PLEASE NOTE: No tents, shade structures or stakes are allowed in the turf in any of the viewing areas. Spectators may also sit in the bleachers on the home side of the stadium.

  6. Don't Get Too Comfortable on the Stadium Track
    No chairs, blankets or bicycles are permitted on the stadium track. No tents, shade structures or stakes in any of the fields or viewing areas.

  7. Bring Bug Spray
    Expect mosquitoes. Bring bug spray.

  8. Concessions & Food Trucks
    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. Wake Forest Police Junior Cadets will be on-site selling water for $1 (cash only) at two locations. Check out the event map for specific locations.

  9. Parking
    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. Parking will not be allowed along Forestville Road or Foundation Drive. PLEASE NOTE: some parking lots may appear to be public, when in fact they are private. Private lots are intended for business patrons only. A few local retailers within walking distance of Heritage High School, may hire Wake Forest Police officers to monitor their parking lots and limit parking to business patrons only.

  10. Patience is a Virtue
    We are expecting a great turnout. Traffic in and around Heritage High School will likely be heavy. We ask for your patience both entering and exiting the school campus. Please note: at the conclusion of the fireworks, no vehicles will be permitted to enter the school grounds until all the traffic exiting the stadium is clear. 

Top 10 Things to Know Before You Go
Communications & Public Affairs Director