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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Durham

Here's a roundup of events happening in Durham to help you get your Fourth of July sparkle on.

Bring on the fireworks, barbecue, pool parties and picnics! The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we know you're ready to show off your red, white, and blue spirit with family and friends.

Whether you're passing through or sticking around Durham, there are many star-spangled festivities that you can take part in. From festivals to fireworks, we've rounded up a list of Fourth of July weekend events in Durham.

Fireworks hosted by the City of Durham

Date: July 4
Time: After the ballgame
Location: Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Bulls at the City of Durham’s official commemoration.

Attend a baseball game and then enjoy a dynamic firework show following the game. Game tickets can be purchased online or by calling 919-956-BULL. Gates will open for general admission at the end of the 7th inning based on availability for those that would like to view the fireworks show from inside the ballpark.

For prime viewing sites outside of the ballpark, check out the grassy area behind Diamond View 3, the North Deck at Burt's Bees, Tobacco Road Sports Café or Ponysaurus Brewing.


Dates: July 2 & 4

Location: West Point on the Eno

Festival of the Eno, also known as EnoFest, is an immersive experience featuring dozens of musical acts (over 60 artists across four stages!), local artisans, a juried craft show, water activities, and an international food court serving up everything from burgers to gyros. Here's the complete music schedule, including performances by Sonny Miles, The Branchettes, and the African American Dance Ensemble. Net proceeds support the festival’s mission to conserve and protect the natural environment, culture and history of the Eno River basin.

The EnoFest celebratory kick-off programming starts on July 2 at 10 a.m. at West Point on the Eno. Parking is easy at the Durham County Memorial Stadium with air-conditioned buses running continuously throughout the day.

Children’s Independence Day Parade

Date: July 4
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Parade begins: 10:30 a.m.)
Location: Durham Central Park

Bring the whole family to Durham Central Park to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Children’s Independence Day Parade! Families are welcome to decorate bikes, trikes, wagons, and strollers and then parade through Durham Central Park at 10:30 a.m. Pssst ... there will be free popsicles and fire truck tours after the event.

July Fourth Cookout on The Roof

Date: July 4

Loosen your belts and get ready for juicy beef hot dogs and burgers, brisket and ribeye steak served on house-made brioche buns, and warm house-made blueberry pie.

The Roof at The Durham is hosting a cookout and pie eating contest from 5 - 10:30 p.m. on July 4. Tickets aren't needed, and all food and drink will be available for purchase a la carte. To enter the pie-eating contests, guests will put their names in a drawing, and six participants will be selected. The first person to eat a full blueberry pie is the winner and will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to the Restaurant at The Durham.

Summer Fest

Date: July 2

Time: 1-5 p.m.

There's nothing like a summertime festival with food trucks, Hi-Wire beer, local vendors, and live music by the Ben Lassiter Band to celebrate the Fourth of July and all things summer. Head to Golden Belt on Saturday, July 2 to sit back, relax, and join in the fun.