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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.

The events below occurred in 2023. For details on Fourth of July 2024 events, check back closer to the date.

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 the game and then enjoy the biggest firework show of the year 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 1 & 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 65 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 Tift Merritt, Paperhand Puppet Intervention 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 1 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 using items from the Scrap Exchange 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
Time: 3-10 p.m.

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 in partnership with Moon Belly Meat Co. on July 4. Tickets aren't needed, and all food and drink will be available for purchase a la carte.

Red, White, and Brew Weekend

Date: July 1-4

The Glass Jug downtown is serving up festive fun all weekend with red, white and blue slushies. They'll be firing up the grill at noon on Tuesday, the Fourth, and handing out free hotdogs during lunchtime.

Zinchouse July 2nd Celebration

Date: July 2
Time: 12-9 p.m.

Head out to Zinchouse for a celebration amid the winery's picturesque beauty. Enjoy drinks and food trucks, and stay for live entertainment starting at 3 p.m.

Of course, after all the celebrations, you'll want a place to lay your head. A stay at one of Durham's many hotels with pools will allow you to keep the festivities going with a swim before you settle in for the night.