Make plans to be at the State Fairgrounds on Independence Day for the 2011 July 4th Celebration, presented by the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department and the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Monday’s celebration offers free admission.
The City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation staff will host a variety of free activities throughout the fairgrounds from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music f rom local artists, sports challenges, crafts, jumbo games, mini-golf, obstacle courses and more. Test your talents in a “Minute To Win It” challenge, compete against your friends in the interactive, video-gaming area, and cheer for young riders on the miniature, mountain-biking trail.
Food vendors will be on site, and the “Got to Be NC Watermelon Cutting,” provided by the NC Watermelon Association, will begin at 5 p.m. near the Expo Center and continue while supplies last. Come out early and enjoy an afternoon at the State Fairgrounds before the grand scale fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.
All activities will be held rain or shine on Monday, July 4. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be postponed until July 5 at 9:45 p.m.
No pets, alcohol or coolers will be allowed. Handicap parking is available inside the Fairgrounds through Gate 11. No other parking will be available inside the Fairgrounds gates.