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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Celebrate the Fourth of July around the Triangle

Rolesville has big plans for the Fourth of July
And by Triangle I mean Raleigh, Durham and elsewhere within ~50 mile radius of Wake Forest, North Carolina. So I was browsing the latest "Yelp in the Triangle" newsletter about Cakes of all things and stumbled into a discussion forum about local Fourth celebrations. I usually wait until the day of to decide what to do around town on this particular holiday. The standard "base of celebration operations" for Team Boyles has traditionally been located somewhere down on the NC Coast in years past and growing up. Our family beach vacation tradition has shifted in a more off season direction. Therefore, I decided to compile a list, such as it is, to prepare for some good 'ol 4th festivities this go 'round. Procrastination will not sabotage my inalienable rights to enjoy blackened hot-dogs, cold bevies and the obligatory dazzling / loud fireworks display this time. Oh no! Twenty-ten represent! Therefore, in no particular order...

Fourth of July Celebration Time, Come ON!
  1. Raleigh Old Fashioned Fourth of July
  2. Raleigh Fairgrounds for fireworks
  3. Durham Festival for the Eno (3 days worth!)
  4. Cary Koka Booth Amphitheatre Fireworks with North Carolina Symphony Summerfest
  5. Rolesville Fireworks
  6. Durham Baseball game: Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Braves
  7. Fuquay Varina church is having a low-country boil called Red White and Blue Shrimparoo
  8. Apex Old Fashioned 4th
  9. Chapel Hill Fireworks at Kenan Stadium
  10. Louisiana Crawfish Boil in my Wake Forest neighborhood + SC-style fireworks (likely)
But wait there is stuff happening on July 3rd too? Yes.
  1. Town of Wake Forest Fourth Celebration - my neck of the woods yaw
  2. Durham Children's Independence Day Parade (PDF)

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