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4th of July Events in Raleigh 2020

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4th of July events in Raleigh

This year’s 4th of July in Raleigh is going to look a little different, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to celebrate independence day in the Triangle. We’ve put together a variety of ways to enjoy the weekend so keep scrolling for awesome outdoor activities, DIY ideas, and local deals for your 4th of July in Raleigh.

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Grab Some Sweet Treats

Grab some fan favorites, 4th of July style! These bakeries and shops are offering special grab & go options to help you enjoy the day.

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery | July 4th Treat Box
Pre-order for pickup on July 3rd. The box includes:

  • Red, white, & blue M&M cookies
  • Apple Pie Bar
  • Star shaped sugar cookies
  • Brownies with red, white, & blue sprinkles

Crumble Cookies | 4th of July Themed Cookies
Burney’s Sweets & More | Take Home Cookie Kits
Drive-Thru Fair Food Days | July 3-5 12PM-8PM

Take a Day Trip

These drivable destinations are perfect for that weekend getaway, even if its really just for the day.

Wilmington | 2 Hours
Asheboro | 1.5 Hours
Blue Ridge Parkway | 3 Hours
Linville Gorge & Falls | 3.5 Hours
Grandfather Mountain | 3.5 Hours
Outer Banks | 3.5 Hours

Visit Parks for a 4th of July in Raleigh Outing

The Triangle is filled with some beautiful parks, hiking trails, and picnic spots. Here are a few of our favorites that are perfect for 4th of July in Raleigh this year.

Dorthea Dix Park | 2105 Umstead Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603
Umstead State Park | 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 27617
Lake Crabtree | 1400 Aviation Parkway Morrisville, NC 27560
Shelley Lake | 1400 West Millbrook Rd. Raleigh NC 27614

Also be sure to check out these 5 Beautiful Raleigh Parks To Take a Stroll Through!

As you celebrate the holiday make sure to stay updated with Raleigh’s most recent department of heath guidelines. Your City Managers wish you a safe & happy 4th of July in Raleigh!

Kiersten Fisher

Kiersten Fisher

Kiersten is a City Manager for UNATION and author for the Stuff to Do in Raleigh Blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagram and Facebook.

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