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Wake Forest 4th of July Celebration

Downtown Wake Forest
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Tuesday, July 3rd, Gates open at 5:30pm Admission is free

The popular Raleigh-based band, Crush, will headline the 2018 celebration and take the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m.

But what about the fireworks? Not to worry! This year’s fireworks will be bigger and better than ever and are sure to provide a thrilling end to an unforgettable evening.

Attendees are urged to park in one of several designated parking lots on the Heritage High School campus.

Handicap parking (by identification only) is also available on the school campus.

Free Shuttle Service
A new option this year will be a free shuttle service, compliments of the Kerr Family YMCA. The free shuttle will pick up visitors at Heritage Elementary and Middle Schools, 3500 Rogers Road; Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road; and Smith Creek Soccer Center, 690 Heritage Lake Road; then drop them off on the Heritage High School campus.

The shuttle is tentatively scheduled to run continuously beginning at 5 p.m. The final shuttle will depart from Heritage High School at approximately 11 p.m.

Food & Concessions
Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones will be available at the Fireworks Spectacular. Several food trucks will also be on site during this year"s Fireworks Spectacular.

Picnic baskets and/or coolers are allowed - but alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the Heritage High School campus.

Families are welcome to tailgate in the parking lot.

Food Trucks
The following food and dessert trucks will be on site during this year"s Fireworks Spectacular:


Kona Ice

Sunshine Girls Lemonade

Jays Italian Ice

Morfa Empanadas

Charlie"s Kabobs

KONO Pizza

Big C Waffles

Mr. Mongolian

Know Before You Go

No alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass or pets are permitted on the Heritage High School campus.

Lawn chairs and blankets may be set up in designated areas, including the football field, but not on the track.

No bicycles allowed inside the stadium.

Following the fireworks, no vehicles will be permitted to enter the school grounds until all the traffic exiting the stadium is clear.

Weather Updates

In case of inclement weather, updated information will be posted on the town"s website and the Town"s Facebook page. In addition, smartphone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes. 

Event Map
The Town of Wake Forest has provided an event map that highlights important points of interest during this year"s Fireworks Spectacular, including parking, restrooms, concessions and more.

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