Fireworks will return to Fayetteville and Hope Mills this year.

Fayetteville and Hope Mills residents will get fireworks displays after all this year, as celebrations are marked for both communities this week.

Fayetteville will have the annual Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Independence Concert on Thursday, July 1 at Festival Park. The gates open at 6 p.m., with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks after the concert.

Hope Mills won’t be holding their all day festival like in the past, but WILL have fireworks at the park starting at 9 p.m.

Fort Bragg will hold its annual July 4 celebration starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2021. You can get all the info for that here. Headlining the event this year will be classic rock act Foreigner, with The Fifth as the opening act for the July 4, 2021 event beginning at 3 p.m. Last year, the installation held only the fireworks, but no additional celebration. That’s changing this year.

Sequence of Events

  • 3 pm  Doors Open
  • 4:45 pm  82D ALL-AMERICAN ROCK BAND in Concert
  • 5:45 pm  Parachute Demonstration
  • 6:00 pm  Flag Ceremony
  • 6:45 pm  THE FIFTH in Concert
  • 8:30 pm  FOREIGNER in Concert
  • 9:45 pm  Fireworks Display

The July 4th Celebration is a huge event and the biggest fireworks extravaganza in the region, and if you’ve never been before, plan to get there really early. You’ll also want to watch out for more information coming about how to access the post if you aren’t military.

And of course the Fayetteville Woodpeckers will have fireworks for their game on the night of July 3. Tickets are going extremely fast for that game.


Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.