One of my favorite things to do for the Fourth of July with my family is a good fireworks show. Generally, you don’t have to drive far, you can bring as many people as you like, and parking is free. It’s hard to beat that combination, but let us not forget the looks of amazement that fireworks generally bring to the faces of the children we love. It’s as if in those moments children are reminded that dreams really do come true. All that said I compiled a list of some shows in and around Fayetteville where you can pull up and watch some great shows.

As the unofficial Home of Freedom, there’s a lot to do in our region for the Fourth of July, so here’s a look at the events, restrictions, and so much more for food, fireworks and fun.

The big highlights this year around Fayetteville include Sheryl Crow and Gavin DeGraw at the 4th at the Fort Celebration, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra at Festival Park, a cookout and fireworks with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, fireworks in Hope Mills, Pinehurst, Lillington, Laurinburg, Clinton and more.

And we are on the lookout for more fun stuff going on, so make sure to let us know what we missed!

You’ll find information below on the following events (with more to come as we hear about them!):

  • Hope Mills Parade and Fireworks
  • Fayetteville Symphony at Festival Park and Fireworks
  • FAYcation in Downtown Fayetteville
  • 4th at the Fort with Gavin DeGraw, Sheryl Crow and Fireworks
  • Lumberton, Clinton, Laurinburg, Red Springs and More!


  • Hope Mills Parade and Fireworks - July 1

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  • Independence Concert and Fireworks - Fayetteville July 4

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    8:00 PM
    Presented By:
    Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
    July 4, 2023

    Festival Park
    Rowan Street and Ray Avenue
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

  • FAYcation - Downtown Fayetteville July 4

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    While they don’t mention fireworks, Cool Springs Downtown Historic District has mentioned another one of their epic events that deserve an honorable mention.

    Staying in town for the 4th of July? Make it a FAYcation, and join us as the sun goes down for an evening block party… LET ME CLEAR MY THROAT!!! PATRA IS ON “ROMANTIC CALL,” AND CANT MAKE IT. DJ KOOL IS COMING INSTEAD!!!!!!!! Beat the heat and celebrate the pursuit of happiness with DJ Kool, and local DJs on the ones & twos. A beer garden, BBQ, yard games, water fun, and more adds to the FAYcation revelry!

    Tuesday, July 4 · 7 – 10pm
    Maxwell Street Maxwell Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

  • 4th at the Fort Celebration - Fort Liberty July 4

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    Join us for the 4th at the Fort Celebration! This year’s event will feature Gavin DeGraw and headliner Sheryl Crow as well as parachute free-fall demonstrations, the popular flag ceremony, food and beverage and, of course, fireworks! Pets, glass bottles, and BBQ grills are not allowed. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early due to heavy traffic flow. The event is free and open to the public.

    3pm -10pm
    1500 Howell St.
    BLDG F-4208
    Fort Liberty, North Carolina 28310
    United States


  • Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks

    5 – 9:30 p.m

    Free event parking is available at Moore Square Parking Deck (223 S. Wilmington Street), Red Hat/City Center Parking Deck (429 S. Wilmington Street) and NC State’s Centennial Campus.
    Free shuttles will begin picking up people from Moore Square Park at 4:30 p.m. It will then drop riders off at Centennial Parkway/Blair Drive, which is a .2 mile (5 min) walk to the event.

  • The Fireworks Spectacular - Clinton July 1

    Saturday, July 1,
    Royal Lane Park
    Clinton, NC
    5:30-9:30 p.m.
    Food trucks and a live DJ.  Admission and face painting will be free.

  • Wilmington's 4th of July Celebration!

    July 4, 2023
    Wilmington Riverwalk
    Riverside Historic Downtown
    Wilmington, NC 28401


    Wilmington's 4th of July Celebration! | Wilmington, NC 28401

    The City of Wilmington invites everyone to visit, shop and dine in historic downtown, and then celebrate Independence Day riverside with music and more followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Enjoy a family-friendly program at Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and then Fireworks that are visible along the almost two mile long Riverwalk.


  • Skydive Paraclete Celebration - July 1

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  • Lumberton Family 4th Celebration - July 1

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  • Pinehurst Pet Parade and Festivities - July 4

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  • The Stadium Event Center - July 4

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  • Segra Stadium Game and Fireworks - July 4

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    The only place in town to see baseball ⚾, fireworks 🎆, and family fun! 🌭

    Come cheer on Team USA against Chinese Taipei in the 20th International Friendship Series finale on the 4th of July and stick around for postgame fireworks for the LARGEST firework display in Fayetteville! 🇺🇸🎆

    Tickets can be purchased at:

  • Woodpeckers - June 30 and July 3


  • Red Springs - July 4

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  • Laurinburg - July 4

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  • Lillington - July 4

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