Wake CountyZebulon - Friday and Saturday. Festivities at 7:15 p.m. at Five County Stadium at 1501 N.C. 39. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Cary - Saturday. Independence Day Olde Time Celebration from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. A do-it-yourself parade in the park and a fishing tournament. Fred G Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. 469-4100. www.townofcary.org.
Garner - Saturday. Festivities start at 5 p.m. at Lake Benson Park at 921 Buffaloe Road. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Fuquay-Varina - Saturday. Festivities at 6 p.m., South Park at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center at 820 S. Main St. Fireworks after 9:15 p.m.
Raleigh - Saturday. Fireworks at Brier Creek at 9:15 p.m. Preceded by a Family Fun Festival beginning at 2 p.m. at Brierdale Shopping Center. Free. Brier Creek, 7990 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh. 704-295-4037. www.shopbriercreek.com or www.shopbrierdale.com.
Wake Forest - Saturday. Festivities at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage High School at 1150 Forestville Road. Fireworks after dark.
Raleigh - Sunday. State Capitol Festival from noon-4 p.m. Traditional Independence Day celebration including music, vendors, activities for children and a naturalization ceremony. State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 733-4994 or www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol.
Raleigh - Sunday. Old-Fashioned Independence Day from 1-4 p.m. at Joel Lane Museum House, 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. 833-3431. www.joellane.org. Free.
Cary - Sunday. Festivities at 3 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at 8003 Regency Parkway. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Kids Free Zone water play. Bring a picnic dinner for you and your family and listen to the Cary Town Band and N.C. Symphony, then top off the night watching the Town of Carys special fireworks display. Tables are $125 and all other seating is free. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. 462-2052. www.townofcary.org.
Raleigh - Sunday. Turkey Shoot from 3-10 p.m. Sunday. $3 for one shot or $5 for two shots. State Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. 713-0031. www.raleighjaycees.org.
Raleigh - Sunday. Festivities from 5-8:30 p.m. at N.C. State Fairgrounds at 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. The celebration begins with free activities such as Wii competitions for teens, wheelchair basketball demos, musical performances and crafts such as making Fourth of July hats. 831-6854 or www.ncstatefair.org/events/7-10.htm
Rolesville - Sunday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at Main Street Park at 200 S. Main St. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Holly Springs - Monday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at Parrish Womble Park on 1201 Grigsby Ave. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Durham CountyDurham - Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Festival For the Eno starting at 10 a.m. at West Point on the Eno city park, Durham. Music, family activities, arts and crafts, community group displays, ecology education. $15 for a single day; $35 for a three-day pass. Free for children 12 and under. West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road in Durham. Parking at Durham County Stadium, 2700 N. Duke St. Shuttles run from the stadium to the park all during the day. 620-9099. www.enoriver.org/Festival.
Durham - Saturday. Childrens Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. Decorate your bicycle, wagon or scooter. Free. Durham Central Park, 548 Foster St., Durham. www.durhamcentralpark.org/.
Durham - Sunday. Independence Day festivities starting at 4 p.m. at the American Tobacco Campus and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Events begin with a free concert 4-8 p.m. on the lawn of the American Tobacco campus. At 7:05 p.m., the Durham Bulls game starts. Tickets are required. Gates to DBAP are open for free admission at the end of the seventh inning. Its Cool to Care awards, national anthem and fireworks at about 10 p.m. 560-4355.
Orange CountyCarrboro - Sunday. Family Celebration from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Musical performances, entertainers, and a juggling Uncle Sam on stilts. Free. Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 942-8541. www.carrborojuly4th.com.
Chapel Hill - Sunday. Festivities at 7 p.m. at UNC's Kenan Memorial Stadium at Stadium Drive. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 104 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill. 962-1076. www.townofchapelhill.org.
Johnston CountyKenly - Friday. Festivities at 7 p.m. at the I-95 Truck Stop at 1200 Johnston Parkway Road. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Archer Lodge - Saturday. A road race starts the day's festivities at 8 a.m. at Archer Lodge Park. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Benson - Sunday. Festivities at 4 p.m. at the Singing Grove at Main Street, N.C. 50 / 242. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Selma - Sunday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at the 100 Block of Raiford Street. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Pine Level - Monday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at Sam Godwin Recreation Park. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Smithfield - Monday. Festivities at 5 p.m. at the Neuse River Amphitheatre on 200 Front St. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.