July 4th Celebration and Fireworks


Thank you all for attending the July 4th Celebration!

See you next year!

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Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked Chapel Hill as one of America's Top Ten Best Towns for a July Fourth Celebration! Join us at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Monday, July 4, 2016 to celebrate our nation’s rich history of freedom and independence. Arrive early and enjoy live music, fireworks, games, face painting and good old-fashioned family fun! 

 Produced by the Department of Parks, Recreation, Arts, Culture. 


Watermelon Eating Contest, hosted by DSI Comedy

Looking for hilarious summer time fun? Our watermelon 3watermelon eating contest, hosted  by DSI Comedy Theatre, is sure to please! Starting at 7:00pm, winners of each  round will receive two tickets to a DSI Comedy show of their choice. One grand  prize winner taking home tickets to a choice UNC football game! Come out and  enjoy the comedic interactive improv that only DSI performers can deliver! 


Please note that fireworks will begin at 9:30pm sharp. Please be sure to arrive early for the best seats since fireworks and entertainment can be viewed only from inside the stadium! 

For parking and gate entrance information, please click here.

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