July 4th Celebration and Fireworks


Thank you for attending the 2016 July 4th Celebration!! 


Monday, July 4th, 2016

UNC's Kenan Memorial Stadium

Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked Chapel Hill as one of America's Top 10 Best Towns for a July Fourth Celebration!

Gates open at 7:00pm!

Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Arrive early for the best seats.
Fireworks are only visible from inside the stadium.


 Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Inflatables and Midway Games! 


  Watermelon Eating Contest,
hosted by DSI Comedy

Make sure to get there early at 7pm to participate in our  watermelon eating contest. Winners will receive prizes! The DSI comedy teams will be onsite with interactive improv!!

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Fireworks Presented by

UNC Healthcare

Grace 2014


Official Media Partners

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News and Observer

Peoples Channel


Watermelon Eating Contest Hosted by

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VIP Skybox Presented by

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SP Press Shot Main stage music provided by
Soul Psychedelique Orchestra

If variety is the spice of life then
The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra has the flavor to satisfy all entertainment appetites.  TSP has an extensive music library than spans style from the 1940’s Big Band sounds to Beach Music, R&B, to Rock, Reggae, Latin and the best of today’s music.

The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra features a 3-6 piece horn section, a string quartet, full rhythm section and a disc jockey


Stadium Gates 5, 6 and Blue Zone North will be open at 7pm for entry with seating available on the South side only sections 118-131 and sections 219-231. 

Recommended parking for event patrons in the Craige, Jackson and Cardinal parking decks off of Manning Drive and the Rams Head Deck off ridge road. The Bell Tower lot is open to public and is also assigned disability parking. 

Parking also is available in Town of Chapel Hill parking lots downtown, including the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 East Rosemary Street and 140 West Franklin Street underground deck. 

Stadium Drive will remain CLOSED to general public.

UNC Public Safety encourages parents to place their cell phone number in their children's pocket, just in case you get separated for any reason. This will help you reunite with them much quicker and easier.      

Donations to offset the cost of the event will be taken at the gates. $1 per person and $5 per family is recommended. 

No outside food or drink allowed in the stadium. 


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