Memorial Day Holiday: Most municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 29. Residential trash will not be collected (Monday routes will be collected Wednesday, May 31). Recycling will not be affected. Chapel Hill Transit will not operate. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. More Information

July 4th Celebration and Fireworks

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

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  Face Painting, Spin Art, Photobooth, Stiltwalkers and Old-Fashioned Family Fun

  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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Main Stage:

The Radio Jacks

Radiojacks are a fun and youthful Top 40 variety band performing the radio hits of such artists as Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce’, Pink, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor and Pharrell Williams while sprinkling in the classics by such artists as Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Earth, Wind & Fire and Prince to name a few.  With their universal appeal, Radiojacks will have audiences of all ages on the dance floor all night long!  


Event Entry & Parking  

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.      

No outside food or drink allowed in the stadium. 

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


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