Fourth of July Celebration featuring live in concert … The Matt Stratford Band

Post Date:06/25/2018 5:43 PM


The Town of Chapel Hill’s Fourth of July Celebration is a family-friendly night filled with exciting entertainment and a spectacular Fireworks display! Chapel Hill residents rank the Fourth of July Fireworks celebration as the most important local event presented by the Town of Chapel Hill.

Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked Chapel Hill as one of America’s top 10 Best Towns for a July Fourth Celebration. This is one celebration you won’t want to miss! Gates open at 7 p.m., Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. sharp, so get there early for the best seats!

Suggested contributions of $1 per person or $5 per family help keep this event a home town tradition in Chapel Hill.

Old Fashion family fun and activities are planned throughout the evening! The UNC Health Care Watermelon Eating Contest will be in full swing once again, hosted by comedians from The PIT Comedy Theater. Grand prize winners will receive tickets to one of UNC’s upcoming footballs games this fall

The Matt Stratford Band will be rocking the 97.9 The Hill Main Stage with the latest party hits and state of the art sound and lighting!  Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Matt Stratford Band is a group of experienced musicians performing classic and modern day party hits. The band is led by singer/guitarist Matt Stratford. They’ll surely bring diversity, with a playlist ranging from the 60's to today. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Another way this event becomes top ten, is through community pride and support by local community leaders who contribute as sponsors each year. Fireworks presented by Cruisers Convenience Marketplace, Hendrick Subaru Southpoint, Erie Insurance, and Grace Church. The 97.9 The Hill Main Stage. The UNC Health Care Watermelon Eating Contest hosted by The PIT Comedy Theater. Thank you also to our Official Media Partner, The News and Observer and our Rocket Concourse Walmart and VIP Sky Box sponsors Panera Bread, and Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending these great events!

Seating is limited, please arrive early. Stadium concessions will be available, no outside food and drink is permitted.

For more details about parking and gate entry for Chapel Hill's July 4th Celebration, visit

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