FUN ON THE FOURTH

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

If you are looking for local Independence Day celebrations, here are some options:

-- Durham will hold fireworks at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and a free, public concert in American Tobacco. The concert is at 6 p.m. at the water tower at American Tobacco. Mickey Mills will perform music on the steel drums until 9 p.m.

The fireworks begin after the baseball game. After the seventh inning, available seats will be opened free of charge for anyone who wants to see the fireworks, which will begin after the game.

If rain or bad weather threatens, the decision to postpone the fireworks will be made by 7 p.m. July 4. For updates, call the Durham Parks and Recreation weather cancellation line at 919-560-4636, option 8 for updates after 7 p.m. on July 4.

-- The annual Watts-Hillandale Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. The parade will gather at the corner of Oakland and Club Boulevard. There will be festivities after the parade.

-- Chapel Hill will celebrate the Fourth of July with music, fireworks and other family-friendly activities at Kenan Stadium. Gates open at 7 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. For details about parking traffic, safety and access to the stadium and other information about the July 4 event, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/july4.

-- Carrboro will celebrate the Fourth with activities during the day at Town Hall. The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Weaver Street Market lawn. At 10:50, a parade will proceed from Weaver Street Market to Town Hall. Activities include a Kids Fun Zone and Fun Zone Stage, face painting, games, food and live music.

For weather updates or changes, call 919-918-7373.

-- The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough will celebrate the Fourth with a picnic in the park in downtown Hillsborough. Visitors can enjoy a free day of fun activities. Festivities will include a parade along West Tryon Street, with prizes for “Most Patriotic,” “Most Patriotic Pet,” and “Most Hillsborough.” Mayor Tom Stevens and others will conduct a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends, The Commanders, and The Reagan Project will perform for free at the Farmers Market Pavilion. Pony rides and lawn games will take place in River Park.

For information, contact the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough at 919-732-7741 or visit www.visithillsboroughnc.com/july4th.