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Staying around town this Fourth of July? Here’s some events you should check out:

Lachlan Apple, 9, holds a flag used in the first Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood Independence Day parade 66 years ago. This year’s event begins on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. on the corner of Oakland Avenue and Club Boulevard in Durham.
Lachlan Apple, 9, holds a flag used in the first Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood Independence Day parade 66 years ago. This year’s event begins on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. on the corner of Oakland Avenue and Club Boulevard in Durham. mschultz@newsobserver.com

Sunday, July 2

Historic Hillsborough’s Picnic in the Park

Celebrate Independence Day with a community picnic and live music from Music Makers Relief Foundation at this years annual Picnic in the Park event. There will also be food trucks, yard games and crafts, nonprofit booths, and a community reading of the Declaration of Independence. Details: Sunday, July 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Eno River Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. https://visithillsboroughnc.com/event/july-4th-picnic-park-music-makers, 919-732-7741.

Tuesday, July 4

Festival for the Eno

Featuring over 60 artists on four stages; 75 regional craft artists; food trucks; clean energy and backyard farming workshops; hands-on clay and fiber demos; craft beer and cider; all on the banks of the Eno River. Details: Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $11-$35. West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road, Durham. www.enofest.org.

Fourth of July Celebration at Kenan Stadium

Gates open at 7 p.m. with family fun activities planned throughout the evening. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Details: Tuesday, July 4, 7 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Donations of $1 per person or $5 per family are encouraged. Kenan Stadium, UNC-Chapel Hill, Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill. www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/parks-recreation/festivals-events/july-fourth-fireworks. 919-968-2878.

Durham Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate patriotism and civic pride at Durham’s Independence Day Celebration. Enjoy a Durham Bulls baseball game, fireworks, food, fun and more. This event is sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Bulls. Rain date: Wednesday, July 5, 7:05 p.m. Please see the website for details: http://durhamnc.gov/1008/Independence-Day-Celebration. Details: Tuesday, July 4, 6:05 p.m. Durham Bulls Game (tickets required); at the end of the seventh inning gates open to the public (general admission, no guarantee of admission); Fireworks approximately 9:15 p.m. Public parking available for a fee. Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St., Durham. 919-956-2855.

Carrboro July 4th Celebration

Enjoy a small town tradition with big time fun! Help us kick off the event at Weaver Street Market Lawn beginning at 9:30a.m. A parade from Weaver Street Market to Town Hall, starting at 10:50 a.m. will bring the Weaver Street participants together with those in attendance at Carrboro Town Hall. Of course the Kids Fun Zone and Fun Zone Stage will be back and better than ever! Enjoy plenty of activities, games, good food, and live music. Details: Tuesday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. Weaver Street Market Lawn, 101 E. Weaver St., Carrboro. www.townofcarrboro.org/308/July-4th-Celebration.

Children’s Independence Day Parade at Durham Central Park

Bring the whole family to Durham Central Park on the Fourth for our annual Childrens’ Parade! The Scrap Exchange will be on hand to help folks decorate bike, trikes, wagons and strollers from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Then, parade through the park at 10:30 a.m. Following the parade there will be free popsicles and fire truck tours. Tunes provided by DJ Piddipat. Details: Tuesday, July 4, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. http://durhamcentralpark.org/event/childrens-independence-day-parade.

Watts Hospital-Hillandale Fourth of July Parade

The procession of decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons, strollers, and people on foot follows the time-honored route from the corner of Oakland Avenue and Club Boulevard, down Club to Alabama, right on Alabama, right on Woodrow, and into Oval Park. Under strings of flags in Oval Park, a neighborhood gathering follows, flavored by patriotic songs, friendly visits, and lemonade. Escorted by police motorcycles, bicycles or cars, and a fire truck. Details: Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m. Oakland Ave and Club Blvd., Durham. www.whhna.org/watts-happening/events/4th-of-july-parade.

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