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Garner Independence Day Celebration


The Town of Garner is pleased to announce that our July 3rd Independence Day Celebration at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road) is back this year with fireworks, the North Carolina Symphony, food vendors and more.

Johnny White and the Elite Band will kick off the festivities on July 3rd with a concert early in the evening before the symphony performs. Once the symphony concludes its show, one of the Triangle’s best fireworks displays will light up the skies over Garner.

There will be no kids zone inflatables this year, but the Town's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will have craft activities available for children.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. There will be some parking available at the park as well as free shuttle service from South Garner High School (8228 Hebron Church Road) starting at 5.

Riders will be asked to wear masks while on the shuttles. And although masks will not be required at the park, attendees are asked to socially distance to the extent possible.

“We are so excited to welcome folks back to the park this year for our July 3rd Celebration,” Mayor Ken Marshburn said. “Our staff is working exceptionally hard to bring back this beloved Garner tradition after the one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. We look forward to seeing the community come together for this signature event.”

Please look for any updates regarding our July 3rd Celebration at garnernc.gov and on the Town’s main social media accounts as well as accounts managed by Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.
We remind attendees that pets are not allowed at Town-sponsored events; exceptions are made for service animals.

For more information about Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, please visit the department’s main webpage.