Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park


Join us for an old-fashioned celebration of our nation’s birth -- sure to be lots of fun for the entire family!

Fishing Tournament (Waterfront)

8-10am: Registration begins at 7:30am at the Boathouse. Prizes awarded for the longest and shortest fish in a variety of age groups. The Boathouse will be open from 7am-6pm.

Parade Preparations (Kiwanis Shelter)

9:30-10:30am: Decorate  yourself your family or your bike, trike, stroller, wagon, scooter or battery-powered kids vehicle, (no gas powered vehicles please) and participate in an old time, kid-friendly parade through the park to celebrate the founding of our country. The parade theme will be "American Pride." You are welcome to provide your own decorating supplies, come already decorated, or use our decorations while supplies last. Supplies and assistance provided by the Cary Teen Council.

Parade In The Park

10:30am: Show your American pride! Slowly walk, stroll, ride, drive, and parade through the park. The parade begins at the Kiwanis Shelter and will be led by the marching unit of our own Cary Town Band playing a selection of classic american standards.

Family Contests (Boathouse & Spillway)

11am: Join us for some family-friendly competitions including: Donut eating, watermelon eating, Lake Side Olympics, sack race, egg and spoon race, and three-legged race. There will also be seed spitting contests, face painting and more! Age groups for all events are: age 5 and under, age 6-10, age 11-17, and age 18 and up. Please join us for this nostalgic celebration of our independence!