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Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular

  • Dates: July 3, 2021
  • Presenting Organization: Town of Wake Forest
  • Venue: Wake Forest High School Stadium
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 420 W. Stadium Dr., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Phone: 919.435.9400
  • Times: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Admission: Free


The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce that the July 3 Fireworks Spectacular will be open for in-person viewing.

Free and open to the public, this popular community event will take place inside Husky Stadium on the campus of Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Gates will open at 7:30pm and the fireworks show will begin at 9:30pm.

Fireworks Facebook Pre-Show: Due to insufficient planning time, live entertainment will not be provided prior to the fireworks show. Instead, the Town will share on its Facebook page at 9 p.m. an Independence Day video featuring Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty and the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners, a pre-recorded performance by the Band of Oz, and an installment of “Kids Say the Cutest Things about America.” The Town will also livestream the Fireworks Spectacular via Facebook at 9:30 p.m.

On-Site Viewing: Area residents who wish to view the fireworks in-person are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fireworks show on the Husky Stadium football field or on one of the designated viewing areas on the Heritage High School campus. Spectators may also sit on the home side stadium bleachers.

Picnic baskets and/or coolers will be allowed, but alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass and pets are strictly prohibited on the school campus. In addition, no bicycles are allowed inside the stadium, and no chairs or blankets will be permitted on the stadium track.