July 4th Celebration


2023 Event Update:

The annual Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled to return in 2023!  The event will be held at Carrboro Town Commons from 11:00am-3:00pm on Monday, July 4th.  Pre-event activities will be held at Weaver Street Market beginning at 9:30am.  Please continue to check back for more details!

Pre-Event Activities at Weaver Street Market

Join us on the Weaver Street Market Lawn at 9:30am for pre-event activities!  There will be a Bike/Wagon Decorating Contest along with a Costume Contest for kids!

The People's Parade

At approximately 10:50am, the People's Parade will begin and travel from Weaver Street Market to the Main Event at Carrboro Town Commons!  Dress up, bring your bikes and wagons, and join your fellow community members with a July 4th themed parade down Weaver!

Annual Reading of Frederick Douglass' Essay

Mayor Damon Seils will host our annual gathering of community members for the annual Community Reading of Frederick Douglass' essay, "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro."   The reading will occur in the Carrboro Century Center's Century Hall at 12:00pm.

Live Music at Town Hall

Below are the performances scheduled for this year's event:

11:00am - 11:30am - The Bulltown Strutters (The People's Parade and then on the Kids' Fun Zone Stage)

11:30am - 12:30am - The Maggie Valley Band (Main Stage)

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow (Kids' Fun Zone Stage)

12:45pm - 1:45pm - Onyx Club Boys (Main Stage)

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Sensory Expressions (Main Stage)

Other Events at Activities at Town Hall

Join us for the following during the main event from 11:00am-3:00pm at Town Hall:

Jr. Firefighter Obstacle Course

Face Painting w/ Paint Savvy

The Scrap Exchange 

Carnival Games and Inflatables (Bounce House) 

Baby Crawl Contest

Senior Bingo

Free Expression Chalk Boards

Toddler Square

Food/Drink Vendors

Non-Profit Booths


Fireworks Display

For information on the local fireworks display coordinated by the Town of Chapel Hill, please check their website at: