Fuquay-Varina celebrates Fourth of July

Fourth of July is around the corner and so are exciting holiday traditions like fireworks.
Fourth of July is around the corner and so are exciting holiday traditions like fireworks.
Erin Fahringer

The Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day. It’s celebrated because the Declaration of Independence was passed and separated America from Great Britain. 

Independence Day has been celebrated since 1777, one year after the first public reading of the Declaration. This happened in the cities of Boston and Philadelphia when they held bonfires, parades, and set off guns and cannons in celebration. 

This started the tradition of celebrating America’s Independence. Nowadays, we celebrate the Fourth of July by setting off fireworks, having parades, barbecuing, hanging the American flag, and decorating patriotically.

Fuquay Varina has celebrated at South Park since Covid ended. At the celebration, there is music, food, a splash pad, and fireworks.

At 6 p.m. on July 1 at South Park, is when the celebrations are being held this year. The fireworks are happening at sundown, but they can be delayed or changed due to weather.

There will be live music at the park starting at 6:30 p.m. The splash pad will also be open from 6:30- 8 p.m. for those who want to have fun in the water. 

Food will also be at the event. There will be different kinds of food trucks which will be there around the time the gates open until the end of the celebration. 

The community center will be closed at the time, and no one will be allowed to go inside. Coolers will be allowed in, but alcohol isn’t allowed. 

People also can’t bring forms of transportation like bikes or skateboards for safety. Pets are also being prohibited from the park at the time, unless they are guide dogs or licensed. This is both for the animal’s safety and comfort and for the people attending the event. 

“As a holiday, or general celebration, the fourth of July is easily one of the most important days for the United States of America,” said junior Wyatt Kish.

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