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July 4th fireworks moves to downtown Raleigh

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced in May that Raleigh's annual 4th of July fireworks display would be moving from the NC State Fairgrounds to downtown.

"The 'Works: July 4th on Fayetteville Street," will begin at 4 p.m.

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There will be eight different bands, the Maximus Circus, a beer and wine tasting tent, a picnic on the street and a kids' zone.

Downtown restaurants will bring their fare to the street and there will even be a watermelon seed spitting contest.

The day will end with a brilliant fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

The City of Raleigh is bringing the 236th national birthday celebration to Downtown Raleigh, along with sponsors ABC11 and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

ABC11 will broadcast the event with a live one-hour special from 9 to 10 p.m.

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