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Harrisburg’s Annual July 4th Celebration Is Fun for the Whole Family

Harrisburg's July 4th Celebration

Harrisburg’s Annual July 4th Celebration is an unforgettable experience your entire family will love! This traditional two-day event boasts carnival rides and games, live music, festival foods, a patriotic parade, fireworks, and so much more!

Marching on: Everything You Need to Know About the Parade

The Harrisburg Parade is a showcase of military and veteran groups, equestrian riders, fire trucks, school marching bands, car club enthusiasts, dancers, tractors, and decorated floats manned by local businesses, and is traditionally held on the morning of July 4th. Viewers come from across the county to watch this patriotic show and will line Highway 49 from Captain Steve’s to Robinson Ave.

Can’t make it in person? LIVESTREAM via the Town of Harrisburg YouTube Channel starting at 9am on July 4th.

July 4th Celebration includes a parade

Photo Credits: Town of Harrisburg Facebook

Spectators are advised to find their viewing spot on the northbound lane side of Highway 49. These lanes will be temporarily closed for the duration of the parade, whereas passing traffic will be diverted to travel along the southbound lanes. More information about lane closures can be found here.

For the best parade watching experience, be sure to bring your chairs and blankets to get comfortable for the hour and a half long show, a water bottle to beat the heat, and something for your littles to collect candies and small swag handouts.

Parade tip: Parking is first come first serve at the various businesses along Highway 49 spilling into curb-side parking along parallel streets. Plan to arrive early to beat the beginning of the parade, cross Highway 49 if needed, and find a viewing spot. Be sure to wear good walking shoes.

📅 Date and Time: July 4th, 9–10:30am
📍 Location: Along Hwy 49

July 4th Celebration includes a festival in the park

Festival Fun Details

In addition to hosting one of the largest and most well-attended parades in the area, the Town of Harrisburg’s 4th of July Celebration also includes a rain-or-shine two-day festival at Harrisburg Park. Entry to the event is free, with festival foods and amusement ride tickets available for purchase.

📅 Dates and Times:

  • July 3rd, 4–10pm
  • July 4th, 4–11pm

📍 Location: Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg NC 28075

festival foods

This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, featuring more amusements, a great lineup of live entertainment, and two nights of fireworks displays! Head to Harrisburg Park for rides, inflatables, live music, food, and an all-around All-American good time!

Note: Coolers, pets, alcohol, and tobacco/vape/e-cigarettes are not allowed at this event.

amusement rides

Ride Tickets and Wristbands

There is a fee for tickets to ride the amusements. Tickets vary per ride and will require 2–6 tickets per amusement.

🎟️ Tickets: $10 for 20 tickets
🎟️ Two-day Wristbands (All you can ride): $20 for Harrisburg residents / $35 for non-residents
One-day wristbands are not available.

Note: Tickets purchased on July 3rd can also be used on July 4th.

More details can be found here.

Live music at the July 4th Celebration

Music Lineup

📅 July 3rd:

🎤 6–7:15pm – Krystal King Band
🎤 8–9:30pm – Blue Monday

📅 July 4th:

🎤 6–7:15pm – Radio Revolver
🎤 8–9:30pm – Chicago Rewired


Dates and Time: July 3rd and 4th at 9:30pm

View the Full Event Schedule


Multiple park-and-walk lots will be available near Harrisburg Park or look for lots with signs marked “Shuttle Drop Off/Pick Up” to catch a ride to the park. One shuttle motorcoach will be handicapped accessible. Find more details and the list of designated parking lots here.

Don’t miss out on this All-American fun! From the lively parade and exhilarating rides to the spectacular fireworks and fantastic live music, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Make plans to meet up with friends and family, purchase your tickets, and join the Town of Harrisburg for a memorable Independence Day celebration at Harrisburg Park!


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