North Carolina State Capitol July 4 Celebration
Free Events Noon to 4 pm in Downtown Raleigh
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Enjoy free events, music and more at the lawn of the North Carolina State Capitol in downtown Raleigh, from noon to 4 pm.
- Musical performances
- Historical displays
- Military displays
- Craft demonstrations
- Kids activities
- Revolutionary war reenactors
- "Old Fashioned 4th" display - how Americans have celebrated 4th of July over the years
At 12:30, new citizens will be naturalized during a ceremony on the Capital Steps, followed by the traditional "Salute to Independence".
Performers include the Raleigh Concert Band, Moonlighters Orchestra, and Starcatchers vocal ensemble.
Visitors can also purchase food or take a narrated trolley ride through the historic downtown area. Pack a picnic, and bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Visit: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol or call 919-733-4994.
A National Historic Landmark, the N.C. State Capitol is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of the Greek Revival style of architecture in the U.S. It features a domed rotunda and state senate and house chambers, meticulously restored to their 1840 appearance.
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