Big Field
Community Event

Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks 2024

Raleigh July 4th Fireworks logo and downtown skyline photo


Raleigh's 4th of July Fireworks at Dix Park is presented by City of Raleigh & ABC11

Text Alerts

Text RALFIREWORKS to 888777 to sign up for  traffic, inclement weather and public safety alerts

Event Details

5:30 pm

  • Event Parking Opens
  • Shuttles Begin from Moore Square

6:00 pm

  • Food Trucks, Music & Activities Begin

9:00 pm

  • Last Shuttle Leaves Moore Square Park
  • Stage Program Begins

9:30 pm


10:00 pm

  • Event Over
  • Shuttles Return Attendees to Moore Square Park


Event Map

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Free Event Parking

City of Raleigh Downtown Parking Decks

  • Moore Square Parking Deck – 223 S. Wilmington Street
  • Red Hat/City Center Parking Deck – 429 S. Wilmington Street
  • Take a Free Event Shuttle to Dix Park!

NC State Centennial Campus

  • Designated surface parking lots off Main Campus Drive and Initiative Way
  • Designated Parking Decks:
    • Partners Way Deck – 851 Partners Way
    • Oval West Deck – 914 Partners Way
  • No shuttle service from Centennial Campus event parking – walk only to Dix Park
  • It is approximately a .6-.9 miles/10-17 minute walk from event parking to the Big Field


Free Event Shuttles

  • Shuttles pick up from Moore Square Park
  • Shuttles drop off at intersection of Centennial Parkway and Blair Drive
  • It is approximately .2 miles/5 min walk up Blair Dr. from the shuttle drop off to Big Field
  • Shuttles from downtown to Dix Park will run from 5:30 - 9:00  pm.
  • Following the fireworks, shuttles will resume until all attendees have been returned to Moore Square Park
  • ADA accessible shuttles available


Walk + Bike + Scooter

  • Use the Rocky Branch Greenway to enter the park at Hunt Drive and Western Boulevard
  • Use the Centennial Bikeway Connector to enter the park at Blair Drive and Centennial Parkway
  • Bike corral parking staffed by Oaks and Spokes volunteers will be at the intersection at Hunt Drive and Umstead Drive
  • Scooter drop-off zones during the event are located at Hunt Drive and Western Boulevard, and at the Family / Rideshare Lot


Rideshare + Family Drop-off Lot

  • Chapel Parking Lot, 1030 Richardson Drive
  • Enter Dix Park at S. Boylan Avenue from Western Boulevard



  • ADA/Accessible Parking available at Dix Park
  • Enter Dix Park at Goode Street from Lake Wheeler Road
  • ADA Shuttle picks up from designated parking lots and takes attendees to and from the Big Field
  • Accessible pathway in the Big Field
  • ADA temporary restrooms at the Big Field


Food + Activities

Family Activity Zone (6-9 pm)

  • Art activities with Artsplosure
  • Water slides, scavenger hunt, and a foam party pit
    • ​​​​​We recommend families bring a change of clothes for the kids!

Food Truck Court (6-10 pm)

  • 40 food trucks curated by Shop Local Raleigh
  • Open throughout the entire event

Stage Entertainment (6-9:30 pm)

  • 6 -9 pm | Music with DJ Rickey Smith
  • 7-8 pm | Community Dance led by Cuquig
  • 9-9:30 pm | ABC11 Live and Firework Countdown


Know Before You Go

  • Pack light and plan accordingly for the distances between event parking and shuttles (or Family/Rideshare Drop-off) and the Big Field
  • The event area includes a grass covered field with uneven surfaces
  • Water filling stations are available
  • Port-a-johns with ADA accessible facilities will be the only restrooms at the event
  • No shuttle service from Centennial Campus event parking – walk only to Dix Park
  • Last shuttle leaves Moore Square Park at 9:00 pm

What to Bring 

  • A refillable water bottle
  • Blanket and/or camp chairs for seating
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks, small cooler or bag permitted
  • Sunscreen, hats, bug spray, flashlights and closed-toe shoes are recommended
  • Personal sized umbrellas are permitted
  • Pack light. If riding a shuttle, all belongings should fit on your lap so we have room for everyone

What is Not Allowed

  • Personal fireworks or sparklers
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Smoking & Vaping
  • Drug use
  • Open flames and grilling
  • Tents, canopies
  • Drones
  • Littering
  • Please leave pets safe at home!


Volunteer Opportunities

Event Ambassadors support event set up, event activities, parking and clean up, as well as, greet event attendees & provide and park information



Check out the Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks FAQs

Or contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or


Text Alerts

Text RALFIREWORKS to 888777 to sign up for  traffic, inclement weather and public safety alerts


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