Independence Day at the Capital

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Location:Capitol Building, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA

East Entrance:

  • 11:00 a.m. Welcome!
  • 11:45 a.m. Raleigh Concert Band
  • 12:00 p.m. Salute to Independence & Naturalization Ceremony
  • 12:45 p.m. The Raleigh Concert Band
  • 1:30 p.m. Wake & District Pipe and Drum State


  • Replicas of Historic Early American Flag Display
  • A new exhibit, "Inflamed by Spirits: North Carolina's Role in Temperance and Prohibition" Self-guided Tour of Capitol- (Docents on site to answer questions) East Grounds:
  • Join in a variety of activities and games!!!
  • Pie the Redcoat, Washington
  • Photo Op, Dress in 18th Century Clothing, Quill Pen Writing
  • 1:30 p.m. Watermelon seed spitting contest-please sign up at the Information Table.

Information Table:

  • 1:30 p.m. Join us for the free birthday cake to celebrate our country‚Äôs birthday!!!

North Grounds:

  • Carriage Rides in circle drive by J & L Carriages
  • Food Vendors - Sliced Wieners Food Truck