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Enjoy a day full of patriotic speeches, dancing, games and
kids’ crafts at Tryon Palace Friday.

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the 7/3 event at Tryon Palace and the 7/4 event at Roanoke Island Festival Park have been canceled.

Patriotic concerts, a kids parade and historic tours and demonstrations are just a few of the ways the historic sites and museums of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are celebrating Independence Day this weekend.

The weekend gets started Thursday morning, when staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of the museum’s wonderful galleries. In the evening, Tryon Palace in New Bern will host the 440th Army Band for a pops concert on its picturesque South Lawn, while the N.C. Symphony plays a free, patriotic concert of its own at Lake Benson Park in Garner.

Though most of our historic sites and museums will be closed Friday for the holiday, several invite you to come and celebrate America’s 238th birthday with them. Tryon Palace will host its annual Glorious Fourth Celebration, featuring fife and drum performances and a reading of the Declaration of Independence, while Historic Halifax will put on tours of historic buildings and other family activities as part of a town-wide Independence Day celebration. The Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will be open for regular, self-guided tours, while Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will have the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band on hand for a pre-fireworks concert.
Back in the Triangle, the State Capitol in Raleigh will host a kids parade, live music and more to celebrate the holiday, while the N.C. Symphony plays a second concert of patriotic tunes, this time at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.

All of our historic sites and museums will operate on their normal schedules Saturday and Sunday.

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