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Entrance
Cooking
ice cream
Stage
Symphony
Family 2
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Family 1
Masks
Kendrick
Water Balloons
Fireworks

Garner Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Lake Benson Park - 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner, NC 27529
Event Start: 5:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family featuring performances by The Embers and the North Carolina Symphony.

Your children will love our Kids Adventure Zone featuring inflatables, games and crafts. Bring a picnic, or enjoy delicious concessions provided by food trucks and local non-profit organizations.

Top off your evening with the best fireworks show in the Triangle, and you'll see why our citizens are so proud of their hometown.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:00 p.m. - Kids Zone Opens, Veterans Memorial Tours Begin
5:30 p.m. - The Embers
7:30 p.m. - Veterans Memorial Tours End
8:00 p.m. - Mayor's Presentation
8:30 p.m. - NC Symphony Performs, Kids Zone Closes

FIREWORKS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE NC SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE (approximately 9:30 p.m.)

The Garner Police Department will close Buffaloe Road (between Aversboro Road and Highway 50) on July 3 at 5:00 p.m. to all through traffic. Area residents will be permitted to gain access to their homes with a resident pass.  

At approximately 8:45 p.m., Garner Police will close Aversboro Road at Timber Drive to all southbound traffic to prepare for the conclusion of the event. 

NEW shuttle location this year! The shuttle bus service for the July 3 celebration is free and will begin at 5:00 p.m. and conclude after the event. The shuttle will run from South Garner High School.

Accessible Parking

Limited accessible parking is available at Lake Benson Park. Please show your handicap placard to parking attendants on site and you will be directed to the handicap parking area. Availability is first come first served. Please note, once parked, access to the event will be dirt, grass and gravel with a slight incline. Call 919.773.4441 for more information.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING RULES IN MIND:

Picnics, Coolers and Beach Umbrellas Welcome!*

In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, the following items are prohibited at Town-sponsored events:

Alcoholic Beverages, Glass Containers, Grills,  Drones, Fireworks/Sparklers, Pets**, Tailgating

*Umbrellas must be lowered for NC Symphony performance and fireworks.
**For the purpose of public safety, the Town of Garner does not allow guests to bring pets to any Town-sponsored special events. Exceptions apply for trained service animals. Please note, the Lake Benson Dog Park will be closed on July 3.

For more information on this event, please contact Brittany Washington at 919.773.4441.

Participating Vendors
South Garner HS Shuttle Parking & Event Map

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