July 4th Celebration

We hope you are looking forward to the Sixth Annual 4th on 1st Celebration! The celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4th on the Soccer Fields at Knightdale Station Park. The event will begin at 5:00PM and end with a spectacular fireworks display approximately 9:45PM.

Due to the event, there will be several street closures the Town wanted to advise you of. All closures will remain in place until the event ends.

A. First Avenue between Poplar Street and Knightdale Boulevard – 4:00PM 
B. Poplar Street between Robertson Street and First Avenue – 1:00PM 
C. Second Avenue between Pine Street and Sycamore Street – 4:00PM.

D. Knightdale Station Run between First Avenue and the YMCA - 3:30PM.

The featured band will be THE EMBERS!!!


4th ON 1st DO'S & DON'TS


  • Do have fun
  • Do bring picnic blankets and chairs
  • Do bring your pop up tent (please stay at the rear of the field as not to impeded the view for others)
  • Do park at Knightdale High School and Schneider Electric and take the shuttle - TOWN PARKING AND SHUTTLE IS FREE
  • Do bring water
  • Do pay attention to the venue changes 


  • Don't bring sparklers or fireworks
  • Don't bring alcohol or glass containers
  • Pets are allowed but strongly discouraged 
  • Don't go in the construction zones
  • Don't go in marked off areas
  • Don't park in yards
  • Don't bring your drone


Please remember access will be limited to downtown addresses due to street closings and the large volume of festival participants and spectators.

Shuttles will run from 4:00 until close. Parking is limited and the shuttles will run from Knightdale High School  and Schneider Electric.

*Handicap parking will be available for those displaying a placard (see map above for location).  To get to the handicap parking lot, please take Knightdale Blvd (US 64) to Carolinian Ave to Knightdale Station Run.*

Thank you for sharing this tradition with us and for your cooperation and patience. We hope to see you at the celebration.


Click here to view festival photos from previous years.

If you are interested in being a food truck vendor the fee is $250.00.  A $50.00 deposit is required to secure your space.  Click here for food truck vendor registration form.  

If you have a push cart and interested in participating in July 4th the cost is $150.00.  A $50.00 deposit is required to secure your space.  Click here for a push cart registration form. 



Interested in being a vendor or sponsoring events hosted by Knightdale Parks, Recreation and Cultural Programs? Have general questions about festivals and events? Contact Susie Paschal