If you’re still looking for Fourth of July plans, these five celebrations should keep you busy the whole day through!
Children’s Independence Day Parade; 9:30-11am Decorate your bike, wagon or scooter with crafts from The Scrap Exchange before embarking on the police-escorted parade. Enjoy frozen treats, patriotic music and a visit from a fire truck. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.; Free; (919) 794-8194; www.durhamcentralpark.org
Annual Watts-Hillandale July Fourth Parade; 10am Join the neighborhood gathering in Oval Park for patriotic songs, friendly visits and lemonade. Oval Park, 210 W. Club Blvd.; Free; www.whhna.org
Festival for the Eno; 10am-6pm Not much needs to be said for this festival, a Durham staple and one of the region’s premier Independence Day celebrations. Enjoy the plentiful exhibits, displays, arts, live entertainment and more on the banks of the Eno River. West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road; $15/day, $37/three days in advance, $18/day, $45/three days at the gate; (919) 620-9009; www.enoriver.org/festival
John Brown and the Groove Shop Band; 6pm A full 13-piece band featuring a horn section, rhythm section and singers, the group’s repertoire includes the music of the ‘70s and ‘80s. American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell St.; Free; (919) 433-1566; www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com
Durham Bulls vs. Norfolk Tides; 6:05pm Enjoy the baseball game and fireworks, or come just for the fireworks, which begin at 9:30pm. Gates will open after the 7th inning, with remarks by City of Durham officials and the singing of the National Anthem before the fireworks. Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St.; $6.99+; (919) 956-2855; www.milb.com