Schedule and Event Map

The 'Works - July 4th - Raleigh, NC

Event map and a list of all the performers and events throughout the day.

Download Event Map and Schedule, including Fireworks Viewing Areas (PDF)


  • Ticketed show with Barenaked Ladies at Red Hat Amphitheater. Purchase tickets here. All other events are FREE and open to the public. If you do not have a ticket to the Red Hat Amphitheater show, you can still watch the fireworks. The streets surrounding the venue will be closed at 9:00 so that you can stand in the street to view these fireworks.
  • Along with our independence, Raleigh revelers will have every opportunity to celebrate being in the land of plenty and tasty. In addition to Downtown restaurants, food vendors will line the street. The wine and beer tent will be at Hargett and Fayetteville streets.
  • For those who like to combine the pleasures of eating and competing there are a host of opportunities. Tasty 8’s Hot dog eating contests will be held at 7 p.m. Watermelon seed spitting contests will be held at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. There are two age divisions; those 10 and younger in one division and everybody else in the other. Ice cream eating contests will be at 1 p.m., 5 p.m, 8 p.m. All of the calorie-cramming competitions will be held at the intersections of Fayetteville Street.
  • The Kids Zone with bounces/slides, face painting and every other fun thing possible is at Martin Street between Fayetteville and Salisbury Street. Gouge Wrestling will hold events at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Martin and Fayetteville streets. King BMX will be performing a stunt show on Davie Street at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.

Schedule of Events 2015

*VIP FIREWORKS (Open to Public)
Attend or Participate in 5 of the 6 events below to receive access. Present your 5 unique stamps at the entrance of the VIP Zone, opening at 7:30 pm, and view the fireworks from the secluded VIP area.

Gouge Wrestling (Davie)
– 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30

Tasty 8’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (Fayetteville and Hargett)
– 6:00

Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest (Fayetteville and Martin)
2 Divisions – 10 and under and 11+
– 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:30

Lumpy’s Ice Cream Eating Contest (Fayetteville and Davie)
– 1:00, 5:00, 8:00

King BMX Stunt Show (Fayetteville and Davie)
– 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00

Raleigh’s ‘Work of Art (Fayetteville and Davie)
– All Day

*Benefits of the VIP Area include the opportunity to participate in free raffles and a guaranteed premier spot to view the famous firework celebration. Best seats in the house!

Music and Performance Schedule


1:00 – 1:45 Chrome Scene
2:15 – 3:00 TBA
3:30 – 4:15 Nightshift
4:45 – 5:30 Moonlight Co.
6:00 – 6:45

Monika Jaymes and Band

7:15 – 8:00 Urban Soil
8:30 – 9:15 Matt Phillips
10:00 – 11:00 Hammer No More the Fingers 


Aerial Performance: 12:00, 2:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00,10:00
Shaun Jay Magic Show: 1:00,1:45, 3:00,4:00,4:30,5:30
Vision Martial Arts: 3:15 and 5:00


12:00 – 1:00 The Morning After
1:30 – 2:15 Spank
2:45 – 3:30 UR Mom
4:00 – 4:45 Abbey Stephens
5:15 – 6:00 Amanda Daughtry
6:30 – 7:15 Four Founders
7:45 – 8:30 Outside Soul
8:45 – 11:00 Army Band

 9:30 – Fireworks on Fayetteville Street 

Download Event Map and Schedule, including Fireworks Viewing Areas (PDF)