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Fuquay-Varina opens NC Independence Day celebrations with a record crowd

FUQUAY-VARINA, NC (WNCN) — Live music, dozens of food stands and fireworks — some people said it was the perfect combination for an old-fashioned patriotic celebration. That’s why people love Fuquay-Varina’s annual Independence Day celebration.

Fuquay-Varina Mayor Blake Massengill, who attended the event Friday night with his wife and two children, said the tradition has been going on in this community for nearly 200 years.

“Fuquay-Varina has been known for years for putting on one of the best shows in the entire triangle,” he said.

Massengill said they decided to move the event to the bank holiday weekend earlier than usual due to planning, competing events in the area and a lack of professional fireworks companies available.

During the celebration, Massengill said the move had actually become an asset to the city.

“We’re the only place you can go to see fireworks tonight,” he said.

Massengill said the past two years have come with record numbers of more than 10,000 people. It comes after the event was canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Others in attendance told CBS 17 that it’s a tradition for them to attend the celebration year after year, but this weekend seemed special because of what’s going on in the country.

“Just for everyone to get together and enjoy the same thing…I like it,” said Davey Butler of Fuquay-Varina.

Butler said the event not only brought people and a community together, but it was a way for everyone to enjoy what America is about.

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