The Town of Chapel Hill is moving its annual July 4 fireworks celebration to Southern Village this year and residents will have plenty of places to watch the show from.
The fireworks will be launched from Scroggs Elementary School, according to the town, and a 3D model has been created to see where the fireworks will be visible from.
Town officials said the move will allow for “two different experiences” for residents. The sports fields at Southern Community Park will open at 7 p.m. for those who want to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the fireworks. There will also be food and drinks along with live music on stage at the Southern Village Green from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Chapel Hill Transit will be operating a free shuttle from the Chatham County Park and Ride at the intersection of 15-501 South and Old Lystra Road as well as the Jones Ferry Park & Ride in Carrboro. The shuttle will start at 6:30 p.m., running every 15 minutes and continuing for 30 minutes after the end of the fireworks.
@chtransit will not operate regular services on July 4th, 2019. Shuttle buses will operate from the Chatham County/Jones Ferry Park & Ride lots to the firework show at Southern Community Park. For more details: https://t.co/T5LGMpfEvZ
— Chapel Hill Transit (@chtransit) July 2, 2019
Parking options in and around Southern Village will be the same on the July 4 as they are on all weekends. However, Market Street around the Village Green will be closed to vehicles starting at 5 p.m.
Within Southern Village, the Park & Ride lot, the Southern Community Park lot and the Dog Park lot on Dogwood Acres Dr. will be open. On-street parking in the Dogwood Acres neighborhood is prohibited and the Scroggs Elementary lots will be closed.