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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2008

CONTACT: Thea Fotiu
City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation

(919) 831-6854
Natalie Alford, public information officer
N.C. State Fair
(919) 839-4527

Free July 4th celebration at the N.C. State Fairgrounds

WHO/WHAT: The N.C. State Fairgrounds and the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department will host a free July 4th celebration this Friday. Activities will take place in Dorton Arena, the Jim Graham Building and on the main Midway near the Sam Rand Grandstand. Activities include games, inflatable rides, roving entertainment and a live performance by country singer Holland Marie, winner of the 2006 Fox 50 "Gimme The Mike" competition.
WHEN: Friday, July 4
2:30 p.m.
3  p.m.
7:30 p.m.
9:15 p.m.

Gates open 
Activities begin
Holland Marie performs on the Midway
Fireworks

In case of rain, all indoor activities will continue and all outdoor activities will be canceled, except for fireworks, which will be postponed until Saturday, July 5, at 9 p.m./td>
OTHER INFO:

Public parking is available near Gate 9 off Trinity Road and Gate 4 off Youth Center Road. Handicap parking is available near Gate 2 off Hillsborough Road.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the concert. Seating will not be provided.

No coolers or pets are allowed during the July 4th event.

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