Your Best Bets for This Fourth of July Weekend

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Searching for a family-friendly outing or a great date idea? We’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for ways to celebrate the holiday:

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The new Fourth of July Sparkler cocktail at Unscripted Hotel is served with a pack of Pop Rocks.

Compiled by Jack LaMarche

5 Points Gallery and Online Exhibition – Through July 30 –To celebrate its first anniversary, 5 Points Gallery presents special works by their in-house artists. Guests are encouraged to set up an appointment for a private, in-person experience, or purchase eye-catching work online. The exhibit features 11 artists showcasing mediums from painting and sculpture to basket-weaving. Contact their team at for more information.

Couples Mixology Class – Friday, 7-8:30pm – Profound Elegance Romance Concierge hosts a mixology lesson and date night with Diesha Banner, who will share mixology techniques and how to make three unique cocktails over Zoom.

‘One Eno’ EnoFest 2020 – Friday, 8-11pm –The Eno River Association hosts its annual festival online this year, complete with a live broadcast from the The Carolina Theatre. Celebrating the Eno River, the event will feature live and recorded music headlined by The Hamiltones, a virtual crafts market, environmental education and more.

July 4th Cars and Coffee – Saturday, 8-11am – Hosted by Cars and Coffee Morrisville and the Heart of Carolina Mustang Club, this event showcases American-made cars parked at 5425 Page Rd. Other cars are welcome!

Fourth of July at Unscripted – Saturday, noon-10pm – Unscripted Hotel celebrates the Fourth of July with Independence Day-themed dishes and cocktails for lunch and dinner. Two DJs will perform on-site at separate times, with DJ Special K on from noon to 5pm and DJ Josh Price spinning from 6pm to 10pm.

Independence Day in the Beer Garden – Saturday, 5pm – Microbrewery and bottle shop The Glass Jug Beer Lab hosts a party this Fourth of July complete with a barbecue food truck, Italian ice and an outdoor screening of “The Sandlot” later that evening.

Movies on the Monster – Saturday, 6:30pm – The Durham Bulls Athletic Park screens Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” as part of its Movies on the Monster event series. Guests can reserve “pods” in the stadium for up to 10 people. Following the film will be a virtual fireworks show. Gates open at 6:30pm, and the movie starts at 8pm.

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