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Celebrate Independence Day with the following celebrations across the Triangle:

Durham Independence Day Celebration
July 4th, Bulls Athletic Park

Celebrate patriotism and civic pride with Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Bulls. The dynamic fireworks show will begin immediately following the game. Gates will open for general admission at the end of the 7th inning of the ballgame. FREE admission. If it rains, the call to cancel the fireworks will be made on July 4 by 7pm.

“The Works” Downtown Raleigh
July 4th, Fayetteville Street

Independence Day Celebration during the day with live music, beer/wine tent, kids rides and games, aerial performances, Cirque de Vol street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, and much more! Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting around 9:30pm.

Chapel Hill Fireworks Celebration
July 4th, UNC’s Kenan Memorial Stadium

Enjoy the 4th of July holiday with a fireworks display, watermelon eating contest, face painting and music by The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra. All events take place in Kenan Memorial Stadium. The gates open for fun at 7pm, and fireworks start at 9:30pm.

RTP Fit Summer Class Schedule
Tues, Wed, Thurs
at The Frontier
There’s a new RTPFit schedule for summer! The schedule below will continue through August 12th:
     Tuesday – Core Challenge, 11:30-12:30
     Wednesday – Yoga, 11:30-12:30
     Thursday – Muscle Madness, 11:30-12:30
More information:

RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier

Each Friday you can grab lunch at our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeo at 800 Park Offices Drive. From 11:30am – 1:30pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change weekly so show up hungry and bring your friends!
View the weekly truck lineup here:

Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Bailey’s Raffle Ticket Sale
July 7, The Frontier

Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast will be present at The Frontier Happy Hour on July 7 selling raffle tickets for some amazing jewelry from Bailey’s. Tickets are $20 with a maximum of 500 tickets being sold. Komen NCTC will also continue their online silent auction through July 15.
For more information on these fundraisers, visit and

Transitions Speaker SIG | Triangle AMA
July 11, The Frontier

Do today’s marketers have the skills they need to get hired in a digital marketing world? While still important, traditional skills such as creativity and brand building no longer suffice in a digital-first reality. Casey Overcash, Senior SEO and Content Manager at O3 Creative, will review the professional skills needed to quickly land a marketing job today. She’ll also share her secrets about how to best present yourself as a marketing candidate when networking.

Social Media Strategy Sessions
July 12, The Frontier

Social Media Strategy Sessions: This 4-week series of training will focus on platform specific tactics that actually work at growing your business. This is NOT an introductory social media class. In these sessions we’ll dive deep into the platforms to develop action plans that get measurable results.

Big Top Reverse Job Fair
July 12, The Frontier

Looking to find that perfect job in the tech sector? Tech Jobs Under the Big Top is an event that brings together job seekers and employers in a fun, energetic and informal setting that connects people together like no other job fair you have ever been to. Beer, soda/water, hotdogs, popcorn, and ACROBATS! Come join us and hundreds of your peers and see who is hiring.
Register here:

SOT and NIEHS Past, Present, and Future: 50 Years of Collaboration
July 13, NIEHS

This scientific symposium is sponsored by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NIEHS. The symposium will highlight collaboration between SOT and NIEHS over the years. Three speakers will provide diverse perspectives on the past, present, and future of SOT and NIEHS cooperation. Following the presentations, the speakers will join Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. Director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program, and John B. Morris, Ph.D. President of SOT, in a roundtable discussion of critical topics in the field. The symposium will conclude with a reception to celebrate accomplishments and create new opportunities.
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The Iron Yard Raleigh and Durham Demo Day
July 13, The Frontier

The Iron Yard Raleigh and The Iron Yard Durham are hosting a combined Demo Day. Please join us to learn more about how The Iron Yard is impacting the Triangle and explore what students have developed since graduation. There will be several live presentations as well as a booth style reception to allow a chance to network and learn more about other projects in development! Heavy appetizers will be served throughout the event. This event is open to the tech community, hiring partners, and Iron Yard alumni.
Get tickets here:

Plug-In The Park
July 19, The Frontier

Come learn about plug-in electric vehicles and workplace charging at this free workshop! Enjoy networking, presentations, and test drives of cars like BMW, Tesla and Mitsubishi. This is a great event to try out this new technology!
To register, email

Changing Financing Options for Startups: Crowdfunding, Reg A-plus and Beyond
July 21, The Frontier

Simply speaking, the rules around startup finance are dramatically changing. If your business may need funding in the future, it’s time to get up to speed on these changes. In addition, this class will cover the basics of incorporating a venture, registering a state trademark and avoiding investment fraud. A representative from N.C. Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees corporations, trademarks and securities regulation in the state, will be present to answer questions.
To sign up, email Leo John:

Startup Grind Hosts Scot Wingo
July 21, Channel Advisor

Scot Wingo, the Chairman and co-founder of ChannelAdvisor, is the featured speaker for July’s Startup Grind series! Food, beer, and networking will start at 6PM, followed by pitches from Google For Entrepreneurs featured companies, a fireside chat, Q&A, and a meet and greet with all participants.
Register Here:

RTP 180: Cyber Security
July 21, The Frontier

Take a minute and think through all the items in your life that are connected to technology: phones, credit cards, computers, email accounts, social media…the list could go on forever! We know all of these items help to simplify our life, but what goes into keeping all of that shared information safe? At July’s RTP 180, we will hear from local researchers and company reps on the many different kinds of tactics used to keep our valuable info secure. There’s also a good chance some helpful hints and tips will be shared as we delve into the unfamiliar (for many) world of cyber security!
Tickets go live on July 14:

Pups N Trucks
July 22, The Frontier

What better way to end your work week than with puppies? Our friends at Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation will be bringing some playful friends to the RTP Food Truck Rodeo. All pups present will be available for adoption. Pets improve both your mental and physical health, so grab a bite to eat and come play with some adoptable dogs!
Check out available pups here:

Serious Play Conference
July 26-28, UNC

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.
More details and registration:

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
July 7, 14, 28

Don’t like traffic? Like free pours from Bombshell Brewing and the company of friends? Join us from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and avoid waiting in the I-40 parking lot. Each Thursday that there’s NOT a RTP 180 there’s music and general merriment inside The Frontier over at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then!

1 Million Cups
Each Wednesday, The Frontier

Let’s share some coffee together! Come out and join your fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and startups-at-large for Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups. The Research Triangle Park will be hosting Kauffman Foundation’s 1MC each Wednesday at The Frontier. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit