With all of the fantastic Town of Knightdale events throughout the calendar year, the most anticipated and largest gathering of the year is set to be even bigger and better than ever for 2016, as the community will come together in the name of our independence at Knightdale Station Park on Monday, July 4 as part of the 3rd annual Knightdale Fourth of July Celebration.

The Knightdale Fourth of July Celebration has been a staple of summertime fun with in the community for the past three years since the event moved to Knightdale Station Park upon its opening. This years’ event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and run until the spectacular firework show ends. As always, there will be a huge assortment of local vendors, food trucks, activities for the kids, and the Embers will also return for what is always a fun live musical performance. This years’ Knightdale Fourth of July Celebration will have more food offerings and vendors than any previous event and it is expected that the attendance will reach a record high this upcoming Monday to celebrate or country’s independence.

The Food Trucks Set to be on hand at the Knightdale Fourth of July Celebration include:

The Vendors that will be at the Knightdale Fourth of July Celebration are:

  • Access Physical Therapy & Wellness
  • Avon by Renee
  • Beauty Therapy Salon
  • Boy Scouts
  • Camp Corral
  • Central Wake High School
  • Christian Life Fellowship
  • Cricket Wireless of Knightdale
  • Crosspoint Community Church
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Dogs on Deployment
  • EF High School Exchange Year
  • Elizabeth Frost
  • Expressions in Rhythm Dance Studio
  • Faith Baptist Church
  • Genesis Jewelry
  • Girl Scouts
  • Green Pines Baptist Church
  • Jeannie Blinson Photography
  • KC Fusion
  • KHS Tour Group
  • Knightdale Baptist Church
  • Knightdale Dragons Pop Warner
  • Knightdale Football
  • Lowe’s Foods
  • Lucas Lights
  • Memorable Events
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Outside the Box Threadworks
  • Poe Center for Health Education
  • Party Lite
  • Premier & Thirty One
  • Ron Carlos Salon
  • Special Blessings
  • Wake Forest Community Church
  • Young Living Independent Distributor
  • Younique

There will be shuttles running to and from the Knightdale Fourth of July Celebration from various spots in town beginning at 4:00 p.m. For more information on the shuttle pick ups, a festival map, and all details on this event, visit

(Photo Courtesy of the Town of Knightdale)

Carolina Mudcats Baseball

Located under 15 miles from your new home at Knightdale’s largest master planned community, Knightdale Station, Five County Stadium in Zebulon, NC plays host all summer long to one of America’s great summertime tradition’s as Carolina Mudcats Baseball provides an inexpensive night of fun for the whole family throughout the entire season.

An Eastern Wake County summer tradition since relocating to Zebulon in July of 1991, Carolina Mudcats Baseball brings many adults back to a simpler time and afternoons and evenings at the ballpark with their own family’s from days gone by. The minor league Single A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Atlanta Braves, Carolina Mudcats Baseball showcases tomorrow’s future stars of the big leagues today in the fantastic and fun setting that is Zebulon’s Five County Stadium.

In addition to providing East Wake families with some fantastic sports action on the field, there may be no other organization as involved in the local community’s school programs and fundraising efforts than the Carolina Mudcats Baseball organization. Likewise, the ball club goes out of their way to provide many great promotions and giveaways throughout the season to make a night at the stadium for the family an affordable and enjoyable one while coming out to “root for the home team.”

Keeping all at the park involved in the game, every home game played at Five County Stadium on a Tuesday night is the Carolina Mudcats Baseball team’s “Trending Tuesday” promotion. This allows members of the crowd on these nights to submit photos and messages through social media including Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that interacts and are shown during the game on the huge “Mudzila” video board at Five County Stadium. Wednesday night’s with the Carolina Mudcats Baseball team are also aimed at the family coming out to enjoy one of the most traditional ballpark meals of all time, as on “Wiener Wednesday” home games Bright Leaf hot dogs are only $1 each throughout the entire ball game. Likewise, the Mudcats’ Thursday night home game tradition is “Thirsty Thursday.” This special promotion from the Carolina Mudcats Baseball team allows the adults to enjoy 16-ounce draft beers for just $2 each and for the youngsters all 12-ounce Coca-Cola products are just $1.

In addition to each of these family friendly special promotions throughout the season at Five County Stadium, there are also an array of free giveaways, starting this upcoming Saturday, June 18, on “’Canes and ‘Cats Night,” when the Mudcats honor the 2005-06 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes and the first 1,200 fans in attendance that are age 15 and older will receive a free Hurricanes travel mug. The following day, to celebrate the dad’s out there on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, the first 1,200 fans in attendance receive a souvenir Mudcats BBQ apron. Giveaways like these continue throughout the home schedule for Carolina Mudcats Baseball at Five County Stadium, and there are also several dates throughout the season where the team puts on a spectacular fireworks display at the game’s conclusion. The next date for the post-game firework will be this Friday, June 17 and then every night during the Mudcats Independence Day homestand ranging from Friday July1- Monday, July 4.

For more information on Carolina Mudcats Baseball including their full home schedule to be played in Zebulon, the complete listing of their free prize giveaways and promotional nights, and ticket information, visit

(Photo Credit : James Willamor)

YMCA at Knightdale Station Summer Camps

Beginning the week of June 13, the YMCA at Knightdale Station Summer Camps offer an affordable way for your children to stay active, make new friends, and create great memories throughout the summer months.

Celebrating its second summer, “Camp Knightdale Station” will once again be the “hottest” thing going for kids in the Knightdale community from the first week, where the theme will be “Exploration Week,” (June 13-17) straight through the final week before traditional schools return to session from August 22-26 when the kids go “Around the World.” The activities are seemingly never ending at the YMCA at Knightdale Station Summer Camps as throughout the week the kids will enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, assemblies, field games, sports, devotions, and more.

The full schedule of week by week “themes” for the YMCA at Knightdale Station Summer Camps are as follows:

June 13 – 17: Exploration Week

June 20 – 24: Detective Week

June 27 – July 1: Boys vs. Girls Week

July 5 – 8: Holiday Week

July 11 – 15: Water Week

July 18 – 22: Medieval Week

July 25 – 29: Highland Games

Aug. 1 – 5: Space Week

Aug. 8 – 12: Olympic Week

Aug. 15 – 19: Survivor Week

Aug. 22 – 26: Around the World

Offering the flexibility of signing up for any of the weekly themed camps up until midnight on the Thursday before they begin, the YMCA at Knightdale Station Summer Camps are equally as convenient for the adults in the family as they are for the children. For members, the YMCA at Knightdale Station Summer Camps are reasonably priced at just $139 per child for the week ($159 for non-members). There is a late signup fee of only $20 if you do register a child after the midnight Thursday deadline, but they still are able to attend if that week’s theme is one that your youngster decides late that they would like to be a part of.

The weekly camps are offered to children who are in grades K-5 and the YMCA at Knightdale Station Summer Camps run from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information including registration information, visit