Fourth of July on the Outer Banks is a unique, family-fun
spectacle with a wide variety of activities up and down the coast! Whether you
are looking for an illuminating display of fireworks on the beach or an
Independence Day festival with food and entertainment, excitement is not hard
to find this Fourth of July! From North to South, we’ve got you covered in
finding the perfect Fourth of July celebration.
The Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism
invites you to visit Historic Corolla Park for the annual Independence Day
Celebration. Activities will begin at 5 PM and feature live music, food,
family-fun events and much more! The event concludes with a fireworks show at
dusk. Admission and parking are both free.
here for more information on the Corolla Independence Day Celebration.
The Town of Duck offers a whole day of fun, complete with
Duck’s annual one-mile parade and a community celebration to follow. The
celebration provides visitors with live music, cold refreshments and awards
trophies from the parade.
Display courtesy of the Town of Duck
here for more information on the town of Duck’s Fourth of July celebration.
Kill Devil Hills
The town of Kill Devil Hills presents the chance to start
your day off early with the 11th annual OBX Freedom 5k Run. Venture
through some of the picturesque sights on the Outer Banks on your run, knowing
that even more holiday fun lies ahead in Kill Devil Hills! Visitors can keep
the holiday spirit going at the Kill Devil Hills fireworks show at Avalon Pier.
Located at milepost 6, visitors are encouraged to pull up a beach chair and
arrive early for the spectacular fireworks show beginning at 9:15 PM.
here for more information on the OBX Freedom 5k Run
here for more information on the town of Kill Devil Hills fireworks show
Kill Devil Hills isn’t the only town that provides a scenic
run to start the holiday! Visit Jockey’s Ridge State Park for the exciting
Killer Dunes two-mile run! The festive race through the historic Jockey’s Ridge
State Park is a fantastic way to start the holiday. Afterward, join the other
participants for a post-race party featuring food, beer and fun!
If it’s fireworks you’re looking for, the Town of Nags Head
Fireworks Spectacular is the place for you. Head to milepost 11.5 and bring
your beach chair and towels for a fabulous show at 9:25 PM.
Click here for
more information on the Killer Dunes two-mile run
here for more information on the Town of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular
The Town of Manteo teems with festive fervor as the city
celebrates its famed Fourth of July celebration. The fun begins at 3 PM with
the singing of the National Anthem, leading to apple pie, contests, watermelon
eating contests, a kid’s parade and much more! Head over to the Roanoke Island
Festival Park stage for a variety of live music, followed by a breathtaking
here for more information on the Town of Manteo’s Fourth of July
Avon provides an exciting way to spend your July 4th
with an exciting list of events and excitement leading up to the scenic
firework display at the Avon Fishing Pier at 9 PM.
here for more information on the Avon Fishing Pier 4th of July
Take the ferry down to the beautiful Ocracoke Island for a
whole weekend of fun! Ocracoke’s Independence Day celebration begins on Sunday,
July 2 with live music followed by fireworks at 9:15 PM. The following two days
offer a variety of dances, parades and celebrations that showcase the beauty of
historic Ocracoke Island. The fun-filled Fourth of July weekend concludes with
a community beach fire under the stars.
here for event information and schedule of events for the Ocracoke Island
Independence Day Celebration
Currituck and Dare County Fireworks Laws
If you plan on having your own Fourth of July party, it’s
best to be aware of Dare and Currituck County’s rules and regulations regarding
fireworks. This helpful graphic shows where, and which type of fireworks are
permitted within Dare County.