OBX 4th of July Fireworks 2021

June 22, 2021

Perhaps the most exciting week of the summer: the 4th of July. After COVID cancelled last years festivities, we are eager to share some of the fun that will be taking place this year.


Sunday, July 4th, 2021 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Enjoy fireworks in classic OBX fashion — from the beach! Avalon Pier is located at 2111 N Virginia Dare Trail. Fireworks can be seen from a variety of accesses and stretches of beach. We recommend finding a beach spot before sunset where you are within view of the pier. Friendly reminder that watching from the dunes is prohibited, but there will be plenty of space on the beach to spread out and throw down a blanket and beach chairs.

Manteo – Manteo Waterfront 

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

4th of July Poster - 2021 - FINAL

Festivities begin at 3pm at the Courthouse Stage with the national anthem, followed with contests and games. Wear your wackiest hat as there will a hat contest. In addition, there will be a decorate bike and apple pie contests. At 4:30 Formula Band will be taking the Courthouse Stage, and the Silver Bullets at the Boathouse Stage from 7pm-9pm. Fireworks to begin after dark and can be viewed from Manteo’s waterfront, Festival Park, or by boat, as they will be launched over Shallowbag Bay.

Live Music at Roanoke Island Festival Park for the Fireworks show :

Roanoke Island Festival Park is hosting a free Independence Day concert this Fourth of July featuring Jonny Waters & Company. Kick back and enjoy listening to classic hits and top 40 tunes on the pavilion lawn stage beginning at 8 pm. Following the concert, watch the Town of Manteo’s fireworks show over the water after dark.

Gates will open to the public at 6 pm and on-site parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The celebration will begin with a performance from Jonny Waters & Company starting at 8 pm. Jonny Waters & Co. are a multi-talented group of musicians based out of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Over the years, Jonny Waters & Company has performed thousands of festivals, concerts and venues across the country. Jonny is most influenced by the styles of rock, blues, reggae, and pop. Jonny Waters is a teacher at First Flight High School and an US Army veteran.

Concessions from OBX Frozen Yogurt and Fourth of July themed merchandise from the Museum Store will be available on-site. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair, blanket, or tarp to sit and enjoy the show. Those traveling by bike are asked to walk their bike while on the pavilion grounds. For everyone’s safety, dogs, umbrellas, tents, personal fireworks, sparklers are not allowed. We encourage guests who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear a face covering.


Sunday, July 4th, 2021 9:25 pm – 10:00 pm

Another great spot for watching fireworks from the beach! The Nags Head Fishing Pier is located at 3335 S Virginia Dare Trail, the display will be visible up and down the beach, so don’t fret if you can’t get directly to the pier. Local police will be directing traffic. Be mindful of traffic, pedestrians, and private property.

Corolla – Historic Corolla Park

Monday July 5th, 2021 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Currituck Travel & Tourism - Independence Day Celebration

What better way to celebrate America’s independence than with free live music and a spectacular firework show on the northern Outer Banks?! Join Currituck Travel & Tourism at Historic Corolla Park for our Independence Day Celebration with loads of fun family activities and food provided by local vendors. Activities begin at 5:00 pm and conclude with fireworks at dusk. Admission is free and free parking is available at the park until lots are full. Please note that no coolers, alcohol or on-street parking is permitted. The Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed this day with no docking allowed. Dogs are permitted on leashes.

Entertainment Lineup:
Mark Lippard will be entertaining the crowds from 5pm – 6pm  
Black & Blue Experience will perform live from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Watermelon Eating Contest (sign-up starts at 5pm; contest begins at 6pm)
Kids’ Dance Contest at 7pm
Fireworks Show will begin shortly after sundown (Sunset is scheduled for 8:25pm that evening)

Food Trucks:
Fork’et Me Not
Tull’s Creek Concession

*Note: Traffic is very heavy getting to/from the Whalehead Club, allow ample time and anticipate traffic.

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