Summer is here and we are looking forward to 4th of July celebrations. Here is a list from OBX to EC.
2012 Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations | OBX Events
Wednesday July 4th 2012.
The 20th Annual Festival of Fireworks – July 4th Celebration will take place Wednesday, July 4, 2012 on the Currituck Heritage Park lawn. Arrive early to sign up for the Cornhole Tournament and Watermelon Eating Contest. Bring the whole family to enjoy all of the fun activities, music and entertainment. Local food vendors will also be on site. Find a place for your blanket or chair and settle in for a fun Currituck Outer Banks evening and the best fireworks show on the Outer Banks!
This event will be held on the grounds of Currituck Heritage Park located at 1100 Club Road, Corolla, NC. Also note no alcohol is allowed on the park grounds. For more information please visit The Currituck County Tourism website.
8TH ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE – DUCK, NC.
This year’s parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. with a concert and community social being held immediately following at the Duck Town Park. The after event includes music by Ruth Wyand & Friends, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies.
The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The route follows Scarborough Lane towards the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then heads down Christopher Drive ending back at Duck Road (NC 12). If you are attending the parade, please arrive early so you can get a good spot on the parade route. Remember, no part of the parade is on Duck Road (Highway 12), and parking in Town is at a premium, so please plan to walk or ride your bicycle and be in Town well in advance of the parade start time of 9:00 a.m.
ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK MUSIC & FIREWORKS CELEBRATION – MANTEO, NC.
Held at the park’s pavilion, the celebration is free and open to the public. Gates open to the public at 6 p.m. After 5 p.m., only handicap parking will be allowed at the park.
The 440th Army Band will kick off the celebration at 8 pm with a patriotic concert which will lead into the pyrotechnic display at 9:30 pm.
Due to the large crowds for this event and the loudness of the fireworks, pets are discouraged. Please note that once the fireworks begin, the pavilion gates will be closed to create a safety zone, until the fireworks are complete. During this time, for your safety, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the Pavilion. For more information check out the Roanoke Island Festival Park website and Town of Manteo’s website for more community events like this!
15TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR – NAGS HEAD, NC
The sky will light up starting at 9:25 pm at the Nags Head Fishing Pier at Milepost 11. This is a traditional fan favorite for those of you staying in the Nags Head areas as there are several great vantage points including: both north and south of the pier, Curlew Street, Bladen Street, Hollowell Street, Bittern Street, Conch Street, Bonnett Street, Blackman Street and Barnes Street. A Local tradition for the best seat in the house is Jockey’s Ridge State Park, where the enormous sand dunes and open sky make for an unforgettable viewing experience!
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION – AVON, NC.
If your holiday plans have you traveling to Hatteras Island there will be a fireworks display this year at the Avon Fishing Pier! The show starts at dusk (apprx 9 pm) and is promised to be one to remember on the island!
Elizabeth City Independence Day Family Fun Festival
The Independence Day family fun festival, which will be held at Mariners’ Wharf and Waterfront Park, will be held Wednesday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In addition to the main event — the fireworks show — the family-oriented festivities also will include entertainment by DJ Taz, inflatable gym activities, tug-o-war, horseshoes, board games, cornhole, bocce, sack races, face painting, watermelon eating contests, relays, volleyball games, cars, motorcycles and exhibits.