Fourth of July Events

June 20, 2018 11:43 pm

One of the fun events to celebrate on the Outer Banks is Fourth of July. The 2018 Independence day on the Outer Banks has four Fireworks displays: Corolla at the Whalehead Club, Kill Devil Hills at the Avalon Fishing Pier, Nags Head at the Nags Head Fishing Pier and Manteo at the Manteo Waterfront and a parade in the Town of Duck.

Outer Banks fireworks shows are over the ocean or sound and the views are usually spectacular.

Kill Devil Hills at the Avalon Pier

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks show at 8:00 p.m. on July 4th, 2018 on the Avalon Fishing Pier located at 2111 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

Our guests will have the opportunity to walk in front of our hotel or on the new deck and watch the firework show.

The public is welcome to bring a chair, blanket, or beach towel and find a safe spot. Please keep in mind that parking is free but it will be limited.

A rain date will be set in case of inclement weather.

Note: Alcohol is permitted on the public beaches of Kill Devil Hills, using only cans or plastic bottles, no glass please.

Corolla Whalehead Club

Corolla Festival of Fireworks July 4th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at  1100 Club Road, Corolla. Celebrate Independence Day with a free live music and a spectacular fireworks show on the northern Outer Banks!

The 26th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Corolla offers an afternoon of fun family activities. The event features food vendors, a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, and children’s games. Admission and parking are free; event starts at 3:00 p.m. with a fireworks display at dusk.

Note: No alcohol or on-street parking permitted. Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed; no docking on July 4th.

Nags Head – Nags Head Fishing Pier

The Town of Nags Head will host the Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th, 2018 at 9:25 p.m. at the Nags Head Fishing Pier located at 3335 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959.

The rain date is set for July 5th.

Parking at and near the fireworks display site will be directed by the Nags Head Police Department.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park is another ideal spot for viewing the fireworks. Other local fireworks may be seen but distantly. The park will be open late July 4th to accommodate visitors.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Fireworks in Manteo, NC

Town of Manteo 4th of July Celebration on July 4th, 2018 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. at Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954

Public may participate in wacky hat contest, decorated bike contest, apple pie contest and so much more. Music will be provided during the afternoon and evening by Martin Terry, Echoes of Heritage, Old Enough to Know Better, and the Lost Colony Choir, and the National Anthem will be sung by Megan Glover. The rain date is July 5th.

Town of Duck Parade

The 14th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4th 2018 at 9:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Community Celebration at Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road.

After the parade, at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road will be live music, cold refreshments and the awarding of the 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 at Duck Road (NC 12). No part of the parade takes place on Duck Road (NC 12).

Rules & Regulations

North Carolina prohibits the possession of any pyrotechnics which launch or propel into the air, or which explode making a sound or “report.” Sparklers, fountains and ground displays are allowed only with adult supervision and when exercising extreme caution and fire prevention. Fireworks are illegal in Dare County and all towns.

All persons attending events are reminded not to use or block private driveways. Vehicles blocking driveways or presenting a traffic hazard before, during, or immediately following this event will be towed. Attendees are advised to use the public beach accesses as pathways to the oceanfront. Please stay off the environmentally sensitive dune and do not use the private property of others, such as private gazebos or decks, to view the fireworks without the property owner’s permission.