Fireworks will light up the night sky this Fourth of July from four different locations, as various Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the Outer Banks.
After dark in Dare County, professional fireworks displays will be launched over the Atlantic Ocean at 9:25pm at Nags Head Fishing Pier in Nags Head; at Avon Pier on Hatteras Island; and over the Roanoke Sound at 9:30pm at the downtown Manteo waterfront.
In Currituck County, the Whalehead Club in Corolla also presents its annual fireworks show starting at dusk at Currituck Heritage Park this Wednesday.
The Town of Manteo will also host its annual Fourth of July celebration starting at 2pm along the downtown waterfront.
The Lost Colony Choir and Echoes of Heritage are among the live performers scheduled to play in the afternoon, and local band Old Enough to Know Better will take the stage at 6pm.
Other events planned in Manteo for the Fourth include the traditional Wacky Hat, Decorated Bike, and Apple Pie Bake contests.
Also happening this Wednesday, from 3 to 8pm on the Hatteras Realty grounds in Avon, there will be inflatables, a rockclimbing wall, hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, and more.
Finally, the 8th Annual Town of Duck Fourth of July Parade starts at 9am on Wednesday, with a community social to follow at the Duck Town Park featuring music by Ruth Wyand, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies.
The one-mile parade route begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane going eastward, continues down Ocean Way, and then turns onto Christopher Drive.
You can also click here for details on the free U.S. Army Band concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park, and here for our concert preview of Eric Lindell live at Port O’ Call – all happening his Wednesday!
How are you celebrating the Fourth of July this year?