Outer Banks July 4th Events Celebrate Independence Day

Posted By on July 3, 2013

This week marks the peak of the local summer season, and there are numerous events scheduled throughout the Outer Banks to help you celebrate Independence Day this 4th of July!

Currituck Heritage Park at the Whalehead Club in Corolla will host its 19th Annual Independence Day Celebration this Thursday, July 4, starting at 5pm, featuring food, music, and other activities, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Moving south, the Town of Duck has its 9th Annual July 4th Parade starting at 9am this Thursday morning.

The one-mile parade route begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane, travels east towards the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then continues onto Christopher Drive to end at Pamela Court.

The Town of Nags Head will host its annual fireworks spectacular at Nags Head Fishing Pier, located on South Virginia Dare Trail near Milepost 11.5, starting at 9:25pm on Thursday night, performed by Zambelli Fireworks. A rain date has been scheduled in Nags Head for the following Friday, July 5. 

The Town of Manteo will host its annual July 4th events – including the always entertaining Apple Pie, Decorated Bike, and Wacky Hat Contests – starting at 3pm this Thursday along the downtown waterfront.

Live music will be provided throughout the day in Manteo by Tshombe Shelby, The Lost Colony Choir, Echoes of Heritage, and Rhythm ‘n Grooves, followed by a free patriotic concert the Blue Aces U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band and fireworks at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Finally, Hatteras Island gets into the celebration starting in Rodanthe, where the historic beach apparatus drill will be performed by active duty U.S. Coast Guardsmen at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station on July 4 starting at 2pm, the historic hour for practicing this lifesaving drill.

At 3:30pm, the 10th Annual Independence Day Celebration starts at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, located across Highway 12 from the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station. At this free event, community members and visitors join together to sing patriotic songs and hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence, with a watermelon feast following.

Finally, Avon Fishing Pier in Avon will host its own fireworks show starting at 9pm this Thursday, July 4.

July 4, 2006 at Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills (photo: Artz Music & Photography)


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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