Kill Devil Hills Moving July 4th Fireworks to Labor Day Weekend
The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners discussed July 4th fireworks at tonight’s town meeting, which took place digitally over Zoom and was streamed live on Facebook, agreeing to reschedule the event (at least for now) for Labor Day Weekend this September.
Kill Devil Hills’ $25,000 fireworks contract (paid for in part by a grant from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau) includes no fee for rescheduling for later in the year, like Labor Day, if the vendor is notified no later than 30 days before July 4, but there would be a $7,118 fee if the fireworks were postponed for more than a year and set for next July 4th, or there would be an $8,375 fee if the it were cancelled completely.
While some of the commissioners voiced their preference to hold the event on July 4, as scheduled, the board ultimately came to a consensus that it is smartest at this point to reschedule to Labor Day, at no fee, and if need be, it can still be canceled at that time, depending on what safety regulations and guidelines are in pace in September.
The fireworks display, launched from Avalon Pier, is now set for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept 6.
As previously reported, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners voted on May 6 to cancel the town’s annual July 4th Independence Day fireworks display, adhering to social distancing guidelines due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Manteo Board of Commissioners also voted in May to cancel Manteo’s July 4th fireworks display.