July 4th Fireworks On The Outer Banks

Here are the latest updates regarding fireworks on the Outer Banks and what else is happening to celebrate the holiday on Independence Day, July 4th, 2020.


Corolla will hold their fireworks display at Historic Corolla Park, as scheduled, on Friday, July 3, 2020, but there will be no vendors or activities in the park this year. As the Island where Whalehead is situated will be closed and there will only be limited access to parking in the park, the fireworks display will be streamed live online so everyone can watch from the safety of their own homes. The fireworks will begin at dusk.

Coolers, alcohol, and on-street parking are not permitted, and the Historic Corolla Park boat ramp will be closed with no docking permitted. Dogs are allowed on leashes.


Kill Devil Hills has rescheduled their Independence Day fireworks for Labor Day Weekend, to be launched from Avalon Fishing Pier on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.


The Nags Head Board of Commissioners voted in May 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 official statement from the town says: “With a heavy heart, we have canceled our 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular for 2020 due to concerns for the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and spectators. We look forward to planning an outstanding event for 2021, so mark your calendars!


The Manteo Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at their May 6 meeting to cancel this year’s July 4th fireworks display, again due to social distancing and financial concerns.


Duck has canceled their town-sponsored summer events through July 5, including the annual 4th of July parade and community celebration.


The annual Independence Day fireworks display at Avon Fishing Pier in the Village of Avon on Hatteras Island has been canceled.


Ocracoke Island has canceled their Fourth of July events and Independence Day fireworks display.

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