Jul 01, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day on the OBX

Fireworks and More Independence Day Fun

4th of July is the Outer Banks’ favorite holiday. Whether you’re grilling burgers with family at your vacation home or planning to head out to a community celebration, the Outer Banks is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day. 

Where to See Fireworks on the OBX

Corolla’s Annual Festival of Fireworks

Historic Corolla Park (The Whalehead Club)

1100 Club Drive

Corolla, NC 27927

Fireworks begin at dusk

Celebrate Independence Day in Corolla with a fun afternoon of activities concluding with fireworks over the Currituck Sound. There’s something for everyone, beginning at 3:00 pm, with live music, food vendors, watermelon eating contest, cornhole tournament, and children’s games. Leashed dogs are welcomed too.

Kill Devil Hills Fireworks

Town of Kill Devil Hills 4th of July Fireworks Show at Avalon Pier

Avalon Pier (milepost 6)

2111 Virginia Dare Trail

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Fireworks begin at dark


OBX fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean! Bring your picnic blanket or beach chairs and find a spot on the beach to watch the show. Fireworks can be seen for several miles North or South of Avalon Pier if crowds and/or noise are a concern for your family.

Town of Nags Head 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Nags Head Fishing Pier (milepost 11.5)

3335 S. Virginia Dare Trail

Nags Head, NC 27959

Fireworks begin at 9:25 pm


The annual Independence Day fireworks in Nags Head will happen over the ocean at Nags Head Fishing Pier. Fireworks can be seen for several miles North or South of the pier.

Town of Manteo 4th of July Fun and Fireworks

Downtown Manteo Waterfront

Manteo, NC 27954

Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm


Manteo’s Independence Day celebration begins at 3:00 pm with music and contests before a fireworks display over the water. The event kicks off with The Lost Colony Choir performing on the Courthouse Stage. Next up are the Wacky Hat Contest, Decorated Bike Contest, and the Apple Pie Contest. Live bluegrass music concludes the action on the Courthouse Stage. The music continues on the Boathouse Stage at 6:30 pm until the fireworks show at 9:30 pm. 


Pro Tip: From the top of Jockey’s Ridge, you can see the Nags Head and Manteo fireworks.

Avon Fishing Pier 4th of July Fireworks Show

Avon Fishing Pier

41001 Highway 12

Avon, NC 27915

Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm


Fireworks are visible along the beach in Avon, on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:15 pm.

Duck Parade Unicycle

4th of July Parade


Town of Duck Parade & Community Celebration

Parade: Scarborough Lane, Ocean Way, and Christopher Drive

Celebration: Town of Duck Park

Duck, NC 27949 

Parade begins at 9:00 am


The one-mile parade route begins at the top of the hill on Scarborough Lane, travels toward the ocean and along Ocean Way, and ends on Christopher Drive. Walk to Duck Town Park after the parade for live music, watermelon, and parade awards.

Duck 4th of July Parade

4th of July 5K


The Freedom 5K

102 Town Hall Drive

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Freedom 5K: 7:30 am

Veteran’s Drive Mile: 7:30 am

Fun Run: 8:15 am

Celebrate Independence Day with a chip-timed morning run. Special 4th of July medals are awarded to participants. Race entry fee discounts are available for Active Duty and Veterans. Race day registration is available if the race is not full.

Relaxing with Family and Friends on the 4th


Planning on grillin’ and chillin’ at your vacation home on Independence Day? Relaxing on the beach and having an afternoon cookout with loved ones is a great way to celebrate the 4th. There’s plenty to do on the OBX on the days before and after July 4th. After all, July is our favorite month on the Outer Banks! 

Ross Burgers

Twiddy & Company

Twiddy & Company

Jul 01, 2019

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