Outer Banks, northeast N.C. celebrations for Fourth of July

Outer Banks, northeast N.C. celebrations for Fourth of July

June 30th, 2022

Celebrations of the 246th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence are scheduled across northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks for the entire weekend, leading up to Monday, July 4.

30th anniversary Independence Day Celebration, Historic Corolla Park, 5 to 9 p.m.
The fun begins at The Whalehead Club starting at 5 p.m. and concludes with the largest fireworks show on the Outer Banks at dusk. Admission is free and free parking is available at the park starting at 3 p.m. until the lots are full. Enjoy live music The Black and Blue Experience Band, fun family activities and more. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available from Mr. Joes Fun Food, Fork’et Me Not, On the Spot Creamery and OBX Popcorn Shoppe. Please note that no coolers, alcohol or on-street parking are permitted in the park. The Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed this day with no docking allowed. Dogs are permitted on leashes.

A Kid’s Bike Parade will be held along Courthouse Road at the Historic Currituck Courthouse beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday. Along with a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the courthouse steps, refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded to parade participants.

The 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration returns on Monday. July 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. The annual one-mile parade route begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane, travels east toward the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then continues onto Christopher Drive ending at Pamela Court.

Parade entry is free but registration is required. Visit https://www.townofduck.com/recreation-special-events/4th-of-july/ for information and the registration form. Registration for the parade entry ends June 22.

Calling all Volunteers!
Duck is looking forward to the 4th of July parade and is seeking volunteers to help make the return a success! If you are interested in helping with the event, please email Betsy Trimble at btrimble@townofduck.com or call 252-254-5957.

Kill Devil Hills
Fireworks show, Avalon Pier, 9:15 p.m.
If you can’t make it out, you can watch the show live on the Town of Kill Devil Hills Facebook and Youtube pages.

Nags Head

The Town of Nags Head will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 9:25 p.m. A rain date has been set for Tuesday, July 5. The fireworks display will last approximately 25 minutes. Those attending the show are encouraged to park east of U.S. Highway 158/South Croatan Highway.

The Town of Nags Head requests that persons use the public beach accesses as pathways to the oceanfront. Please stay off the environmentally sensitive dune and do not use the private property of others, such as private gazebos or decks, to view the fireworks without the property owner’s permission.


The celebration in Downtown Manteo and at Roanoke Island Festival Park begins Monday afternoon and rolls right on into the evening with the fireworks over Shallowbag Bay. Admission to the concerts is free!


The Avon Property Owners Association puts on the annual fireworks display, permitted by and in cooperation with the National Park Service, will begin at 9:15 p.m. on July 4th from a launch site at the end of the Avon Pier. The show, orchestrated and presented by the contractor PYROTECNICO, typically lasts about 20 minutes. Be sure to tune in to Radio Hatteras 101.5 FM at 9:00 p.m. for pre-show highlights, acknowledgments, and a short history lesson.

The fireworks are visible all along the Avon beach, and parking adjacent to the launch site is limited, so visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool to their closest beach access, and to maintain social distancing guidelines.

Hatteras village

Celebrating its ninth year in 2022, the annual Golf Cart Parade will be brightening the streets of Hatteras village on July 4 at 6:00 p.m. The parade will begin at Teach’s Lair Marina and will cruise through the village and down Eagle Pass Road.

There will be a free, village cookout at the Community Building from 6:00-8:00 p.m. as well, so visitors can come out, get a burger or hot dog, and watch the parade from the cookout’s central Hatteras village location. Parade winners will be announced at the cookout as well.

For more information on upcoming Hatteras village events, visit http://www.hatterasonmymind.com/ or the community’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HatterasVillage/.


Ocracoke is celebrating Independence Day with a whole weekend of fun!

Elizabeth City

Fireworks will be set off from the waterfront at 9:00 pm on Friday, July 1st. Fireworks can be viewed all along the open waterfront or from the Museum of the Albemarle’s front Green. Click the link above for more information.


Enjoy waterfront fireworks, local food trucks, live music, and more at Colonial Waterfront Park. Fireworks start at sundown.


The town of Windsor will be celebrating Independence Day on July 3rd starting at 6 p.m. All the fun will take place at the River Center located off of US 17 Business. The event begins at 6 pm and the fireworks show begins at dark.

Personal fireworks regulations:
In North Carolina, any fireworks that fly or explode or illegal, unless a local government has more restrictions.

All types of pyrotechnics are illegal on the Currituck Outer Banks, including Corolla and Carova Beach, all Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches and soundside areas and all of Ocracoke Island.

Regulations in Dare County’s towns and unincorporated areas:


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