The Outer Banks Celebrates the Fourth with a BANG

The much-anticipated Fourth of July celebrations on the Outer Banks always make a big bang among residents and visitors alike. From north to south, here’s a rundown of what’s happening this week to celebrate!

Historic Corolla Park-July4th

1100 Club Road Corolla, NC

Beginning at 12 p.m., Corolla will kick off its 24th Annual Independence Day Celebration featuring food vendors, a corn hole tournament, watermelon eating contest and children’s games. Music by the Tidewater Drive Band begins at 5 p.m. and a fireworks display kicks off at dusk. Sponsored by Currituck Outer Banks Travel & Tourism, the event and parking are free. No alcohol or on-street parking is permitted and the Corolla boat ramp is closed. For more information, call 252-435-2947 or visit

The Town of Duck-July 4th

Downtown Duck

The Town of Duck’s 13th annual 4th of July Parade and Community celebration begins at 9 a.m. with the parade at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The one- mile route follows Scarborough Lane toward the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then heads down Christopher Drive ending at Pamela Court. Immediately following the parade, everyone is invited to walk to the Duck Town Park for a live Dixieland Band and watermelon provided by Green Acres Farm Market. Parade Trophies will be awarded at that time.

 The Town of Kill Devil Hills-July 7th

Avalon Pier, milepost 6

After you’ve enjoyed the other fireworks shows on July 4, you can catch the Town of Kill Devil Hills show on July 7 beginning at dusk at Avalon Fishing Pier. The show will be presented by the award-winning Pyrotechnico from New Castle, Pa. and have a rain date of July 8. For more information, visit

The Town of Nags Head-July4th

Nags Head Fishing Pier, milepost 11.5

The Town of Nags Head will kick off its Fireworks Spectacular beginning at 9:25 p.m. on July 4. Presented by Zambelli Fireworks, the rain date for the event is July 5. For more information, call 252-441-5508 or visit

The Town of Manteo-July 4th

Budleigh Street

Come out to Manteo’s Fourth of July Celebration on the waterfront, where you can also participate in a wacky hat contest, decorated bike contest, apple pie contest and more. The fireworks show begins at dusk.  For more information, call 252-473-2133 or visit

Hatteras Island-July 4th

Avon Pier

In cooperation with the National Park Service, the Avon Pier will host a fireworks display presented by PYROTECNICO beginning at about 9:15 p.m. and will last about 20 minutes. Koru Beach Klub will also host a live concert featuring country music singer Bryan Mayer. The celebration includes poolside fire dancing and drinks at the Club’s Tiki Bars. Concert tickets and entrance to the Beach Klub are $10. To reserve or for more information, visit www.koruvillage,com/koru-things-to-do.

Please Note: N.C. state law prohibits any fireworks that propel an object or that explode. Permissible fireworks emit only sparks or smoke from a stationary position. Please check individual municipalities for local regulations. In addition, its encouraged that if you are watching the fireworks displays beginning held on the beach that you park east of U.S. 158.



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