The Outer Banks Celebrates the Fourth with a BANG

 In Family Matters, Holiday, Music/Entertainment

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 3 p.m., Corolla will kick off its 26th Annual Independence Day Celebration featuring food vendors, a corn hole tournament, watermelon eating contest and children’s games. Live music and a fireworks display kick off at dusk. Sponsored by Currituck Outer Banks Travel & Tourism, the event and parking are free. No coolers, 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 14th 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

You can catch the Town of Kill Devil Hills show on July 4th beginning at dusk at Avalon Fishing Pier. Rain date is July 5th. So, pack a snack, bring a chair, unroll a blanket, get some sand between your toes, and have a dazzling good time at Kill Devil Hills’ Family Fireworks Event!

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. 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, live music and more. Fireworks show begins at dusk.  Festivities begin at 3 PM. Rain date is July 5th. For more information, call 252-473-2133 or visit

Hatteras Island-July 4th

Avon Pier

Avon and Hatteras Island’s annual Independence Day celebration, “Fireworks at the Beach” on the 4th of July, is sponsored by the Avon Property Owners Association and funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.  The fireworks display, permitted by and in cooperation with the National Park Service, will begin about 9:15 p.m. from a launch site at the end of the Avon Pier.  The show, presented by PYROTECNICO, lasts about 20 minutes.


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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