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Outer Banks 4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations

Come join us for the best 4th of July fireworks displays on the oceanfront in Nags Head. The Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel has beautiful oceanfront views and is centrally located to view the best fireworks this July 4th. Here are the schedules for the fireworks scheduled in 5 towns on the Outer Banks.


Avalon Pier

8:00 pm

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks show at 8:00 pm on the Avalon Fishing Pier located on the beach road at Milepost 6.

Kill Devil Hills and Avalon Pier are excited to welcome Pyrotechnico, an award-winning fireworks company, to the beach to put on an incredible show that locals and visitors won’t want to miss.

Spectators won’t be able to watch the show from the pier itself, but the public is welcome to bring a chair, blanket, or beach towel and find a spot on the wide, surrounding beaches to enjoy the show. Note that parking may be limited, so arrive early! Town parking is free to the public, with multiple beach accesses throughout the town and other spots in walking distance to the oceanfront. A rain date of July 5th is set in case of inclement weather.


Nags Head Fishing Pier

9:25 pm

The Town of Nags Head will host, in conjunction with the Nags Head Fishing Pier and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at 9:25 pm on the pier located in Nags Head on S. Virginia Dare Trail at Milepost 11.5. The fireworks display will last approximately 20 minutes. A rain date has been set for Thursday, July 5th.

Parking near the fireworks display site will be directed by the Nags Head Police Department. Those attending the show are encouraged to park west of U.S. Highway 158/S. Croatan Highway but use extreme caution while attempting to cross this heavily traveled roadway. Jockey’s Ridge State Park is another ideal spot for viewing the fireworks as other local fireworks may be seen in the distance. The park will be open late on July 4th to accommodate visitors.

Everyone attending is reminded not to use or block private driveways. Vehicles blocking driveways or presenting a traffic hazard before, during, or immediately following this event will be towed. The town requests that people use the public beach accesses as pathways to the oceanfront and stay off the dunes. Do not use the private property of others, such as private gazebos or decks, to view the fireworks without the property owner’s permission. No vehicles will be allowed on the oceanfront beaches.

The following public beach accesses are recommended for access to the beach for fireworks viewing:

South of Nags Head Pier

• Curlew Street

• Hollowell Street

• Conch Street

North of Nags Head Pier

• Bladen Street

• Bittern Street

• Bonnett Street

• Barnes Street

• Blackman Street


Downtown Manteo Waterfront

Celebration: 3:00 pm

Fireworks: 9:30 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with small town flair at the Town of Manteo 4th of July Celebration on the downtown waterfront. Independence Day in Manteo is a full day of fun, with contests, food and music, children’s games and activities, a flea market and more! Festivities begin at 3:00 pm and culminate in one of the Outer Banks’ best firework shows over the Roanoke Sound when the sun goes down. Spectators can enjoy an incredible, secluded view of the fireworks by paddling or boating into the sound to watch the display.

The 208th Army Band will also be performing in Manteo on July 4th at Festival Park on the Pavilion Lawn and Stage. Gates open to the public at 6 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Enjoy the live music and stick around for the fireworks starting at dusk. Food vendors, Cafe Lachine and OBX Sunset Slush, will also be on-site. Don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy the show.

The rain date for fireworks is set for July 5th.


Historic Corolla Park

3:00 – 9:00 pm

Celebrate America’s independence with free live music and a spectacular fireworks show on the northern Outer Banks! The 26th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Corolla offers an afternoon of fun family activities featuring food vendors, a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, and children’s games. The event will be held at Historic Corolla Park starting at 3:00 pm with a fireworks display at dusk. Admission and parking are free! No alcohol or on-street parking is permitted. Historic Corolla Park boat ramp will be closed with no docking on July 4th.


Avon Fishing Pier

9:15 – 9:45 pm

Avon and Hatteras Island’s annual Independence Day celebration, Fireworks at the Beach, 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 at about 9:15 pm from a launch site at the end of the Avon Pier. The show, presented by Pyrotecnico, lasts about 20 minutes. Fireworks are visible all along the Avon beach and parking is limited, so please consider walking, biking or carpooling. A rain date of July 5th is set in case of inclement weather.


Scarborough Lane in Duck

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Make plans for the Town of Duck 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration! Experience why the Town of Duck’s event is one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebrations. The 14th Annual 4th of July Parade will be held at 9:00 am.

The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The route follows Scarborough Lane towards the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then heads down Christopher Drive ending at Pamela Court.

Immediately following the parade, walk to the Duck Town Park for a live dixieland band, watermelon, cold refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies!

Stay with us and enjoy the fun from our Oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks. We have 4 acres of oceanfront and endless beaches to explore, or just relax in our heated indoor pool overlooking the ocean. Our convenient Nags Head oceanfront location is central to all the best attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer:)

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