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4th of July Fireworks on the Outer Banks

Outer Banks 4th of July Fireworks & Events

Traveling to the Outer Banks for the 4th of July? You'll need to know where the extravagant fireworks displays will take place and to come early with a blanket for the family to get a good spot! This year the Outer Banks has four Fireworks displays; Corolla - Whalehead Club, Kill Devil Hills - Avalon Fishing Pier, Nags Head - Nags Head Fishing Pier & Manteo - Manteo Waterfront. Search for available vacation rentals here.

Fireworks Celebrations


Corolla Festival of Fireworks July 3, 2015 FREE - 5pm to 10pm
Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Festival of Fireworks which will be held on Friday, July 3 2015. What better way to celebrate America's independence than with free live music and a spectacular fireworks show.  The Annual Independence Day Celebration in Corolla offers an afternoon of fun family activities. The event features food vendors, a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, and children's games. Admission and parking are free; event starts at 5:00 p.m. with a fireworks display at dusk. Sponsored by the Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism.
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Phone: 252.453.9040 Email:

Kill Devil Hills

Town of Kill Devil Hills will celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks show at dusk on the Avalon Fishing Pier located at Mile Post 6 on the beach road.

Nags Head

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 on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:25 p.m. on the ocean pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. A rain date has been set for Sunday, July 5. The fireworks display will last approximately 20 minutes. 

Parking at and near the fireworks display site will be directed by the Nags Head Police Department. Those attending the show are encouraged to park east of U.S. Highway 158/S. Croatan Highway. Those choosing to park west of U.S. Highway 158/S. Croatan Highway should use extreme caution while attempting to cross this heavily traveled roadway. 

All persons attending this event are 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 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. 
No vehicles, with the exception of authorized Town and emergency vehicles, will be allowed on the ocean front 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

Jockey’s Ridge State Park is another ideal spot for viewing the fireworks. Other local fireworks may be seen but distantly. The park will be open late July 4th to accommodate visitors. Please call the park at 252-441-7132 for more information. 


America Celebrates/July 4th Fireworks July 4, 2015 FREE
The Town of Manteo celebrates our nation's Independence Day every year on the 4th of July.  Festivities occur all day and culminate in a traditional fireworks display over the sound.
Location: Manteo Waterfront Phone: (252) 473-2133 Email:

Other Events


The 11th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade is scheduled for Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Community Celebration at Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road. 

Make plans to stay or visit the Town of Duck this 4th of July and experience why ABC News named the Town of Duck’s  festivities as one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July  celebrations.  The 11th Annual  4th of July Parade will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Immediately following the parade, join us at the Town Park, 1200 Duck Road, for live music from Just Playn’ Dixieland, cold refreshments, and the awarding of the parade trophies!

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July 4th US Marine Corps 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band

Sat, July 4, 2015, 8:00pm – 9:30pm Where:Outdoor Pavilion (map) Description: July 4th Celebration United States Marine Corps 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band 8p.m.-10 p.m. ( fireworks at dark) Outdoor Pavilion Military history has established empirically that musical units are an integral part of the military. The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band, stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, continues this fine tradition by representing one of the finest organizations in musical excellence. This ensemble of Marine musicians completes over 150 commitments annually and travels in excess of 30,000 miles. Throughout their travels, they uphold the old and honored Marine traditions of pride, professionalism, and esprit de corps. Consisting of 51 Marine Musicians, the 2nd MAW Band is a highly trained and versatile musical organization. The band is capable of performing in a multitude of settings, ranging from its primary mission is as a ceremonial unit, to other ensembles such as the Concert Band, Jazz Band or Big Band, Show Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, and Woodwind Duo. More information:

Rules & Regulations

North Carolina prohibits the possession of any pyrotechnics which launch or propel into the air, or which explode making a sound or "report." Sparklers, fountains and ground displays are allowed only with adult supervision and when exercising extreme caution and fire prevention. Fireworks are illegal in Dare County, including all towns and villages.

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