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Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular

07/04/2020 - 9:30pm
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The Town of Nags Head will host The Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th at 9:25 pm - 10:00 pm 

Nags Head Fishing Pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head

Head to the heart of Nags head for this special 4th of July fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean that will leave all beach-goers breathless. The Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the evening of Independence Day and is sure to be a show-stopping aspect of any Outer Banks vacation.

The fireworks will be launched off of the ocean pier at milepost 11.5 on S. Virginia Dare Trail, and visitors all along the local town beaches will be able to have fine views of the stunning display over the ocean waves. Parking at or near the fireworks display site will be directed by the local Nags Head police department, and folks who want to drive to the show are encouraged to park west of the Beach Bypass in order to avoid crossing the major highway. Visitors are welcome to bring along chairs, beach towels, and other beach chairs to the shoreline, but are advised to stay off the dunes and to respect private property – like rental homes and privately owned gazebos – that may be adjacent to the beach. With a gorgeous display that starts at 9:25 p.m., this Atlantic Ocean show is sure to wow patriotic OBX visitors of all ages. A rain date has been set for Wednesday, July 5. 

Those attending the show are encouraged to park west 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. 

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.