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Outer Banks Fireworks 2018

Find Outer Bank Events on the Fourth of July

Traveling to the Outer Banks for the 4th of July? You'll find the best fireworks spectacles and other Fouth of July events below. Come early with a blanket 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. 

4th of July Fireworks Celebrations

Corolla - Whalehead Club

Corolla Festival of Fireworks July 4th, 2018 from 12pm - 9pm
25th Annual Independence Day Celebration

Historic Corolla Park sponsored by Currituck Travel and Tourism

JULY 4th FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN COROLLA – What better way to celebrate America’s independence than with free live music by the Tidewater Drive Band and a spectacular fireworks show on the northern Outer Banks! The 24th 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 Currituck Outer Banks Travel & Tourism. Call 252-435-2947 or visit for details. Event location: Historic Corolla Park, 1100 Club Road, Corolla.

Note: No alcohol or on-street parking permitted. Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed; no docking on July 4th.
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Kill Devil Hills - Avalon Pier

Town of Kill Devil Hills will celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks show at dusk on July 7th, 2018 on the Avalon Fishing Pier located at Mile Post 6 on the beach road.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has a new fireworks contractor this year!  We happily welcome Pyrotechnico, an award-winning fireworks company from New Castle, PA, to Kill Devil Hills!  This year, the fireworks event will be conducted not on July 4th but on July 7th off of Avalon Pier, with a rain date of July 8th.  Throughout the search process we were told time and again that North Carolina-certified fireworks technicians are becoming scarce and that became a reality when we could not find a vendor for the traditional July 4th celebration.  The date change, though, just gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy fireworks displays at other Dare County locations on the 4th and then come to Kill Devil Hills beaches the evening of July 7th, at dark.  Representing Pyrotechnico, Justin Pruett has visited the Avalon Pier and found the location to be satisfactory for this year’s event.  On behalf of Pyrotechnico, he has voiced excitement over his company’s new relationship with Kill Devil Hills and the pier location.  Avalon Pier associates are equally enthusiastic about hosting this year’s fireworks celebration. 

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’ Independence Week fireworks celebration on Friday, July 7th, with a rain date on July 8th, at dark on the beach!  

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Nags Head - Nags Head Fishing Pier

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 is on July 4th, 2018 at 9:25pm on the ocean pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. 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. 

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Roanoke Island Festival Park Fireworks in Manteo, NC

Manteo - Manteo Waterfront

Town of Manteo 4th of July Celebration: July 4th, 2018: Budleigh Street , Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-2133 Celebrate Independence Day with small town flair at the Town of Manteo 4th of July celebration. Participate in wacky hat contest, decorated bike contest, apple pie contest and so much more. Then after the sun goes down take in one of the best firework shows on the Outer Banks. For more information call the Town of Manteo at 252-473-2133 or visit

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Other Events

Duck - Town Of Duck Parade

The 12th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4th 2018 at 9:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Community Celebration at Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road. 

Immediately following the parade, join us at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road, for live music, cold refreshments and the awarding of the parade trophies! 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 Duck Road (NC 12). No part of the parade takes place on Duck Road (NC 12). For more information or to register to participate, visit or call 252.255.1286 for more information.

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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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