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Outer Banks Fireworks 2019

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 Fourth 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, 2019 from 3pm - 9pm
26th Annual Festival of Fireworks

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 and a spectacular fireworks show on the northern Outer Banks! 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 3:00 p.m. with a firework 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 8:00pm on July 4th, 2019 on the Avalon Fishing Pier located at Mile Post 6 on the beach road.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills happily welcomes Pyrotechnico, an award-winning fireworks company from New Castle, PA, to the local shoreline for an incredible show that visitors won't want to miss. Avalon Pier associates are equally enthusiastic about hosting this year’s fireworks celebration. 

Visitors won’t be able to watch the show from the pier itself, but the wide and surrounding beaches are ideal for pulling up a chair and enjoying the show. The public is welcome to bring a chair, blanket, or beach towel and find a spot. Note that parking may be limited, so arrive early! A rain date will be set in case of inclement weather, and town parking is free to the public, with multiple beach access points throughout the town, and walking-distance close to the oceanfront.  

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Nags Head - Ocean Pier Milepost 11.5

The Town of Nags Head will host The Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th, 2019 at 9:25 pm at the Ocean Pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. The rain date is set for July 5th.

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 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. 

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 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

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, 2019 at 9:30 pm 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. Music will be provided during the afternoon and evening by Martin Terry, Echoes of Heritage, Old Enough to Know Better, and the Lost Colony Choir, and the National Anthem will be sung by Megan Glover. Then after the sun goes down take in one of the best fireworks shows on the Outer Banks. The rain date is July 5th. 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 14th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Community Celebration at Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road. Keep an eye out for the Beach Realty van in the parade this year!

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 the town of Duck's website or call 252.255.1286 for more information.

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July 4th Concert on the Pavilion: Presented by the 208th Army Band

Visit Roanoke Island Festival Park this 4th of July for a free Independence Day concert starring the 208th Army Reserve Band. Enjoy patriotic tunes and concessions from local vendors. Gates open at 6 pm and the concert begins at 8 pm. After the show, kick back and enjoy a perfect view of the Town of Manteo’s fireworks show at dusk. For more information, visit

Roanoke Island Festival Park’s July 4th Kids Show

Bring the kids out for a fun 4th of July performance from the 208th Army Band. This free show takes place in the indoor theater at Festival Park and allows kids to learn more about the band's instruments and enjoy singing and dancing along to popular patriotic tunes. Pick up a free ticket from the ticket sales venue to reserve your seat. Doors open at 10:00 am and the show begins at 10:30 am.

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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