4th of July is coming up and what is celebrating Independence Day without celebrations and fireworks?! Some of the best 4th of July events are happening around town, and some of the best firework displays will light up the night sky! So get ready for the 4th of July and see where the best events and fireworks are on the Outer Banks!

Daytime Events
Duck 4th Of July Parade // Duck

9:00 AM

Take part in the Outer Banks tradition and watch the 14th annual Duck 4th of July Parade! The parade starts at 9 AM and is free for all! Following the parade, walk to Duck Town Park for a live band, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies!

Town Of Manteo 4th Of July Celebration // Manteo

10:30 AM in Downtown Manteo

Celebrate Independence Day in Manteo! With live bands, corn hole tournament, and even the first Independence Day Parade Manteo has had, this year is sure to be a blast! Fireworks will follow at dark.

26th Annual Independence Day Celebration // Corolla

3:00 PM @ Historic Corolla Park 

Starting at 3:00 PM, this free family friendly event features food vendors, corn hole tournaments, watermelon eating contests, and of course fireworks! The firework show will start at dusk. No outside coolers or alcohol are permitted.

Where To Watch The Fireworks

Places all up and down the OBX showcase 4th Of July Fireworks. From Hatteras to Corolla, find you place, bring a beach blanket and chairs, and watch the fireworks over the water!

Avon Fishing Pier – Avon

Show Starts @ 9:15 PM


Festival Park – Manteo

Show Starts @ 9:30 PM

image via Matt Lusk Photography


Nags Head Fishing Pier – Nags Head

Show Starts @ 9:25 PM


Avalon Pier – Kill Devil Hills

Show Starts @ Dark


Historic Corolla Park – Corolla

Show Starts @ Dusk