Celebrate 4th of July at Holden Beach

As our nation prepares to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of its independence, locals are preparing for their fourth of July celebrations as well. Of course, you can always have a good old-fashioned cookout in your backyard to celebrate our nation’s birthday, but if you’re looking for a bigger shindig then we’ve got some ideas on where you can go to celebrate July 4th:

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

We all love the July 4th  at Ocean Isle Beach every year, but you have something else to look forward to this year! A fireworks display will take place from the Ocean Isle Beach Pier on July 3rd at approximately 9 PM.

The fireworks display will last approximately 20 minutes. Viewers will be able to the display from the pier, the beach, or anywhere on the Island.

The annual 4th of July parade will take place on Wednesday, July 4th featuring decorated golf carts and bicycles will begin at 10 am. Participants should meet in the parking lot of the Museum Planetarium at 9:15. The parade will head down second street down to Lee Street. With all these great activities planned, Ocean Isle Beach will be the place to be this Independence Day!

Sunset Beach, NC

Start the holiday right with a parade over the Old Bridge!

On July 3rd at 6 pm volunteers from the Old Bridge Preservation Society have planned stations with games and activities. There will be a concert by Linda Ladrick, accompanied by Kathryn Parker as well as patriotic songs, Broadway hits, and Disney songs for the kids too. Make sure to bring a chair and wear red, white and blue!

Then on July 4th beginning at 9:00 a.m. children (and adults) are encouraged to bring their decorated bicycles, wagons, strollers or sneakers to ride or march across the Old Bridge in step to the rousing patriotic music. This parade is a perfect photo opportunity for grandparents and parents to capture the children in all of their red, white, and blue splendor.

For many familiar with Sunset Beach and the Old Bridge, the parade over the Old Bridge on the Fourth of July has become a family tradition. So plan to start Independence Day 2018 at the Old Bridge in Sunset Beach, 109 Shoreline Drive West, Sunset Beach!

Calabash NC

Celebrate Independence Day in Calabash with a fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. Festivities will begin around 5:00 p.m. on the waterfront with food, ice cream, games, a dunk tank, basket raffle, boat raffle, family fun, live music, and more. Fireworks will begin at about 9:15 p.m.

Southport, NC 

The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport. For over 200 years, Southport has celebrated our nation’s independence in a big way and we invite you to join the celebrations! Southport first celebrated our nation’s independence in 1792 as the “Festival of Free Men” and continued the celebrations for two centuries. The festival incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in 1972. Festival events include: reading of the Declaration of Independence, military band concert, naturalization ceremony, veterans’ recognition ceremony, firefighters’ freedom competition, 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit, over 100 arts & crafts booths, food vendors, parade, children’s games and entertainment, live stage entertainment, art show, classic car show, sailing regatta, historic tours and more. On July 4, the festival parade begins at 11 am and fireworks will take place at 9 pm over the Southport waterfront.

The festival goes from July 1st through July 4th, and admission is free.

For more information contact Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce or visit www.nc4thofjuly.com

Oak Island, NC

Join Oak Island Parks & Recreation to celebrate Beach Day on June 30th, 2018 from 8 am to 8 pm! Serving as part of the NC Fourth of July Festival, this community-wide event will have island residents and guests celebrating all that coastal living has to offer!

Take part in food, shopping, live music, and youth activities (inflatables, games, and rides, etc.) at Middleton Park before making your way to the Cabana area to sign up of various tournaments for classic beach games. Mark your calendars, and call your friends, because the beach is waiting to make this your best summer ever!

Myrtle Beach, SC

No one does the Fourth of July quite like Myrtle Beach. With fireworks and festivities galore, you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day at the beach.

Fireworks will light up the sky all around Myrtle Beach-area communities. Here are some scheduled displays:

  • Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach hosts fireworks displays each Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer, with a special Independence Day celebration taking place Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. and will be shot off over Lake Broadway. The display can be viewed from many areas around the complex, but popular locations include near each of the bridges crossing the lake.

  • Cherry Grove Pier

Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach will host its annual fireworks display starting at around 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 4. Spectators can see the show from the beach and their hotel balconies near the pier.

  • Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Fourth of July fireworks in Murrells Inlet begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the end of Veterans Pier, and can be seen from anywhere along the Marshwalk as well as down the marsh shoreline at Belin United Methodist Church and Hot Fish Club.

  • Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing will host a special Independence Day fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, beginning at 10 p.m. The complex also hosts fireworks each Monday throughout the summer as part of its summer entertainment series.


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