The Best Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Outer Banks

An Outer Banks Fourth of July is always full of excitement. Aside from the beautiful beaches, gorgeous weather, and unbelievable selection of unique beach communities, the Fourth of July brings to the Outer Banks some incredible ways to celebrate. From epic firework displays to community barbecues, finding  a way to join in on the fun this year shouldn’t be an issue. Before you leave, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. Full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, our expertly crafted guide is the key to building the perfect getaway!

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Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Corolla at Currituck Heritage Park

Enjoy food, fun activities, fabulous music, then find a place for your blankets and chairs and settle in for the best fireworks on the Outer Banks! Come early and enjoy a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, children’s games and food vendors. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by the Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism.

Duck 4th of July Parade

ABC News named the Town of Duck’s festivities as one of the country’s Top 10 Best Small-Town 4th of July Celebrations. Come see why! The one-mile parade route 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). Join us at the Town Park, 1200 Duck Road after the parade for live music by Just Playn’ Dixieland, cold refreshments, and the awarding of the parade trophies

Kill Devil Hills – Avalon Fishing Pier

We are excited that Avalon Pier is bringing back fireworks this year after a 4-year absence! Fireworks begin at dusk.

Nags Head Fishing Pier

The Town of Nags Head will hold a Fireworks show beginning at 9:25 p.m. on the Nags Head Fishing Pier

Island Farm in Manteo

Island Farm will celebrate Independence Day in the style of the 1850s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4. Bring a picnic lunch and watch as our nation’s birth is commemorated with musket-fire, games and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Admission $6; children age 5 and under are free.

Downtown Manteo

Come celebrate July 4th with a patriotic concert and fireworks. Pack up the lawn chairs, blankets and picnic and bring family and friends. Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking. The Concert Band will perform in the Outdoor Pavilion starting at 8 p.m. Fireworks follow at 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
All of us at Shoreline OBX wish you, your family and friends a very happy and safe Independence Day 2014! Please note, we will be closed on Friday, July 4 and will resume our normal business hours on Saturday, July 5.

Where to Stay While You’re Here

nirvana front view of vacation rental in corollaAfter you’ve had your fill of Fourth-of-July fun, explore some of our beautiful vacation rentals here at Shoreline OBX. Whether you’re a new vacationer to the Outer Banks or you know the area like the back of your hand, you are guaranteed to have a vacation you’ll never want to forget.

For example, you can enjoy life by the beach in the beautiful “Nirvana” vacation rental. This oceanfront property features a private heated pool, a hot tub, and a short walk to the beach. Wish the sun good morning as it sets sail over the Atlantic Ocean from your own secluded porch, and enjoy easy access to all of the area’s most exciting things to do. It’s never too early to start planning the getaway of your dreams!

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