The Outer Banks Voice – Where to find fun in the fourth

Where do you find fun in the fourth

Written by Otter Banks Voice on July 3, 2022

(Photo credit: Avon Fishing Pier NC)

When it comes to celebrating our nation’s birthday, Outer Banks communities offer plenty of great options – from fireworks and music to cooking and, of course, golf cart parades. This list is your easy guide to holiday activities for the whole family. Enjoy!

Koretok District

On the outer northern banks, Celebrating Koretok Independence Day It will take place on July 4th at Historic Corolla Park starting at 5 p.m. with a fireworks display at dusk. Entry is free and free parking is available in the park so our lots are full. Enjoy amazing live music with The Black and Blue Experience, fun family activities and more! Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by local vendors. Please note that coolers, alcoholic beverages, or street parking are not permitted in the park. The historic Corolla Park Ramp is closed to boats today with no mooring allowed. Dogs are allowed to use leashes. For more information and updates visit Celebrating Koretok Independence Day.

Duck Parade Town Road.


Our full summer schedule completes with a return Duck Town Celebration Parade on July 4th and Community Celebration! The annual one-mile parade route begins at 9 a.m. at the hilltop at Scarborough Lane, travels east toward the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Road, and continues onto Christopher Drive to finish at Pamela Court. Please note: No part of the show will take place on Duck Road. community celebration It will take place immediately after the show at Duck Town Park. The celebration will include live music, cool refreshments, and presentation of trophy cups. For more information visit Town of Duck website.

Kill Devil Hills

To the south Annual Fireworks Show in Kill City of Devil Hills The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. on July 4th off Avalon Pier. (Rain date: July 5.) The event will also be broadcast live on the city’s You Tube and Facebook pages. Avalon Pier is located at milepost 6, and while visitors won’t be able to watch the show from the pier itself, the wide, oceanic beaches are perfect for pulling up a chair and enjoying the show. The public can bring a chair, blanket or beach towel and find a spot, and note that parking may be limited, so early access may be key. City parking is free to the public, with many beach access points throughout the city, and within walking distance of the oceanfront. (Visitors will want to arrive early to secure a spot.)

najez head

Nag’s Head Annual 4th of July Amazing Fireworks It will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 9:25 p.m. on the Nags Head Pier, located at Milepost 11.5 on NC Route 12, the South Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. Rainfall is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5. The fireworks display will last approximately 25 minutes. Parking at and near the fireworks display site will be directed by the Nags Police Department. Those attending the fair are encouraged to stand east of US Highway 158/Southern Croatian Highway. Those choosing to park west of US Highway 158/Southern Croatia Highway should use extreme caution as they attempt to cross this heavily traveled road. For more information visit their website.

Jockey Ridge State Park It is another perfect place to watch the fireworks. Other local fireworks can be seen, but from a distance. The park will open in late July 4 to accommodate visitors. Please contact the park at 252-441-7132 for more information.

At the conclusion of the fireworks, onlookers, pedestrians and vehicles exiting the area will be directed and controlled by industrious police officers.


The Mantu town You’ll celebrate the Fourth of July celebration starting at 3 p.m. downtown in front of the Deer County Arts Council Building with the national anthem and the display of US and North Carolina flags. Kids games and activities, Independence Day Contest, Decorated Bike Contest (bicycle, scooters, and wagons are welcome too), apple pie contest, food, and summer desserts are more than enough reason to get out and spend time with family, friends, and neighbors. Enjoy the summer sky, apple pies, decorated bikes and scooters!

Join us for Independence Day party in Roanoke Island Festival Park In their picturesque suite on the waterfront! The concert is free and open to the public, and gates open at 4:30 p.m. The show kicks off at 5:15 p.m. with ’80s cover band, The Deloreans, presented by the town of Manteo. After The Deloreans, Roanoke Island Festival Park will host the 82nd Airborne Band and Chorus as they give a star-studded homage to our country through patriotic music, beginning at 7:45 p.m. The party will conclude with fireworks at dusk presented by the town of Manteo, complete with plenty of glitter and sparkle that It lights up the night sky with vibrant colors and explosive entertainment! For information on parking and street closures, visit the Town of Manteo Facebook page.


on me Hatteras, ninth Annual golf cart parade It’s a necessity. What started with a few buggies 8 years ago has turned into amazing events with over 50 buggies in the last year! Come see the decorated wagons across all Americana that can be crowded or decorated by yourself and join the fun. Whatever it is, you are sure to enjoy this free 4th of July event that is full of fun and family friendly! Anyone can participate and with a little decorative imagination, sports wagons have themes from patriotic to silly. The show is fun for the participants and viewers alike. Participants will need to be at Teach’s Lair Marina by 5:45 on July 4 to queue. Parade will head to Hwy. 12, through the village and cut the Eagle Pass to complete the road. The winners will be announced at a cooking party at the Village Center at 7pm! To register, use the QR code or register online. Hatteras Village Free community cooking For residents and visitors in the community building. Come for burgers and dogs from 6-8pm. For more information visit the Hatteras Village Facebook page.

Fireworks at Avon Pierre. At 9 p.m., celebrate Independence Day with a bang at Avon Pier on Hatteras Island. The Fourth of July celebration will include a range of events that include corresponding radio programs on the local station of the island, Radio Hatteras FM 101.5 and 99.9, and a wonderful front row view of the fireworks display from Cape Hatteras National Coastal Shores. To stream, go to


Finally, Okrakoki You will be celebrating Independence Day which starts on July 2nd.

Saturday 2 July At 6 p.m. Tommy Hutcherson will play dance tunes and patriotic songs on the sidewalks of NPS. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. It was launched from the large National Park Service parking area at the southern tip of the island. Hyde County sponsors the show jointly with the National Park Service. The NPS parking lot will be closed throughout July 2 while the company prepares the fireworks.

Sunday 3 July From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an island-wide hunt. Sign up for Spencer’s Market porch. No early registrations. And from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Old-fashioned ukrakuki square dance at Berkeley Barn with creek molasses.

Monday 4th July At 9:30 am, meet the Ocracoke ponies whose ancestors once roamed as a wild herd and learn about their living history on Ocracoke Island. NPS speaks in pony pens. And from 9:30 a.m. to noon, a sand sculpture competition for all ages will take place at NPS Lifeguard Beach. Registration begins at 9 am. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30: The Ocracoke Lighthouse is open for viewing. not climb. Islander Chester Lynn will speak between 10:30 and 12:30 p.m.

Meet at 4 p.m. for the Old Independence Day Parade. Trait: Famous couples. It can be anything: people, cartoon characters, food, ideas… Get creative! Cash prizes for Walking, Rolling, Wheeling, Floating and Best Theme. Registration begins at 3 p.m. at Wheelie Fun Golf Carts, Irvin Garrish Hwy. And the old beach road. Show starts at 4 p.m. at Wheelie Fun; It ends in the NPS parking lot. The Hyde County Police Department warns spectators not to throw water of any kind at the members of the show.

Gathering at 5:30 pm to sing the national anthem and present prizes to the winners of the exhibition and sculpture competition. Red Theater Books. BYO seats. Followed by storytelling with Donald Davis at Books to be Red from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. BYO seating. Meet from 7 to 10 p.m. for a community beach fire under the stars at NPS Lifeguard Beach. BYO chairs. You are welcome to bring marshmallows to roast.

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