What better place to experience independence day than right here on the Crystal Coast! If you’ve never enjoyed the fireworks shows before, you’re in for a real treat. Once of the neatest things about living on the coast is that it’s flat - and that means that you can see the fireworks from Beaufort to Emerald Isle. The sky truly lights up!
Below are a list of the places that will be featuring live music, fireworks and other Independence Day Festivities.
Get the best start to the day by enjoying Fort Macon’s Cannon Day:
Cannon Day @ Fort Macon
July 4, 2019 | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach
Come down to Fort Macon and learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed, and fired. Cannon demonstrations will be at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30.
4th of July Parade in Beaufort 2019
July 4, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A Beaufort tradition and crowd favorite, the Fourth of July Parade steps off at Gordon Street at 11 a.m. The parade and continues through downtown along the beautiful Beaufort waterfront.
The parade always draws some of the most creative minds in town, including Beaufort’s very own Sweet Potato Queens decked out in their crazy costumes. Kids, pets, wagons, and so much more make up this annual Beaufort event..
Co-sponsored by the Beaufort Development Association and the Town of Beaufort, the parade always attracts many floats.
4th Of July With Now Or Never @ Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar
July 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
707 Arendell St Morehead City
Come celebrate with awesome deals and live music by a local favorite, Now Or Never! Free admission.
Jaycee Park Summer Concert Series 2019
July 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a summer concert series from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront. The concerts are scheduled each Saturday evening from 7-8:30pm at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. These performances are free and open to the public.
July 4 – The Main Event Band – Fireworks at 9
Beaufort July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort
Beaufort’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza takes place Wednesday, July 4 at Gallants Channel. The grounds open at 6 p.m. with plenty of free parking. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Bring the family and enjoy hotdogs & soda or you can grill out if you like.
Downtown Morehead City Independence Day Celebration 2019
July 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Morehead City
The Main Event Band will perform from 7pm-10pm with a free concert in Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street. The Main Event Band is the ultimate party band performing R&B, Soul, Beach, Country, and Funk and their performances also include music styles from the 80’s and 90’s as well as your favorite songs of today. Featuring top-notch vocals, a tight rhythm section, and one of the best horn sections around, The Main Event Band offers a quality performance that is hard to rival. For more information, go to www.themaineventband.com. This concert is hosted by the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department and the Town of Morehead City.
At 9 pm, the music fades and the sky explodes with the Morehead City Fireworks display. Every year, this spectacular show is shot off from across the water on Sugarloaf Island bringing the audience so close to the action, it is almost like being underneath the bursts of light and noise. The fireworks display is sponsored by the Town of Morehead City and hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc.
4th of July Fireworks Cruise
July 4, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
709 Shepard Street, Morehead City
Skip the crowds on shore and bring your friends and family aboard for an unforgettable fireworks display with incredible water views. Take a beautiful scenic cruise aboard one of our 49-passenger catamarans and enjoy a spectacular water view fireworks display on the Morehead City Waterfront. The cruise runs from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Please call us or go to our website to reserve your spot now!
Kick off Independence Day with Fireworks at the Beach 2019
July 4, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach
Join us at the Circle in Atlantic Beach on July 4th for Fireworks at 9:00pm. Robert McDuffy will be performing Live Music before the fireworks from 7:00-9:00pm.
Paid parking ends at 6:00 p.m. so parking will be FREE!
4th of July Fireworks off Bogue Inlet Pier 2019
July 4, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
100 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle
The Town will again present July 4th beginning at 9 pm on Thursday, July 4th. Parking will be available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as along NC 58. The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy July 4! - Christine Chadwick