If you are looking for some Fourth of July fun, you will find it all along the Crystal Coast. The federal holiday brings lots of visitors to our area, and there are so many summer activities and events to enjoy.
The team at Al Williams Properties wants to remind you why we celebrate. It was on July 4, 1776, that the Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, establishing our great nation, the United States of America.
So, let’s enjoy our freedoms and have some fun this Fourth of July! Here’s just a few activities on tap.
Monday, July 3
Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration
The towns of Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle and Peletier are pleased to present the Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration on Monday, July 3, co-sponsored by Emerald Isle Realty and presented by Mac Daddy’s.
Click the link above to view the activity zone map, parking, and additional details.
Events kick off at 5 p.m., with live entertainment by Will & Tony at Mac Daddy’s in Cape Carteret and a variety of food trucks selling delicious food and drinks.
At 7:30 p.m., the National Anthem will be played, and the U.S. Marine Corps will conduct a military fly over. The National Anthem will once again be held at 8:55 p.m. leading up to the grand fireworks celebration at 9 p.m. Followed by live music from Heart Stop from 9:30-11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4
Celebrate the Fourth in Atlantic Beach, NC
115 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC
Join the Town of Atlantic Beach for live music by Robert McDuffy beginning at 7 p.m. at The Circle. Fireworks will begin promptly at 9 p.m. The fireworks are set off from the beachfront and can be seen throughout town.
Beaufort’s July 4th Firework Extravaganza
Gallants Channel Event Space 293 W Beaufort Road Extension, Beaufort, NC
The grounds open at 6 p.m. with plenty of free parking. They’ll be games for kids including corn hole and face painting and a DJ playing music. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Bring the family and enjoy hotdogs & soda with net profits going to benefit the Beaufort Fire Department. Beaufort By the Sea Magazine will be providing free watermelons and S’mores. Beaufort Shaved Ice will be at the event as well. Beaufort Development Association, sponsor of the event, will be selling beer & wine (proceeds support other events in town).
Independence Day in Morehead City!
Jaycee Park, 807 Shepherd Street, Morehead City, NC
Morehead City Parks and Recreation is sponsoring this year’s event, featuring food trucks, live music, and, of course, fireworks!
The Main Event Band will be performing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Starting around 9 p.m., fireworks will bloom over the downtown Morehead City waterfront, offering a spectacular display at dusk.
Havelock Freedom Festival
198 Cunningham Blvd, Havelock, NC
Please join us for our favorite event of the year, the Havelock Freedom Festival. The event will feature the 2nd MAW Band, food vendors, games, contests, and our famous fireworks display at 9 p.m. Be sure to get here early to get a parking space!
Looking for something a little quieter?
Shark Feeding at the Aquarium
July 4, 3:15-3:30 p.m.
Check out the Living Shipwreck Shark Feed at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
Learn about the animals that inhabit the Living Shipwreck, a 306,000-gallon saltwater habitat at the aquarium. Red drum, crevalle jacks, spadefish, sheepshead, and sharks all live together. Watch as staff feed the fish and sharks during the program.
Daily, 8-9 a.m.
Western Beach Access 101 Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Start your July Fourth celebrating off with a little calmness. Sponsored by Ann Marie’s Yoga & Retreats, the morning Beach Yoga classes are held every day off Western Access 101 on Islander Drive.
Bring a towel, sheet, or blanket to practice on the sand. And don’t forget your water!
Price: Donation based
Wednesday, July 5
Gun Demonstration at Fort Macon State Park
2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC
Wanting more booms and bangs? Meet at Fort Macon State Park to watch a 19th-century cannon that cannot be loaded and fired in the military tradition of “evening gun” from 4-4:30 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Macon will provide the cannon crew.
If you are looking to become a permanent or part-time resident of the Crystal Coast, our experienced team can help you find just the right property in Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Newport, Pine Knoll Shores, or any of the surrounding areas.