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July 4th Fireworks In Eastern Carolina

Fireworks will light up the skies of Eastern Carolina on Saturday, July 4th as we all celebrate America's birthday!

Here are just a few of the events planned that will end with fireworks. If you know of other public fireworks displays, send the information to news@witn.com.

Atlantic Beach

The annual Atlantic Beach Independence Day Celebration, complete with a live band and fireworks, returns in 2009! We hope to see more citizens and visitors come to enjoy a day full of sun, fun, fireworks, great music, and dancing on Saturday, July 4, 2009! The featured band will be Sammy O'Banion and the Marti Gras Band, playing from 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM, with a break at 9:00 PM for a beautiful fireworks display. Please bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy the show!


Camp Lejeune:

As America celebrates its 233th birthday, you can also celebrate it by attending an event steeped in pride and tradition. Marine Corps Community Services Semper Fit Division in partnership with Tyson Foods will present the 4th Of July Celebration, Saturday, July 4th on W.P.T. Hill Field aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune.

MCCS Camp Lejeune will continue its yearly tradition of hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration. This is no ordinary celebration, it is an event presented in grand style. It will be an evening of food and fun for the entire family. This year's celebration will include children's activities featuring a variety of inflatables. It would not be a celebration without music! Live musical entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. with Camp Lejeune's very own 2d Marine Division Band accompanied by the Crystal Coast Choral Society will keep the crowd entertained with a musical concert of patriotic tunes that will bring out the American pride in all. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the event on the lawn of W.P.T. Hill Field.

Top the evening off with one of the best fireworks display in the area. It is guaranteed to "ooh" and "awe" the crowd.

The 4th of July Celebration is an alcohol free event. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. In case of inclement weather, only the fireworks portion of the celebration will be rescheduled on July 5.


Currituck County

The Currituck County July 4th Fireworks display will be held at 9:00 p.m. The launch site is located at the Whalehead Club in Corolla and will be launched out over Croatan Sound.


Edenton

Edenton has a great 4th celebration. Food and craft vendors. Music with Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party. Downtown on the waterfront. sponsored by Chowan Edenton Optimist Club. Fireworks begin at dusk.


Emerald Isle

Fireworks sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. 252-354-6350. Location: McLean Park, 6712 Emerald Drive, Mile marker 18. Event Time: 9:00 PM


Goldsboro

Friday at 9:00 pm. Berkeley Mall in the JC Penny parking lot.


Greenville

Greenville Jaycees 2009 July 4th Fireworks at the Town Commons

General Information
·No animals will be allowed on the Town Common.
·The fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:15 pm.
·First Street in front of the Town Common will be closed to all vehicle traffic until all pedestrian traffic has cleared.
·The Greene Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic (vehicles and pedestrians) at 9:00 pm. All traffic will be diverted back to South Pitt Street. Vehicles will not be allowed to travel north until the conclusion of the fireworks. The bridge will be reopened at the conclusion of the fireworks display. The show will not begin until the bridge is cleared of all pedestrians and vehicles.
·Pedestrian traffic crossing the bridge should remain on the sidewalk at all times to accommodate vehicle traffic leaving the event.

Parking for the Event
·Try to park near Greene Street if you need to leave to the north (across the river).
·Try to park near Evans Street, Cotanche Street, or Washington Street if you need to leave to the south.
·Parking areas near the Town Common will fill early. Many areas will be blocked off for event activities.
·Handicapped parking will be available in the Bank of America Parking lot on the corner of 1st and Greene Streets.


Havelock

Havelock Freedom Festival. Location: Havelock City Park. 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.


Kinston

Fireworks sponsored by Lenoir county, City of Kinston, and Pride of Kinston Time: 6-9pm. Location: Neuseway Park. Phone: 252-939-3335. Also will include kids carnival events and The Showman Band.


Morehead City

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the Morehead City celebration on Saturday, July 4th. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 PM from Sugarloaf Island. The Carolina Beach Club band will perform from 7:00-11:00 PM at Jaycee Park, 9th and Shepard Streets. Vendors will be on hand to sell refreshments. For more information call at (252) 726-5083.


New Bern

The New Bern Police Department is preparing for the Fourth of July celebration to be held Saturday at Lawson Creek Park. The event has historically been held at Union Point Park, but will shift venues this year due to construction in the downtown area. Lawson Creek Park will be closed starting at 11 p.m., Friday, July 3rd, in preparation for the festivities.

The Fourth of July celebration kicks off at 3 p.m., with activities for children and food vendors in the park. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

The docks and boat ramps at Lawson Creek will be closed at 11 p.m. Friday, and will remain closed throughout the event Saturday. Pedestrians will not be allowed on the docks or train trestles to view the fireworks. Coast Guard, New Bern Police Department and New Bern Fire Department boats will be launched to patrol the water areas.


Onslow County

The 26th Annual Freedom Festival will be held on Saturday July 4, 2009 at Onslow Pines Park off Highway 17 South adjacent to Harley Davidson. Games, rides, vendor booths, and karaoke will open at 2 pm. Youth and family games begin at 4:30 pm. The band "Like Flint" will perform a variety of oldies and beach music classics on stage beginning at 5:30 pm. The event will culminate with a fireworks show at 9 pm.

For more information, call 347-5332 or visit our website at www.onslowcountync.gov/parks


Oriental

Oriental's Croaker Festival Parade starts at 10 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


Outer Banks

The following Outer Banks Towns and/or Groups will be hosting spectacular professional outdoor fireworks displays on Saturday, July 4th, for everyone's enjoyment.
Please find the location nearest you and your family to safely celebrate.

Town of Kill Devil Hills- Avalon Pier- Milepost 6 - At dark
Town of Nags Head- Nags Head Pier- Milepost 11 - 9:25 p.m.
Town of Manteo/with Local Business donations- Roanoke Island Festival Park- Manteo waterfront - 9:00 p.m.
The Kinnakeet Civic Association/with Local donations - Avon Pier- 9:23 p.m.
The Hatteras Village Civic Association- ¼ mile south of Ramp 55 Hatteras- 9:00 p.m.


Rocky Mount

Friday night from 6-10 pm at the Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium. Sponsored by City of Rocky Mount Parks and Rec. and Nash County Visitors Center. Phone 252-972-1151.


Tarboro

Riverside Plaza (formerly known as Parkhill Mall) Sponsor: Town of Tarboro. Phone: 252-641-4263.


Tarboro

Riverside Plaza (formerly known as Parkhill Mall) Sponsor: Town of Tarboro. Phone: 252-641-4263.


Washington

Downtown Washington from from 5-9 p.m. Phone: 800-546-0162.


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