Fourth Of July Fireworks And Celebrations In Eastern Carolina

There are several fireworks displays and Fourth of July celebrations planned in Eastern Carolina this holiday weekend.

A list is below. E-mail us at if you have a celebration or fireworks display planned in your community.


In Washington, the fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. July 4 on the Washington waterfront.

Belhaven is hosting holiday festivities. The Miss Independence Pageant and a street dance are scheduled for Friday. Events are scheduled all day Saturday, including the Little Miss Independence Pageant starting at 9:00 a.m., a parade at 11:00 a.m., a lawnmower contest at noon and music in the afternoon and evening. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:00 p.m. July 3 on the Belhaven waterfront. Music is also scheduled for 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Wilkinson Center Stage.


The Beaufort Fourth of July parade will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 3. There will be free ice cream and music after the parade at the courthouse (instead of a potluck dinner.)

Emerald Isle is having fireworks July 4 over Bogue Sound at the Chapel By The Sea. The display will start at 9 p.m. According to the town's website, the fireworks can be viewed at the Chapel By The Sea and the adjacent site of the new public boat launch facility (6800 block of Emerald Drive), and from nearby neighborhoods, parking will be available along NC 58 and nearby streets, and the fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Atlantic Beach will hold an Independence Day celebration on July 4 at the Circle. Visitors and residents can expect a live band. Sammy O'Banion and the Nightshift Bank will be playing from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., with a break at 9:00 p.m. for fireworks.


New Bern has nearly a whole day of Fourth of July events planned, starting with the ringing of the downtown church bells at noon. According to the city's website, Union Point Park will open at 12:30 p.m. for family activities, with the National Anthem at 5:45 p.m. and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 6:15 p.m. An aerial demonstration will take place from 7:00-8:30 p.m., and there will be music in the park. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m.


Manteo's Fourth of July celebrations start at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. There will music, an apple pie contest, a decorated bike contest, a wacky hat contest and fireworks at dark at the Menteo Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park. All musical performances are on the Historic Courthouse steps in Downtown Manteo. The times listed for events are estimates. The Special Events Committee does it’s best offer these events on time; however, times can vary. If you need more information, call Manteo at (252)473-2133.

The seventh annual Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association, will be held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 23186 Myrna Peters Dr., Rodanthe on July 4, starting at 3:30 p.m. The free event will include patriotic music, community singing and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.


The Croaker Festival in Oriental runs Friday and Saturday with a fireworks display on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.


In Greenville, the festivities start at 4:00 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common. Enjoy arts and crafts, food, and music. The fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m.

In Farmville, the festivities also start at 5 p.m. Visitors and residents will enjoy vendors, food, carnvial rides and music.


Swansboro in Onslow County has a celebration planned on July 4, starting at 5 p.m. on the waterfront and culminating in fireworks at dark.

The public is invited to a free event at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in Jacksonville. Both the 2nd Marine Division band and the Crystal Coast Choral Society will perform. There will also be children's activities and inflatables. The gates open at 5 p.m., with fireworks at darks. The base reminds you: no pets, no alcohol and no personal fireworks, including sparklers.

Also in Onslow County, enjoy family fun during a celebration at Onslow Pines Park. There will be rides for the children, a petting zoo, food, live music and karaoke. The event starts at 3 p.m., ending with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.


There are festivities at Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro on July 3. BMX Stunt Shows starts at 5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm. There will also be entertainment, food, vendors and fireworks.