Fourth of July weekend fireworks & festivals happening across Eastern Carolina

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Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 2:50 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 4:33 PM EDT
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Towns and cities across Eastern Carolina will be shooting off fireworks and holding celebrations for Independence Day this upcoming weekend.

Here is a list of some of the events happening across the East this weekend:


The fun starts at 7 p.m. at the Circle Monday. Live music will be provided by Robert McDuffy and fireworks will be set off from the beachfront at 9 p.m.


The 80th 4th of July Celebration runs from July 1 through the fourth. Click the link for a complete schedule. The festivities end with fireworks on the waterfront at 9 p.m. Monday.


Gates open at 4 p.m. Monday for Camp Lejeune’s Red, White & Blue Bash. The Eli Young Band will headline the event, along with performances from the 2D Marine Division Band at W.P.T. Hill Field. Open to DoD Identification Cardholders and their guests. The event will end with fireworks.


The City of Greenville is hosting an Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4 at the Town Common. Fireworks will go off at about 9:15 p.m.


Kinston is holding the Great American Cookout at Harmony Hall in downtown Kinston Monday, July 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fireworks will be set off on Sunday, July 3 at Grainger Stadium at the conclusion of the Wood Ducks game, which begins at 6 p.m.

The City of Kinston says its fireworks are unable to be used after the June 10 explosion that injured three firefighters and killed one person. However, the city is supporting the Wood Ducks in their fireworks celebration.


Maysville will hold its Fourth of July celebration at Frost Park Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. It includes music by Joe Brown & The Band, as well as food and drinks. Festivities end with traditional fireworks.


Morehead City Parks and Recreation and the Town of Morehead City are holding an event Monday, July 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. in Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m.


The City of New Bern is holding an Independence Day celebration at Lawson Creek Park, 1309 Country Club Road, Monday, July 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will go off at about 9:15 p.m.


Onslow County is holding the 38th annual Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park Monday, July 4, from 3-9 p.m. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m.


Washington is hosting a 4th of July celebration in downtown Washington Monday at Mac Hodges Festival Park. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.


The towns of Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle, and Peletier are holding a fireworks celebration Sunday, July 3, beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m. Fireworks can be viewed from locations seen here.


The Freedom Fireworks event will be on Sunday, July 3 starting at 5 p.m. at the Roanoke-Cashie River Center. Like other communities, Windsor’s fireworks supplier lost its inventory in an explosion in Lenoir County earlier this month. The town has secured other fireworks but says it will be a “notch below” what is normally presented.

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