July 4th Celebrations

Celebrate Independence Day on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks was the site of the English’s 1st attempted colonization in the New World pre-dating Jamestown by 20 years. In a very real sense, this is where America started...America's First Beach!

Join us on the Outer Banks this Fourth of July as we celebrate with fireworks, fun, festivities and more! This year, our area will host four fireworks shows at the following locations: Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head Fishing Pier in Nags Head, fireworks over the sound in Manteo, and the Avon Fishing Pier in the village of Avon on Hatteras Island. Please read the NPS rules and regulations regarding Avon fireworks. Also, don't miss the Annual Town of Duck Parade. The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane going towards the ocean, continues down Ocean Way, and then turns onto Christopher Drive. 

The Outer Banks has plenty for you and the family to enjoy, while offering a spectacular natural setting that will make you proud to be an American!