We are going to have fireworks on the Outer Banks after all. Avalon Pier, Kill Devil Hills, December 17.

We are going to have fireworks on the Outer Banks after all. Avalon Pier, Kill Devil Hills, December 17.

We are going to have fireworks after all on the Outer Banks. Delayed from July 4 and now celebrating the 117th anniversary of the First Flight by the Wight Brothers, Kill Devil Hills will be will be lighting the night sky on December 17.

The fireworks will be happening at Avalon Pier at dusk. Approximately 5:30.

The fireworks were originally planned for the Fourth of July, but state guidelines regarding gatherings and common sense said the annual celebrations had to be postponed.

At the time the town of Kill Devil Hills promised they would find a way to reschedule. Evidently they have and with a good reasons to celebrate.

We don’t have a weather forecast for December 17 yet, but provided it’s dry, typically in December evening temperatures are in the upper 40s to low 50s. And very often with a breeze off the ocean. So extra layers.

A little caution for a great show

Social distancing will still be required, of course. But in the middle of December on the Outer Banks there is very little chance of the massive crowds that gather of Fourth of July celebrations.

Still, a little bit of caution will go a long way.

Please gather with family and your own social group. Even in the summer, we found that families tended to self-separate from others. With even fewer people on the beach at this time of the year, families will still be gathering with families, but there should be some good distance between groups.

It is pretty exciting having the fireworks after all. Of course it’s not the Independence Day celebration, but celebrating the accomplishment of the Wright Brothers, two uniquely American heroes, seems about as good a substitute as could be.

There is always something surprising happening on the Outer Banks. Spend some time with Brindley Beach Vacations and see what life on a sandbar is all about.