Fourth of July, Independence Day…it’s coming soon. Less than two weeks away and fireworks will fill the Outer Banks nighttime sky.
There are plenty of options available. Whether you’re staying in Corolla, Kitty Hawk or Manteo, there is a fireworks display within easy driving distance.
This is going to be a two part series because the Fourth of July celebrations on the Outer Banks are more than just fireworks shooting into the night sky.
This first one will be about the fireworks because, well—it’s the main attraction.
Up next will be all the events in the towns during the day.
The Whalehead Club—Fireworks Over the Sound
Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla
All day festivities capped by a spectacular fireworks display over the Currituck Sound. The 27th Annual Independence Day Fireworks makes this one of the longest running celebrations on the Outer Banks.
Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head—On the Beach
Avalon Pier, Kill Devil Hills
Nags Head Fishing Pier, Nags Head
There is something magical about watching fireworks at the edge of a continent as the illuminate the waters of the ocean.
Try to get there a bit early for these. There’s plenty of room on the beach but parking can be a challenge.
The two piers are about five miles apart. It is possible to find a mid point on the beach and watch both. Some of the sound and the brilliance of being closer is lost, but it’s really exciting watching simultaneous fireworks.
Manteo-The All American Celebration
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo
It’s an all day celebration capped off with a free concert capped off with a wonderful fireworks display over Shallowbag Bay.
As an outdoor venue, RIFP is about as good as it gets.
Alternative viewing site: Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Fireworks of Manteo and Nags Head are easily seen. Some of the sound and the brilliance of being closer is lost, but it’s really exciting watching simultaneous fireworks.
We’re in full summer mode here at Brindley Beach Vacations. We hope your summer is all you had hoped it would be.