Independence Day Celebrations on the Outer Banks


If you’re looking for the perfect 4th of July getaway, look no further than vacations Outer Banks! Whether your idea is to lounge on the beach all day and snuggle under the independence day celebrations obxfireworks at night, or plan an action-packed adventure for the entire family, an Outer Banks vacation is exactly what you need for this Independence Day.

Take a stroll through the quaint town of Duck and find out why ABC NEWS placed it in the Top 10 Best Small-Town Independence Day Celebrations. A mile-long parade gathers at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane at 9 a.m. and proceeds towards the ocean along back-neighborhood roads, ultimately ending up on Duck Road (NC 12). Join the town for music by Just Playin’ Dixieland and cold refreshments immediately following the parade at the Duck Town Park, located at 1200 Duck Road in…well you guessed it, Duck!

For a brilliant firework display you would have a tough time finding anything more spectacular than the presentation Corolla puts on at the Whalehead Club! Nestled next to the Currituck Lighthouse and overlooking the Currituck Sound, the beautiful historic house provides a memorable site for the club’s 4th of July celebration. From 6-9:30 p.m. the grounds are transformed into a festival of food, fun, and live music. The main act comes on at dusk, as the day gives way to evening and explodes with brilliant colors. From a picnic blanket or lawn chair it looks as if the entire sky, from sound to sea, is filled with exploding light. An absolute must-see on the northern beaches.

The fireworks display in Manteo at the Outdoor Pavilion at the Roanoke Island Festival Park is also an impressive one to see. As fireworks shoot high above spectators, the waterway and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse are illuminated in a thrilling presentation. Whether from the park or your favorite vantage point along Shallowbag Bay, it’s a perfect place to be for fireworks. A celebration will take place prior to the fireworks, but a time has not yet been determined.

If you find yourself at one of our vacation rentals Nags Head, and you’re looking for daytime action-packed fun for the holiday, check out the new Adventure Park located at mile post 16! The Outer Banks’ first and only aerial ropes course soars 60 feet into the sky and with 48 different elements to cross along a high-tech safety zip-cord system, adventure-goers of all ages and skill sets can participate! The tower also provides participants with a 360 degree view of Nags Head, from the sound to the ocean, so an evening booking will provide you with not only a gorgeous Outer Banks sunset, but a view of the fireworks along the barrier islands as well.

Last but not least, if your active family is looking for a local event to participate in to celebrate the day, check out the 3rd annual Freedom 5K. Beginning and ending in front of the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, this race will include a Little Sparkler ½ mile run, Old Glory mile run, and the full 5K, beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, click here.

Regardless of what you choose to do on the 4th of July, choosing a vacation rental on the Outer Banks is the way to go! No matter if you’re in Nags Head, Manteo or Duck, there is something nearby for everyone to create their own happy and unforgettable Independence Day.