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Updated 5/15/2018

The 4th of July on the Outer Banks is a time to gather together with friends and family and celebrate the independence that our ancestors diligently persevered to obtain and enjoying fireworks displayed over the beaches of the Outer Banks. Celebrating and giving thanks to all the men and woman that put and keep our beautiful country together as well as those who constantly sacrifice their lives and the lives of their families to keep us safe and free. We hope that this year you have a wonderful July 4th Celebration and so we have put together a list of the closest attractions and events that will be going on during this time and will have fireworks.

Hatteras Island 4th of July

Time: 9:15pm – 9:45pm
Location: Avon Fishing Pier 4th of July Celebration
Fireworks will shoot off the Avon Pier at Sundown.


Ocracoke Island Independence Day Celebration

Time: July 3rd  – July 5th, 2018
Location: Ocracoke Village
Island Square Dance, Fireworks, Lighthouse Tours, Vintage Car Show, 4th of July Parade. See Full Schedule for 2018


The 208th Army Band Concert followed by Firework Show

Time: 8:00PM – 9:30PM Gates open at 6:00pm
Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park
Bring Chairs and Blankets, Get there early to get a great viewing spot!


If You Choose to Stay-In

If you and your family choose to stay-in or watch the fireworks on television and avoid the crowds, there are vacation services to help the evening be just as joyful and momentous. Perhaps, hang-out buy the pool and get pampered with some Poolside Fun with food, music and coolers filled with drinks all brought to you! How about some Gourmet to Go?  A Delicious meal pre-ordered and prepared for everyone in the home and delivered right to your kitchen! You can even book a Private Chef to come to your vacation cottage and whip you up a magnificent meal to enjoy with your friends and family.

No matter what you choose to do, we hope you enjoy your time with your loved ones and may the rest of your beach days be breathtaking.

** North Carolina and Dare County prohibit the possession of any pyrotechnics which launch or propel into the air, or which explode making a sound or “report.” Sparklers, fountains and ground displays are allowed in some towns but not all, and only with adult supervision and when exercising extreme caution and fire prevention **

Planning a wedding can be an exhausting but joyous affair. There are so many options to choose from and so many things to get done before the big day. Having an Outer Banks Wedding is a dream come true to so many. With the beautiful sceneries, the cooling ocean breeze and the array of professional wedding vendors ready to assist in making any wedding dream come true. We’ve compiled a list to help ease your worries about planning a wedding on the Outer Banks.

So, you or someone you know has decided on having a wedding on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Perfect choice, by the way! The wedding party is picked and so is the wedding date, now it’s time to get into the details.

Since you’ll be traveling to the Outer Banks, most likely so will your wedding party and you will all need a place to stay. Just like any vacation destination, there are plenty of hotels, bed & breakfasts, and vacation rentals. The most popular choice on the Outer Banks is booking an oceanfront wedding vacation home. With a wedding home rental, you’ll have the ability to keep everyone and everything together and you also have oceanfront access for a beautiful beach wedding. Even if the weather were to turn ugly, you can still have the wedding inside the beautiful spacious home or under the decks.

Booking a vacation rental for a wedding will also help cover other aspects of the wedding. At the home, you have a ceremony location on the beach, you have a reception location in the home, decks, and pool areas, and a place ready for the caterers to set-up. Now that the Wedding home is booked, it’s time to get the wedding vendors.Being that the Outer Banks is a famous wedding destination, there are hundreds of qualified vendors to assist with the wedding and reception. Below is a list that you will need to get covered.

Now, to make things even easier you can always get a wedding planner. Wedding planners on the Outer Banks are miracle workers, to say the least. With a wedding planner, you will have less to worry about and more time to enjoy the marvelous wedding. Wedding planners know the vendors very well and can plan, book and complete transactions with all vendors. They will dictate where everything will go and where everyone will be, all according to the plans of the bride and groom. So, you can’t go wrong with a wedding planner. They have all the knowledge to pull off beautiful ceremonies and receptions like no one could ever imagine.

So, make sure you get all your wedding planning done completely and proficiently on your own or with help from family and friends, or get a wedding planner so you don’t have to worry and stress so much over your Outer Banks Wedding.

If you would like more information on how to make your Outer Banks Wedding Dreams come true call Shore Celebrations today and get things rolling for the BIG Day.