4th of July
North Carolina general statue GS 12-413 defines which consumer fireworks are actually allowed in North Carolina. Pyrotechnics, commonly known as 'Safe and Sane' fireworks, are the only ones allowed in North Carolina. These devices include caps, snakes and glow worms, smoke devices, trick noise makers, sparklers, and other sparkling devices such as fountains. Illegal fireworks include devices that leave the ground, such as bottle rocks and mortars, and have a report or 'bang'. Examples of these include firecrackers and M80s. These types of devices are not legally available in North Carolina
A variety of family-friendly 4th of July activities are being held throughout Dare County; from professional fireworks shows to the Town of Duck’s Annual 4th of July Parade.
Enjoy 4th of July on Manteo's Downtown Waterfront - Festivities start at 3 p.m. and run until dark (as fireworks begin). Decorated bike contest, whacky hat contest, apple pie contest and much more will be featured at this year's event. Don't miss music by Martin Terry, Echoes of Heritage, Old Enough to Know Better, and the Lost Colony Choir. National Anthem sung by Megan Glover. Rain date is July 5th. Events are subject to change.
The 13th Annual 4th of July Parade begins on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 a.m. After the parade, walk to the Duck Town Park for a live Dixieland Bank, free watermelon provided by Green Acres Farm Market and the awarding of parade trophies.
The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The route follows Scarborough Lane towards the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then heads down Christopher Drive ending at Pamela Court. No part of the parade takes place on Duck Road (NC 12).
Hatteras Island -
Avon and Hatteras Island's annual Independence Day celebration, "Fireworks at the Beach" on the 4th of July, is sponsored by the Avon Property Owners Association and funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The fireworks display, permitted by and in cooperation with the National Park Service, will begin about 9:15 p.m. from a launch site at the end of the Avon Pier. The show, presented by PYROTECNICO, lasts about 20 minutes. Fireworks are visible all along the Avon beach and parking is limited, so walk, bike or carpool.
This event is additionally made possible through donations from the Hatteras Island business community and its residents, property owners, and guests. Radio Hatteras will broadcast patriotic "Music for Fireworks" from 9 until 10 p.m. and "Red, White & Blue" music until Midnight at FM 101.5 and 99.9. Tune in at 9 p.m. to hear Bob Barris talk a little about the origin of Fireworks and offer a brief history lesson about the celebration of Independence Day. Then watch the sky light up to a very familiar Galactic tune, followed by a selection of patriotic music. To stream Radio Hatteras live on your computer, go to www.radiohatteras.org.
This year, the fireworks event will be conducted not on July 4th but on July 7th off of Avalon Pier (Milepost 6), with a rain date of July 8th. The date change gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy fireworks displays at other Dare County locations on the 4th and then come to Kill Devil Hills beaches the evening of July 7th, at dark. Representing Pyrotechnico, Justin Pruett has visited the Avalon Pier and found the location to be satisfactory for this year’s event. On behalf of Pyrotechnico, he has voiced excitement over his company’s new relationship with Kill Devil Hills and the pier location. Avalon Pier associates are equally enthusiastic about hosting this year’s fireworks celebration.
So, pack a snack, bring a chair, unroll a blanket, get some sand between your toes, and have a dazzling good time at Kill Devil Hills’ Independence Week fireworks celebration on Friday, July 7th, with a rain date on July 8th, at dark on the beach!
The Town of Nags Head will host, in conjunction with the Nags Head Fishing Pier and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9:25 p.m. on the ocean pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. A rain date has been set for Wednesday, July 5. The fireworks display will last approximately 20 minutes.