Celebrate July Fourth NC Style – North Carolina Coast Host

July Fourth

July Fourth is reason enough to celebrate, although a weekend on the NC Coast will make it even better. Whether you’ve already planned your getaway or are just considering it at this point, we’ve got a number of exciting events and festivities taking place up and down the entire coast for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a look at our Top 3 events that will have you dancing, enjoying delicious food and watching spectacular fireworks displays while celebrating America’s birthday:

Ocean City Jazz Festival

Calling all jazz lovers! A lineup including Jackiem Joyner, Gerald Veasley, Wycliffe Gordon, Randy Brecker, Lao Tizer with Karen Briggs, John Brown Quitnet, John dillard, and Lynn Grisslet Quartet will charm the Crystal Coast this July 1st and 2nd at the 8th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival. This much-anticipated event takes place in Topsail Beach and will feature delicious food, a silent auction and live music that’s sure to have you humming along.  

24th Annual Festival of Fireworks

An afternoon filled with family-friendly activities including food vendors, cornhole, watermelon eating contest, and children’s games is the perfect way to ring in America’s independence, especially while the tunes of the Tidewater Drive Band play in the background. The day kicks off at noon in beautiful Corolla, NC in the Outer Banks and a fireworks display wrap things up at dusk. Bring the whole family out for an unforgettable time.

N.C. 4th of July Festival

Southport has been celebrating our nation’s independence for over 200 years, although the official 4th of July Festival launched in 1972. Since then, the small maritime community has been celebrating America’s freedom with a patriotic parade, music, entertainment & games, sack races, and watermelon eating contests, delicious food, arts and crafts, and more. Of course the festival ends with one of the most impressive firework displays on the entire East Coast.

Whether you are attending one of these events or just vacationing with us on the coast, be sure to check out the other exciting things to do in the area. Don’t have a hotel room booked? Don’t worry, we can help you find everything from quaint hotels to larger resorts to private rentals when you click here here! Enjoy your weekend and Happy Fourth of July!

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