NC 4th of July Festival
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Rd, Southport, NC 28461
Southport, NC 28461
Latitude: 33° 55' 6.2394" N
Longitude: -78° 1' 4.4394" W
Contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
Toll Free U.S.:(800) 457-6964
For more than 200 years, this small maritime community has celebrated our nation's independence in a big way. The celebration has grown from colonial times when ships lay anchor in the harbor and shot their cannons, to today's festival where 40,000-50,000 people come each year to bathe in the richness of spirit commemorating Old Glory. Arts/crafts, parade, fireworks, entertainment, naturalization ceremony, children's games, children's entertainment, firefighters' competition, flag retirement ceremony, veterans recognition ceremony, flag raising ceremony, and more.
Hwy. 17 South to Hwy. 87 South. Hwy 87 South to Hwy 211 South. Hwy 211 turns into North Howe Street. Festival takes place in the downtown area near the waterfront.