4th Of July Celebrations

Dated: 06/30/2015

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Are you planning on being on the Outer Banks Saturday for the 4th of July? Here’s a rundown of the planned celebrations in case you are feeling patriotic and festive and would like to celebrate.

The town of Duck will be starting things off Friday, July 3rd with their parade at 9:00 am. The one mile parade route starts at the top of the hill on Scarborough Lane, goes towards the ocean, turns left on to Ocean Way, and then turns on to Christopher Drive and ends just before Rt 12. After the parade is completed, there will be live music and an awards ceremony at the Duck Town Park.

If you’d like to get active before enjoying those cookout calories, July 3rd also is the date for the Killer Dunes 2-miler and Fun Run taking place at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Another option would be the Firecracker 5k, Old Glory Mile & Little Sparkler Fun Run taking place at Town Hall Dr in Kill Devil Hills on the 3rd.

On July 4th, you could easily spend the day in Manteo. From 10-4, spend the day at Island Farm celebrating Independence Day 1850s style. They will be celebrating with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, games, and musket-fire. Throughout the day, the town of Manteo will be having various activities, including a decorated bike contest, apple pie contest, and wacky hat contest. Visit www.townofmanteo.com for more information. Then, from 8-10, enjoy listening to the sounds of the United States Marine Corps 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band at the outdoor pavilion in Festival Park.

Most people enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July, and on the Outer Banks, you’ll have plenty of options. If you are listening to the concert in Manteo, enjoy a fireworks show over the Roanoke Sound starting just after dark. The Town of Nags Head will be having fireworks at 9:25 at the Nags Head Fishing Pier at milepost 11.5 on the beach road. At dusk, the town of Kill Devil Hills will be having theirs located at the Avalon Fishing Pier at milepost 6 (rain date is Sunday, July 5th). If you are on Hatteras Island, head over to the Avon Pier for their fireworks display.

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Kathleen Argiroff

Kathleen relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and three children in 1989 from the Philadelphia and Stone Harbor, NJ areas. One of her greatest pleasures is introducing peopl....

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