4th of July Action, Happy 4th to All!

If you are in the Cape Fear/Wilmington, N.C. or Southport area for the Fourth of July festivities, there is plenty for you to choose from.  Here are a few events you can enjoy during the holiday.

Wednesday, July 3rd

Pleasure Island Fireworks,

Where: Pleasure Island (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach)

When: Their biggest extravaganza of the Summer begins at 9 pm

Additional Info: Live Music at the Gazebo with Dutch Treet starting at 6:30 to 9:30pm

You can find more information by visiting PleasureIslandNC.org/Fireworks-by-the-Sea

Wilmington Sharks

Baseball Post Game Fireworks

Where: Legion Stadium (2149 Carolina Beach Rd)

Game time: First pitch vs. Edenton is at 7:05 p.m.

Additional Info: The Sharks will be serving $1 beers in their Beer Garden and $1 domestics throughout the park. The 4th of July is also Moe’s Night, and their first 100 fans will receive a free Moe’s Southwest Grill drink koozie.

Have a question for The Sharks? Call their office at 910-343-5621 or visit



 Thursday, July 4th

 4th of July Riverfront Celebration

Where: Downtown Wilmington along Water St.

Food and Entertainment begins at 5:00 pm and will last until 9:00 pm

Fireworks begins at 9:05 pm

Music provided by Heart & Soul in Riverfront Park

Live television coverage of the fireworks begins at 9:00 pm on WECT

Click here for printable map with parking and exit information

Wilmington Children’s Museum

Fourth of July Celebration – 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: 116 Orange Street, Wilmington

Time: 5-8pm

What is happening: Order dinner or pack a picnic and enjoy fun activities!

Air Rocket Challenge, Sharpie Fireworks, Sound Sandwich noisemakers

6pm, 7pm: Soda Explosions

They would like to show their appreciation to our military for all they do so all day they are offering 1/2 off admission for immediate family of military personnel who show their ID.

More info: PlayWilmington.org

North Carolina Fourth of July Festival

Where: Southport, N.C.

When: June 30th – July 4th

Fireworks on the 4th – 9pm

What is happening: Over 100 handmade arts and crafts on display,

Main Stage Entertainment – best beach, top 40’s and country bands each evening, Patriotic parade representing main street USA and televised on WECT TV6 ,

A Naturalization Ceremony,

Veterans Recognition – ceremony honoring the sacrifices of our armed service personnel who have served and paid for our freedom,

Beach Day – highlighting the activities popular at Southport’s neighboring beach community Oak Island – volleyball and shag contests included.

Children’s Entertainment & Games – Old fashioned games including sack races and watermelon eating contests.

For more information visit NC4thofJuly.com


4th of July Golf Cart Parade, Picnic, and Pool Party

Where: Bald Head Island

When: 11 am

Bald Head Island Fireworks Cruise – 8 pm

For more info visit BaldHeadIsland.com/Events