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
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
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