Topsail Fourth of July Celebrations 2017


With the Fourth of July only days away, it’s time to make our celebration plans. No matter how you choose to celebrate this happy occasion, there’s usually only one important question I hear asked every year: “Where can we go to see the fireworks?”

If you live or are vacationing in the Topsail Island area this year, you are lucky. We have several celebrations from which to choose. So grab the family and head out to one of our great local parks and make this a Fourth to remember. Stay safe and have fun!

Surf City,  Monday, July 3

Monday, July 3rd, 2017. Starting at 6:00 pm with Johnny White & the Elite Band. Fireworks at dusk. Vendors and lots of Fun.  Bring a chair or a blanket for a fun evening. Parking is always an issue, so walk, ride your bike or carpool. No parking allowed in the park. Please use the public parking around town. There will be a shuttle going around town picking up from the public parking areas. Please, remember;  No Alcohol or Coolers allowed.  Free Admission.

Soundside Park

517 Roland Ave, Surf City, NC

Holly Ridge,  Tuesday, July 4

Holly Ridge will have it’s Independence Day celebration on July 4th at the Holly Ridge Municipal Park beginning at 3:00 p.m. It seems as if there will be something for young and old alike, with 40 (plus) arts, crafts and retail vendors on hand, plus great food, inflatables, pony rides and games. A live music concert featuring The Carolina Band will kick off the evening celebration at 6:00 p.m.and the fireworks will begin around 9:00 p.m. Sounds like a fun night!   No alcohol, sparklers or fireworks. Lawn chairs and coolers allowed. Please, service animals only. Free admission.

Holly Ridge Municipal Park

417 Craft Street, Holly Ridge, NC

Downtown Wilmington

If you want to celebrate the 4th in Wilmington, head down to the Riverfront Park and N. Water Street in downtown Wilmington. The party begins at 6:00 p.m. with live entertainment from the Port City Shakedown. Come hungry and get your dinner from one of the many food vendors. The fireworks will be launched right after 9:00 p.m. from a barge in the Cape Fear River.

Jacksonville, NC

Onslow County Freedom Festival will be held at Onslow Pines Park on July 4th from 2:00 until 9:00.  There will be food, crafts and novelties, amusement rides, inflatables and other children’s activities. Live music entertainment bands will take the stage from 2:00 – 5:00 and the main stage music bands, the Carolina Band and the Embers will be featured from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin after 9:00 p.m. No personal fireworks, firearms, alcohol or pets allowed. Come early!

1244 Onslow Pines Road Jacksonville, NC



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