6/29/2024  DiscoverTopsailIsland.com

Happy 4th of July, y’all! Get ready for a fantastic lineup of events right here on Topsail Island and the surrounding areas. We’re thrilled to share all the local festivities where you can enjoy fireworks, celebrate your patriotic spirit, and indulge in some good old-fashioned fun. Here are 5 exciting celebrations happening around July 4th. πŸ–οΈ For more summer fun ideas, check out DiscoverTopsailIsland.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Celebrate Independence Day in Surf City, NC: An Event You Won't Want to Miss!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 3, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Soundside Park, 517 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC
Admission: FREE

Join Us for a Spectacular Independence Day Celebration!

Surf City, NC, invites you to join us for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration at Soundside Park. This family-friendly event promises an evening filled with music, dancing, delicious food, and a stunning fireworks display.

Event Highlights

  • Live Music by Jim Quick and Coastline: Groove to the soulful tunes of Jim Quick and Coastline as they take the stage. Known for their energetic performances and captivating music, they will keep you dancing all evening.

  • Food Trucks Galore: Satisfy your cravings with a variety of food options from 14 different food trucks. Whether you're in the mood for savory snacks or sweet treats, there's something for everyone.

  • Fireworks Grand Finale: At 9:00 PM, prepare to be dazzled by Surf City's famous fireworks show. The sky will light up with vibrant colors, providing the perfect grand finale to an amazing evening.

Event Details

  • Location: Soundside Park is located at 517 Roland Avenue, offering a picturesque setting by the water.

  • What to Bring: Feel free to bring coolers, lunchboxes, lawn chairs, and blankets to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. However, please note that no outside food or drinks are allowed, and alcohol is strictly prohibited.

  • Parking Information: Due to the anticipated large turnout, parking within Soundside Park will not be available. Plan accordingly and consider alternative parking options or carpooling to ease traffic congestion.

Plan Your Visit

This annual celebration is a cherished tradition in Surf City, drawing residents and visitors alike to come together and honor our nation's independence. The event is free and open to all, making it a fantastic opportunity for families and friends to create lasting memories.

For more information and updates about the event, please visit SurfCityNC.gov.

The Town of Surf City's Independence Day Celebration produces an evening of fun, food, music, and spectacular fireworks. Join us at Soundside Park on July 3 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM for a night you won't forget. Celebrate America's independence with us and enjoy the vibrant community spirit of Surf City.

40th Annual Freedom Festival

πŸŽ‰ Join us for a Spectacular Celebration at the 40th Annual Freedom Festival

Get ready to honor the spirit of freedom and community at our milestone event! From thrilling entertainment to mouthwatering cuisine and family-friendly activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Highlights Include:
πŸŽ† Dazzling Fireworks Display
🎢 Live Music Performances
πŸŽͺ Carnival Rides & Games
πŸ” Delicious Food Trucks
🎨 Arts & Crafts Exhibits
πŸ’₯ Patriotic Parade
...and much more!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate four decades of freedom and community spirit! Let's make this year's Freedom Festival the best one yet!

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details! πŸŽ‡ #FreedomFestival#CommunityCelebration #40thAnniversary πŸŽˆ 


Swansboro’s 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 3rd

Celebrating our country’s birthday is a nationwide event, and Swansboro serves up its Independence Day Celebration each year with live music at the Harry C. Pugliese, Jr. Pavilion at Olde Town Square, culminating with awe-inspiring fireworks show over the water for all to see. 

The Independence Day Celebration is July 3 and begins at 6 pm.  Fireworks are at 9 pm.  There will be food/snack vendors and encourage patrons to visit the downtown restaurants. For more information, please contact Swansboro Parks and Recreation at 910-326-2600.

Streets will be closed on July 3rd from 3 pm until approximately 11 pm. We ask for your cooperation with having the streets cleared of vehicles no later than 3 pm.   
The streets affected by the closures are:

  • Front Street – from Main Street to Church Street

  • Church Street – from Front Street to Water Street

  • Water Street – from Church Street to Main Street

  • Main Street will be closed at Water Street for eastbound traffic


July 4th Concert and Firework Show at Rustic Barn

Thursday, July 4th - 4pm-10pm - Jacksonville, NC

Head to Rustic Barn for a night of live entertainment starting with the soulful sounds of Alex Williams, affiliated with Kool & the Gang, followed by the Carolina rhythms of the I-42 Band. The evening culminates in a GRAND FINALE Fireworks Show by NC Fireworks!

The Rustic Barn at Half Moon is thrilled to announce our very first concert on July 4th, 2024, from 4pm to 10pm EST!
**Gates Opening at 3:00pm**

Join us for an evening of live entertainment- brought to you by Stafford Entertainment And Talent, starting with the opening soulful performance of Alex Williams affiliated with Kool & the Gang, followed by the Carolina sounds of the I-42 Band... And Don't miss our GRAND FINALE Fireworks Show by NC Fireworks !

Save the date for this Independence Day celebration filled with entertainment for all ages, including live music, delicious food and drinks, beer and wine, vendor booths, and more! To ensure a memorable experience, don’t forget to bring blankets and chairs for the family to relax under the night sky at the picturesque Rustic Barn venue.

Beer and Wine will be sold throughout the evening via the Rustic Barn’s mobile bar booths.

Ocean City Jazz Festival

Friday, July 5th - Sunday, July 7th

Extend your celebrations at the Ocean City Jazz Festival in North Topsail Beach! This three-day event features an incredible lineup of local and nationally recognized jazz musicians. Organized by the Ocean City Beach Citizens Council, this festival not only showcases the best in jazz but also aims to foster economic growth, unite artists and attendees, and inspire new cultural appreciation.

Visit their website for tickets and more information.

Celebrate America's 248th Birthday at W.P.T. Hill Field aboard MCB Camp Lejeune at the Camp Lejeune*Marine Raiders July 4th Celebration

**** This event is free and open to DoD Cardholders and their guests only.



We look forward to celebrating with you this 4th of July! Enjoy the festivities and make the most of the summer fun at DiscoverTopsailIsland.com.


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