Barbecues, fireworks, parades, all-day parties… who doesn’t love July 4th? The Crystal Coast is no exception—from parades and festivities to fireworks over the Atlantic, we’ve got tons of ways to show our spirit. Check out some of the best happenings and festivals across the area so you can celebrate your Independence Day in beachside style.
Where are the Best Crystal Coast July 4th Events?
All over! Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Beaufort… all along the Crystal Coast you can find fun and interesting ways to celebrate. Here are some of our favorites.
Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade
Celebrate with small-town style! Catch the Downtown Pine Knoll Shores Parade from 10am to 11am, or decorate a bike or cart and join the march!
Beaufort July 4th Celebration
The day kicks off with the favorite annual parade through Historic Downtown and continues with a community picnic, live music, and free ice cream at the Carteret County Courthouse. The night concludes with live music, hot dogs, and drinks at 6pm and a fireworks show at 9pm.
Swansboro July 4th Celebration
Head to Front Street in Swansboro for a full afternoon of festivities. The fun runs from 3 to 10 pm and include live music, food vendors, and a waterfront fireworks show.
Morehead City July 4th Celebration
Live music, dancing, food, and fireworks make the Morehead City celebration fun! The night kicks off at 7pm at Jaycee Park and concludes with a 9pm fireworks show from Sugar Loaf Island.
July 4th Cruises
Want to celebrate (and view the fireworks) from the water? Head out on a local cruise from Beaufort to Morehead City! At 7:30pm, hop on board the Crystal Coast Lady, the Shackleford Lady, or The Renegade to celebrate in true Crystal Coast fashion.
Atlantic Beach July 4th Fireworks
Sit back, relax, and stick your toes in the sand as you enjoy a great oceanfront fireworks show from Atlantic Beach! The show begins at 9pm.
Emerald Isle Fireworks Show
It’s one of the most visited and anticipated events of the year! At 9pm, Emerald Isle launches one of the most spectacular fireworks show around, and you won’t want to miss out on all the fun. Catch the show from the beach or from the Bogue Sound!
Ready to Come Have Some Fun on the Crystal Coast?
If you’re thinking of buying a vacation home on the Crystal Coast, then it’s time to contact Linda Rike Real Estate. As your local real estate experts, we’re here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful neighborhoods, and find the perfect home for you.