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NC 4th of July Festival - July 2nd - 4th, 2018
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The N.C. 4th of July Festival is held annually in the City of Southport July 2nd – 4th and Town of Oak Island July 1st (unless it is a Sunday and then Beach Day is June 30th). The City of Southport first celebrated our nation’s independence in 1792 as the “Festival of Free Men”. Over the years the name of the festival changed until 1972, when the festival incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival. Today, the festival celebrates our freedom as it remembers the sacrifices with some fun thrown into the mix. This year will be no exception. Join the over 40,000 people who attend the N.C. 4th of July Festival each year.
Festival events include:
Flag Raising Ceremony
Flag Retirement Ceremony
A Salute to Veteran
Over 100 Arts & Craft Booths
Food Vendors serving shrimp, burgers, bar-b-que, ice cream and more
Parade 11am on July 4th (except when the 4th is on a Sunday) Televised on WECT TV-6
Live Stage Entertainment
Franklin Square Art Gallery’s National Art Show
Shine & Show Classic Car Show
Old Jail Tours
Lions Club Boat Raffle Drawing
Cape Fear Yacht Club’s Commodore Regatta
St. Philip Episcopal Chapel of the Cross Open
Military Band Concert – Sunday prior to festival
Beach Day Events –(sandcastle building, horseshoe, volleyball and shag contests plus evening concert).
The official dates of the festival are July 2nd -4th in Southport & July 1st in Oak Island; except when July 4th or Beach Day's July 1st is a Sunday, then events on the 4th move to July 5th and Beach Day moves to June 30th). For more information visit the Festival website at www.nc4thofjuly.com follow us on Facebook or contact the North Carolina 4th of July Festival, 4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461. Phone 910.457-5578 or e-mail us at [email protected].