Oak Island will lead the way with a show from Oak Island Pier that starts at 9 p.m. and caps a day’s worth of Beach Day activities marking the anniversary of the town’s founding.
The pier is at 705 Ocean Drive, but the show should be visible from miles away, including Caswell Beach, the western portion of Oak Island, and even the waterfront in Southport, depending on the cloud coverage (and if you don’t mind seeing smaller fireworks due to the distance).
Nine years after defeating the British, the residents of what’s now Southport fired cannons at the mouth of the Cape Fear River to celebrate the defeat of King George and the troops who ransacked Brunswick Town and burned the St. Philip’s Church.
This year’s 4th of July celebration includes a barge-mounted fireworks show from the waterfront at 9 p.m. that is expected to last for at least 20 minutes.
The start will include a red burst for the blood shed by heroes, a white burst for the light of freedom, and a blue burst for courage to stand tall.