June 24, 2013
July 4 celebrations and events scheduled for
Hatteras and Ocracoke….WITH VIDEO
are again scheduled on July 4 at Avon Pier, and many of the other
villages are offering lots to do to celebrate, including the
traditional and very popular Old Time Parade in Ocracoke.
and visitors should remember that all fireworks – except the show at
the Avon Pier -- are illegal in all of the villages of Hatteras and
Ocracoke and on all National Park Service lands and beaches. Call
911 to report illegal fireworks.
Here’s the rundown so far for Thursday, July 4:
2 p.m. in Rodanthe, the famed beach apparatus drill will be performed
by active duty Coast Guardsmen at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving
Station. The time, 2 p.m., is the historic hour for practicing this
lifesaving drill. Admission to the site, which opens at 10 a.m. is $6
with seniors and students at $4.
At 3:30 p.m., the tenth annual
Independence Day Celebration starts at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo
Community Building, across Highway 12 from Chicamacomico Life-Saving
Station. At this event, community members and visitors join together to
sing patriotic songs and hear a reading of the Declaration of
Independence. A watermelon feast follows. The free event is sponsored
by the villages' civic association.
of July Fireworks at the Beach is sponsored by the Avon Property Owners
Association and funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors
Bureau. The fireworks display, presented by PYROTECNICO, will
begin about 9:15 p.m. from its launch site at the end of the Avon
Pier, permitted by and in cooperation with the
National Park Service.
This event is
additionally made possible through generous donations from
the Hatteras Island business community, residents, property owners, and
guests. Corporate sponsors for this event are ACE
Hardware, Avon Fishing Pier, Avon Property Owners Assn., Cape Hatteras
Electric Cooperative, Kinnakeet Shores Homeowners, Hatteras Realty,
Koru Village & Spa, Outer Beaches Realty, Sun Realty, and Surf or
Sound Realty. (Please see www.avonpoa.org or Avon Property Owners Association’s Facebook page for a complete list of other business contributors.)
in the day, from 3 until 8 p.m., APOA will host
festivities for all ages on the grounds of The Beach
Klub. There will be Ragland Productions' inflatables
and rock climbing wall, along with event T-shirts, hot dogs,
popcorn, cotton candy, and ice cream. Wristbands to access the
inflatables and rock climbing wall will cost $5 and will be good
all during the event.
The Beach Klub will be hosting a Fourth of
July party with live music by Kirsten Thein and Band. Local band, The
Librarians, will be opening for Kirsten and her band. The event, which
begins at 6 p.m., is free. Parking at the Beach Klub and the Spa is
available for $10 per car. There will be food and drinks at the Beach
Klub available for purchase. Also featured will be fire dancers and
Click here to see a video of the 2012 Fireworks at the Avon Fishing Pier.
fourth annual 4th in the Village celebration is planned from 2 until 7
p.m. in the heart of Hatteras village in front of the post office.
by the Hatteras Village Civic Association and the Hatteras Island
Cancer Foundation, the event will include food, ice cream music, art,
and games. There will be a golf cart parade at 4 p.m. and Lady J and
the Jives will provide music from 5 until 7 p.m.
The Independence Day celebration on Ocracoke will begin early and end late.
- 8 until 10 a.m. – Ocracoke Pony Pens. Meet the ponies and the newest addition to the herd, Captain Marvin Howard.
- 9 a.m. -- Flag Raising Ceremony with Ocracoke Boy Scouts on the School Circle.
- 9:30 a.m. until noon -- The 37th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at the Lifeguarded Beach.
- 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. -- Classic Cars on the Pony Island Motel Lawn.
a.m. until 2 p.m. -- Ocracoke Lighthouse History Talk. Lighthouse open
for public viewing. Parking is limited and organizers suggest you walk
- 11 a.m. Pirates on Stage at Community Square on the Harbor.
-- Local Fig Cake Bake-off Setup and Preview at the Community Square.
Judging begins at 2 p.m. Awards announced at 6 p.m. on Community Square
- 1 until 6 p.m. Traditional island fish cake sandwich fundraiser at Community Square.
- 1 p.m. Pirates on Stage at Community Square.
p.m. -- Old Time Ocracoke Parade. Entrants should register by 2 p.m. on
the 4th at The Sweet Tooth. Forms are available at the Post Office and
throughout the village. Download form at WOVV.org, and return to [email protected].
Parade route starts at The Topless Oyster, left on Lighthouse Rd.,
right on Creek Rd., right on Silver Lake Dr., follow road around harbor
to Parade's end at NPS Parking Lot.
- 5 until 6 p.m. -- Donald Davis' Stories—Bring a chair! Books to be Red Lawn .
p.m. Announcement of parade, fig cake, and sand sculpture winners and
The Summer Camp singers on the stage at Community Square.
until 7:45 p.m. -- Traditional Ocracoke Square Dance at the Community
Square with David Tweedie, Lou Castro, Marcy Brenner, Gary Mitchell and
Phillip Howard as caller.
- 8:30 until 10:30 p.m. – Ocracoke Rockers at the Community Square.
July 4 events are sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business
Association with lots of assistance. Live broadcasts will be by
Ocracoke's Own WOVV 90.1.