to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands over the Independence Day weekend will
be treated to two fireworks shows over the local waters, in addition to
an array of corresponding events.
have their fireworks display on Monday, July 3, while Hatteras will
have their fireworks show in Avon the following night on Tuesday, July
4. Both communities will also host a number of activities and events
along with the show, which are outlined as follows.
HATTERAS ISLAND FIREWORKS AND EVENTS
Island's annual Independence Day celebration, "Fireworks at the Beach"
on July 4, is sponsored by the Avon Property Owners Association and is
funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
fireworks display, permitted by and in cooperation with the National
Park Service, will begin about 9:15 p.m. on July 4 from a launch site
at the end of the Avon Pier. The show, presented by PYROTECNICO,
lasts about 20 minutes.
Fireworks are visible all along the Avon beach and parking is limited, so visitors are advised to walk, bike or carpool.
Koru Beach Klub, which is next to the Avon Pier, will also be hosting a
live concert with country music singer Bryan Mayer. In addition, the
venue will also feature poolside fire dancing, and drinks at the
on-site Tiki Bars. Tickets for the concert, (which includes entrance to
the Beach Klub), are $10 while supplies last, and can be reserved
online at http://www.koruvillage.com/koru-things-to-do/.
Hatteras will broadcast patriotic "Music for Fireworks" from 9 until 10
p.m. and "Red, White & Blue" music until Midnight at FM 101.5 and
99.9. Tune in at 9 p.m. to hear Bob Barris talk a little about
the origin of fireworks and offer a brief history lesson about the
celebration of Independence Day. Then watch the sky light up to a
very familiar Galactic tune, followed by a selection of patriotic
music. To stream Radio Hatteras live on your computer, go to www.radiohatteras.org.
event is additionally made possible through donations from the Hatteras
Island business community and its residents, property owners, and
guests. Corporate sponsors to date for this event are Avon Property
Owners Association, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Outer Banks Ace
Hardware, Koru Village, Outer Beaches Realty, Sun Realty, Surf or Sound
Realty, Hatteras Realty, Greater Kinnakeet Shores Homeowners, Inc., and
the Avon Fishing Pier.
Other sponsors include
the Kinnakeet Shores Property Owners Assn., Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic
Assn., The Froggy Dog, Cape Pines Motel, Resort Realty, Conner's Supermarket, Hatteras
Island Boardsports, Burger Burger, Askins Creek Store, Cape Hatteras
Motel, Gidget's Pizza & Pasta, Turner's High Moon Bar, Dirty
Dick's, and the Sarkisian Family, in memory of their son Timothy
Sarkisian who loved fireworks. APOA and the Avon Fireworks
Committee sincerely thank all the contributors who make this
Donations are still being
accepted. Make your check payable to APOA Fireworks and either
mail to APOA, P. O. Box 9, Avon, NC 27915 or drop it by the Spa Koru
OCRACOKE ISLAND FIREWORKS
Island will host a fireworks show for the second year in the row after
a six year hiatus as part of a two-day Fourth of July Celebration.
fireworks will be launched from the southern end of the island on
Monday, July 3, at the large NPS parking area, and will be visible from
multiple vantage points along Silver Lake Harbor. The show is made
possible thanks to collaborative efforts from the National Park
Service, Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, Hyde County, Dare County,
and NCDOT Ferry Division.
Additional events on
Monday, July 3, include a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance with
legendary local band Molasses Creek at the Community Square. There will
also be a gathering along the National Park Service docks with DJ Tommy
Hutcherson both before and after the show.
will kick off with the annual Sand Sculpture Contest on the Ocracoke
Lifeguarded Beach, as well as a morning flag raising in Ocracoke village.
Additional events slated for the Fourth of July
include a Classic Car Show, the annual Fourth of July Parade followed
by Storytelling and an Awards Ceremony, and an evening Community
Bonfire at the Lifeguarded Beach.
information or to ask about entering the parade, call Ocracoke Civic
and Business Association – the sponsor of the event - at 252-928-6711
or email [email protected].