The Avon Pier will once again be the launch site
of the annual Independence Day fireworks display, which is scheduled
for July 4.
The fireworks display, permitted by and in
cooperation with the National Park Service, will begin about 9:15 p.m.
from a launch site at the end of the pier. The ensuing show,
orchestrated and presented by PYROTECNICO, lasts about 20 minutes.
The fireworks are visible all along the Avon
beach and parking adjacent to the launch site is limited, so visitors
are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to their closest beach access.
Avon and Hatteras Island's annual Independence
Day celebration, "Fireworks at the Beach," is sponsored by the Avon
Property Owners Association and funded in part by the Outer Banks
Visitors Bureau. This event is additionally made possible through
donations from the Hatteras Island business community and its
residents, property owners, and guests.
Radio Hatteras will broadcast patriotic "Music
for Fireworks" from 9 until 10 p.m. and "Red, White & Blue" music
until Midnight at FM 101.5 in southern Hatteras Island and 99.9 in
northern Hatteras Island. 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.