“Fourth 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 will begin about 9:10 p.m. from a launch site at the end of the Avon Pier, permitted by and in cooperation with the National Park Service. The show lasts about 20 minutes.
This event is additionally made possible through donations from the Hatteras Island business community, residents, property owners, and guests.
Corporate sponsors to date for this event are Avon Property Owners Association, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Greater Kinnakeet Shores Homeowners, Inc., Outer Banks Ace Hardware, Koru Village, Outer Beaches Realty, Sun Realty, Surf or Sound Realty and Hatteras Realty.
Other sponsors are Kinnakeet Shores Property Owners Association., Cape Pines Motel, Resort Realty, Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association, Conner’s Supermarket, Hatteras Island Boardsports, WIND-NC, Burger Burger, Askins Creek Store, Cape Hatteras Motel, Gidget’s Pizza & Pasta, Turner’s High Moon Bar, Ketch 55, Midgett Realty, Lighthouse View Motel and the Sarkisian Family, in memory of their son Timothy Sarkisian who loved fireworks.
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 desk.
Fireworks are visible all along the Avon beach and parking is limited, so walk, bike or carpool.
To ease the congestion in the village, Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials have decided that this year, off-road vehicles may remain on the beaches near Avon past the 9 p.m. closing time in order to watch the fireworks.
The annual Golf Cart Parade will begin at 4 p.m. at Hatteras Harbor Court, which is next to Hatteras Harbor Marina. It will run through the village and end at the Hatterasman Drive-In. Winners will be announced at 4:45 on the steps of the Community Center. Winners will receive bragging rights and a gift certificate from a local village business.
From 5 until 8 p.m. in the village center, the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Class of 2019 will sell hot dogs, burgers, and tacos in a bag, as well as drinks. Locals and visitors can buy dinner and snacks, sign up for the Corn Hole tournament, and listen to favorite local band, Raygun Ruby, which will be playing outdoors.
The cornhole tournament entry fee is $10, and prize money is dependent upon number of entries. Interested participants need to sign up by 5:30 p.m. beside the post office.