Despite being canceled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the annual Independence Day fireworks show at the Avon Fishing Pier returned with a bang on Sunday, wowing a big crowd of beach-going spectators.
The fireworks started at around 9:20 p.m., launching from the very end of the Avon Pier. The show lasted for roughly 30 minutes, and visitors headed to area beaches for a front-row seat for the action over the ocean.
The shoreline in front of the pier was crowded as usual, although spectators all along the Avon shoreline and beyond were able to see the display. Volunteers from the Avon Fire Department and Hatteras Island Rescue Squad were close by in case of an incident, and while there was a brief pause towards the end of the show which was reportedly attributed to a possible small fire at the end of the pier, the fireworks show concluded safely, ending with a long grand finale that garnered a wave of cheers.
The Avon fireworks show was orchestrated by the company PYROTECNICO, was sponsored by the Avon Property Owners Association, and was funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. This event was additionally made possible through cooperation with the National Park Service, and donations from the Hatteras Island business community and its residents, property owners, and guests.