Where to Celebrate Independence Day This Year

Fireworks at Ocean Isle Beach Independence Day Celebration

Wondering where to celebrate Independence Day this year in the Brunsiwck County area of North Carolina? Well, we’ve sure go you covered!

If you’ve found your ideal vacation rental through us at Sloane Vacations – you’re one of the lucky ones! Our spacious and well-afforded rentals fill up fast this time of the year.

There’s really no better place to experience the th celebrations than at the beach!

Here’s what’s going on in the area over the holiday period.

Top 5 Places to Celebrate July 4th around Brunswick County, NC

Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach is just a short drive over a modern bridge, crossing the famous Intracoastal Waterway. spanning marsh savannas. The beach runs east to west and offers a fishing pier, public boat launch facility, direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.

A fireworks display will take place from the Ocean Isle Beach Pier on rd at approximately The display will last approximately 20 minutes. Viewers will be able to see the display from the pier, the beach, or anywhere on the Island.

The annual Ocean Isle Beach Freedom Celebration and 4th of July Parade will take place on Tuesday, July 4th beginning at and feature decorated golf carts and bicycles. Participants should meet in the parking lot of the Museum Planetarium at The parade will head down 2nd Street to Lee Street.

Since you’re in the area, why not check out some other fun Things to Do in Ocean Isle Beach. Oh! If you haven’t yet booked your stay, definitely take a peek at our Ocean Isle Beach Vacation Rentals!

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is in southwestern Brunswick County and is the last developed Atlantic Ocean beach before the South Carolina border.

Starting at on the 4th, the Old Bridge Preservation Society has planned fun and festivities for visitors and residents alike!

With patriotic music playing and flags waving at the Old Bridge Museum, 109 Shoreline Drive West, Sunset Beach, there are a number of activities planned that are kid-friendly.

Children and adults are encouraged to bring decorated bicycles, wagons, strollers or sneakers to ride and/or march across the Old Bridge in step to rousing patriotic music. This parade is a perfect photo opportunity for grandparents and parents to capture the children in their red, white, and blue splendor.

Immediately following the parade, volunteers from the Old Bridge Preservation Society have planned stations with adult-supervised, good old-fashioned, All-American games and activities.

And after the parade and games, light refreshments will be available.

This event is weather-dependent, so for the latest information, please call The Society at (910) 363-6585. We hope to see you there!

If you’re looking for a local place to stay, definitely check out our Sunset Beach Vacation Rentals. And while you’re at it, definitely see some of the other fun Things to Do in Sunset Beach!

Holden Beach

You can find Holden Beach within Brunswick County, just 10 miles NW of the town of Shallotte, North Carolina.

The Holden Beach Summer Concert will be held on


Calabash, North Carolina, is just between the towns of Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach, quite close to the South Carolina border.

Fireworks will be held on the waterfront in Calabash at .

The Calabash Concert Series starts rocking at in the Calabash Community Park.

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs!

Oak Island

Oak Island, home to the famous Oak Island Lighthouse, is just about halfway between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach; pefect for a day-trip!

The NC 4th of July Festival Beach Day and Fireworks will take place from to 10 p.m. on July 1st in Middleton Park, Oak Island.

The Oak Island Summer Concert Series will also take place on Fridays (from May through August) at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Be prepared for fun!

If these fun activities and events have gotten you itching for a Summer Vacation in the area, but your’re unsure of the costs, check out this recent bit we wrote, entitled "4 Ways To Save A Bundle On Your Summer Vacation."

Now that you have some great ideas on where to celebrate Independence Day this year…Be safe, but have a Blast!

From all of us here at Sloane Vacations, Happy Independence Day!

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