Families vacationing on the Brunswick Islands over the Fourth of July holiday will have an assortment of activities happening in the coastal area to enjoy. We’re providing a list below of the most popular places to celebrate Independence Day in the region. If you need a place to stay take a look at our waterfront accommodations in Ocean Isle Beach. We can accommodate you in luxury and at a price you can afford.
OIB 4th of July Parade
This year’s Ocean Isle Beach Independence Day parade will be held on Friday, July 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. The parade draws locals and alike visitors with more than 700 people participating in the parade last year. Parade participants should meet at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot by 9:30 a.m. There is no official registration and no fee to march in the parade. Entries will be judged in four categories: golf carts, floats, walkers and bicycles. Sponsored by the Ocean Isle Property Owners Association.
Free Beach Concert
This week’s free concert will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on July 3 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, 21 East 2nd St., Ocean Isle Beach. Tonight’s performance will be by Jim Quick & Coastline .
Independence Day Fireworks
A fireworks show will take place at the Ocean Isle Beach Pier on July 3 beginning at 9 p.m. Fireworks will last approximately 20 minutes. Viewers will be able to watch the display from the pier, the beach in front of our inn, or anywhere on the Island. In case of rain the fireworks show will be re-scheduled for July 5 at 9 p.m.
Celebration at the Old Bridge
In what has become an annual tradition members of the Old Bridge Preservation Society have a day planned full of fun and festivities for visitors and residents of Sunset Beach. With patriotic music playing and flags waving at the Old Bridge site, 109 Shoreline Drive W, Sunset Beach, there are a number of activities scheduled throughout the morning.
There will be a parade over the Old Bridge starting at 9 a.m. Children and adults alike are encouraged to bring their decorated bicycles, wagons, strollers or sneakers to ride or march across the Old Bridge in step to rousing patriotic music. Following the parade, volunteers from the Preservation Society have planned multiple activity stations with good old-fashioned family games. There will be a cake walk, sack races, water can races, a knock-down-the-cans game and the favorite water balloon toss. Don’t miss the decorated cupcakes!