NC 4th of July Festival and Fireworks

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendation by the City of Southport, the NC 4th of July Festival for 2020 has been canceled. This iconic event will return in 2021. Please visit the Festival website for information on 2020 Virtual Events.

Historic Downtown, Southport

For over 200 years, Southport has celebrated our nation's Independence in a big way, and they invite you to join the celebration!  Southport's celebration of our nation's independence was first recorded in a newspaper in 1795 and has continued for two centuries. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in 1972, the festival remembers the sacrifices, celebrates freedom, and promotes family fun.

The N.C. 4th of July Festival is held annually in the City of Southport.  Join the over 60,000 people who attend the N.C. 4th of July Festival each year.  Annual festival events include: Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Military Band Concert, Naturalization Ceremony, Flag Raising Ceremony, Flag Retirement Ceremony, Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony, Fire Fighter's Freedom Competition, Classic Car Show, over 100 arts & craft booths, food vendors, parade, children's games and entertainment, live stage entertainment, and fireworks. 

For updated and detailed festival information, please visit the event website.

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