If you are wondering what to do or where to go for the Fourth of July when you are visiting Topsail Island this year, here is a list of places to see the fireworks -
The town of Surf City’s Independence Day
Celebration will be held on July 3 at Soundside
Park. A concert featuring Mark Roberts & Breeze
will kick festivities off at 6 p.m. and a fireworks
display will begin at 9 p.m. Bring your chair or
blanket and come enjoy the evening, no coolers or
alcoholic beverages will be allowed. For more
information call 328-4131.
Holly Ridge plans to hold its Fourth of July Four
Town Fireworks Celebration at Holly Ridge
Municipality Park. Entertainment will start at 6 p.m.
preceding the fireworks. The Holly Ridge Municipality
Park is located on Sound Road and is a great place for fireworks. Children can enjoy the playground equipment and there is plenty of room to spread out a blanket and summer picnic. The actual fireworks usually start around dark. For details call 329-7081.
Sneads Ferry will hold its fifth annual fireworks
on July 4 at the Sneads Ferry Community Center.
This hometown celebration promises to be fun for
the entire family and also includes entertainment,
food and games. For details call 327-3335. Pets are
Wilmington’s Fourth of July Riverfront
Celebration and the Annual Battleship Blast will be
held July 4 from 5-10 p.m. with fireworks scheduled
to commence at 9:05 p.m. There will be food, entertainment and a street fair on the riverfront in historic downtown Wilmington. Featured entertainment performs on the main stage along Water Street. Always
touted as one of the largest choreographed fireworks
displays in the state, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Viewing is best from downtown Wilmington. For more details call 251-5797 extension 2048.
Jacksonville’s Annual Fourth of July Freedom
Festival will be held on July 4 at Onslow Pines Park
from 2 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Families are welcome to
come out and picnic in the park. Vendors, children’s
rides, petting zoo, food, karaoke, a fossil dig and a
live band are on hand for entertainment. Fireworks
go off at 9:15 p.m. Concessions benefit the New
River Foundations. For details call 347-5332 or visit
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune will be holding
its Fourth of July celebration on July 4 at WPT
Hill Field. The kids’ activity area opens at 5:30 p.m. There will be entertainment followed by fireworks. This alcohol-free event is open to the public. For more information call 451-3535.