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The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport.

For over 200 years this small maritime community has celebrated our nation's independence in a big way. The celebration has grown from colonial times when ships lay anchor in her harbor and shot their cannons to today's festival where 40,000 to 50,000 people come each year to bathe in the richness of spirit commemorating Old Glory. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in the year 1972 the festival committee strives to keep the focus of the festival on honoring our nation's birthday with a little fun thrown in.

Events

  • Sunday, June 23 - Opening Ceremony, Reading of Declaration of Independence, Military Band Concert
  • Saturday, June 29 - 36th Annual Fire Fighters Freedom Competition, Summer Regional Art Show, Old Jail Tours
  • Monday, July 1 - Summer Regional Art Show, Oak Island Beach Day, Shag Contest, Oak Island Fireworks
  • Tuesday, July 2 - Summer Regional Art Show, Arts & Crafts Vendor Displays, Food Concessions, Community Non-Profit Spotlight Booth, Children's Entertainment Festival, Waterfront Stage Entertainment, A Salute to Veterans
  • Wednesday, July 3 - Childlren's Games, 9/11 Never Forget Memorial Mobile Exhibit, American Red Cross Blood Drive, Summer Regional Art Show, Arts & Crafts Vendor Displays, Food Concessions, Old Jail Tours, Community Non-Profit Spotlight Booth, Waterfront Stage Entertainment, Brunswick Big Band Performance, USCIS Naturalization Ceremony, Voter Registration, Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Thursday, July 4 - Pancake Breakfast, 9/11 Never Forget Memorial Mobile Exhibit, Summer Regional Art Show, Arts & Crafts Vendor Displays, Food Concessions, Community Non-Profit Spotlight Booth, Flag Raising Ceremony, Festival Parade, Shine & Show Classic Car Show, Old Jail Tours, Waterfront Stage Entertainment, Red White & Blue Freedom Flotilla, Old Smithville Burying Ground/Cemetery Tour, Live Pro Wrestling, Lion Club Boat Raffle Drawing, Southport Fireworks Display

Click for NC 4th of July Festival Calendar of Events