Festival Fireworks

Date:  July 4th

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Southport Waterfront

Sponsored by:  Duke Energy Carolinas & American Marine Construction

In 1792, men of the Town of Smithville (Southport’s founding name) commemorated our nation’s independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain with a toast, as ships anchored in her harbor fired their cannons in celebration. Today crowds of people line the Waterfront in Southport and many “ships” anchor in the harbor to watch a brilliant fireworks display, launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway. Plenty of oh’s and uh’s are packed into the 20 minute fireworks show which is the finale for the festival.


Stay after the fireworks and listen to the band on the Waterfront Stage from 9:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.


Southport Entry & Exit Traffic Information


An alternate fireworks viewing location is near the Oak Island Lighthouse on Caswell Beach Drive, Caswell Beach.

After Fireworks Traffic Plan
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Sponsored by:

Duke Energy Carolinas, American Marine Construction and the Perry Family.  Special appreciation is extended to the US Coast Guard.

The American Tribute

The Festival Fireworks will open the fireworks display with The American Tribute. Three lone burst:

Red for the blood of many heroes shed;

White, for freedom's light still shining bright; and

Blue, for the courage to stand tall and true!

Let it remind us of the privilege that it is to be Americans and the cost of generations of sacrifice.

Oak Island Anniversary Fireworks

Date:  Friday, July 1, 2016

Time: 9:00 p.m. (Start time may be affected by weather)

Location:  Oak Island Pier, 705 Ocean Drive, Oak Island

Sponsored by: Town of Oak Island

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