Date: July 4th
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Southport Waterfront
Sponsored by: American Fish Co., Frying Pan Restaurant, Atlantic Coast Industrial, Capital Power, Duke Energy, American Marine Construction, Town of St. James and the Perry Family. Special appreciation is extended to the US Coast Guard.
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.
An alternate fireworks viewing location is near the Oak Island Lighthouse on Caswell Beach Drive, Caswell Beach.
The Festival Fireworks on July 4th 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.