Date: July 4th
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Southport Waterfront
Sponsored by: 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.
An alternate fireworks viewing location is near the Oak Island Lighthouse on Caswell Beach Drive, Caswell Beach.
Duke Energy Carolinas, American Marine Construction and the Perry Family. Special appreciation is extended to the US Coast Guard.
Date: WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2017
Sponsored by: Town of Oak Island
There will NOT be Oak Island Anniversary Fireworks on Oak Island during Beach Days in 2017 due to damage to the Oak Island Pier suffered during Hurricane Matthew. Construction to repair the Oak Island Pier has begun.
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.