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Sea Scape Properties' Insider Guide: Best Places to Catch 4th of July Fireworks


When: July 4, 6 pm
Where: Downtown Wilmington, Riverfront
What: Fourth of July Celebration
When staying at any of our beach rentals, historic downtown Wilmington is a fantastic place to mill around, visit boutiques, and enjoy local eateries. Independence Day is no exception and actually even a better reason to make your way downtown. Pier 33 Entertainment Venue and Marina Grill will be hosting Red, White and Bluegrass: A Fourth of July Celebration. Come enjoy live bluegrass music from Massive Grass on the Pier 33 Stage, with barbeque, sides, drinks and more available for purchase. You may bring blankets, but chairs are prohibited. Fireworks begin promptly on the Riverwalk at 9:05 pm.

Carolina Beach:

What: Independence Day Boardwalk Blast
When: July 3, Entertainment: 6:30 pm; Fireworks: 9 pm
Where: Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Cape fear Blvd.
Carolina Beach, known for their seasonal carnival, delicious Britt’s Donuts, and exciting weekly fireworks display, will be celebrating a day early with a special display of fireworks and a concert by The Polar Bear Blues Band, a crowd favorite for over 40 years. The Polar Bear Blues Band brings their own brand of rhythm and blues for a fun evening. Be sure to arrive early to grab your spot at the gazebo or on the beach to enjoy free entertainment and fireworks by the sea. If staying at one of our Carolina Beach properties, you are in easy walking distance to the fun.

Topsail Island:

What: Surf City Fireworks
When: July 3, 5:30 pm
Where: Soundside Park, Surf City
Funnel cakes, lemonade slushies, music, AND fireworks?? YES! All taking place on the quaint island of Topsail. Food vendors will be on demand, along with music from Johnny White & the Elite Band, and the fireworks will begin at dusk. And, just an FYI, during the fireworks display there will be no through pedestrian access on a designated section of the bridge for public safety concerns. After the fireworks display full pedestrian access will be open. If you are lucky enough to be staying at our Topsail Island property, you will be able to see the show from your porch!

Wrightsville Beach:

Although Wrightsville doesn’t offer a fireworks show, locals are notorious for putting on a little show of their own, so keep lookout for an impromptu color explosion in the dusk sky. You can also catch a peek of the Carolina Beach works taking place on July 3rd from the South end of the island and possibly the Wilmington works on the 4th in the right weather conditions. Don’t forget, Wrightsville offers a fun and exciting nightlife as well. Venturing out to rub elbows with locals and other vacationers the evening of the 4th will not disappoint. Sea Scape Properties has vacation homes located all over the island for easy access to entertainment.

Please note: all events are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

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