Get Ready for an Epic Ocean Isle Beach 4th of July Celebration


There are only a few weeks till the 4th of July, and here on Ocean Isle Beach we are getting ready for another incredible Independence Day Celebration loaded with family-friendly activities, events, and, of course, you guessed it, fireworks. Choosing to vacation on Ocean Isle Beach allows you not only to explore our beautiful island but also explore the entire region and its events. So let's get started with some great things to do this 4th of July in our area.

Start at the Old Bridge

Starting July 3 at 6 p.m. head over to Sunset Beach and the Old Bridge. Here the Old Bridge Preservation Society is having kids' games, live music, and all sorts of family-friendly activities.

Head back to the bridge on July 4th at 9 a.m. for a local tradition...a parade! Bring your bike, wagons, and stroller for a patriotic march over the Old Bridge to the sounds of patriot tunes. For more information click here.


Ocean Isle Beach Fireworks

This year we are excited to have another great Ocean Isle Beach fireworks show. The fireworks will take place on July 3 at around 9 p.m.. Make sure to bring a chair. The fireworks can be easily seen from the beach, the road or the pier. The show will last approximately twenty minutes so it is perfect for the little ones.


Join the Ocean Isle Beach parade

Everybody loves a parade, and here on Ocean Isle Beach our 4th of July parade is one the whole family can enjoy. Taking place on July 4th at 10 a.m. you'll love the patriotic decorations, fun golf carts, and floats as one of our most endearing traditions on Ocean Isle Beach continues.


Southport 4th of July Festival

Just around the corner from Ocean Isle Beach is the small town of Southport, NC. Southport is home to one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the state. Take advantage of staying in Ocean Isle Beach while exploring Southport. The massive 4th of July celebration goes all day long. With so many family-friendly events to choose from, you'll have to plan carefully. Click here for all the events and things you need to know about spending the day in Southport.


Go to a free concert

Maybe the crowds are not your cup of tea, and really you just want a nice evening with friends jamming to some toe-tapping music. If that is what you're looking for, then you need to head over to the Sunset Beach Summer Concert series on July 4th to hear the Blue Pickup Band featuring oldies and country. Fun for the whole family, this event kicks off at 7 p.m. and continues to 9 p.m. . Make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The concert takes place at The Village at Sunset on the corner of Park Rd, and Sunset Blvd. All shows are free!

Three fun things to do the week of the 4th of July

The 4th of July isn't just fireworks and parades, no, Ocean Isle Beach has so much more to offer, and this is the perfect week to get out and explore the island and spend time with your friends and family. Here are just a few ways to enjoy your stay on Ocean Isle Beach during the 4th of July week.

Get on the water!

There are so many ways to have fun on Ocean Isle Beach, but none is as exciting as getting on the water. Whether you want to surf, stand up paddleboard, or kayak, we have opportunities to do all of those and so much more.

Grill some seafood.

A fun family gathering with loved ones and friends is a time-honored tradition on Ocean Isle Beach. Take some time, maybe while out riding, to grab some fresh local seafood. Need tips on grilling great seafood, check out our previous post: How To Grill The Best Seafood During Your Ocean Isle Beach Vacation.

Bike the island.

Grab the helmets and bikes to head out for a day of riding around the island. Ocean Isle Beach has great roads, friendly drivers, and lots of fun places to explore on two wheels.


No epic Independence Day Celebration is complete without the perfect Ocean Isle Beach vacation home. There is still time to book a vacation home where you and your family can make incredible memories that will last a lifetime. Just give us a call today at (800) 727-9222 to speak with one of our friendly reservationists or click the button below to start planning your vacation today.

Do you have an Ocean Isle Beach 4th of July memory? Let us know below.