The NC 4th of July Festival in Southport and Oak Island, NC is a joyous event with fun activities for the whole family. It is an old fashioned celebration that continues the traditions of a parade, an arts and crafts event, food vendors, patriotic concerts, music, dancing, games, foot races, a naturalization ceremony, a beach day and fireworks over the water to top it off.
The event opens on Saturday, June 28, with at 7:45 AM at Waterfront Park in Southport, NC just prior to the Freedom Run. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/sports-fitness-parks/races/nc-fourth-of-july-festival-freedom-run/profile/)
Firing of Thor, the cannon, begins this race which has been taking place annually for more than 30 years. A color outburst is included this year and all winners will receive a hand made bowl by local potter, Kimberly Caroon.
Music for the event will include a Patriotic Concert by the Brunswick Concert Band.
In Addition, the 440th Army Band NC Army National Guard will present a military concert and a whole list of bands will provide music on the waterfront. These include the popular local band, Mike’s Garage Band. There will be Folk and Gospel music as well as Rock, Blues, Reggae, Hip Hop and Rap.
The Sea Notes Choral Society will also present two concerts as a part of the event. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/arts/music/sea-notes-choral-society/profile/)
These concerts will be held on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 in the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.