Monday, July 5th, 2021
Independence Day Celebration
Historic Corolla Park
5:00pm – 9:00pm (or at the conclusion of the fireworks show)
PARKING UPDATE: Free onsite parking for this event will begin at 3:00pm at Historic Corolla Park and will be available on a first come, first served basis. With record crowds this summer on the Currituck Outer Banks and with many visitors expected to attend, please note that our dedicated onsite parking spaces are expected to fill up early. Please plan accordingly.
Due to July 4 occasionally falling on a Saturday or Sunday, both extremely busy vacation rental change-over days on the Outer Banks, this event is not always held on July 4, as is the case this year. In keeping emergency management efforts and precautions top of mind with an event this size, we look forward to an amazing celebration on July 5!
What better way to celebrate America’s independence than with free live music and a spectacular firework show on the northern Outer Banks?! The Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism invites you to Historic Corolla Park for our annual Independence Day Celebration! Activities begin at 5:00 pm and conclude with the largest fireworks show on the Outer Banks at dusk. Admission is free and free parking is available at the park until our lots are full. Enjoy incredible live music from Black & Blue Experience, fun family activities and more! Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by local vendors. Please note that no coolers, alcohol or on-street parking are permitted in the park. The Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed this day with no docking allowed. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Also, please note that the Whalehead museum will be closed for public tours on Monday, July 5.
Mark Lippard will be entertaining the crowds from 5pm – 6pm
Black & Blue Experience will perform live from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Watermelon Eating Contest (sign-up starts at 5pm; contest begins at 6pm)
Kids’ Dance Contest at 7pm
Fireworks show will begin shortly after sundown (Sunset is scheduled for 8:25pm that evening)