From sea to shining sea, Americans will proudly remember and celebrate the founding of our great nation. Independence Day is a time for families and friends to get together in commemoration of America’s birth. Mark this year’s celebration and celebrate the Fourth of July at the beach. Enjoy all the historic sights, patriotic parades, and spectacular fireworks America’s east coast has to offer.
Party in One of the Original 13 Colonies
Where better to celebrate Independence Day than in one of the 13 colonies where the struggle against the British Empire was fought and won? North Carolina was there from the beginning. It was founded in 1653 by Virginia colonists, but gained its statehood in 1789 and was the site of several important battles during the Revolutionary War.
Check Out a Beachside Patriotic Parade
Ocean Isle Beach’s Fourth of July Parade is a big hit every year. It’s a small-town parade with a lot of heart and 700 participants. The parade features floats that represent American pride, creativity, and imagination. When the last float cruises the parade path, judges decide who will take home the coveted first, second, and third place trophies.
Witness One of North Carolina’s Best Fireworks Spectacles
Just down the road from Ocean Isle Beach is Smithville, a town with a lot of history and a spectacular Independence Day fireworks show. Back in 1792, Southport was known by its founding name, the Town of Smithville. Although the independent United States of America was less than 20 years old at the time, the Town of Smithville celebrated the nation’s independence by toasting drinks and watching anchored ships fire cannons in the harbor. Today, 21st century patriots still celebrate at the same harbor where a floating barge launches fireworks instead of canon balls. Southport’s Festival Fireworks are a must-see.
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