Fishing for something to do with your children this weekend? The second annual Children's Fishing Competition and Celebration is Saturday. There will be lunch and prizes. This event is for children 16 years and younger. It's from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Surf City pier and it's free.
Kick your Fourth of July festivities off with the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival. It's happening in Southport all weekend. The fun is already underway with arts and crafts, entertainment and more. Sunday 125 people from 52 countries will become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony Sunday at 4 p.m. at Fort Johnston. Because the fourth is Sunday, the parade and fireworks will be Monday. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and the fireworks start at 9 p.m.
If you want to celebrate your Fourth of July on the beach, Carolina Beach is having its Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m. Saturday on the boardwalk. Make sure to bring your blanket so you can also enjoy other entertainment.
Bald Head Island is also having its official Fourth of July festival. There will be plenty of activities, including the annual golf cart parade which starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. You can visit their website for a complete list of activities.
Willard will be holding its Fourth of July parade at the Willard Outreach Center. It starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and they will have activities all day.
Sunset Harbor will also be having a parade. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the swimming hole. WWAY's Courtney Brooks will be part of the parade.
Sunday the town of Calabash and the Calabash Merchants Association is putting on its 2nd annual Independence Day celebration on the waterfront. WWAY's Greg Privett will MC the festivities. The action and entertainment start at 3 p.m. including the Embers. Fireworks light up the night at 9 p.m. The event is free.
Looking for the some Fourth of July activities to do with the kiddies before you take them to see the fireworks? The Children's Museum is having holiday activities on Sunday starting at 5 p.m.
What's a Fourth of July without a celebration. Starting at 5 p.m. Sunday the Fourth of July riverfront celebration kicks off. There will be food and music by the 440th North Carolina Army National Guard Band. While you're in Riverfront Park you'll get a great view of the 14th annual Battleship Blast, a dazzling fireworks display. It begins at 9:05 p.m.
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