4th of July celebration wraps up along Wilmington riverfront


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It was a spectacular night along the riverfront in downtown Wilmington, despite some spots of rain here and there, as the annual 4th of July fireworks celebration was held.

The rain in the forecast did not stop people from coming out. People came prepared with chairs, umbrellas, tarps and, of course, family and friends to celebrate the special occasion.

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Even though there was no concert or street fair this year due to construction in the area people still came out in droves to celebrate our independence.

“Man, it’s the best experience,” spectator Ben Richardson said. “I mean there is no better place to watch fireworks here in Wilmington. You know in Carolina Beach we do them on the 3rd of July, but it’s always fantastic to come here and see them on the river. It’s just the best.”

Although it rained early on it did not stop the show from going on as the beautiful display of fireworks lit up the sky along the river front to help cap off a great Independence Day in Wilmington.