Currituck County will host its 28th Annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 3 in Historic Corolla Park. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. and there will be no activities in the park prior to the fireworks.
Several county departments, including the County Manager, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Tourism, and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office have collaborated to develop a robust safety plan to help guard against possible exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Staff has also consulted with Albemarle Regional Health Services for advice on best practices for this event.
Key details of the safety plan include:
- The county is limiting the number of vehicles that will be allowed into Historic Corolla Park for the event. Parking spaces will be marked off and staff will direct parking to keep vehicles socially distant from each other.
- Guests will be asked to remain at their vehicles, if they have a clear line of sight to view the fireworks, and remain socially distant from other groups.
- Designated family/small group areas will be marked on the grass of the pedestrian area. Each of these spaces will be socially distanced from others. This will help limit large groups of people congregating together.
- Guests are asked to bring a face mask to use during the event. This falls in line with Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order requiring face masks in public locations.
- Portable restrooms and hand washing stations will be located at multiple locations within the park.
- Law enforcement and staff will be present to remind guests of social distancing and the use of face masks. Staff will have a limited number of face masks available for guests who may not have one.
- There will be NO other activities held during the day that are normally part of the Independence Day Celebration, such as vendors, live music, children’s games, corn hole tournament, or watermelon eating contest.
Please behave responsibly and remember to practice safe habits before, during, and after the event. The use of face masks, remaining socially distant from others, and washing hands will help everyone limit the risk of possible exposure to COVID-19.
- There is no parking allowed on the sides of NC 12.
- Guests are not allowed to bring alcohol or coolers into the park.
- Dogs are permitted on leash.
- There is no rain date for this event.
For more information call 252-435-2947 or visit Currituck Travel & Tourism website.
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4th of July Event Live Streaming
- Currituck County will offer a livestream of the Fireworks Show to provide citizens an opportunity to enjoy the fireworks from their own homes. The livestream will be available online at CorollaFireworks.com.
County Facilities CLOSED on
Friday, July 3, 2020
- Historic Corolla Park Motor Vehicle Air-up Station will close at 3:00 p.m.
- Historic Corolla Park Boat Ramp
- Currituck County Animal Shelter
- Currituck County Libraries
- All County Administrative Offices
Saturday, July 4, 2020
- Convenience Sites
- Transfer Station