Independence Day Celebration

Date:  Monday, July 5, 2021
Time:  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or whenever the fireworks are over)
Location: Historic Corolla Park
Fee: Free
Website: VisitCurrituck
Contact: 252-453-9040

Fireworks in a night sky.What better way to celebrate America’s independence than with free live music and a spectacular firework show on the northern Outer Banks! Join Currituck Travel & Tourism at Historic Corolla Park for the Independence Day Celebration with loads of fun family activities and food provided by local vendors.

Activities begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks at dusk.

Admission is free and free parking is available at the park until lots are full.

Entertainment Lineup
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Mark Lippard on main stage
  • 5:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. Black & Blue Experience at  Watermelon Eating Contest
  • Sunset – 8:25 p.m. Fireworks Show  – will begin shortly after sundown

Man eating fire.Food Trucks

Dogs are permitted on leashes.

Watermelon Eating Contest

Sign up start at 5:00 p.m. Contest starts at 6:00 p.m.


No coolers, alcohol or on-street parking is permitted. The Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed this day with no docking allowed.

As we continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are adhering to state and local safety protocols, including masks/facial coverings, capacity, and social distancing requirements.