July 4th Celebrations

The Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce hosts the July 4th Festival in Southport. Past festival highlights include:

  • Over 100 handmade arts and crafts on display
  • The delightful aroma of fair food permeates the air
  • The Cape Fear river serves as a backdrop for Main Stage Entertainment - best beach, top 40's and country bands each evening.
  • The most patriotic parade representing main street USA and televised on WECT TV6 "Where News Comes First"
  • A Naturalization Ceremony that will move you to tears
  • Veterans Recognition - ceremony honoring the sacrifices of our armed service personnel who have served and paid for our freedom
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony - a ceremony that allows residents and visitors an opportunity to properly dispose of their USA flags
  • Beach Day - highlighting the activities popular at Southport's neighboring beach community Oak Island - volleyball and shag contests to mention a few
  • Freedom Run & Walk - runners and walkers enjoy an organized event encouraging a healthy America
  • Children's Entertainment & Games - Remember the good old games including sack races and watermelon eating contests? We do.
  • Fireworks - What 4th of July festival would be complete without fireworks?

For information on the 2001 4th of July Festival, please visit www.nc4thofjuly.com.