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4th of July Wilmington NC Things to Do



Get out the bunting and the Stars and Stripes—it’s time for the Fourth of July! Wilmington, NC will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, music, and all kinds of family fun. We’ve collected some of the best events for your hot holiday weekend.

When you’re out and about for the Fourth of July, why drive? Beat that after-fireworks traffic jam by hopping into one of our chauffeured shuttles like the Mercedes Benz Party Sprinter with party lights, TVs with surround sound, and a stocked cooler. Arrive in luxury at holiday concerts with your friends and family, and you don’t even have to worry about sipping a beer to celebrate July Fourth—just leave the driving to us.


Call Event Shuttle Service today at (910) 398-8333 to reserve transportation for your July Fourth event, or request a quote online.

Head Over to the Wilmington 4th of July Celebration

5 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016

Watch traditional fireworks on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. You’ll find food, live music, and fireworks beginning at 9:05 p.m.

North Carolina Celebrates the 4th of July in Southport

June 24, 2016 to July 4, 2016

Southport’s official North Carolina 4th of July Festival is down on the waterfront, with live music, a car show, a parade, food, children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, games, fireworks, and more.

Music Is in the Air for Independence Day

Summer Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Gazebo Music

6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Independence Day Weekend Fireworks By The Sea and Boardwalk Gazebo Music features a live concert with the David Dixon Trio and Beachbilly Brothers followed by the annual 4th of July fireworks at 9 p.m. over the Atlantic Ocean.

Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series


6-8 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016

Stray Local (folk, Americana) plays Americana music for America this Fourth of July weekend. Park at 5335 Oleander Drive and ride the free trolley to Airlie Gardens. Food is available; coolers are allowed.

Monkey Junction Summer Concert Series

6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1

Anythang Goes (rock, party) at Home Depot Plaza in Monkey Junction for our country’s birthday. Food is allowed, beer and wine is available for sale, and there’s a kids’ area.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game for July Fourth

Rugby Tournament for the Fourth

9 a.m. July 2, 2016 to July 3, 2016

Check out the Cape Fear Rugby 7s Tournament in Ogden Park. It’s the Olympics’ newest event!

Watch the Wilmington Sharks baseball team play the Wilson Tobs

7 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016

Take me out to the ball game: The Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League take on the Wilson Tobs at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, NC. Kids are free.

See a Local Show This Independence Day

7 p.m. July 1 and 2, 2o16

Theatre Now dinner theater presents homegrown humorist Celia Rivenbark’s “We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier.” The folks who brought you “Rude Bitches Make Me Tired” now brings to life another of Rivenbark’s collections of Southern humor.

Don’t miss the fun—reserve your Fourth of July transportation early! Call Event Shuttle Service today at (910) 398-8333 to book your July Fourth trip, or request a quote online.

Amanda Baker

I'm the founder of Event Shuttle Service. I'm a Mom. I'm a huge Carolina Panthers fan. KEEP POUNDING! :)