4th of July Weekend Events in and around Wilmington, NC

Looking for something fun to do for Independence day this year? Well, we have you covered! Here is a rundown of the top events happening during the Fourth of July weekend! You'll find activities for Wilmington, Leland, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Southport, and more!

Friday, July 2, 2021

Airlie Concert Series- Wilmington, NC

  • 6-8 pm
  • $10/adult $3/children
  • Tickets can be purchased here

Riverlights Artisan Market- Wilmington, NC

  • 4-8 pm
  • open-air market at the Riverlights' Marina Village Live Oak Commons featuring over 15 local vendors with handmade goods.
  • For more information, click here!

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Blast and Fireworks

  • Free fireworks on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk from 6:30-9 pm
  • live music from the Johnny Folsom 4
  • For more information, click here!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

NC 4th of July Festival in Southport, NC

  • Car & Truck show 10:30-2 pm
  • Arts & Craft market 10-5 pm
  • Children's Entertainment 10-3 pm (Crafts, games, activities, music, dancing, and more!)
  • Music and games throughout the day
  • For a complete list of all events for the weekend, click here!

Carolina Beach Farmers Market

  • 8-1 pm
  • Features local fruits and vegetables
  • Arts & Crafts
  • entertainment
  • For more information, click here!

Riverfront Farmers Market- Wilmington, NC

  • 8-1 pm
  • Local produce, arts and crafts, music, and more!
  • For more information, click here!

Wilmington Farmers Market

  • 8-1 pm
  • local produce, flowers, baked goods, dairy, seafood, and more!
  • For more information, click here!

FREE Concert- The Imitations- Wilmington, NC

  • The imitations are a must-see band that has performed beach music in the Carolinas for nearly 25 years!
  • located at the Marina Village at Riverlights
  • For more information, click here!

Surf City Independence Day Festival

  • Music, food, and fireworks in Surf City
  • For more information, click here!

Sunday, July 4, 2021

NC 4th of July Festival in Southport, NC

  • Arts & Craft market 10-5 pm
  • Music and games throughout the day
  • Flotilla 2-4 pm
  • Fireworks 9 pm
  • For a complete list of all events for the weekend, click here!

Battle for Independence 5K and 1 Mile Race- Wilmington, NC

  • $30 per runner
  • Races begin at Barclay and courses along Independence Blvd. on the Port City's Shell Cross-City Trail
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!

Live music on Crystal Pier- Wrightsville Beach, NC

  • The Oceanic Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, NC presents live music on the Crystal Pier every Sunday through September 26
  • For more information, click here!

Hannah Block Historic USO Open House- Downtown Wilmington, NC

  • 1-6 pm
  • Presented by Thalian Association Community Theatre
  • Staff will be in 1940's era costumes, serving coffee, doughnuts, and croissants courtesy of Burney's Sweets & More with sodas at the WWII price of one nickel.
  • A documentary, choir, various exhibits, and other events will be occurring throughout the day

Downtown Wilmington, NC Fireworks

  • 9:05-9:30 pm
  • Fireworks are shot from a barge located at the convergence of the Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, just north of the USS Battleship North Carolina
  • Fireworks will be visible along the downtown Wilmington Riverfront
  • For more information, click here!

Other Events and Activities

  • Now that Summer is finally here, take some time to get out of the house with your family and take a walk or bike ride at any of the local parks in our area
    • Long Leaf Park- Wilmington, NC
    • Halyburton Park- Wilmington, NC
    • Brunswick Riverwalk Park- Leland, NC
    • Brunswick Nature Park- Leland, NC
    • and many more!
  • Have a picnic at the park! Pack a lunch from home or stop at Jersy Mikes for subs.
  • And as always, if you are interested in selling your home or moving, check out the homes for sale, here, or give me a call today!

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