4th of July 2021 Events near Emerald Isle

It’s a star-spangled celebration and we are excited to have so many 4th of July celebrations happening near Emerald Isle this year!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Town of Emerald Isle canceled their 4th of July Celebrations for 2021 but don’t fret! We have rounded up a list of nearby fireworks celebrations that you can attend with distances already configured so you can find a 4th of July event near you! Read on for a complete list of Fireworks and 4th of July celebrations near Emerald Isle! 

2021 4th of July Events Near Emerald Isle

Swansboro 4th of July Celebration

Distance from Emerald Isle: 11.8 miles (21-minute drive)

Location: Downtown Swansboro, NC at the Harry C. Pugliese, Jr. Pavilion at Olde Town Square, 102 W Church St, Swansboro, NC 28584

Date: July 2nd – Fireworks, July 4th – Live Music

Time: Fireworks at 9 PM on July 2nd, Live Music from 6 – 10 PM on July 4th

Details: Enjoy the fireworks display on Friday, July 2nd at 9 PM and live entertainment on July 4th, from 6-10 PM by the Tams at the Harry C Pugliese “Pug” Pavilion. There will be food vendors on-site and we also encourage patrons to visit the downtown restaurants.


Swansboro 4th of July invitation
Swansboro NC 4th of July Celebration Invitation

Atlantic Beach 4th of July Celebration

Distance from Emerald Isle: 12.5 miles (22-minute drive)

Location: Atlantic Beach Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd. Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Date: Sunday, July 4th

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Details: Join us for live music by Robert McDuffy from 7 – 9 p.m. at The Circle on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Afterward, fireworks will begin promptly at 9 p.m. The fireworks are set off from the beachfront and can be seen all throughout Town.


Morehead City 4th of July Celebration

Distance from Emerald Isle: 15.3 miles (29-minute drive)

Location: Jaycee Park, Morehead City Waterfront, 807 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC 28557

Date: Sunday, July 4th

Time: 9 PM

Details: At 9 pm, the sky explodes with the Morehead City Fireworks display. Every year, this spectacular show is shot off from across the water on Sugarloaf Island bringing the audience so close to the action, it is almost like being underneath the bursts of light and noise. The fireworks display is sponsored by the Town of Morehead City and hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc. The Main Event Band will also be playing live music from 7 PM to 10 PM. 


join us as we light up the sky
Morehead City 4th of July Invitation from their social media accounts

Beaufort 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration

Distance from Emerald Isle: 19 miles (33-minute drive)

Location: The parade will be along Front Street, We suggest parking along the side streets or arriving early to park at Grayden Paul Park, 718 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

Date: Sunday, July 4th

Time: 4 PM – 9 PM

Details: The Beaufort Development Association’s (BDA) annual 4th of July parade will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Line-up begins at 3 p.m. at Gordon Street. The parade route will travel Front Street from Gordon Street to Turner Street and end at the Carteret County courthouse. Fireworks will be a non-gathering event this year. The best viewing will be at the end of Cedar St. looking out to the Maritime property. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. 

Beaufort 4th of July Parade

Beaufort 4th of July Fireworks

We hope this list of nearby 4th of July events helps you and your family find a fantastic fireworks show near Emerald Isle this summer! 


The PDL Beach Team

Coastal Living Magazine names Emerald Isle, North Carolina in Top 12 List!

To us, Emerald Isle will always be #1 and it seems like Coastal Living Magazine agrees! Emerald Isle was listed in the Top 12 of their recent issue: The Best Places to Live on the Coast 2021!

Coastal Living Magazine Feature for Emerald Isle NC

The article describes our beautiful town as, “a beachy little town” with a good vibe. From our delicious seafood to our “vibrant watersports culture” to our warm emerald waters, Emerald Isle is a year-round destination. In fact, the article also mentions that our town motto, “Nice Matters” is seen everywhere to set the tone for a one-of-a-kind beach location.

Emerald Isle Beach along the NC Crystal Coast

We are honored that our town was included in this list from the East Coast to the West. We think we have such a perfect piece of paradise and hope that visitors who come to us from all over the US appreciate it as much as we do! Thank you to Coastal Magazine for this amazing feature!

Ready to visit Emerald Isle? At PDL Beach Properties, we have Emerald Isle Vacation rentals ranging from 3 story homes to cottages by the sea. Check out our Emerald Isle Vacation rentals and book your next stay today!

Win and Relax in an Emerald Isle Beach House!

Our friends at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry and NCOSO are partnering with us to give away a beach house stay at our Coral Cottage during the NC Seafood Festival weekend! Each raffle ticket is $1 and all proceeds will be benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund!

Contest runs from July 17th to August 17th & donations will be accepted on Lane & Associate’s site here.

Each $1 donation = 1 Raffle ticket. NO LIMIT ON # OF TICKETS YOU CAN PURCHASE!

After donating you will receive raffle tickets in the mail or at the closest Lane office which will be drawn LIVE on August 27th at 12pm EST on Lane’s Facebook page. We will share the live drawing to our facebook page as well, so tune in!

For more information about this contest and entry rules, visit LaneDDS.com/VacaywithLAA to learn more!