Monday, May 7, 2012
Celebrate the US at the North Carolina 4th of July Celebration
Who doesn't love the traditions of the 4th of July? Parades, fireworks, barbecues, and apple pie? But there is another tradition on the 4th in North Carolina. And that's celebrating our nation's independence in the charming river town of Southport, part of North Carolina's Brunswick Islands that stretch from south of Wilmington and the Cape Fear River to the South Carolina border.
And Southport knows a thing or two about putting on a 4th of July celebration. They have been the home to the North Carolina 4th of July Festival since 1795 and today, it is one of the oldest, largest and most historic celebrations of any small town in America. This year's festival will run from June 29 to July 4 and will feature a Freedom Run/Walk, a regional art show, live music, a classic car show, the venerable Festival Parade, tons of festival and local fare, children's activities, and, of course, a fireworks extravaganza over the water front. A complete list of activities, attractions, and events can be found at www.nc4thofjuly.com.
And while you are in Southport, be sure to check out the beaches of Brunswick County. Whether you prefer ocean swims, walks on the beach, visiting lighthouses, boating, fishing or golf, the beaches of Brunswick County can turn your 4th of July celebration into a perfect family summer vacation.