You’re looking forward to a much-needed break and a patriotic celebration this 4th of July. The year-round warmer climate of North Carolina and Cape Hatteras are just what you need to celebrate as you see fit.

There are a variety of things to do and see during a Cape Hatteras getaway this 4th of July in North Carolina. During the special summer holiday, there are even some that celebrate with plenty of red, white, and blue fun and flair.

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4 for the 4th

Celebrate the 4th and get out and get some exercise. The four-mile run/walk winds through Kinnakeet Shores in Avon. Barrier Island Group (B.I.G) is sponsoring the event. There will also be a fun 1,776-foot dash for the little ones to get some exercise, too.

Your entry fee supports non-profit organizations in Cape Hatters like Hatteras Island Meals, OBX Buddies, and Chicamacomico Life Saving Station. Both events are Wednesday, July 3, 2024. The four-mile run/walk starts at 7 a.m. and the dash starts at 8 a.m. Register and get more information on the Barrier Island Group website.

4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

The celebration features a variety of events at the Avon Pier and Avon Beach Klub. There may even be corresponding radio show events on the island’s radio station, FM 101.5 and 99.9. The star of the show is the amazing fireworks display that can be seen from the many beaches of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

There will be refreshments nearby, as well as regular fare offered by the pier’s bars, restaurants, and other dining establishments. The event takes place 9-9:45 p.m. on July 4, 2024.

Golf Cart Parade

Decorate a golf cart in beautiful red, white, and blue and join the parade. The 11th annual parade now features over 50 carts of all styles, each decked out in fun patriotic themes. There is a free village cookout at the Village Center, where parade winners will be announced.

The parade starts at Teach’s Lair Marina on N.C. Highway 12, and cruises through the heart of Hatteras village on the way toward Eagle Pass Road. Anyone with a golf cart they can decorate is welcome to join. You can also choose to be a spectator and line the parade route to cheer for a favorite.

Tri Villages Market

Explore the market and its many artists’ and makers’ tent setups featuring clothing, art, baked goods, fresh produce, and more. Head to the Camp Hatteras Campground located at 24798 NC Hwy 12. The event takes place Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 12-September 25, making it a great addition to your June event schedule.

The date for the market around 4th of July is Wednesday, July 5, 2024.

Sunday Brunch with Live Music

Every Sunday throughout the summer you can head to Cafe Pamlico inside The Inn on Pamlico Sound in Buxton for delicious brunch fare and live music. Sip on mimosa flights.

Brunch is every Sunday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. It is going on now through September 29, 2024. Call the cafe for reservations at 252-995-4500. Sunday brunch events around the 4th of July holiday include July 2 and 9.

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

The life-saving station in Rodanthe is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2024, and you can get in on the events this 4th of July. It’s most well-known rescue was August 16, 1918, when the men at the station saved 42 of the crewmembers of the doomed British tanker SS Mirlo.

The now-decommissioned station hosts rescue re-enactments, talks about the fateful day, special speakers covering topics like Hatteras Island and the Cold War, shipwrecks and lifesaving, and other topics. Tour Midgett House – where lifesavers and their families lived, and more. Check the website to see what kind of events are happening during your vacation.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities and 4th of July activities that attracted you to Cape Hatteras this 4th of July, there are water sports to experience while you’re here, too. You and your loved ones can their way through calmer waters on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe through the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary of the area. Up the adrenaline and speed and take off on a jet ski. Take the fun below the waves on a snorkeling or SCUBA tour.

Add in some lessons for a new skill, too. Certified surf instructors will take you from land classes to catching your first wave in no time. Choose traditional surfing, wind surfing, or both. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and start catching your own waves.

Celebrate Independence in Cape Hatteras

As you plan your North Carolina and Cape Hatteras 4th of July adventure, make sure to sprinkle in some events with patriotic flair to the itinerary for your perfect and unique vacation experience. You’ll also want to make part of that planning booking a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging.

We have accommodations as small as a one-bedroom suite for a cozy solo or sweetheart getaway full of patriotic fun, all the way up to a six bedroom single-family home so you can enjoy a full slate of June events and festivals with all your friends and family.

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