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5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th Of July Weekend

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🇺🇲 Happy 4th of July, y’all!  There’s a great line up of events ahead and we’re excited about all the local events and happenings to see fireworks, celebrate your patriotic spirit and have some good old-fashioned fun.  Here are 5 celebrations happening around July 4th. 🏖️ Check out more Summer Fun Things to Do #OnlyinOnslow. We look forward to seeing you!

Freedom Fest in Richlands

Sunday, June 30th 

Freedom Fest…Live music, vendors, food trucks and games. For info contact 910-548-0808.

Check out our event calendar or more awesome events in July!

Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park

Thursday, July 4th

Onslow County Parks and Recreation will celebrate its 40th annual Freedom Festival on July 4th, 2024 from 3 pm. to 9 pm. Come out for an evening of live music and fireworks along with some great food from some of the best local food truck vendors. Dream Entertainment will be offering free amusements and don’t forget to check out some of the small shop vendors. This will be a night to remember!

For more information, please contact Onslow County Parks and Recreation at 910-347-5332.

Swansboro’s 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 3rd

The Town of Swansboro is happy to announce it will host activities to celebrate the Fourth of July in Downtown Swansboro! This year’s Independence Day Celebration will be held on July 3. Music by the Cat 5 Band will be held from 6-10pm at the Pavilion. There will be a several food/snack vendors and we encourage patrons to visit the downtown restaurants.

For more information on the Swansboro Festivals please call 910-326-2600.  You can also follow Swansboro Festivals on Facebook for up-to-date festival information or visit

July 4th Concert and Firework Show at Rustic Barn

Thursday, July 4th

Join Rustic Barn for an evening of live entertainment- brought to you by Stafford Entertainment And Talent, starting with the opening soulful performance of Alex Williams affiliated with Kool & the Gang, followed by the Carolina sounds of the I-42 Band… And Don’t miss our GRAND FINALE Fireworks Show by NC Fireworks !

For full details and tickets to this event, visit their website.

Ocean City Jazz Festival

Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6th & Sunday, July 7th

Finish the celebrations at, The Ocean City Jazz Festival in North Topsail Beach for three days of jazz!  The Ocean City Jazz Festival (OCJF) is North Topsail Beach’s premier cultural event organized by the Ocean City Beach Citizens Council, a 501 c3, non-profit corporation. The Music Fest, which takes place the weekend of the July 4th holiday, features local and nationally, recognized musicians.

The Ocean City Jazz Festival is committed to presenting the gold standard of jazz by producing a showcase event that raises an appreciation of the genre of jazz, fosters economic growth, unites artists and attendees, and inspires a new generation culturally through the history of the Ocean City Beach Community.

Visit their website to get tickets and for more information.



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