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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 weekend 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 this weekend. 🏖️ Check out more Summer Fun Things to Do #OnlyinOnslow. We look forward to seeing you!

Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park

Monday, July 4th

Onslow County Parks and Recreation will celebrate its 38th annual Freedom Festival on July 4th, 2022 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. Abrams Amusements 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

Monday, July 4th

The Town of Swansboro is happy to announce it will host activities to celebrate the Fourth of July in Downtown Swansboro! Enjoy live music with the TAMS from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Harry C. Pugliese “Pug” Pavilion.  There will be a couple of food snack vendors and we encourage patrons to visit the downtown restaurants. Street closures will begin at 3 pm

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

4th of July Celebration at Camp Lejeune

Monday, July 4th

Celebrate America’s 246TH Birthday with an evening of music, food, and the most spectacular fireworks display in the area. This year’s entertainment features Camp Lejeune’s very own 2nd Marine Division Band and headlining this year’s entertainment is the Eli Young Band. This event is free and open to DoD Cardholders and their guests only. In case of inclement weather, this event will not be rescheduled.

Sponsored by GEICO Military, First Light Home Care, and Fox Nation. No DoD or federal endorsement implied.

Schedule of Events
3:30 PM         Trams Start
4:00 PM         Event Site Open
Food & Beverage Vendors
5:30 PM         Stage Entertainment: 2nd Marine Division Band
7:15 PM          Headliner: Eli Young Band
8:45 PM         Fireworks

For full details about the Camp Lejeune July 4th Celebration including what to bring, FAQs, and what is prohibited, visit their website.

Freedom Fest at Lee Baysden Pond with Juniper Creek Outfitters

Saturday, July 2nd

Juniper Creek Outfitters hosts Freedom Fest on Lee Baysden Pond from 5 pm to 9:30 pm. All are welcome out for camping, fishing, music, games, food trucks, fireworks, and family fun! See the Facebook Event Page for all the details and how to contact them to get involved.


Music sponsored Earl Jones Music School featuring Cowboy Earl, Songwriter John Jones, Bluegrass artists Billy and the kids, and more.


R. L. Street Dogs, Frothy Sloth Coffee Hut, Fried Cookie Dough Factory, Fallon & Willow Lemonade Stand, Hawaiian Kine Shaved Ice and more announced soon.

Family Fun

We will be playing Panfish Poker Run again! A fun game of fishing and cards similar to motorcycle runs but on the water! Prize for Biggest Bass open to Bank fishers and boat/Kayak entries.

Ocean City Jazz Festival

Saturday, July 2nd & Sunday, July 3rd

The Ocean City Jazz Festival returns to North Topsail Beach for two 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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