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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

Tuesday, July 4th

Onslow County Parks and Recreation will celebrate its 39th annual Freedom Festival on July 4th, 2023 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. Ragland Productions 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 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 TAMS 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. Streets will be closed on Monday, July 3th for the Tams Concert from 3 pm until approximately 11 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

Tuesday, July 4th

Celebrate America’s 247th Birthday! Enjoy an evening of music, food, and the most spectacular fireworks display in the area. Headlining this year’s event is national recording artist, Lauren Alaina and Plain White T’s. 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, Guild Mortgage, and Marine Raiders. No DoD or federal endorsement implied.

Schedule of Events
2:30 PM         Trams Start
3:00 PM         Event Site Open
Food & Beverage Vendors
5:00 PM         Stage Entertainment:

      • 2nd Marine Division Brass Ensemble
      • Plain White T’s
      • Lauren Alaina

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.

Ocean City Jazz Festival

Friday, June 30th, Saturday, July 1st & Sunday, July 2nd

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.

Jim Quick & Coastline LIVE 4th of July Celebration

Photo Credit: Jim Quick & Coastline

Tuesday, July 4th

Finish your Fourth of July weekend strong with Jim Quick & Coastline live at Saltwater Grill! Show begins at 7:30 PM.

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


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