If you are planning a trip to the Outer Banks this Fourth of July, you are in for a real treat. Sun, sand, great food, fireworks, live music and relaxation all await you.
Get your Fourth off to a healthy start with the 7th Annual Freedom 5K in Kill Devil Hills, presented by Sun Realty. Whether you choose the full race, which kicks off at 7:30 a.m., or the fun run, which will start at 8:15 a.m., you are sure to enjoy a beach run or walk followed by a post-race celebration featuring watermelon, pastries and other light refreshments.
Don’t feel like running? If you are up for a half-hour drive, the Town of Duck parade is a fun, family-friendly way to spend the morning. The parade starts at 9 a.m. After it is over, head to the Duck Town Park for watermelon and a live Dixieland band.
Later, head over to Manteo for a celebration that includes an apple pie contest and a wacky hat contest, or visit Roanoke Island Festival Park to hear the Army Band play and watch some fireworks.
Need some more fireworks options? Try the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills (8 p.m.) or the Nags Head Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular (9:25 p.m.)
All of these events are just a short drive or taxi ride away from the Surf Side Hotel. Make your reservation online today for a Fourth of July holiday you will remember!