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Old 06-25-2006, 07:31 PM
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We are new to the area this summer and my family is coming down for the 4th
of July week. Can anyone respond to where any celebrations are going to be going on in the Sunset Beach, Calabash, area? Brunswick County or we even live close to North Myrtle Beach and Little River in South Carolina. There are going to be 9 of us so I don't want to travel too far. I would appreciate any responses or ideas to find this information out. I have checked the local papers and can't find any listings in my area of events that are planned.
I know when I lived in Maryland each town had their own fireworks, etc. They made a big ordeal on the 4th. They would schedule the activities so each town could commute to the other to see the festivities. Hope they have something like that down here. Will be waiting for some responses. Thank you very much! Happy 4th!
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Old 06-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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10TH Annual Battleship Blast
Tuesday, 9:05pm, July 4, 2006

U.S.S. North Carolina - Wilmington, NC

Watch one of the largest choreographed fireworks displays in the State explode over the Battleship. View from historic downtown Wilmington. Due to the fireworks, the Battleship closes at 6pm.

For information: 910-251-5797 Ext. 2048.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:27 PM
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another thought is southport - not yet been there for the fourth and it is supposed to be insanely crowded but it is officially north carolina's fourth of july city. Was there this past weekend and people have said it is quite a to do! may go , may not - playing it by ear................
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:01 PM
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I am looking for the same thing. I think last year we sat near the SB Peir and watched the OIB fireworks, it was not super impressive but we were glad to stick nearby. I would be surprised if Myrtle Beach doesn't have anything. The ones in Wilmington are great and they reflect beautifuly on the river. However it is very loud so if you will have babies or grandmas bring earplugs.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:30 PM
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Southport used to and I am pretty sure still does have a major 4th of July Celebration. Cheesy parade and fireworks later. Lots of crafts and stuff and food. I worked at our church hot dog stand when we lived there. Traffic is supposedly horrendous, but go early and stay late and it won't be a problem. Southport's is called the First Fourth or something like that. Check the State Port Pilot (newspaper) on line. It should have details. I recommend going, just be prepared.

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:57 PM
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We are also new to the area. We live in Leland and have heard that the traffic getting out of the Wilmington fireworks can be very problematic. I ended up booking a dinner cruise out of the Carolina Beach Marina. It travels down to Southport to watch their fireworks on Monday evening. I hope it's worth the $50 pp!
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:45 PM
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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Southport's celebration is the "official" state 4th of July celebration. But they aren't doing the fireworks until Monday, July 5th, at 9pm.

North Carolina 4th July Festival Fireworks

As for Myrtle Beach, they have fireworks at Broadway at the Beach (Broadway at the Beach Star Spangled Spectacular | July 4th at Broadway at the Beach) & Barefoot's Landing (4th of July Fireworks Spectacular | Barefoot Landing)
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