4th of July Weekend

The 4th of July weekend is the perfect time to get together with family & friends. It is also the perfect time to honor our nation’s history and active & retired military. Here are some fun things you can do on the Crystal Coast this weekend!



The Crystal Coast Summer Festival

July 2, 2017

Head down to this community event hosted at Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City waterfront. The festival runs from 4-10 PM featuring live music, NC local seafood, beverages, street vendors, and beautiful waterfront views! The mission of this festival is to honor our active duty and retired military with proceeds from the event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The 4th of July weekend is the perfect time to honor our nation’s history, active and retired military, while at the same time supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.

The gates open at 4 PM with street vendors, drinks, and delicious food! Chairman of the Board goes on the main stage live at 5 PM, bringing soulful sounds to the Morehead City waterfront. Chairman of the Board has been a staple of the music community since the 1970s and they continue to impress local crowds today.

Following Chairman of the Board’s performance, The Breakfast Clubs cranks up the tunes at 8 PM. They are the longest running, most recognized ’80s tribute band in the United States. Formed in 1993, the group was the first of its kind.

General admission tickets are available with a $5 suggested donation. VIP tickets and more information are available online at www.CCsummerfest.com.

This is a family-friendly event with fun for all ages! We encourage you to attend wearing red, white and blue to celebrate and honor with us!


4th of July Fireworks at Bogue Inlet Pier

Bring the entire family to see Emerald Isle’s 4th of July Fireworks Show! The display begins at 9 PM. Watch as the fireworks light up the summer night. The fireworks will be launched from the Bogue Inlet Pier and will be visible from all over the beach, the Intracoastal Waterway and Bogue Sound. Grab a beach chair and dig your toes into the sand or climb aboard your boat. You’re sure to see a beautiful display in the night sky over the Crystal Coast!

Looking for something exciting to do after the fireworks show? Well you’re in luck!

The Town, Emerald Owl Productions and Bogue Inlet Pier are pleased to present a Laser Light Show and another Glow Dance Party on The Pier!

A high-energy dance party will begin at 7 PM and will continue until 11 PM after the fireworks show! There will be family-friendly musical entertainment and professional lighting and laser to brighten up the dance floor after dark. Get your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate!


Bluewater hopes you have a safe and enjoyable holiday on the Crystal Coast! There are so many fun things to do over your holiday weekend along the island. Check out our Calendar of Events to see more!

Happy 4th of July to all of our vacationers!