Experience the Fourth of July Pleasure Island Style

Why limit the Fourth of July to just one day of celebration? Revelers can show their patriotic love at The Independence Day Weekend Fireworks By The Sea and Boardwalk Gazebo festivities July 1 through July 3 to celebrate our country's birthday.

What Pleasure Island has to Offer

Pleasure Island is home to some of the loveliest beaches in North Carolina, and this Fourth of July it's going to rock one awe-inspiring Independence Day tribute. From a fish fry to a pancake breakfast, from performing arts to live music, and of course breathtaking fireworks, come experience the three-day fun-filled festivities. Here are some event highlights of the Fourth of July weekend in Pleasure Island. Visit the Pleasure Island website for more information.

July 1st: American Legion Fish Fry

Kicking off the weekend on Friday, July, 1, American Legion Post 129 is hosting their monthly fish fry at 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina Beach from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veteran's service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. For more information on the Fish Fry, visit their facebook page.

July 1st: Friday Performing Arts Night

Just because you're at the beach doesn't mean your activities all have to include surf, sand, and sun. Experience live performances at the Friday Performing Arts Night on July 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sponsored by the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee, there is a wide range of talent to take in from big bands to solo acts. Just to the south of Carolina Beach at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area, enjoy the free summer sounds of South of K, performing at the Beach House Bar and Grill from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

July 2nd: Katie B. Hines Senior Center Pancake Breakfast

Rise and shine on Saturday, July 2, and satisfy that morning appetite with a pancake breakfast at the Katie B. Hines Senior Center from 7:30 am to 11:00 am at 308 Cape Fear Blvd. For $6.00 you get pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, and coffee, all while helping support local seniors. The proceeds from the breakfast go toward building expenses for the Senior Center.

Daily Farmer's Market

After a scrumptious pancake breakfast help support our local farmers and economy by picking up some fresh local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods, natural soaps, and handmade products at the Carolina Beach Farmer's Market. The market is located at on the shores of the lake and is open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

July 3rd: Independence Day Celebration

On Sunday, July 3rd, it's the official Independence Day celebration. You'll find music and festivities throughout the day. At 5:00 pm check out the Boogie in the Park Concert Series featuring Roots United in Ocean Front Park. Fireworks By The Sea and Boardwalk Gazebo Music starts at 6:30 with the David Dixon Trio and closes with The Beachbilly Brothers, followed by the annual Independence Day fireworks launch over the Atlantic Ocean. Admission is free. Visit the Pleasure Island website here for more information.

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