4th of July in Topsail: Celebrate Independence Day 2014 on the Beach

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is upon us. Have you made plans? Why not consider spending Independence Day on the beach? In addition to pristine sands, sparkling Atlantic waters and plenty of fun in the sun, there are also some special events surrounding the July 4th holiday here on Topsail Island and in the surrounding area. Check out what's happening and make plans to join us.

Topsail July 4 Celebrations

Surf City Independence Day Celebration at Soundside Park

Start the festivities off early by coming to the Town of Surf City Independence Day Celebration, which begins on Thursday evening, July 3 at Soundside Park. Enjoy live music by the Mark Roberts Band starting at 6p.m. as well as your favorite beach concessions like hot dogs, popcorn, soda and more. The concession fundraiser benefits the Surf City Fire Department and Auxiliary.

Bring your favorite comfy chair or a blanket and get ready for the fireworks display that begins at 9p.m. Limited parking is available at Soundside Park. Alcoholic beverages and coolers are not permitted.

Holly Ridge 4th of July Liberty Fest & Fireworks at Municipal Park

Holly Ridge Municipal Park is the place to be on Friday, July 4. The Town of Holly Ridge 4th of July Liberty Fest & Fireworks kicks off at 2p.m. with a host of family-friendly activities including a DJ, live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, children's activities and a fireworks display.

The Carolina Band performs at 7p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9p.m. Join us for all of the Independence Day fun. Holly Ridge is located off Highway 17 and is a short 5-mile drive from Topsail Island.

4th of July Celebration in Downtown Wilmington on Water Street

If you're looking for a city-style celebration of epic proportions, you may want to consider the 4th of July in Wilmington. Water Street in Downtown Wilmington offers live entertainment, food and fireworks from 5-9p.m. The 440th Army Band performs in Riverfront Park and the July 4th fireworks display begins at 9p.m.

Wilmington is about a 45-minute drive from Topsail Island, but with the high volume of traffic you can expect to encounter delays. When leaving the downtown area after the fireworks, prepare yourself for the possibility of 1-2 hour traffic delays.

Where to Stay on Topsail Island

Whether you're here for the Fourth of July or any other occasion, Topsail Island vacation rentals offer you the comforts of home combined with the luxuries of a Treasure Coast vacation. Choose your favorite Topsail beach location, find the amenities that suit you and your family, and make your beach vacation plans now. We look forward to seeing you.

Let us know if you'll be celebrating the Independence Day on Topsail Island. We'd love to hear from you. Happy Fourth of July 2014!

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