Annual Freedom 5K, Old Glory Mile & Sparkler Fun Run

Active visitors will love taking part in this annual American family and community event, which celebrates Independence Day in style with a fun run, and a little healthy competition. The day kicks off at 7:00 a.m. with the Firecracker and Freedom 5K, Old Glory Mile, and Little Sparkler 1/2 Mile Fun Run. Participants are welcome to participate in any race they choose, but are encouraged regardless to dress in their best Patriotic attire. (In fact, this family-friendly event even grants a prize for the most festive stroller in the race.) The course winds through the picturesque town of Kill Devil Hills, and provides plenty of local beach scenery regardless of which course a runner tackles. All event participants will enjoy post-race refreshments, and custom designed trophies are granted to the top Male and Female winners in 1st - 3rd place overall, although everyone will receive event T-shirts and unique finisher medals to wear with pride. Interested attendees can register in advance, or simply show up in red, white and blue active attire, and sign-in at the starting line. For a fun way to ring in the holiday that will get everyone on their feet, the Annual Freedom 5K, Old Glory Mile & Sparkler Fun Run is a great way to start out your Independence Day celebration.

  • July 4, 2014

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Town of Duck 4th of July Celebration

There's nothing like 4th of July in the coastal villages of the Outer Banks, and Duck is no exception. In fact, Duck has made headlines for its holiday festivities, and was recently named one of ABC News' "10 Best Small-Town 4th of July Celebrations." The day begins with a 4th of July parade, followed in the evening with a concert, community social with live music and refreshments available, and the awarding of parade trophies. For a small-town Independence Day celebration that's a great fit for all the beach-lovers in the family, plan to spend your 4th of July in the spirited and altogether inviting town of Duck.

July 4th on Ocracoke Island

Join hundreds of locals and Ocracoke Island devotees for one of the biggest affairs of the year on this small barrier island, the annual July 4th Celebration. This event honors the 4th with a full day of entertainment, including a classic car show, a sand sculpture contest, and the famous Independence Day Parade. With a full day of festivities that's capped off with an evening square dance and local entertainment, the July 4th celebration on Ocracoke Island is a great introduction to the coastal fun and culture that Ocracoke Island and the Outer Banks is known for.