NPS announces two permitted fireworks shows to be held in Avon, Ocracoke Island

Fireworks above Ocracoke Island. [NPS Image]

Cape Hatteras National Seashore wishes its visitors a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend. Organizers of two fireworks shows have received special use permits to celebrate Independence Day.

Permitted Fireworks Shows:

  • 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at the south end of Ocracoke Island
  • 9:15 p.m. Monday, July 4 at the Avon Fishing Pier

Visitors and adjacent homeowners are reminded that it is illegal to detonate fireworks, or have fireworks in your possession, on all land managed by the National Park Service, including all beaches from the Nags Head border through Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. Visitors are encouraged to travel to the only authorized fireworks shows listed above.

In addition to fireworks being illegal and a fire risk to local communities, the personal use of fireworks can be a significant nuisance to humans, pets and wildlife.

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