Town of Manteo announces details for annual Fourth of July celebration

The Town of Manteo Fourth of July Celebration is right around the corner!  This event is free and open to the public, and this year’s celebration will be held at George Washington Creef Park next to the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum in downtown Manteo.

Soak up sun along the beautiful waterfront, sit back, relax and enjoy some good ‘ole fashioned community fun! All those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets or whatever seating scenario you find most comfy for a great afternoon and evening of music and yes – FIREWORKS!

Kicking off the celebration will be our beloved Manteo native Tshombe Selby, a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, singing the National Anthem.

Kid’s games and activities, decorated bike contest and parade (trike, scooter, and wagons welcome too), apple pie contest, food trucks, and summer treats are more than enough reason to come on out and spend time with family, friends, and neighbors.   A great big thank you to Dare County Cooperative Extension for their help collecting all those yummy apple pies and their superb taste buds!

Riggsbee Road is back by popular demand to help us celebrate the Fourth of July!  This all-female country and “new” grass band is always high-energy but their incredible harmonies are what takes them over the top!  Following behind them will be the Brickhouse Band playing classic R&B, Motown Funk and more.  DJ Mixin’ Mike will continue to bring some tunes afterwards in Creef Park while the Independence Day Concert starts up at Roanoke Island Festival Park at their scenic waterfront pavilion.  Dancing in the park was never so much fun!

The Independence Day concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park is free and open to the public and features the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band.  The band serves as the premier musical organization for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and connects the Army to the American people. They are based in Fort Eustis in Virginia and perform locally for public concerts, military ceremonies, and educational outreach program.  Band members are soldiers on active duty and are full-time musicians performing in a wide variety of musical ensembles, having trained and studied music at some of the finest colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States and abroad.

Free parking shuttles will be available once again throughout the day into the evening to help with parking needs.  Shuttles will run from the College of the Albemarle, Manteo Middle School and Manteo High School.  You might just catch a ride down one of the side streets too!

The finale…FIREWORKS at dusk provided by the Town of Manteo, complete with lots of twinkle and sparkle illuminating the night sky with vibrant colors and explosive entertainment!

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