How to Have an Amazing Oak Island 4th of July Celebration


How to Have an Amazing Oak Island 4th of July Celebration | Better Beach Rentals

Are you ready for awesome fireworks, great adventures, and lazy days on the beach? If you said yes to any of these, then you are ready for an Oak Island 4th of July celebration. For years Oak Island and our partner, Southport, have been putting on one of the best Independence Day celebrations in the nation. Yes, you heard us say it, in the country. All week long there are family-friendly events and things to do and see but don't take our word for it. Here are a few ways to see and enjoy Oak Island this 4th of July. 

Find the Perfect Vacation Home

In order to have the best Oak Island 4th of July you first have to find the perfect vacation home. Aretha shown here on the right, is a perfect example of the quality homes in our inventory. From large homes for that big family 4th of July celebration to condos for a romantic week away from the hustle and bustle of work, we have it all. Remember to book direct with Better Beach Rentals and save today.

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Oak Island Family Adventures

Before you get to the fireworks and the 4th of July celebration, there is plenty of family-friendly activities and adventures here on Oak Island that you won't want to miss. After all, this is a family vacation getaway, so let the adventure begin. Here are three fun things you can do this week on Oak Island before or after the big day. If you're looking for fun events all summer long, don't forget to check out our previous post: The Top Summer Events of 2018 In Oak Island.


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Have A Kayak Adventure

One of the best ways to see the area waterways and spend quality family time is by taking a kayak adventure. With tours for the beginner and experienced alike, you'll love coasting along the smooth waters surrounding Oak Island. Don't forget the camera as there are sure to be some great photo opportunities. Need help finding the perfect tour? Try the folks at The Adventure Kayak Company.

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Peddle The Day Away 

Life is just more fun on two wheels and Oak Island is the perfect place for a bike ride. With smooth tree-lined streets and slow-paced strand you'll feel safe and relaxed riding around Oak Island on a bike. With fun stops like local ice cream parlors and great shops you're never far away from a quick break. So grab the kids, put on some helmets, and hit the road this 4th of July. If you need bikes, stop over at Mr. Beach Rental or go online to reserve a bike today. 

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A Day On The Beach 

Ok, who are we kidding, just one day! Of course not, but with all the fun things to do you still want to make sure to have a long day at the beach. You know the one with kites, sandcastles, and a picnic. With excellent beach access throughout the island, you are never far from the our twenty-six miles of beautiful sand. In fact, you can walk to the beach from almost anywhere on the Island, which is one of the best features of Oak Island. 

4th of July Flags above windows on a street in Southport | Better Beach Rentals

During the week of the 4th of July, Oak Island and Southport combine forces to put on one of the most memorable celebrations in the country and certainly the best on the North Carolina coast. Events kick off on the first weekend of July. With live music, food, dancing, contests, vendors, and of course, the grand finale Southport firework display on the 4th. This week on Oak Island is one  you don't want to miss. There are two events full of family-fun activities. One takes place here on Oak Island and the other over in Southport, our sister city. Here is what you need to know. 


Oak Island 4th of July Festival Beach Day 

The N.C. 4th of July Festival Beach Day

 is a full day of activities on Oak Island designed for the whole family. If sand sculpture building, volleyball, skate board, and bocce ball contests sound like fun, then you will really enjoy Beach Day.  But the fun doesn't stop with the contests, there are also evening entertainment and a 

shag contest.

 Here's a list of the 

Beach Day Events:

11:00 a.m.  - Registration for all beach athletic events @ Beachside near Cabana

8:00 a.m. - Horseshoe Tournament @ Middleton Park Extension

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Youth Activities and Contests @ Middleton Park Extension Inflatables, rides, games, and food.

3:00 p.m. -  Sand Sculpture Contests @ Beach side near Cabana -Registration at 11:00a.m.

12:00 p.m. - Corn Hole Tournament & Bocce Ball Tournament @ Beach side near Cabana (Registration at 11:00a.m.)

12:00 p.m. - Volleyball Tournament   @ Beachside near Cabana (Registration at 11:00a.m.)

4:00  p.m. -  Skateboard Competition @ Kevin Bell Skate Park on Oak Island

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Shag Contest Registration @ Middleton Park Extension

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Music by The Holiday Band @ Middleton Park Extension

7:00 p.m. -  Shag Contest Begins when the band goes on break

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018 Time:  - 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Location:  Middleton Park Extension, 46th Street SE, Oak Island


Southport 4th of July Festival 

Spend the day of the 4th in Southport where the town comes alive for a massive 4th of July celebration. All day long there are family-friendly events. Too many to list, but a few include, a parade, live music, food, vendors, kids activities and, of course, a massive fireworks display. Click here for all the events and things you need to know about spending the day in Southport. 


Southport 4th of July Parade | Better Beach Rentals


There is one last thing you need to do to plan the perfect Oak Island 4th of July celebration, and that is to pick an amazing vacation home. Luckily we have the best selection on the island, featuring the best amenities and locations. Give one of our knowledgeable and friendly reservationists a call today at (910) 278-1147 or click the button below.

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