FRIDAY, JULY 4th: 12th ANNUAL BATTLESHIP BLAST: 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS
The patriotic riverfront celebration with live music begins at 5:00pm and lasts until 9:00pm. The 440th Army Band performs at Riverfront Park in front of the Federal Courthouse on Water Street. At approximately 9:05pm, the 10th Annual BATTLESHIP BLAST, a dazzling and memorable fireworks display by an award-winning pyrotechnics company, will illuminate the night sky over the Battleship and the Cape Fear River.
Eagle Island will close to the public at 6:00pm, so be sure to tour the Battleship early and then head downtown to the Riverwalk with lounge chairs to view the fireworks. Arrive Downtown early in the day, secure a parking space, and explore Historic Wilmington's attractions, tours, bed-and-breakfast inns, and more than 200 distinctive shops and restaurants. A portion of Water Street closes from 2:30pm until 10:00pm. For details about entertainment and parking, call (910) 341-7855.
For details about Battleship Blast fireworks, call (910) 251-5797; www.battleshipnc.com