All You Need to Know About July 4th on Topsail Island


It's almost the Fourth of July. Will you be here celebrating Independence Day 2018 with us on Topsail Island? The July 4th holiday is a fun and festive time for a Topsail beach vacation. If you can't make it this year, go ahead and start making your plans for next year. You can start by booking your Topsail vacation rental. Then take a look at all of the local celebrations, fireworks, family-friendly activities, and beach fun that awaits you and your family. We love summer on our little island—and you will, too!

Fourth of July Fireworks In & Around Topsail

From the island to the mainland to the City of Wilmington and everywhere in between, there are plenty of Fourth of July Fireworks displays to enjoy in the Topsail area.

Stay local and enjoy the Independence Day fireworks and festivities right near your Topsail rental or make a day of it and head into the city for a big celebration that's sure to be remembered for years to come. You can't go wrong with any of these July 4th fireworks displays. You can start your holiday with a bang in Surf City the night before and continue celebrating right on through the holiday weekend. Gather up your family and friends, grab your favorite chairs or blanket, and find your spot under the night sky and enjoy the light show.

Surf City Fireworks

July 3, 2018 @ Soundside Park (the only on-island fireworks display)

Holly Ridge Fireworks

July 4, 2018 @ Municipal Park (right off of Topsail Island on the mainland)

City of Wilmington Fireworks

July 4, 2018 @ Wilmington Riverside Park

Topsail Area Independence Day & July 4th Celebrations

Family-friendly Fourth of July celebrations and festivals can be found all around our Topsail towns. Which one are you going to?

There's patriotic fun for everyone with festive activities right on Topsail Island, nearby on the mainland in Holly Ridge, and there are plenty of additional options in the City of Wilmington, NC, which is an easy day trip from your Topsail vacation rental. The hardest part is deciding which one to go to this year. It's okay, you can always come back next year and try a new July 4th Topsail celebration.

Surf City Independence Day Celebration

Surf City shows its true colors—red, white, and blue—in this annual fireworks and concert at Soundside Park. Join us at the only fireworks display right on Topsail Island. It's a local favorite.

Holly Ridge Liberty Fest

Fireworks, entertainment, children's activities, face painting, balloon animals, whiffle ball, arts and craft vendors, retail vendors, and concessions abound. Come and celebrate America's birthday!

Wilmington 4th of July Festivals

Recognized for one of the top Fourth of July celebrations in the country by USA Today, Wilmington may be just the place for you for patriotic fun this Fourth of July with special events all week long.

Topsail Vacation Rentals Right on the Beach

Enjoy the best of Topsail's beaches by choosing an oceanfront Topsail vacation rental. You're steps away from the sand and the ocean views can't be beat.

Celebrate a quiet July 4th holiday in your Topsail beach oasis with the ones you love the most or go out on the town and see the sights. Experience the local flavor found in all three of our Topsail towns of North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. We are happy to have you in our island towns and know you'll love every minute. Make the most of your Topsail Island vacation rental amenities and enjoy the holiday your way.

Best Atlantic Ocean Views

You cannot beat the views of an oceanfront Topsail rental. Walk out onto the deck and savor the panoramic coastal views all around you. Feel the sun on your face and smell the salty air. Ah!

Beach is Your Front Yard

What could be better than having the beach right in your front yard? You're only steps away from a stroll, a shelling adventure, or a fabulous sunrise. Step onto the sand and see where the path leads.

Close to Everything

No matter where you are on the island, you're close to quaint beach shops, lovely eateries, and the best of the natural coastal world. So many options, so little time. Make the most of every moment.


How are you spending the Fourth of July holiday this year? Will you be on Topsail Island, North Carolina?

Let us know! Wherever you celebrate, stay safe, have fun and relax. Happy Independence Day 2018!