Fireworks Finder: Have a blast this Independence Day

Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 09:00 AM.

Topsail Hill Celebration

An all day celebration of the 4th of July begins at noon in the amphitheatre. Band line up includes Bridget Kelly, Lucky Mud, and Pierce Pettis. Admission into the park is free and a $5 donation is suggested, with proceeds to go to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State park. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, and soft drinks will be available for purchase, or bring your own food or beverage. Fireworks are not allowed in the park and flashlights should have a red filter on the lens when used on the beach to prevent disturbance to nesting sea turtles.

Celebration Picnic/Fireworks

A Fourth of July Celebration Picnic will be held from 7-10 p.m. July 4 at WaterColor's Marina Park. Tickets are $85/adults and $45/children and include food, beverage, bar, private concert, and children's activities. Reservations required at 534-5041. The free Fourth of July fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at WaterColor Beach.

Fourth in Rosemary Beach

Enjoy a day-long celebration beginning with a Bike Decorating Breakfast and Bike Parade at 7:30 a.m. in North Barrett Square. Bring your bike, or rent one from Bamboo Bicycle, and create a star-spangled masterpiece with red, white and blue decorations, enjoy doughnuts and juice and get ready to ride along at 8:45 a.m. in the annual bike parade through town. Prizes awarded for Most Original Use of Decorations, Most Patriotic Theme, Best 6 and Under Decorated Bike, Best Family Entry and Best Overall Decorated Bike.

The Family Field Day will be held from 9-11 a.m. on the Western Green. Sack races, three-legged races, hula-hoop contests and a water balloon toss plus music, airbrush tattoos, go fish, balloons and moonwalks highlight the free event.

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