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July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Celebrate America’s Birthday at “America’s Favorite Town”

Making plans for July 4th holiday week? Beaufort is definitely the best place to celebrate. From the small town atmosphere to the July 4th parade and the spectacular fireworks display, it’s no wonder Beaufort was named ‘America’s Favorite Town’ by Travel + Leisure.
The parade always draws some of the most creative minds in town, including Beaufort’s very own Sweet Potato Queens decked out in their crazy costumes. The parade begins at 11 am on Front Street in downtown Beaufort.
Looking for something to do, come by the hotel at 4 pm for a cocktail and dinner starting at 5 pm. The pirates plan to attack the hotel at 7 pm.
The annual Fireworks Display takes place at Gallants Channel at 9 pm. Visitors can park at Gallants Channel for $10 per car. The gounds will open at 6 pm.

Locals Recommend

“Beaufort has a great ‘small-town’ July 4th parade that attracts families from all over the Crystal Coast. It’s no wonder Beaufort has been named ‘America’s Favorite Town’ by Travel + Leisure

Hotel Reservations

Plan your stay now! The Beaufort Hotel has special room rates for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.  Call 252-728-3000 for room reservations.

Event Details

July 4th Parade

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 11 am.

July 4th Fireworks Display

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 9 pm.