GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Independence Day is coming up, and what better way to enjoy the weekend than by attending one of the many events in Eastern North Carolina.

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Many areas have returned to parades, festivals, and of course … fireworks. We’ve compiled an extensive list of cities, towns and military installations in ENC that will be celebrating the Fourth of July again this year.

In the box above, you’ll see a graphic with all the Independence Day celebrations we’ve found that are happening by cities and towns in Eastern North Carolina. Click each location, which is marked with an American flag, to read more about the event and for a link for additional details.

City of Greenville announces July 4th celebration

Tryon Palace to celebrate 4th of July

Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration slated for July 3

Great American Cookout this weekend in Kinston

Inflation and shortages affecting firework sales in ENC

July 4 fireworks canceled in three locations after fatal Lenoir Co. explosion

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

The map can be zoomed in and out. There’s even a button to make the map bigger and a special bar on the left to click on the individual locations. An information box will pop up with some details, a link to learn more and a way to get directions to the locations.

We’ve made every effort to include every event that we could find in Eastern North Carolina. However, if you know of a city or town we missed, email us at and we’ll add the activities to the list.

Enjoy the holiday!