The history of Southport's Fourth of July Festival celebration was first recorded in a newspaper in 1795. When ships lying at anchor in the harbor would discharge salutes from their cannons at daybreak and throughout the day, with the ships officers and town officials sharing companionship toasting the young nations independence. In 1972 we were incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival. Read more >
Skydive Coastal Carolina and the Children of Fallen Heroes, Parachute Team performed the "Honor Jump" on the beach across the street from Middleton Park on Oak Island, NC.