Vehicles should park on the side of downtown (with Chestnut Street being the dividing line) that is closest to the direction they will travel after the fireworks have ended. See map at right, which is also available at wilmingtonnc.gov/july4th. Click on the map to enlarge.
Leave the pets at home. Reminder to residents and visitors that pets are not allowed downtown during special events where large crowds are present and streets are closed.
Decks – Special event rates apply after 2 p.m. Friday
On street parking – free all day/evening Friday
Expect delays when arriving and leaving the downtown area due to large volumes of traffic expected for the event.
Best view of fireworks
The best view of the fireworks will be from N. Water Street. There will be a boating safety zone for 30 minutes after the fireworks around the launch site. No thru boating traffic will be allowed.
Click here to see a list of what fireworks are legal and what’s not, as well as fireworks safety tips.
Visit wilmingtonnc.gov/july4th for more detailed information.