July 4th Celebration

****Due to COVID-19, the July 4th Celebration has been cancelled for 2020****


News Release Town of Swansboro

Arts by the Sea Festival and July 4th Fireworks Cancellations

May 14, 2020


The Town of Swansboro regrets to announce that the 2020 Arts by the Sea Festival scheduled for June 13, 2020 and the July 4th Fireworks have been cancelled. Our priority is the health and safety of the community, including our staff, supporters, vendors, volunteers, and sponsors. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it is becoming clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we need to make tough choices. With large gatherings being discouraged by global health experts until at least August, postponement was not a viable option.

Come stroll the historic downtown Swansboro waterfront for the July 4th Celebration presented by Sanders Ford.  Enjoy the sounds and celebration as we honor Independence Day on July 4th, 5-10 p.m.  There is live music at the Harry C Pugliese “Pug” Pavilion. Food vendors will be along Front St. in preparation for the evening festivities.

Street closures will be implemented at 3 p.m.  Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as Main and Church Streets up to Elm Street.  Water St. will be closed from Moore St. to Broad St.  In addition to street closures, all public docks will be closed to pedestrian traffic.  Church St. Dock will be closing at 4 p.m. and dockage will be limited to vessels with reservations only. 

Vendor opportunity

Non-food vendor application (.pdf)

Food vendor application (.pdf)

Click here to view list of confirmed vendors




830 Main St. Ext.