The community of Manteo comes together every year to celebrate this nation’s birth with day-long festivities, and you’re invited to this family-friendly event. You can begin your day with a trip to Island Farm to experience an 1850s-style Independence Day. Interact with the farm’s animals, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, play games and eat some watermelon. In the afternoon check out the downtown Manteo waterfront, where you’ll be entertained by musicians, bicycles sporting red, white and blue, contests and more. No Fourth of July event is complete without fireworks. Roanoke Island Festival Park combines a fireworks display with a concert so you can enjoy patriotic tunes while watching the colorful spectacle over the sound. If you want to take a different approach to the fireworks display, paddle or boat into the sound for a secluded view.
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