July 4th Fireworks



JULY 4, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us and watch the City of Wilmington’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks display from the deck of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Members of the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA have exclusive access to the ship Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 pm for the viewing on Independence Day. Everyone MUST be a member of the Friends organization in order to enjoy the show from the ship. The battleship, battleship park and parking lot will be closed at 6:00 for the event. Memberships starting at only $35.00* are available online (https://battleshipncfriends.com/join-us-1), at the Battleship Gift Shop, or by calling 910-399-9117.  All membership applications must be received by 5:00 PM on July 3rd. 

The Battleship will close at 5:00 pm for visitors and at 6:00 pm will re-open for Friends members. You must have a parking pass and your Friends ID to be able to enter the parking lot and gain access to the ship. The parking lot will be closed to the general public. 


Please enter through the main ticket window to gain access on to the ship.  You are welcome to bring your own bug spray, chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. We do ask, for everyone's safety, that all guests limit their use of glass containers and opt for plastic, paper, or metal.

There is a limit to the number of people who can watch the fireworks on the deck of the ship. More information about this will be posted here as soon as possible. Those who cannot view from the deck can set up on the SECU Memorial Walkway or in Battleship Park. In any event, plan to come early and get settled in to enjoy the show. Remember traffic could be busy. Thank you all for being a member of the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th.

*plus tax.