Thank you for a wonderful evening in 2022!  We are looking forward to July 4th, 2023!

JULY 4th
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Friends Members ONLY Event

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 on July 4th (Monday) evening beginning at 6:00 pm for the viewing on Independence Day. Everyone MUST be a member of the Friends organization to enjoy the show from the ship.

This is a BYOC event (Bring your own chair) You can bring your own picnic baskets in as well as beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Glass bottles other than wine bottles are not allowed.

Plan to come early and get settled in to enjoy the show and 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 and celebrating with you on July 4th!

Not a member but want to join?  Join here!

For specific questions or concerns, please email the Friends at or call: 910-399-9117.