Southport, N.C. has been celebrating the 4th of July for over 200 years. In colonial times, the ships would anchor in the harbor and let off cannons to celebrate our freedom holiday. They now let off fireworks from a barge parked in the harbor. It has grown to be a festival of around 50,000 Americans gathering to celebrate with the fireworks,dancing and other hometown festivities. It is a sight to see and unforgettable. In the movie Safe Haven, from the Nicholas Sparks novel, you get a tiny glimpse of the stimulating experience on film.
HAPPY 4th of JULY, AMERICA!!!