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July 4, 2019 | Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Open only to DoD cardholders and their guests.

About The Celebration

Camp Lejeune's July 4th Celebration Goes On!

Celebrating America’s birthday is a longstanding tradition aboard Camp Lejeune! This year’s event will once again feature the area’s most breathtaking fireworks display, kicked off with some fantastic musical entertainment by one of our own!

Where

Onslow Beach
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

When

July 4th, 2019
Music 7PM
Fireworks 9PM

Join Us

Onslow Beach
Mike Corrado
Fireworks

Parking

There is limited parking on Onslow Beach Island. As such, patrons are encouraged to carpool to the event. Overflow parking will be at the GP-13 area located on the left hand site of the road before crossing the Onslow Beach Bridge. Parking at GP-13 is “at your own risk.” The area has some uneven terrain and drivers should drive slowly and with caution while parking. Patrons are discouraged from driving “low-rider” vehicles to the event. Pay attention to the traffic guards as they will direct you to the open parking locations.

A FREE bus service will transport guests to and from the parking lot location and the venue site. Buses will run continuously starting at 3 PM.

Handicap Accessible parking will be available on the island. Traffic guards will direct those vehicles with appropriate identification to the designated accessible parking area. Recreational boat launches into the ICWW at Onslow Beach (near the RV park) will be closed for security reasons all day on 4 July.

Who Can Attend

Open to DoD Identification Cardholders and their guests only. The event will not be open to the general public, meaning base access will not be provided to unsponsored guests for the event.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather on July 4, the event, including the fireworks, will be canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Pets

Pets will NOT be allowed in the venue area, with the exception of verified, registered service animals as defined in MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ Order 10570.2. Pets (non-service dogs and cats only) will be allowed, per normal operating procedures, ONLY on the limited pet-friendly Southernmost portion of the recreational beach.

Prohibited Items

NO

Personal fireworks or sparklers

NO

Glass containers

NO

Liquor

NO

Controlled illegal substances and their associated paraphernalia

NO

Weapons, including knives

NO

Mace or oleoresin capsicum (i.e. pepper) spray

NO

Tasers

NO

Stun guns

NO

Drones

NO

Grills

Pets will NOT be allowed in the venue area, with the exception of verified, registered service animals as defined in MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ Order 10570.2.

FAQs

  • When you check in at Onslow Beach you will be given a July 4th Celebration Beach Access Pass to be displayed on your vehicle dashboard.

  • Yes. Guests of credentialed access personnel are permitted. They must be a passenger in the vehicle. No access passes will be issued.

  • Yes. A variety of food and beverage vendors will be on site opening at noon for early beach goers. The Onslow Beach Marine Mart will also be open 9 AM-9 PM for other items you may need.

  • Yes. Coolers are allowed. No glass containers. You may only bring beer or wine - NO liquor will be allowed.

  • Yes but they are limited to consumable items only. No alcohol or tobacco products can be purchased.

  • Swimming is permitted on Onslow Beach (weather and conditions permitting) from dawn to dusk (approximately 8:30 PM). Swimming is ONLY permitted in the swimming designated areas. Marine Lifeguards of the Onslow Beach Detachment will be on duty patrolling the area and will enforce.

  • For the safety of our patrons, surf fishing will not be allowed in the Recreational Beach area, from Star Fish Point Pavilion to the end of Turtle Trail Pet Beach, on July 4th. We expect a large amount of swimmers and beachgoers for the 4th of July celebration.

  • There is limited parking on Onslow Beach Island. As such, patrons are encouraged to carpool to the event. Overflow parking will be at the GP-13 area located on the left hand site of the road before crossing the Onslow Beach Bridge. Parking at GP-13 is “at your own risk.” The area has some uneven terrain and drivers should drive slowly and with caution while parking. Patrons are discouraged from driving “low-rider” vehicles to the event. Pay attention to the traffic guards as they will direct you to the open parking locations.

  • Yes. A FREE bus service will transport guests to and from the parking lot location and the venue site. Buses will run continuously starting at 3 PM. To minimize our environmental footprint, we strongly encourage everyone to carpool and arrive early.

  • Yes. Handicap Accessible parking will be available on the island. Traffic guards will direct those vehicles with appropriate identification to the designated accessible parking area.

  • No. The beach is still not open for vehicles.

  • Yes. There will be a child lost and found tent on-site courtesy of the American Red Cross.

  • Chairs, blankets
    Non-aerosol sunscreen and bug repellant
    Sunglasses and hat
    Coolers are permitted (no glass containers)
    Cash, Debit, or Credit Cards
    Camera, GoPro, Selfie Stick
    Cell phones
    Strollers

  • Pets with the exception of verified, registered service animals as defined in MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ Order 10570.2 will NOT be permitted in the venue area. Other pets (non-service dogs and cats only) will be allowed, per normal operating procedures, only on the limited pet-friendly Southernmost portion of the recreational beach.

  • There will be port-o-letts available.

  • For additional questions, please call 910.450.5270.

Onslow Beach Marine Mart

9AM - 9PM