Annual Golf Cart Parade returns to Hatteras Village on July 4

Golf carts are decked out in patriotic style for the annual Hatteras Village 4th of July Golf Cart Parade. Photo by Don Bowers

Celebrating its ninth year in 2022, the annual Golf Cart Parade will light up the streets of Hatteras Village on July 4 at 6:00 p.m.

The annual event began in 2013 as a fundraiser for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and has attracted less than a dozen carts decorated with patriotic themes. Once it became clear that the parade was attracting interest from locals and visitors alike, the event became an annual celebration, with more and more people participating in decorated golf carts of all kinds.

“Last year we had over 50 [carts]and I’m willing to bet we’ll top this year,” said parade organizer Karla Jarvis.

The parade will start at Teach’s Lair Marina and pass through the village and down Eagle Pass Road. There will also be a free Village BBQ at the Community Building from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., so visitors can hang out, grab a burger or hot dog, and watch the parade from the central Hatteras Village location. (The parade winners will also be announced at the barbecue.)

The rules are lax for entering and enjoying the parade. Anyone with a cart and a dose of creativity is welcome to join in the fun, and spectators are encouraged to head to Hatteras Village to cheer on their favourites.

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