Events in Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head, NC

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A variety of annual events and festivals takes place year-round in Southport, NC. Because of its location on the water, many of the events here are water-related. You will find fishing tournaments, yacht races, a wooden boat show and pirate invasions as well as art and music, food events, fireworks, children's activities and things to do every day of the week.

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Southport, NC
(910) 457-5144

January 11 - 18, 2021  Southport typically celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the weekend before and the Monday of the holiday. On Sunday, there will be a Memorial March beginning at 3 PM at the Southport Fire Department, 1101 N. Howe St. Following the march, a youth-oriented program, which...more about Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration


BSL Parks and Recreation
1 Leeds Rd.
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
(910) 363-0018

February 2021 Event has been cancelled  From 4 PM until 6 PM boys in kindergarten through fifth grade can attend this event with a female adult companion (mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, etc.). The boys are asked to dress in 'knightly' attire (if they choose). Appetizers will be served and activities include:...more about A Perfect Knight

Franklin Square Gallery
130 E. West St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-5450

February - March 2021 TBD  Franklin Square Gallery opens each year with its Spring Art Show. A reception and awards ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held on Friday, from 5-7 PM. It's a great chance to see the two-and three-dimensional artwork of the many talented artists of...more about Associated Artists of Southport Spring Art Show

Brunswick Town State Historic Site
8884 St. Phillips Rd. SE
Winnabow, NC 28479
(910) 371-6613

March 2021 event has been cancelled  Fort Anderson, located at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, is the location of a Civil War Living History. From 10am to 4pm living history interpreters demonstrate trades. Talk with sailors, learn the blacksmith's trade. Hands-on activities for kids, and interactive programs for the entire family....more about Fort Anderson Civil War Living History

1513 N. Howe St.
Brunswick Center at Southport
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 253-2670

February 2021 Ball has been cancelled  Girls in Kindergarten through the fifth grade are invited to attend this ball accompanied by an adult male escort. Dressed in pretty dresses, each girl may participate in dancing, face painting, and crafts among other activities. Refreshments will be served as well. The cost is...more about Little Princess Ball

Southport Community Building
223 E, Bay Street
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-0665

February 23, 2020  The Antique Appraisal Fair is the Southport version of Antique Roadshow. It runs from 2 PM until 5 PM on the last Sunday in February. Bring your jewelry, china, clocks, prints, books, art, coins or other treasure — anything that you can carry by hand, pay your $8...more about PEO Annual Antique Appraisal Fair

Oak Island Recreation Department
3003 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak island, NC 2846
(910) 278-4747

February 15, 2020  The Run Oak Island event will begin at 6:45 AM and will include a 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon races as well as a 1-mile fun run/walk, which will begin at 9:00 AM. Runners will earn the first piece of the World's Largest Race Series Medal in the...more about Run Oak Island

Brunswick County EMS Headquarters
40 Naber Drive
Shallotte, NC 28470
(646) 208-2204

February 19 - March 26, 2020 - The US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a fourteen-session Boating Skills and Seamanship course every Wednesday and Thursday from 7 PM - 9 PM. These courses are held at the Brunswick County EMS Headquarters, 40 Naber Drive, Shallotte and provide general information on selecting and registering a...more about USCG Boating Skills and Seamanship Course

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