Events in Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head, NC

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.

You will find a variety of events on Bald Head Island, NC especially during the season and on holidays. These include a fishing rodeo, a twice yearly art league show, an annual picnic, and an invasion by pirates. Many other events are available to residents of Bald Head island by taking a 20 minute ferry ride to Southport.

You will find a number of events happening on Oak Island, NC throughout the year. These include band concerts, fishing tournaments, arts and crafts festivals, environmental festivals, a Big Toy Day especially for kids and a day for women only to learn about fishing. There are more events in which to be involved by traveling the short distance to Southport.

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Southport, NC
(910) 457-5144

January 19-21, 2019  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 includes music,...more about Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration


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

February 16, 2019  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: contests, raffles, music,...more about A Perfect Knight

St James Community Center
4140 Southport-Supply Rd
Southport, NC
(910) 253-0922

February 22, 2019 Put on your denim and diamonds (neither is a requirement) and take yourself to a fun party with a charitable cause. This year's event features hors-d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, beer and wine as well as dancing to live music. You can also participate in live and silent auctions. The...more about Diamonds and Denim Ball

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

February, 2019  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. Musket and artillery demonstrations...more about Fort Anderson Civil War Living History

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

February 9, 2019  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 $12 per person...more about Little Princess Ball

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

February 24, 2019  The Antique Appraisal Fair, presented by the Southport Chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), 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...more about PEO Annual Antique Appraisal Fair

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

February 16, 2019  The Run Oak Island event will begin at 7 AM and will include a 5K and Half Marathon race as well as a 1-mile fun run/walk, which will begin at 8:30 AM. Runners will earn the first piece of the World's Largest Race Series Medal in the BAM!...more about Run Oak Island

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

February 11 - March 20, 2019 - The US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a fourteen-session Boating Skills and Seamanship course every Monday and Wednesday from 7 PM - 9 PM, and every Saturday from 9 AM to noon beginning February 11. These courses are held at the Brunswick County EMS Headquarters, 40...more about USCG Boating Skills and Seamanship Course

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