Oak Island Recreation Center
3003 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 547-1737

November 5 - 8,  2020  Artists 18 years of age and older are eligible to enter their original artworks that have been created within 2 years prior to the show. There are size and weight limits for the art pieces. Each artist may enter 3 pieces in each of the...more about Arts by the Shore

Downtown Southport
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 754-5102

November, 2020  The Charles Dickens Christmas Festival recognizes the birthday of Charles Dickens. For two days the streets of Southport will be transformed into everything Dickens. There will be dramatic performances, singing groups, plays, artists and crafts persons in specialized fields, food, drink and more. Contests include: a Christmas Tree Contest,...more about Brunswick Arts Council's Charles Dickens Christmas

Middleton Park Extension
133 SE 48th St
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 457-6964
(800) 457-6964

April 2020 - Postponed until Saturday, November 14, 2020 The free festivities start on Friday from 5 PM until 8:30 PM at Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk is a fun and enjoyable event for all fitness levels. The run courses showcase the best scenery on the North Carolina...more about Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2 Marathon 10K/5K Run/Walk

Bald Head Island Association Center
Light House Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
(704) 907-4287

November 27-28, 2020 10 AM - 5 PM. Original artwork can be purchased at this two-day Art League Thanksgiving Show. The show includes watercolor and oil paintings, photography, fabric art, cards, ceramics and more. The league is comprised of Bald Head Island residents, property owners and full-time employees (older than 18 years...more about Smith Island Art League Thanksgiving Show

Old Southport Yacht Basin
E. West St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 713-9141

November 7, 2020 The Southport Wooden Boat Show is held annually and runs from 10 AM until 4 PM. You will find all kinds of wooden boats displayed in the water, on land and around the historic Old Yacht Basin. Professional judges will award prizes for best boats in a variety of...more about Southport Wooden Boat Show


Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 457-6964
(800) 457-6964

December 5, 2020  If you are looking for a way to kick-off the holiday season with your family, you may enjoy starting with the Christmas by the Sea Parade in Oak Island. The parade begins at 2 PM at the Oak Island Town Hall on 46th Street and continues on Oak...more about Christmas by the Sea Parade

Middleton Park
4601 Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-5518

December 5, 2020  The Oak Island Christmas Tree Lighting will begin at 6 PM on Saturday with live holiday music and events. The tree lights will go on at 6 PM after which there will be a special visitor. Come enjoy a great beginning to the seasonal festivities on Oak Island....more about Oak Island Christmas Tree Lighting

Southport Waterfront
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 454-4327

December 5-19, 2020  If you love a parade and you love boats, you will love the Christmas Flotilla always held the second Saturday in December. Just find a spot anywhere along the Cape Fear River from the Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Street and get comfortable. The flotilla, which takes place...more about Southport Winterfest - Christmas Flotilla

Southport Historic District
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-7927

December 2020 - Cancelled  Always held the second Saturday in December, this tour of homes all dressed up in their Christmas finery includes historic homes as well as more modern homes. Be sure to wear soft soled shoes to protect the wood floors in these homes. Tickets are $15 in advance...more about Southport Winterfest - Christmas Tour of Homes

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