Summer is the prime time for fresh local goods in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Outdoor markets in the area take place each week so you never have to be without seasonal fruits and vegetables, whether you’re a local or a visitor. In addition to local produce, markets are filled with artists and artisans showing off their creative talents offering pottery, photography, handmade goods, homemade snacks, desserts, and more. Topping off the perfect outdoor market scene, local musicians can also be found playing at several of the events, making these must-do activities during summer and fall. 

Southport Summer Market

Local farmers and artisans come together to offer farm fresh produce, baked goods, local art, handcrafted items, and more. Held each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin Square Park in Southport, from May 3 through August 30, 2023.

Oak Island Farmers and Artisans Market

Market-goers can pick up fresh produce, homemade goods, handmade items, and more. Located by the Kevin Bell Skate Park, Pirate Ship Playground, and the Oak Island Splash Pad; it's the perfect family outing. Held on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Middleton Park in Oak Island, from May 22 to September 4, 2023, with the exception of July 1. 

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market

On the island by the old town hall, feel the ocean breeze while shopping for local and homemade produce, baked goods, crafts, and other unique items. Held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5 W 3rd Street in Ocean Isle Beach, from June 6 through August 29, 2023.

Sunset Beach Summer Market

Set by the Intracoastal Waterway, this bustling market features local crafters and artists with homemade treasures and original art. Shop fresh produce from local farmers, pottery, woodcrafts, and more. Held on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sunset Beach at Sunset Beach Town Park, from May 4 to September 28, 2023.

Market on Mulberry

This open-air market is filled with fresh local produce, food trucks, and local vendors who offer arts and crafts, jewelry, soaps, and more. Held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mulberry Park in Shallotte, from May 6 through July 29, 2023.


Visit our events page to see the full schedule of outdoor markets and other fun happenings in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.