Summer is the prime time for fresh local goods in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Outdoor markets in the area take place throughout 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 summer and fall activities.

Southport Summer Market

Local farmers and artisans come together to offer fresh local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, and more. Held each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin Square Park in Southport, from May 4 through August 31, 2022.

Oak Island Farmers and Artisans Market

Market-goers can pick up fresh produce, homemade goods, like cakes and jam, as well as a variety of handmade crafts, from jewelry to furniture and more. Held on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Middleton Park in Oak Island, from May 23 through September 5, 2022.

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 7 through August 30, 2022.

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, fresh catches of the day, seasonal flowers and plants, and more. Held on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sunset Beach at Sunset Beach Town Park, from May 5 through October 13, 2022.

Market on Mulberry 

This open-air market is filled with fresh local produce, arts and crafts, clothing, live music, and more. Held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mulberry Park in Shallotte, from May 14 through August 6, 2022.

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