Summer is the prime time for fresh, local goods in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. The area’s outdoor markets 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 produce, the markets are filled with artists and artisans showing off their creative talents and offering pottery, photography, handmade goods, and homemade snacks and desserts. 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 Wednesdays through September 21, 2021; 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Franklin Square Park, Southport

Local farmers and artisans come together to offer fresh local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, and more. 

Oak Island Farmers and Artisans Market Mondays through September 6, 2021; 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Middleton Park, Oak Island

Market-goers can pick up fresh produce, homemade goods, like cakes and jam, as well as a variety of handmade crafts, like jewelry, furniture and more.

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market Tuesdays through August 31, 2021; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 5 West Third St., Ocean Isle Beach

Held on the island by the old Town Hall, feel the ocean breeze while shopping for local and homemade produce, baked goods, crafts and more.

Sunset Beach Summer Market Thursdays through October 14, 2021; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sunset Beach Town Park 

Set by the Intracoastal Waterway, the bustling market features local crafters and artists with their homemade treasures and original art. Shop for fresh produce from local farmers, fresh catches of the day, seasonal flowers and plants, and much more.

Market on Mulberry Saturdays through July, 24, 2021; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mulberry Park, Shallotte

The open-air market is filled with fresh, local produce, arts and crafts, and more. Entertainment by local musicians makes this market a must-visit on Saturdays. 

BSL Neighbors Market June 5 and June 19, 2021; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3280 George II Hwy, Boiling Spring Lakes

Local vendors offer fresh local produce, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more.

To see a full schedule of the outdoor markets and other events in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, visit