Local Flair & Flavor
A Brunswick Islands vacation experience goes beyond the beach. It also includes a variety of festivals and events for families, foodies and fun-lovers that will introduce you to local favors and customs of the area.
The NC 4th of July Festival has been running continuously for more than 200 years and is an annual favorite, as are the NC Festival by the Sea and NC Oyster Festival. Free outdoor summer concerts and movies, farmers' markets, Turtle Talks and gallery walks are some other the local events to entertain the whole family.
Use the calendar below to explore our events list, and then, have fun as you enjoy the best of the Brunswick Islands.
- Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Nov 30, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Parade, 4:30 p.m. Tree Lighting Ocean Isle Beach
- First Friday Gallery Walk Downtown Southport Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Southport
- Sunset Beach Holiday Market Sunset Beach Town Park Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunset Beach
- Winterfest - Schedule of Events Various Locations Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019, Daytime and Nighttime Holiday Events Southport
- Christmas by the Sea Parade Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Oak Island
- Holiday Art Market Leland Cultural Arts Center Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Leland
- Shallotte Christmas Parade Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Shallotte
- An 18th Century Christmas Brunswick Town Fort Anderson Historic Site Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. Winnabow
- Costumed Holiday History Tour North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Southport
- Light Up the Night - Fire Engine Parade Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Southport