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2023 Summer of Festivals, Events and Markets in Brunswick County, North Carolina

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

Brunswick County, NC is full of summer fun in 2023! The islands and towns are offering numerous events throughout the summer!

Fourth of July Events

Summer in Brunswick County, NC is a time of excitement and vibrant energy as the community comes alive with a numerous captivating events. From lively festivals to engaging outdoor activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Music enthusiasts can immerse themselves in one of the many Brunswick County Summer Concert Series, where local bands and talented performers entertain crowds with a diverse range of genres. Art lovers can explore the vibrant creativity at the Summer Art Show, showcasing the works of talented local artists. For those seeking adventure, the county offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including kayaking along scenic waterways, hiking through lush nature trails, and indulging in thrilling water sports like surfing and paddleboarding. Foodies can savor the flavors of the region at food festivals. With a delightful blend of culture, nature, and community spirit, Brunswick County, NC ensures that every summer is filled with unforgettable experiences.

Below is a list of summer markets, festivals and events broken down by towns. Click the links for more information. Summer of Fun!

Belville, NC

  • Belville Food Truck Rodeo: June 3rd, 11am-4pm at the Brunswick Riverwalk Park, 580 River Road, Belville. This is the first Annual Food and Truck Rodeo which will feature food trucks, kids activities and live music by Many Everythings. Enjoy this FREE event, Rain or Shine!

Boiling Springs Lakes, NC

  • Summer Concert Series: June 16th, 6pm-9pm at Spring Lake Park, Pine Road, Boiling Springs Lakes. FREE outdoor concert featuring Lunar Tide.

Calabash, NC

  • Calabash Concert Series: June 6th, 6pm-8:30pm at Calabash Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road, Calabash. FREE performance by Band of Oz. Bring your chair and get ready to dance the night away! There will be food and drink vendors!

Holden Beach, NC

Leland, NC

Oak Island, NC

  • Oak Island Farmers and Artisans' Market: Every Monday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m, Middleton Park 4610 East Dolphin Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465

  • Oak Island Summer Concerts: Every Friday 6:30pm-8:30pm - Middleton Park

  • Davis Canal Kayak Tour - Tuesday, May 23, June 6th, June 20th at 10am - SE 31st Street Oak Island ($30 for Residence, $40 visitors)

  • Ride the Tide Kayak Event: Saturday, June 3rd - Davis Canal, Oak Island - Community Float

  • Cape Fear A Cappella America Sings: Wednesday, June 21st 10am. G.V. Barbee Sr. Library, 8200 E Oak Island Drive, Oak Island

  • Oak Island Beach Day: Oak Island Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to the annual Beach Day on July 1st, in coordination with July 4th festivities!

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

  • Ocean Isle Beach Movies in the Park: Every Friday at 6:30pm, Town Center Park11 E Second Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC

  • Memorial Holiday Market: 5 W 3rd St. Ocean Isle Beach

  • Art in the Park - Every Tuesday (May30-Aug15) 10am-11am at Town Center Park - 11E Second Street, Ocean Isle. Kids get crafty! This is a FREE craft-making activity with a new craft each week! (Not on July 4th)

  • Turtle Talks - Every Monday (Jun5-Aug28) 5pm-6pm at 417 W 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach. This FREE event is a weekly occuring educational event!

  • Jolly Mon King Classic: June 7th-June11, Ocean Isle Fishing Center (Entry Fee for Participants)

  • Scavenger Hunt: June 7th, 10am-12pm at the Amphitheater at Town Center Park (11 E 2nd St). Registration is from 10am-10:30am. Kids will get a bag and a clue sheet for prizes around the island. All children must have responsible party with them. This is a FREE Kids event that is a must this summer!

  • Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market: Every Tuesday (Jun6-Aug29) 9am-1pm. This weekly market is located at 5 W 3rd Street. This market is full of food, fun and unique products.

  • World Ocean Day: June 8, 10am-7pm at Town Center Park, 11 E 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach. The Museum of Coastal Carolina with celebrate World Ocean Day with a recycled ocean craft and activities about ocean gyres from 10am-11:30am at Town Center Park. Ocean focused activities and programs will be available all day at the Museum. The outside activities are FREE and anything inside the museum is included with admission. KIDS

Shallotte, NC

  • Market on Mulberry: Every Saturday 9am-12:30pm: 123 Mulberry Street, Shallotte

Southport, NC

Sunset Beach, NC

  • Sunset Beach Summer Market: Every Thursday, 9am-1pm, 206 Sunset Blvd. N, Sunset Beach, NC

  • Paws-Ability BandFest: June 4th, 12pm-5pm. Sunset BeachTown Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. N. $5 Donation Per Person. Live music by Sea & Sand Band and the Jan Michael Fields Band. This event will include food trucks, vendors, adoptable animals, raffle prizes and more! Support animal welfare programs.

  • Sunset Beach Concerts: "Sunset Sound Waves":Every Wednesday (Jun7-Aug30) 6pm-8pm at 206 Sunset Blvd. N, Sunset Beach. Bring a chair and enjoy!

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