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Oak Island Beach Day: Day of Celebration on July 1, 2024

Beach Day is a celebration on Oak Island, North Carolina, is an extraordinary beach day filled with patriotic spirit, community camaraderie, and an array of exciting activities. This day commemorates when the two towns, Long Beach and Yaupon Beach joined together to form Oak Island on July 1, 1999. Beach Day is held in collaboration with the North Carolina 4th of July Festival. Oak Island residents and visitors gather on the sandy shores to revel in the festivities and create lasting memories.


On this special day, Oak Island beach radiates with energy and excitement. Locals and tourists alike adorn themselves in vibrant red, white, and blue attire, proudly displaying their patriotism. As you arrive at the beach, you'll immediately notice the festive atmosphere, with families setting up colorful umbrellas and beach blankets, children building sandcastles adorned with miniature American flags, and the tantalizing aroma of barbecues and picnics wafting through the air.



July 1 @ 7:00 am

Beach Day Registration for Athletic Events

-Volleyball Tournament

-Horeshoes

-Cornhole

-Sandcastle

46th Street SE & Beach Drive Oak Island, NC, United States

OAK ISLAND CABANA


July 1 @ 8:00 am

Beach Day Registration for:

-Doggie Costume Contest - Beached Out

-Baby Bathing Suit contest (3yrs and under)

-Water Balloon Toss (PreK- 5th Grade)

Stage @ Middleton Park


July 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Beach Day Volleyball Tournament

46th Street SE & Beach Drive Oak Island, NC, United States

BEACH


July 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Beach Day Horseshoes

Middleton Park SE 46th St, Oak Island, NC, United States

Middleton Park


July 1 @ 9:00 am

Beached out Dog Costume Contest at the Stage

Middleton Park SE 46th St, Oak Island, NC, United States

STAGE


July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beach Day Cornhole Tournament

Middleton Park SE 46th St, Oak Island, NC, United States


July 1 @ 10:00 am

Baby Bathing Suit Contest at the Stage

Middleton Park SE 46th St, Oak Island, NC, United States


July 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beachin’ Golf Cart Contest at Basketball Court

Middleton Park Basketball Courts Oak Island, NC


July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

OPEN - Bocce Ball

BEACH


July 1 @ 11:00 am

Beach Day Pre-K & School Age Balloon Toss at the Stage

Middleton Park Stage Oak Island, NC


July 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beach Day Inflatables at Middleton Park

& Food Vendors

Middleton Park SE 46th St, Oak Island, NC, United States


July 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15pm

Beach Day Sandcastle Contest

46th Street SE & Beach Drive Oak Island, NC, United States


July 1 @ 1:00 pm

Beach Day Jimmy Buffett Karaoke Sing

6th Grade and up at the Stage

Middleton Park Stage Oak Island, NC


July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Welcoming Ceremony

Middleton Park Extension 46th St & Dolphin Dr, Oak Island, NC, United States


July 1 @ 5:45 pm

Beach Day Oak Island Birthday Recognition

Middleton Park SE 46th St, Oak Island, NC, United States


July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Oak Island Summer Concert Series- OKI Beach Day-20 Ride

Middleton Park SE 46th St, Oak Island, NC, United States


July 1 @ 9:00 pm

Beach Day Town of Oak Island Anniversary Fireworks

Oak Island Pier 705 Ocean Dr., Oak Island, NC, United States




FIREWORKS & TRAFFIC INFORMATION

The Oak Island Police Department will be blocking off certain streets and intersections throughout the day to accommodate the unloading of fireworks, and after the fireworks display to allow for the smooth flow of traffic away from the area.

SE 58th Street will serve as the “Dividing Line” for travel off the Island:

  • Those WEST of E 58th St. should use the Swains Cut Bridge (Middleton Ave).

  • Those EAST of E 58th St. should use the Barbee Bridge (Long Beach Road).


Whether you are a resident or a visitor, spending the Fourth of July on the beach at Oak Island, NC, is an unforgettable experience. The combination of beachside fun, patriotic festivities, and a stunning fireworks display creates an atmosphere of celebration and togetherness that embodies the true reason of the Fourth of July and the creation of Oak Island, NC.

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