Holden Beach Area Calendar of Events

No matter what season you visit, there is something happening year round. You may want to plan your trip around one of Holden Beach's annual festivals - A Day at the Docks is held in April and Festival by the Sea at the end of October. These family celebrations highlight the island town's rich history in boat building and fishing. Dates and locations are subject to change.


March 14: Run for the Arts 5K Run, Holden Beach

April 1 to 5: NC Azalea Festival, Wilmington

April 12: Easter sunrise Service, Holden Beach Pier

April 25 to 26: Day at the Docks, Holden Beach

May 16 to 17: Blue Crab Festival, Little River, SC

July 2 to 4: NC 4th of July Festival, Southport

July 4: Annual Battleship Blast, Wilmington (Fireworks!)

June 27 to 28: Annual Patriotic Concert, Brunswick Community College, Bolivia, NC

April 10 to 11: Southport Spring Festival

June 4 to 6: Annual Carolina Country Music Festival, Myrtle Beach, SC

October 1 to 3: Annual US Open King Mackerel Tournament, Southport

October 17 to 18: NC Oyster Festival, Ocean Isle Beach

October 24 & 25: Festival By the Sea, Holden Beach

October 10 to 11: Shrimp Fest, Little River, SC

December 5: Shallotte Christmas Parade, Shallotte