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.


April 19 to 20: Southport Spring Festival

April 3 to 7: NC Azalea Festival, Wilmington

April 21: Easter sunrise Service, Holden Beach Pier

April 27 - 28: A Day at the Docks, Holden Beach

May 18 to 19: Blue Crab Festival, Little River, SC

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

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

August 31: Labor Day Arts & Crafts Fair, Middleton Park Ext., Oak Island

August 31: Children’s Crab Derby, Old Yacht Basin, Waterfront, Oak Island

August 31: Annual Oak Island Surf-off

October 3 to 5: Annual US Open King Mackerel Tournament, Southport

October 19 & 20: NC Oyster Festival, Ocean Isle Beach

October 26 & 27: Festival By the Sea, Holden Beach

March 2 (Rescheduled from November 2018: Dixon Chapel Oyster Roast, Varnamtown

December 7: Shallotte Christmas Parade, Shallotte