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 25 & 26: Southport Spring Festival

April 5 to 9: NC Azalea Festival, Wilmington

April 16: Easter sunrise Service, Holden Beach Pier

May 20 to 21: Blue Crab Festival, Little River, SC

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

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

September 4: Labor Day Arts & Crafts Fair, Middleton Park Ext., Oak Island

September 4: Children’s Crab Derby, Old Yacht Basin, Waterfront, Oak Island

September 4: Annual Oak Island Surf-off

October 5 to 7: Annual US Open King Mackerel Tournament, Southport

October 21 & 22: NC Oyster Festival, Ocean Isle Beach

October 28 & 29: Festival By the Sea, Holden Beach

November 4: Dixon Chapel Oyster Roast, Varnamtown

December 2: Shallotte Christmas Parade, Shallotte