Activities Schedule

Ocean Isle Beach Activities and Events:

Events Schedule for 2013

Battleship NCHidden Battleship, NC Battleship 01/12/13

For the explorer at heart, bring a friend and join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of un-restored areas of the Battleship. The four-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. Guests explore the bow (officers’ country and boatswain locker), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer’s office, torpedo area), Engine room #1, the refrigerator compartments, and climb inside the fire control tower to the top of the ship. The Azalea Coast Radio Club will be in Radio II to explain their work on the ship’s radio transmitters. It’s the tour that brings out the “Indiana Jones” in all of us, without the snakes!

The tour is limited to ages 12 and older and limited to 40 participants per time slot. It is not appropriate for those who have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing, sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera! Choose between a morning (8:30 – 12:30) or afternoon (1:30 – 5:30) tour. Registration and payment are due by the Thursday prior to the tour. Call 910-251-5797 for reservations.

http://www.battleshipnc.com/

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NC Jazz FestivalNC Jazz Festival, 33rd Annual – 02/7/2013 – 02/9/2013
This is one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast. We will open Thursday night with a special event concert, Styles of Jazz. Friday and Saturday nights we will return to our 7 sets of traditional jazz with a different leader for each set. Our 15 all-star musicians are all world renowned and include guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, vocalist Lynn Roberts, jazz violin prodigy Jonathan Russell. For additional festival information and reservations 910-793-1111 or [email protected]

 

Hilton Wilmington Riverside
301 N. Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
www.ncjazzfestival.com

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NC BattleshipMarch 29, 2013 – Battleship Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Carnival
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hippity Hoppity down the Battleship trail for a fun Spring event with continuous games and egg hunts along with a bounce house and petting zoo for guests to enjoy. Egg hunts will run throughout the event so that kids are guaranteed a chance to find eggs and will be able to “hunt” as many times as they like. There will be excitement everywhere you turn so come to have fun and enjoy the festivities. Tickets are $5 a person and children under 2 are free.
Battleship North Carolina Battleship Park Highway 17/74/76/421 Intersection Wilmington, NC
910/251-5797
Admission/Fees: $5 per person.

http://www.battleshipnc.com/Events/EasterEggHuntCarnival

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March 29-30, 2013 – 10:00 AM Southport Spring Festival
Friday -10am until 5pm. Saturday-10am-4pm. Arts and crafts show, plant sales, food vendors, children’s activities, chili cook-off and entertainment.
Franklin Square Park E. West Street, Southport
Contact: Peggy McDonald
DSI P.O. Box 10127 Southport, NC 28461
910/279-4616
Admission/Fees: Free
Sponsored and Organized by Downtown Southport Inc., Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis and the City of Southport’s Department of Tourism.

http://www.downtownsouthport.org/3701.html

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Azalea Festival WilmingtonApril 10th-14th, 2013

The 66th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival in nearby Wilmington, NC (just 40 minutes from The Winds). The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes: a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern.

 

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Battleship NCApril 20, 2013 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Battleship Alive
Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. Included in Regular Battleship admission.
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Intersection Highways 17/74/76/421 Wilmington, NC
910/251-5797
Admission/Fees: Regular Admission Required

http://www.battleshipnc.com/

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Days at the Docks

Days at the Docks – April 27 & 28, 2013

Started in the 1980’s, the Springtime festival called “Day at the Docks” was recently expanded to 2 days becoming “Days” at the Docks.

Over 50 arts and crafts vendors and a dozen food vendors set up for two days of fun.The weekend starts off with a 5K and 10K run at 8:00 am Saturday morning.

Vendors sell their wares from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sat. and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. More info: http://greaterholdenbeachmerchants.com/

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Far out ShootoutMay 10-18th, 2013

Far Out Shoot Out Fishing Tournament

Ocean Isle Beach
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 910-575-3474
Address: Ocean Isle Fishing Center

Visit the website for complete details: oifc.com/tournaments.cfm

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Blue Crab FestivalMay 18 & May 19, 2013 The 32nd Annual Blue Crab Festival
One of the largest festivals in the southeast.

Prior to the actual festival, much additional festival publicity and excitement will be generated through the following ancillary events: Festival Queen Pageant, 5K Run, Motorcycle Poker Run and Golf Cart Raffle, and other events still under development.

Click here to visit their website: bluecrabfestival.org

 

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May 24, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

The Entertainers

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May 29, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Fat Jack Band

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May 31, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Continental Divide Band

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June 5, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Parrot Party

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June 7, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Blackwater Rhythm and Blues

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June 12, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Homemade Jam

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June 14, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

The Imitations

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June 14-16, 2013 - Jolly Mon King Classic Fishing Tournament

Ocean Isle Beach
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 910-575-3474
Address: Ocean Isle Fishing Center
The Jolly Mon is king Mackerel tournament Captain’s Choice format-fish 1 out of 2 possible days. 1st Place wins $30,000+!

Visit the website for complete details: oifc.com/tournaments.cfm

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June 19, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Carolina Breakers

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June 21, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Sea Cruz

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June 26, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Ginger Thompson Band

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June 28, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Mark Roberts Band

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4th of July FestivalJuly 2 – 4, 2011 – N.C. 4th of July Festival
Arts, crafts, parade, 5K run, food, entertainment, children’s games, naturalization ceremony and more. Check out the festival’s new website www.nc4thofjuly.com
Downtown Southport.
Contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
4841 Long Beach Road, SE Southport, NC 28461
910-457-5578
Admission/Fees: Most events are free.July 2 – 4, 2011
July 1st -Beach Day. July 2,4 & 4 events will be in downtown Southport.

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July 3, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

CC Martin

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Ocean Isle Beach 4th of JulyOcean Isle Beach 4th of July Parade

10:00am.
Decorated floats, golf carts and bicycles will be judged and prizes awarded. Line up in Museum parking lot at 9:30am

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NC Battleship Blast17th Annual Battleship Blast- July 4th, 2013 

Noted as Coastal Living’s 10 Spots to Celebrate the Fourth and recent recipient of Southeast Tourism Society’s award of Top 20 things to due in July, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will present the 2013 17th Annual Battleship Blast Fireworks.
The celebration will not disappoint and at 9:05pm the Battleship fireworks spectacular will begin. You don’t want to miss this year as the fireworks display will light up the skies of Wilmington.

Best view of amazing pyro technics is from downtown Wilmington as the entire Battleship complex on Eagles Island will be closed at 6:00pm and all vehicles will be required to leave by 6:30pm. Therefore, come early and visit the equally impressive Battleship NORTH CAROLINA before the activities in the evening.

http://www.battleshipnc.com/

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July 5, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

The Craig Woolard Band

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July 10, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Mark Roberts Band

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July 12, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Holiday Band

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July 17, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Marsha Morgan Band

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July 19, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Legends of The Beach

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July 24, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Jim Quick & The Coastline Band

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July 26, 2011 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Too Much Sylvia

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July 31, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Coco Loco

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August 2, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Atlantic Groove

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Cape Fear Sailfish Classic4th Annual Cape Fear Sailfish Classic August 2013 (Dates TBD) This tournament is built for fun, experience the thrill of circle hook rigging, trolling in the nearshore waters for the elusive and beautiful sailfish. The format consist of a Captains meeting and pig picking for Thursday night, circle hook rigging demonstration by experienced captains and their mates. Fishing takes place in boundaries ranging from WR-4 to the Jungle, so boats participating from area home ports include Bald Head, Wrightsville, Holden Beach, and of course, Ocean Isle Beach. Fish Friday and Saturday, wrap up with cookout and prizes on Sunday. Charter boats welcome. Increased prize money this year, daily payouts for release activity, largest dolphin weighed, and overall Champion receives prize money and a beautiful one of a kind trophy for public display during their reign as Champion. www.capefearsailfishclassic.com Proceeds benefit Cy’sWorld Foundation to promote outdoor experiences and learning for young adults. Website is www.cysworld.org

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August 7, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Rodney Dane

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August 9, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Carolina Breakers

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August 14, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Craig Woolard Band

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August 16, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Steve Owens & Summertime Band

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August 21, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Hip Pocket

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August 23, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Sea Cruz

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August 28, 2013- Sunset Beach Free Concert Series

The Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held at the Village Park at Seaside Village. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday.

Fantastic Shakers

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August 30, 2013 – Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

6:30PM – 8:00PM On the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach

Band of Oz

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Labor Day Sand Sculpture ContestAugust 31, 2013 – Labor Day Sand Sculpture Contest

11:30am – 1:30pm. Children’s division- up to 13, Family division-4 adults and no limit on children. Rules available at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and wwwoipoa.org starting August 1. Trophies and prizes awarded in all divisions. Event on beach behind Community Center, 44 East 1st Street, OIB.

 

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Battleship NCSeptember 28, 2013 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Battleship Alive
Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. Included in Regular Battleship admission.
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Intersection Highways 17/74/76/421 Wilmington, NC
910/251-5797
Admission/Fees: Regular Admission Required

http://www.battleshipnc.com/

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Sunset at Sunset FestivalOctober 5th, 2013-  Sunset @ Sunset Festival The festival (in it’s 7th year) which is free to all attendees, boasts numerous vendors from artists to writers, charity booths and local community organizations to local wineries and restaurants. The festival also had several bands playing some great beach music all day long, which may inspire a little shagging on the dance floor! Great food, great fun and great people! Located in front of Ingram Planetarium at Sunset Beach.

http://www.sunsetatsunset.com/Sunset_at_Sunset/Welcome.html

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Fall Brawl

October 11-13, 2013 Fall Brawl King Classic Fishing Tournament

Ocean Isle Beach
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 910-575-3474
Address: Ocean Isle Fishing Center

Visit the website for complete details: oifc.com/tournaments.cfm

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Ghost Ship Battleship NCGhost Ship- October 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013 at the NC Battleship from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where fear sets sail, it is the most anticipated scare and haunted house of the season as the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA turns into a haunting shade of green and starting Friday night on October 18, the vessel turns into Ghost Ship. No movie set needed for this haunt as the Ship can terrify any soul when set out to wander alone through the decks below. Did we mention we turn off the lights? Don’t worry if you get lost, the ghosts will make sure to find you.Venture below if you dare on four frightening evenings of October 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2013. Zombies will be sure to greet you at the door as tickets go on sale each night at 6:30. Tickets are only $10 and are limited each night.No advance tickets will be sold and you must be in line by 9:30 to ensure your ticket to have the scare of your life. It is not recommended for young children, but then again you might also want to ask the adults who were so scared they cried to be let out! Think you can handle it?

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October 19-20, 2013 – The 31st North Carolina Oyster Festival

NC Oyster Festival

2013 will mark the 33rd anniversary of the festival, which will be hosted by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

Awarded North Carolina Event of the Year 2007 by the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events, the 29th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival will feature: Live entertainment, a road race, a surf contest, kids area, over 120 arts & crafts vendors and 13 food vendors, North Carolina Oyster Shucking Championships and an Oyster Stew Cook-off.

If you’re not a fan of the oyster don’t let that stop you. There are all kinds of food vendors with everything from Greek gyros to cheesesteaks to homemade ice cream (not to mention funnel cakes, cotton candy and burgers and hot dogs).

The Winds tends to book up way ahead for this nationally recognized festival so make plans and reservations as soon as possible!

Click here for more information and the event schedule

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Oct 26th & 27th, 2013 – NC Festival by the Sea

Festival by the Sea

This 2 day events is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway. This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge and each year several hundred take that high altitude stroll to stake out the perfect spot to view the parade. Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sat. and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sun. You’ll want to plan to be onsite for at least a couple of meals and a snack or two, just to sample a tiny portion of the food on hand. For the competitive sort, there is a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and the children’s rides and amusements. There is live musical entertainment both days at Holden Beach’s new Pavilion. More info: http://greaterholdenbeachmerchants.com/

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Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla Super SaturdayNovember 30th, 2013 – Christmas Parade/Super Saturday/Christmas Flotilla

1:30pm Christmas Parade line up, 2:00pm Parade, 5:00pm Tree Lighting, 5:30pm Santa visits with children at the OIB Fire Department, hot chocolate and cookies for all.

 

 

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Enchanted AirlieEnchanted Airlie- November/December 2013 

Airlie Gardens in Wilmington NC presents its annual Enchanted Airlie on selected dates from the end of November through December. Enchanted Airlie is a family friendly opportunity to share in the joy of the season with a stroll through the gardens featuring holiday flowers, festive lights and live music. The event begins at 5pm each night and goes until 9pm. Viewing times are either 5-7pm or 7-9pm.