Calendar of Events – Island

                               Calendar of Events – Island

SEARCH 5K Run
S
ee Every Athlete Run for Conditional Health. The purpose of the program and of this event is to work on reducing childhood obesity by promoting healthy, active lifestyles into adulthood. The event is scheduled for the first Saturday in April this year it is on the 1st.

Family Nighttime Easter Egg Hunt
The Town will hold its second annual nighttime Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 14th beginning at 7:00 pm. Teams of four will compete against each other. Participants will need to bring their own flashlights to the event. Participants MUST pre-register by March 16th, call (910) 842-6488 to pre-register.

Easter Sunrise Church Service
Brunswick Islands Baptist Church and Holden Beach Chapel are sponsoring an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday April 16th at the Holden Beach Pier.

Plant Sale
Holden Beach Beautification Club annual plant sale is April 28th & 29th at the EOC building. All funds generated are earmarked for beautification projects on the island.

Days at the Docks Festival
This is either a one or two day event. The festival occurs in April or May of each year and is sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association. This year it is April 29th & 30th. It’s the Holden Beach way to kick-off the Spring and start the vacation season.

Summer Concerts on the Coast Series
Live performances featuring local musical groups are held at the pavilion on Sunday evenings from  Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The concerts are free of charge. Popcorn sold at the concerts is used to support the concerts and fund beautification projects in the area.

Seaside Tour (Gardens, Pools & Patios)
Holden Beach Beautification Club will present the Seaside Garden Tour on _____. Eight private homes on the island will highlight the event. (Not Scheduled)

Tide Dyed Program
This event is located at the Holden Beach Pavilion. Tie dye your own shirts, the cost is just $5 per shirt. It takes place at 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday during the summer.

Turtle Talk
Two programs both are held every Wednesday during the summer at Town Hall. Children’s Turtle Time is at 4:00 p.m. with crafts, stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Turtle Talk is an educational program at 7:00 p.m. for everyone else.

Summer Day Camp Program
Day Camp is on Thursday during the summer beginning June 15th and is open to children ages 6 – 12. Kids can join us this summer for a variety of fun activities. Participants must be pre-register by calling (910) 842-6488. Click here to view each week’s activity and cost. Click here for the registration form. Both the form and payment are needed for registration.

Run Holden Beach
The fourth annual “Run Holden Beach” event is scheduled on Saturday, September 9th.  Coastal Race Productions is planning a 1 mile “turtle trot”, 5k walk / run and a half marathon with all of these races starting and finishing under the bridge. This will all be followed by live music, games and an after party at the Holden Beach Pavilion.

NC Festival by the Sea
Hosted by the Holden Beach Merchants Association this two day festival occurs on the last full weekend in October this year on the 28th & 29th. This two day event is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway. There is a fishing tournament, horseshoe tournament, and a sandcastle building contest. Vendors provide food, arts and crafts, amusement rides and other activities. There is live musical entertainment both days at the Holden Beach’s Pavilion. 

Tree Lighting
The event is held at the Holden Beach Pavilion and usually falls on a Thursday evening at the beginning of December. The Town facilitates an annual tree lighting ceremony with activities for the family and a chili cook-off.

 

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Spring

April 5-9                   N.C. Azalea Festival, Wilmington

Azalea Festival LogoWilmington has been celebrating Spring Southern Style for more than 60 years. There’s something for everyone among their community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history and culture. This will be the 70th annual festival and is considered one of the top events in the Southeast.
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April 14-15                Southport Spring Festival, Southport

Southport Spring Festival LogoWelcome spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. This festival features a wide variety of activities.
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April 29-30
               Days at the Docks Festival, Holden Beach

The annual festival occurs in April or May and is sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association. It’s the Holden Beach way to kick-off the Spring and start the vacation season. In addition to the food and arts & crafts, enjoy live music & entertainment, a horseshoe tournament and the world famous “Bopple Race”. Lots of activities for the entire family!
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May 20-21                 Blue Crab Festival, Little River SC

Blue Crab Festival - CRThis will be the 36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival. It is held on the waterfront in Little River and is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. The purpose of this festival is one that supports and showcases the fabulous atmosphere of the local communities.
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Summer

July 1                         Riverfest Celebration, Conway SC

Conway Riverfest - CRHeld along the Waccamaw River in downtown Conway the festival celebrates Independence Day with music and events for the entire family.
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July 2-4                       N.C. 4th of July Festival, Southport

4th of July Southport - CR 190The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport. For over 200 years this small maritime community has celebrated our nation’s independence in a big way. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in 1972 the festival committee strives to keep the focus of the festival on honoring our nation’s birthday with a little fun thrown in.
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July 4                           4th of July Celebration, Wilmington

Fourth (4th) of July Celebration at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington. Featured entertainment will perform from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, followed by fireworks at 9:05 PM launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River adjacent to the USS North Carolina Battleship. The only place you need to be this holiday is downtown Wilmington for the best view of fireworks.
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Fall

September 9          Run Holden Beach, Holden Beach
The fourth annual event is scheduled on Saturday, September 9th


The event includes three races –
Half Marathon         – 7:00 AM
5K                                  – 8:00 AM
1 Mile Turtle Trot    – 8:30 AM
.

The races will be followed by a BIG all Family Friendly after party at the Holden Beach Pavilion. All of the proceeds from the one (1) mile Turtle Trot will be donated to the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol.
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October 6-7            U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, Southport

King Mackerel Tournament - CRThirty-eight (38) years ago a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing Southport-Oak Island area has to offer. The prizes and expenses for the first tournament were guaranteed by those community leaders signing a promissory note at a local financial institution – thus the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was born. The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament now attracts almost 400 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community and anglers.
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October 7-8            Riverfest, Wilmington

Riverfest - CRWilmington’s Riverfest is celebrated in October and runs from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College over a half mile of free family entertainment. Riverfest began in 1979 and is now a three-day event.
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October 21-22        N.C. Oyster Festival, Ocean Isle Beach

Oyster Festival Logo - CRThis is the thirty-seventh (37th) annual North Carolina Oyster Festival. The coastal waters of Brunswick County provide an abundance of the marine mollusks each year bringing over 30,000 people to Ocean Isle Beach to celebrate the tasty treat. The beach center becomes a walking district that offers something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, Oyster Stew Cook-off and the Oyster Shucking Contest.
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October 28-29       N.C. Festival by the Sea, Holden Beach
Fest by the Sea - CRHosted by the Holden Beach Merchants Association this two day festival occurs on the last full weekend in October. This two day event is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway. There is a fishing tournament, horseshoe tournament, and a sandcastle building contest. Vendors provide food, arts and crafts, amusement rides and other activities. There is live musical entertainment both days at the Holden Beach’s Pavilion.
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TDA - logoDiscover a wide range of things to do in the Brunswick Islands for an experience that goes beyond the beach.
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Guest Information

Guest Information

Town’s Government Access Channel –
       a)
Time Warner Cable (TWC) is on Channel 8
.      b)
Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative (ATMC) is on Channel 2

Garbage and Trash Removal:
Garbage and trash must be placed at the end of the residential driveway no sooner than the night before the day of collection and returned the day after collection
Garbage pails –
.     a)
Go out on Monday and Friday nights
.     b)
Bring back under house Tuesday and Saturday after pickup
  • Curbside Recycling  –
.     a) E
very other Tuesday, if blue trash can is at property

Quiet Enjoyment:
All parties are expected to act with respect and regard toward all members of the community

Concerts by the Sea –
Free concerts every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. during the summer at The Pavilion
.     a) 
Bring your lawn chair with you

Turtle Talk –
Educational program every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. during the summer at Town Hall
 • Children’s Turtle Time
held every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
.     a) Crafts, stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6
.     b) All children must be accompanied by an adult

A Second Helping –
     • Program to collect  food Saturday mornings during the summer at the Chapel
     • Food is distributed to the needy in Brunswick County


Island Wide – Rules & Regulations

.     1) Note posted speed limit signs
§ Chapter 71 –Traffic Schedules / Schedule I – Speed Limits

.     2) Observe signs for exact parking prohibitions.
.       a) No Parking Anytime on Ocean Boulevard.
.       b) Do not block driveways or fire hydrants.
§ Chapter 72 –Parking Schedules / Schedule I – Parking Prohibited At All Times

.     3) Fireworks are not allowed on the island. They will be confiscated by the Police if found.
§ 130.15 / Sale or use of fireworks are prohibited


 Beach Strand – Rules & Regulations

1) There are no lifeguards on the beach strand. Rip tides are dangerous. When swimming, if     you get caught in a rip tide pulling you away from shore, swim parallel to the shoreline until you get out of the current — do not try to swim against the current back to shore.

2)  Keep off the dunes

3)
All beach equipment must be removed from the beach by its owner or permitted user on a daily basis between the hours of 6pm and 7am.
§ 94.06 / Placing obstructions on the beach strand

4) Pets are not allowed on the beach strand from May 20th to September 10th
.    • During the hours of 9:00am through 5:00pm daily
§ 90.20 / Responsibilities of owners
a)
Pets must be on a leash at all times on the island.
b)
Owner’s need to clean up after their animals (It’s their doody!)

5) It is unlawful to dig into the sand on any part of the beach strand greater than 12 inches deep, without having a responsible person attending the area. Prior to leaving the area, any hole greater than 12 inches deep shall be filled to be level with the surrounding area, leaving the area in the same general condition in which it was found.
§ 94.05 / Digging of holes on beach strand

6) Alcoholic beverages are not allowed anywhere on the beach strand.
§ 130.03 / Sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages prohibited

7) Trash receptacles are placed along the beach for your convenience
  a) P
lease do not litter.
§ 130.30 / Littering prohibited

8) Only emergency and official Town Staff vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach.
§ 94.01 / Official vehicles allowed on beach strand
§ 94.02 / Privately owned vehicles prohibited on beach strand

9) If you want to fish a North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License is required, please be courteous to those swimming and relaxing nearby.