Things to Do in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Ocean Isle Beach offers much more to do and see than the beach itself. Ocean Isle Beach and the surrounding area are home to numerous annual festivals and events. No matter what time of year you are visiting, there is bound to be exciting things to do in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert Series

Music lovers, rejoice! Every year from May through September Ocean Isle Beach hosts a free concert series. Every Friday night during the summer from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. the hottest local bands in the area get everyone’s feet stomping and tail feathers shaking with rock and roll, oldies, beach music, and shag. The free concerts take place in the parking lot of the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas.

NC Oyster Festival

The waters of Brunswick County are famed for their abundance of mollusks, and you don’t want to miss the chance to celebrate one of America’s favorite ocean treats. Each October over 30,000 people visit Ocean Isle Beach to enjoy a day of food, live entertainment, and contests including a road race, tennis tournament, beauty pageant, oyster-shucking contest, and oyster stew cook-off.

Day at the Docks

You’ll find two days of fun each April during Holden Beach’s Day at the Docks festival. Hosting over 50 arts and crafts vendors, live music, food vendors and exciting competitions, Day at the Docks is a full weekend of non-stop entertainment for the whole family.

The Swamp Park

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina is an amazing place for a vacation for countless reasons. Explore the swamps, go on an adventure in the trees, and try ziplining between cypress trees.

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Calabash Fishing Fleet

Calabash Fishing Fleet offers the best fishing excursions in the area as well as party cruises and dolphin cruises. Hop aboard one of the charter boats of Calabash Fishing Fleet led by Captain Robert!

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Museum of Coastal Carolina

Learn about the history and science that exists right in the Carolinas at the Museum of Coastal Carolina!

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North Carolina Wildlife: Bird Island Reserve

The Bird Island Reserve in Brunswick County is primarily used for research and study of NC wildlife. This is a a beautiful beach area and wonderful place to relax.

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Super Saturday

Kick off the holiday season the island way on Super Saturday, held on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Festivities begin with a Christmas Parade, followed by a tree lighting ceremony, caroling, and a nighttime boat parade. Bring the little ones to tell Santa their Christmas wishes!

Ocean Isle Beach Events

Every Thursday

BINGO

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Shallotte Elks Lodge, 791 Bricklanding Road


Concerts on the Beach




Sundays

Shallotte Presbyterian Church Service on the Beach
Weekly service, 8:30 am on Sundays Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend
Driftwood Street beach access



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Scavenger Hunt
10:00 am, Community Center, 44 East First Street
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Concerts on the Coast - Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street


Monday, August 13, 2018

Movies in the Park presents Pete's Dragon
Begins at sunset beside the museum, 21 East Second Street
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August 14, 2018

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market
9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 11 East Second Street

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Scavenger Hunt
10:00 am, Community Center, 44 East Second Street
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Friday, August 17, 2018

Concerts on the Coast - Holiday Band
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street


Monday, August 20, 2018

Movies in the Park presents The Little Mermaid
Begins at sunset beside the museum, 21 East Second Street
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market
9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 11 East Second Street

Friday, August 24, 2018

Concerts on the Coast - Special Occasion Band
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market
9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 11 East Second Street

Friday, August 31, 2018

Concerts on the Coast - The Entertainers
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market
9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 11 East Second Street

Friday, September 7, 2018

Concerts on the Coast - Continental Divide
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market
9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 11 East Second Street

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Trash Bash 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm, meet at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street


October 5 - 7, 2018

Riverfest
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Fall Brawl King Classic Fishing Tournament kickoff
Oct 12-14, OIFC
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

38th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival
9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 8 East Second Street
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Sunday, October 21, 2018

38th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival
10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 East Second Street
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Run Ocean Isle Beach - Half Marathon and 5K
7:00 am, starting at 8 East Second Street
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