Area Events

2022 Weekly Concert Series

Enjoy free concerts at both islands this summer! The Ocean Isle Concert Series is held each Friday night at 6:30 from May 27th thru September 16th at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot. The Sunset Sound Waves is held each Wednesday night at 6pm from June 16th thru August 18th on the mainland at the Village Park COA Gazebo at 1791 Queen Anne Street.

Local Markets

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market is held every Tuesday 9am-1pm at 11 East Second Street. The market runs from May 31st until August 23th, and you'll find fresh coffee and produce and local artists. The OIB close-out summer special event market is scheduled on Saturday, Sept 3th from 10am to 3pm.

The OIB Holiday Market is a 1 day only event! Pictures with Santa will be made available by Pawsability for families, children and your family pets. Come check out the holiday "shops" for that one of a kind gift. Nov 26, 2022 from 10 am - 3 pm.

Area Festivals

Sunset at Sunset - Sunset Beach's favorite event is held annually the first Saturday in October and is the perfect one-day event during the perfect time of year. The community block party has entertainment all day, quality crafts and vendors, and some of the best food you'll find anywhere. October 1, 2022 10am-5pm.

N.C. Oyster Festival - this award-winning event coordinated by the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce in October is held on the island of OIB. You'll enjoy lots of musical acts, crafts, and plenty of food-including great oysters! Join us for 2 days of fun! Saturday Oct 15th from 9am-6pm or Sunday October 16th 10am-5pm.

Blue Crab Festival - This fun weekend festival is held in mid-May in Little River, SC-just a 15 minute drive from the island. Plan for the fun May 14 & 15, 2022.

NC Azalea Festival - For over 60 years Southeastern NC has been throwing a festive event like no other- be sure to be a part of this event the first full week of April each year. 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 and all things SOUTHERN!!