Cape Fear Flounder Classic

The 3rd Annual Cape Fear Flounder Classic will be held at the Southport Marinain Southport, NC on Saturday, July 28th . This event is being organized as a fundraiser for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Following the prize structure of the Chamber’s very popular U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, the all cash guaranteed prizes total $5,300. Captain Adam Sellers & Crew: Michael Lynn Sellers & Wes Knox from Bolivia aboard “Magic Stik” cashed in last year and took home $3,147 for a 6.50 pound flounder.

The entry fee for the Cape Fear Flounder Classic is $100 per boat with an optional $50 TWT. Tournament participation will be limited to boats and all fish must be taken on a rod and reel. No Check-Out. No boundaries with the exception of restricted areas such as Sunny Point and Progress Entergy intake wall. Registration for the Cape Fear Flounder Classic will be held at the Chamber Office at 4433 Long Beach Road on Monday thru Friday from 10am-4pm -July 16th thru July 27th. There will be additional registration on Friday, July 27th from 5pm-7pm at the Southport Marina. A Hot Dog Dinner for the participants will be held at 6pm on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th . Fishing hours will begin on Saturday, July 28th at 7am with the scales open from 3pm-5pm. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 28th at 6pm.

For more information contact Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 910.457-6964 or email them at [email protected].

Battleship 101

Ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life.

A unique opportunity to talk one on one of what life was like aboard a WWII Battleship in the time of combat. Free with Battleship admission.

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ocean Isle Concert Schedule

All you shaggers out there get ready to enjoy this summer’s slate of music geared toward your interests. The Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series returns May 25 through August 31, 2012 with its usual focus on beach music.

If you’re into Beach Music you are in luck. The rest of you well… you can still hear local Ocean Isle Beach favorites “Bailout” live at Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant at least once a month playing a variety of great classic rock, blues and more

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May 25, 2012Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series

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

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June 1, 2012 – 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 Silvia

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June 8, 2012 – 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

Fat Jack

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June 15, 2012 – 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 22, 2012 – 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

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June 29, 2012- 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 6, 2012 – 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

Craig Woolard Band (CWB)

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July 13, 2012 – 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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July 20, 2012 – 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

Gold Rush

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July 27, 2012 – 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 & Blues

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August 3, 2012 – 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 10, 2012 – 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

Davis Messina Band

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August 17, 2012 – 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 24, 2012 – 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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August 31, 2012 – 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 Beach

 

Holden Concert Schedule

Get ready for a fun time at Holden Beach! Dance a little and smile a lot!

Every Sunday night at 6:30, May 27th through September 2nd, 2012.

Music ranges from beach music to jazz, or even a marine corp band.

Refreshments are on sale to help fund the events, so be sure to bring a little of cash.

May 27th: The Imitations (Beach/Motown)
June 3rd: Gold Rush (Beach/Variety)
June 10th: Jaded Mayberry (Blues/Southern Rock)
June 17th: Quiet Storm (Beach/Variety)
June 24th: Brickhouse (Funk/Top 40)
July 1st: Carolina Breakers (Beach/Variety)
July 8th: Rick Strickland Band (Beach/Variety)
July 15th: The Entertainers (Beach/Variety)
July 22nd: Craig Woolard Band (Beach/Variety)
July 29th: Sea Cruz (Beach/Variety)
August 5th: The Fabulous Daddy O’s (Beach/Variety)
August 12th: UBU The Band (Beach/Variety)
August 19th: GB4 (Classic rock/Blues)
August 26th: Breeze Band (Beach/Variety)
Sept 2nd: The Imitations (Beach/Motown)

The Concerts by the Sea events are sponsored by the Holden Beach Merchants Association. Support our community and find more information here: Holden Beach Merchants Association

Days at the Docks Festival

SullivanStarted in the 1980s, the Springtime festival called “Day at the Docks” host over 50 arts and crafts vendors and a dozen food vendors. This year the Days at the Docks event is being held on April 28 & 29, 2012, with vendors selling their wares from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm under the Holden Beach Bridge.

Day at the Docks is free to the public with free parking and free live entertainment all day. Live music starts around 11:00 a.m.

This year there will be a King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, inflatable rides for the kids, huge kites flying overhead and a horseshoe tournament.

Around 3 pm (depending on the tides), the world famous “Bopple Race” takes place. Buy your “Bopples” from any merchant prior to or at the festival for a dollar.

The Holden Beach Mayor and commissioners toss the “Bopples” from the atop the Holden Beach bridge and the currents carry them toward the designated finish line. If your Bopple is first or foodvend-1second to cross the finish line, you win a handsome prize. What’s a “Bopple?” Sorry, you’ll have to attend to find that out.

If you are interested in being an arts and crafts vendor at Day at the Docks, you may download the Arts and Crafts Application Form Here.

If you are interested in being a food vendor for Day at the Docks, you may download the Food Vendor Application Form here.

NC Festival by the Sea

The Festival by the Sea is a two day event to be held October 27th & 28th, 2012 – the last full weekend in October. The Holden Beach Merchants Association hosts the very popular “NC Festival by the Sea.” 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.

The festival kicks 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 Pavilion.

The North Carolina Festival by the Sea is a free event with plenty of free parking.

More info: http://www.hbmerchants.com/events.html

Oct 27th & 28th, 2012 – NC Festival by the Sea

King Mackerel Tournament

Over 25 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 prize money for the first tournament was 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 500 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community and anglers. An all CASH GUARANTEED prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event. The tournament, held Thursday, October 4, 2012, guarantees its entire prize structure; it is not based on the number of boats that participate.

The tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. Additional cash prizes are added to the event by sponsors. For more information follow the above links or contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4841 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461 or Email The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM