Celebrate spring with art and music festivals in Southport and on Oak Island.
You know spring is just around the corner when festivals begin popping up along the coast. Say goodbye to winter and grab a friend or two to take along to these celebrations this spring.
Oak Island Spring Fling Market and Music
Saturday, March 25
Market: 11 am to 4 pm, Concert: 6 to 8 pm
Middleton Park, SE 46th Street, Oak Island
The market features Brunswick County vendors who will be offering handmade crafts, a variety of foods and unique beach decor. The market runs from 11 am to 4 pm. Wine glasses etched by hand, wooden sculptures, ceramic sea creatures, beaded jewelry and handcrafted wooden beach chairs and tables are only a few of the items being offered by vendors and craftsmen at the market.
After the market concludes, visitors can to attend an evening of live music at the Middleton Amphitheatre stage from 6 to 8 pm. Brunswick County band Parlay will be performing live music from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. Oak Island Spring Fling Market and Music is free to the public.
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Southport Spring Festival
Friday, April 7, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 8, 10 am to 4 pm
Franklin Park Square, 130 E. West Street, Southport
Visitors can enjoy handmade arts and crafts, a broad selection of food vendors and activities for children. Beautiful azaleas will be in full bloom and available for sale at the festival. Visitors come from near and far to see the azaleas and to purchase spring plants for their gardens. Whether you want azaleas, pansies or geraniums, the festival plant sale is the perfect place to find something to enhance your yard or patio.
Downtown Southport, Inc. (DSI), the City of Southport and Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club are sponsors of this event. “The Southport Spring Festival has been a tradition for more than 25 years,” says Peggy Popelars, DSI President.
The Southport Spring Festival will also feature a variety of local bands throughout the two-day event. Franklin Square Park at the waterfront is the spot where bands will perform and visitors can sit on the lawn to listen to music and enjoy the view of the water.
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