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Now is the perfect time to start planning your next beach vacation. To help you out, here are a few popular annual events on Ocean Isle Beach that you may want to consider. Let us be your guide to the very best of OIB, and let your next vacation planning begin!

NC Azalea Festival


This is the perfect event to celebrate springtime in North Carolina. This longtime favorite event happens in nearby Wilmington, NC, which is under an hour’s drive from your Ocean Isle Beach rental. Check out what this year’s festival has to offer here.

Summer Concert Series, Movies in the Park & More

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

Summer fun begins Memorial Day weekend in Ocean Isle Beach with the free Peggy Hughes Concert series, which is held weekly on Friday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Town Center Park. Movies in the park and more are also happening. Take a look at the Summer Concert Series lineup here.

4th of July Fireworks off the Ocean Isle Beach Pier

July 4th

The Independence Day holiday is another great time to be here for a Fourth of July celebration, parade, and fireworks display off the Ocean Isle Beach Pier. Make your plans to be here to celebrate freedom, America, family, and the beach all at once. You can read more about the Ocean Isle Beach fireworks here.

NC Oyster Festival


The beach fun doesn’t end with summer—it continues into the fall, too! The NC Oyster Festival is one of the most popular annual events on Ocean Isle Beach. Residents and visitors flock to this seafood mecca for a taste of the coast. Celebrate North Carolina seafood and more at this family-friendly festival held at Town Center Park each October. See what’s happening at this year’s NC Oyster Festival here.

NC Festival by the Sea


But wait, there’s more! The NC Festival by the Sea in nearby Holden Beach is another fun annual event. This fall beach celebration includes live music, arts and crafts vendors, mouthwatering festival food, and more. It is worth the visit. Visit their website for more information on this year’s festival.

Super Saturday

November: Thanksgiving Weekend

Last but certainly not least, the holidays in Ocean Isle Beach are made extra special with a coastal Thanksgiving and Christmas like no other. Thanksgiving weekend in OIB is known as Super Saturday. There are so many amazing holiday festivities and events to attend. The tree lighting, parade, letters to Santa, and Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla are some of the main attractions that kick off the Christmas season.

Now that you have had a chance to browse through our favorite annual events on Ocean Isle Beach, you can begin to start planning your next trip (or two) to the beach! Which events do you want to try first?

When you begin your search for the perfect play to stay during your getaway, Williamson Realty Vacations is here to help. Whether you are searching for a beach condo for two or a large vacation rental for the entire family, we are excited to assist you. Please take a look at our fantastic selection of vacation rentals, search by your preferred amenities or location, and book your next great escape today.

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