Big Annual Events in Ocean Isle Beach to Plan Your Vacation Around
With National Plan Your Vacation Day coming up this month, now is the perfect time to start thinking about and making plans for your next Ocean Isle Beach vacation. To help you out, here are a few big area events and popular local festivals that you may want to consider planning your vacation around. Let the 2023 vacation planning begin!
NC Azalea Festival in the Spring
April 12-16, 2023
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
May 26- September 1, 2023
Summer fun begins Memorial Day weekend in Ocean Isle Beach with the free Peggy Hughes Concert series weekly on Friday evenings beginning at 6:30pm at Town Center Park. Movies in the park and more are happening too. Take a look at the 2023 Summer Concert series lineup here.
4th of July Fireworks off the Ocean Isle Beach Pier
July 4, 2023
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 the same time. You can read more about the Ocean Isle Beach fireworks here.
NC Oyster Festival
October 21-22, 2023
The beach fun doesn’t end with summer—it continues into the fall, too! The NC Oyster Festival is an Ocean Isle Beach event favorite with residents and vacationers alike. Celebrate North Carolina seafood and more at this family-friendly festival held at Town Center Park. See what’s happening at the 2023 NC Oyster Festival here.
NC Festival by the Sea
October 28-29, 2023
But wait, there’s more! The NC Festival by the Sea in nearby Holden Beach is another fun one to attend. This fall beach celebration includes, live music, arts and crafts vendors, mouthwatering festival food and more that make it worth the visit. Visit their website for more information on this year’s festival.
Super Saturday (Thanksgiving Weekend)
November 25, 2023
Last but certainly not least, the holidays in Ocean Isle Beach are made extra special with a coastal Thanksgiving and Christmas like no other. The Thanksgiving weekend here is known as Super Saturday because of all the holiday festivities that occur right after Thanksgiving. The tree lighting, parade, letters to Santa, and OIB lighted boat flotilla are some of the main attractions that kick off the Christmas season. Stay tuned!
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