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Ocean Isle Beach Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Year

2022 is in full swing and we’re looking ahead to our favorite Ocean Isle Beach events and festivals in the months ahead. Grab your calendar and save these dates! If you haven’t booked your next Ocean Isle Beach NC vacation yet, now is the perfect time to make your plans. Check out these fun events in and around OIB that are not far from your rental, and stay tuned for more as the year rolls on.

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Sunset Beach Spring Market

The first market event of the year happens on April 16, 2022 with over 80 of the area’s finest makers, bakers and growers. Handmade, homemade or homegrown, always! Mark your calendars and save the date. Details here.

Blue Crab Festival

Located at the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River, SC, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival on May 14-15, 2022 is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. Enjoy fresh, local seafood from a waterfront restaurant or get your favorite festival food fix. Details here.

Ocean Isle Beach Inshore Challenge

Calling all anglers, this one’s for you! The Ocean Isle Beach Inshore Challenge takes place May 20-21, 2022 at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Rules, registration, and other tournament details can be found right here.

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market

The Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market is held every Tuesday 9am-1pm at 11 East Second Street. The market runs from May 31, 2022 through August 23, 2022. Enjoy fresh coffee, local produce and area artists. The Ocean Isle Beach Memorial Holiday Market is set for May 28, 2022 from 10am to 3pm at 5 W. 3rd St. next to the old town hall on the island. Details here.

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert Series

The Town of Ocean Isle Beach is excited to announce a full concert line-up for the 2022 Peggy Hughes Summer Concert Series every Friday night (May 27, 2022 through September 2, 2022) at 6:30pm at Town Center Park (11 E 2nd St.). Details here.

July 4th Freedom Fest

Celebrate Independence Day in Ocean Isle Beach with fireworks off the pier on July 3, 2022 and a Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2022. Start making your plans now to celebrate with us this summer. Details here.

NC Oyster Festival

Come celebrate everything oyster at Ocean Isle Beach Town Center Park with foods, crafts, contests and music. This year’s NC Oyster Festival is scheduled for October 15-16, 2022. Book your Ocean Isle Beach rental today. Details here.


Get ready for an October classic event, coastal style. The nearby town of Calabash holds its Oktoberfest celebration each year—so gather up your best German garb and join in all the fun and festivities. Details here.

Super Saturday

Ocean Isle Beach kicks off the Christmas season in style with several fun family-friendly events on November 26, 2022 called “Super Saturday”. It starts with the Christmas Parade followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and then the Christmas Boat Flotilla. Details here.

You can find more Ocean Isle Beach events all year long and during your vacation dates on the town’s event calendar. Check it out. Sea you soon!

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Ocean Isle Beach Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Year
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