Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
27
Sat
Southport Wooden Boat Show @ Old Yacht Basin & Moore St.
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Southport Wooden Boat ShowThe 5th annual Southport Wooden Boat Show is expected to be bigger & better than ever! The event kicks off at 10am Saturday, September 27, 2014. The event is held each year on the last Saturday of September.

There will be Wooden Boat displays (on land & water), Maritime Arts & Crafts, nautical & maritime demonstrations, Nauti-kids events, and a Seafood Chowder Cook-off, so get your taste buds ready. Awards will be given both in the boat exhibits & for the Chowder Cook-off.

More information can be found at the SWBS web site. www.southportwoodenboatshow.com. Event will be held at Old Yacht Basin Area Bay & Moore Streets, Southport Contact: SWBS, P.O. Box 10726 Southport, NC 28461, (910) 477-2787. Organized by the Southport Wooden Boat Show Committee and sponsored by Downtown Southport Inc.

Sep
29
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Birding at Bald Head IslandBald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. (910) 338-0930

Cost: $15 per person for Conservancy Partner, Sponsor and Members
$20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members
FREE for Conservancy Life Members!

Website: www.bhic.org

Oct
2
Thu
US Open King Mackerel Tournament @ Southport Marina
Oct 2 @ 7:00 am – Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm

US Open King MackerelAnnual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament. The Granddad of king mackerel fishing tournaments. Over $100,000 in prizes. Guaranteed Prize structure. Entertainment, Food, Fishing Tournament. Fee Charged to enter. Spectators Free. Food, Beverages & Entertainment Saturday. Public welcome. Weigh-in & Registration at Southport Marina. Thursday, Onsite Registration at the Southport Marina from 10am-midnight. Fishing October 3rd & 4th. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Southport Marina.

US Open King Mackerel Tournament @ Southport Marina
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm

Unknown-1The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is one of North Carolina’s oldest and most prestigious fishing tournaments offering over $100,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Thirty-four 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 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.

This years event which goes from October 2nd through October 4th and will include Entertainment, Food and, of course, the Fishing Tournament. A $330 Fee charged to enter. Spectators are free and food, beverages & entertainment are provided on Saturday. The tournament will be held at the Southport Marina, 606 W. West Street Southport, NC. For More information about the Tournament visit http://www.usopenkmt.com

 

Oct
3
Fri
First Friday Gallery Walk @ Associated Artists of Southport
Oct 3 all-day

First Friday Gallery WalkThe first Friday of each month art galleries in the Southport area team up to promote a Gallery Walk. Art enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this cultural event this Fridays from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wine & appetizers are served at Franklin Square Gallery, Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery, Anastasio’s Glass Studio, Darrel Edwards Gallery, Howe Outrageous Art Gallery & Southport’s Silver Coast Winery & Gallery. Public is invited to browse and shop. The admission is free to all the galleries and everyone is welcome.

For more information contact: Associated Artists of Southport (910) 457-5450

Riverfest @ Wilmington Riverfront
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day

Wilmington RiverfestWilmington’s Riverfest is celebrated in October and runs from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College. Currently drawing nearly a quarter-million people, Riverfest began in 1979 as a modest two-day event and has expanded to three fun and food-packed days.

Riverfest has about 200 craft and food vendors plus fireworks, entertainment on two stages, the Great Waiters Wine Race, Run the River 8K Race, various exhibits and a children’s area. Additional Riverfest activities include skateboard competitions, street dance, wakeboard competition and a musical Battle on the River by a number of bands, a film festival, and Art in the Garden tours of gorgeous private and public gardens enhanced by art and music.

During Riverfest, the Invasion of the Pirates is a kind of festival within a festival hosting a Pirates Ball on Saturday. Kids can pick up a treasure map in front of Network Realty located just past the food vendors under the condos and participate in a treasure hunt .

US Open King Mackerel Tournament @ Southport Marina
Oct 3 @ 7:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

US Open King MackerelAnnual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament. The Granddad of king mackerel fishing tournaments. Over $100,000 in prizes. Guaranteed Prize structure. Entertainment, Food, Fishing Tournament. Fee Charged to enter. Spectators Free. Food, Beverages & Entertainment Saturday. Public welcome. Weigh-in & Registration at Southport Marina. Thursday, Onsite Registration at the Southport Marina from 10am-midnight. Fishing October 3rd & 4th. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Southport Marina.

Oct
4
Sat
Riverfest @ Wilmington Riverfront
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

Wilmington RiverfestWilmington’s Riverfest is celebrated in October and runs from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College. Currently drawing nearly a quarter-million people, Riverfest began in 1979 as a modest two-day event and has expanded to three fun and food-packed days.

Riverfest has about 200 craft and food vendors plus fireworks, entertainment on two stages, the Great Waiters Wine Race, Run the River 8K Race, various exhibits and a children’s area. Additional Riverfest activities include skateboard competitions, street dance, wakeboard competition and a musical Battle on the River by a number of bands, a film festival, and Art in the Garden tours of gorgeous private and public gardens enhanced by art and music.

During Riverfest, the Invasion of the Pirates is a kind of festival within a festival hosting a Pirates Ball on Saturday. Kids can pick up a treasure map in front of Network Realty located just past the food vendors under the condos and participate in a treasure hunt .

US Open King Mackerel Tournament @ Southport Marina
Oct 4 @ 7:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

US Open King MackerelAnnual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament. The Granddad of king mackerel fishing tournaments. Over $100,000 in prizes. Guaranteed Prize structure. Entertainment, Food, Fishing Tournament. Fee Charged to enter. Spectators Free. Food, Beverages & Entertainment Saturday. Public welcome. Weigh-in & Registration at Southport Marina. Thursday, Onsite Registration at the Southport Marina from 10am-midnight. Fishing October 3rd & 4th. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Southport Marina.

Sunset at Sunset Festival @ Ingram Planetarium
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunset at Sunset FestivalIt’s the 8th year for the festival, which is free to all attendees and boasts numerous vendors from artists to writers, charity booths and local community organizations to local wineries and restaurants. The festival also had several bands playing some great beach music all day long, which may inspire a little shagging on the dance floor! Great food, great fun and great people! Located in front of Ingram Planetarium at Sunset Beach.