Calendar

Apr
3
Fri
First Friday Gallery Walk @ Associated Artists of Southport
Apr 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

Southport Spring Festival @ Historic Downtown Southport
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Southport-Spring-Festival-300x226Come out April 3rd & 4th and welcome spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. The Festival takes place on Easter Weekend. Running from 10 am until 5pm on Friday and 10am until 4pm on Saturday, this festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors.

There will also be a 5K Run/Walk. The festival is sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. and the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club. For general information about the event contact Downtown Southport Inc at (910) 279-4616. Information about the Craft Show contact Marion Martin at (910) 620-2308.

Apr
4
Sat
Southport Spring Festival @ Historic Downtown Southport
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Southport-Spring-Festival-300x226Come out April 3rd & 4th and welcome spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. The Festival takes place on Easter Weekend. Running from 10 am until 5pm on Friday and 10am until 4pm on Saturday, this festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors.

There will also be a 5K Run/Walk. The festival is sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. and the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club. For general information about the event contact Downtown Southport Inc at (910) 279-4616. Information about the Craft Show contact Marion Martin at (910) 620-2308.

Blues & Jazz Festival – April 4th @ La Belle Amie Vineyards
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

La Belle Amie Festivals and ConcertsJust a short drive away from Calabash is La Belle Amie Vineyard, an operating vineyard open to the public. This weekend check out the Blues & Jazz Fest at the Vineyard, Saturday April 4th, 2015 from Noon-5PM. Admission for this event is $8.

Come have a relaxing time and enjoy a little wine & music at a wonderfully relaxing outdoor venue from noon-5pm.

La Belle Amie Vineyard is located just south of Little River, SC. on hwy. 90, a two lane back country road.

The vineyard is a popular attraction for visitors to our wonderful beaches and hosts many popular festivals and events during the year. Vineyard guests are invited in the wine tasting room to sample our wines and a variety of sauces, spices and preserves.

Remember, bring a lawn chair, a good friend or two, and enjoy the company, the music, the wine, and the beauty of the vineyard.

NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT

Phone: 843-399-WINE (9463) Website: www.LaBelleAmie.com

VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.) GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC
REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm Closed Sundays.They have a wonderful gift shop of wine accessories and unique gifts – and what better way to shop than with wine glass in hand. Afterwards, relax on the front porch in rocking chairs, have another glass of wine, and enjoy the beauty of the vineyard.

The entrance road leading to the tasting room and gift shop winds past vineyard #1, an old tobacco barn, and the duck pond. Families and tour groups are welcome, and picnic areas are available for customers.

The vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation that has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. La Belle Amie, meaning “the beautiful friend,” is the European origin of the family name.

 

UPCOMING FESTIVALS 2015
April 18- April Music Fest ($8)
May 2 – Key West Music & Wine Fest ($8)
May 14 (Thur) – TBA Music & Wine Fest
May 23 – Memorial Saturday Music/Cookout ($3)
June 6 – American Pie Oldies Music Fest ($8)
June 20 – First Blush of Summer Fest ($8)
July 4 – Independence Music Blast ($8)
July 18 – Summer Parrot Head Festival ($8)
Aug 15 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest ($8)
Aug 29 – Summer Breeze Music Fest ($8)
Sept 5 – Labor Day Saturday ($3)
Sept 12- Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest ($8)
Oct 3 – Autumn Big Band Blast ($10)
Oct 17 – Rock Back The Clock Music Fest ($8)
Nov 7 – Island Fever Music Fest ($8)
Nov 21 – WineStock ($8)
Nov 28 – Holiday Spirits Bonfire ($3)
Dec 26 – Yuletide Music & Bonfire ($3)

Island Fever Music Fest @ La Belle Amie Vineyards
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

La Belle Amie Festivals and ConcertsJust a short drive away from Calabash is La Belle Amie Vineyard, an operating vineyard open to the public. This weekend check out the Island Fever Music Fest at the Vineyard, Saturday November 7th, 2015 from Noon-5PM. Admission for this event is $8.

Come have a relaxing time and enjoy a little wine & music at a wonderfully relaxing outdoor venue from noon-5pm.

La Belle Amie Vineyard is located just south of Little River, SC. on hwy. 90, a two lane back country road.

The vineyard is a popular attraction for visitors to our wonderful beaches and hosts many popular festivals and events during the year. Vineyard guests are invited in the wine tasting room to sample our wines and a variety of sauces, spices and preserves.

Remember, bring a lawn chair, a good friend or two, and enjoy the company, the music, the wine, and the beauty of the vineyard.

NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT

Phone: 843-399-WINE (9463) Website: www.LaBelleAmie.com

VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.) GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC
REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm Closed Sundays.They have a wonderful gift shop of wine accessories and unique gifts – and what better way to shop than with wine glass in hand. Afterwards, relax on the front porch in rocking chairs, have another glass of wine, and enjoy the beauty of the vineyard.

The entrance road leading to the tasting room and gift shop winds past vineyard #1, an old tobacco barn, and the duck pond. Families and tour groups are welcome, and picnic areas are available for customers.

The vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation that has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. La Belle Amie, meaning “the beautiful friend,” is the European origin of the family name.

 

UPCOMING FESTIVALS 2015

Nov 21 – WineStock ($8)
Nov 28 – Holiday Spirits Bonfire ($3)
Dec 26 – Yuletide Music & Bonfire ($3)

Easter on the Old Bridge @ Old Sunset Beach Bridge
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Easter at the Old BridgeHop, hop, hop on over to the Old Bridge for Easter at the Old Bridge, Saturday, April 4 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now as this is an Easter event not to be missed.

Easter at the Old Bridge is a special event for everyone, young and old. Not-to-be- missed activities include an Easter Parade, sack race, Easter egg hunt, egg roll, and face painting – imagine the photo opportunities! Admission is free and all are welcome. To sustain visitors after they have hopped, egg rolled and danced the bunny hop, OBPS volunteers will have ham biscuits, decorated cupcakes and beverages available to visitors free of charge.

This all takes place at the Old Bridge, 109 Shoreline Drive West, Sunset Beach, Saturday, April 4 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. If the weather looks questionable, call 910.363.6585 before venturing out, as we don’t want anyone disappointed. There is not a rain date scheduled. Easter at the Old Bridge is a holiday happening that is not to be missed. For more information please check the Old Bridge Preservation Society website, oldbridgepreservationsociety.org or call 910.363.6585. Who knows, maybe the Easter bunny will put in a visit to the Old Bridge before he begins to fill all those baskets!

Apr
6
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Apr 6 @ 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

Apr
8
Wed
The 68th Annual Azalea Festival @ Various Locations in Wilmington, NC
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day

azalea-festivalDon’t miss the 68th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival to be held April 8-12th, 2015 in the nearby greater Wilmington area. The Azalea Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s outstanding artwork, gardens, culture and rich history during its five days of entertainment including: a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern.

Since its inception in 1948, the Festival has blossomed into an extended weekend celebration that attracts more than 300,000 people.

For more than 50 years, the folks of Southeastern North Carolina have been throwing the best party in the South and you’re invited! There’s something for everyone among our community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history and culture. Come join the fun!

Events Include the Azalea 5k/Walk/Run, the Queen’s Coronation, the concert featuring beloved musical acts, the Circus, Art Show, Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Tour, the Street Fair, parade, coin show, boxing match, the historic home show and so much more!

For more information, schedules and tickets visit their website.

Apr
10
Fri
The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach Film Screening @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Old Bridge Preservation Society is very excited about the upcoming screenings of the film, The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach at the Ingram Planetarium on April 10 at 6:00 and 7:00The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach is documentary about Sunset Beach and the Old Bridge.

 

The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach Film DVDThe Heartbeat of Sunset Beach

The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach premiered in Fayetteville, NC at the Cameo Theater on January 20, 2015.  Now this 45-minute documentary that focuses on the Old Bridge and Sunset Beach and includes interviews with many local people will be on the big screen right here in Sunset Beach.  On Friday, April 10 at the Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach, there will be two showings of The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach.  The first showing will be at 6:00, doors opening at 5:30.  The second showing will begin at 7:00, doors opening at 6:30.  For the low presale ticket price of $15 or $20 at the door, people will receive a ticket to the film, and prior to the movie a glass of wine or beer and light hors d’oeuvres.  Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Old Bridge Preservation Society.  Following each show, DVDs of The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach will be available for purchase.  Call 910.363.6585 or stop by the Old Bridge Museum at 109 Shoreline Drive West, Sunset Beach during regular hours to purchase a ticket.  Seating is limited for this exclusive event.

The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach, from beginning to end, was created, filmed, and edited by the students in Vivian Wade-Banks’s Theater Arts class from Massey Hill Classical High School, Fayetteville, NC and has been entered in Wilmington’s Cape Fear Independent Film Festival.   The evening will be a special one as movie-goers just might catch a glimpse of their neighbors or maybe even themselves in the film!  Many area residents, representatives of town government, businesses, former bridge tenders, NCDOT workers, and volunteers with the Old Bridge were interviewed for the film.

If interested in more details of the April 10th Sunset Beach screening of The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach at the Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market Street,  please contact the Old Bridge Preservation Society at 910.579.9021 or stop by the Old Bridge Museum during regular hours, Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 and Saturdays 10:00 to 1:00. Who knows what local faces will be on the big screen at the Sunset Beach screening of The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach!  To find out and to support OBPS please get your tickets now.  Pre-sale ticket price is $15.00 or $20.00 at the door.  Seating is limited and we would hate to turn people away.

 

 

 

Apr
13
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Apr 13 @ 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