Calendar

Sep
3
Wed
Sunset Beach Free Summer Concert Series @ Gazebo at Village Park at Seaside Village
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sunset Beach Summer ConcertsThe Sunset Beach Free Concert Series is held between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Village Park at Seaside Village. (Look for the gazebo in the small park across from Fibber’s Restaurant on the mainland).

The Free Concerts are held  6:30-8:30 each Wednesday (weather permitting). – bring your beach chair and enjoy!

So don’t forget – if Wednesday is a bad night for you, or your group just wants more free music there is also the Friday night concerts on Ocean Isle during the summer! This is at the Coastal Carolina Museum, and starts at 6:30 as well.

2014 Sunset Beach Concert Series Lineup:
May 28, 2014- The Craig Woolard Band
June 4, 2014- Fat Jack Band
June 11, 2014- The Ginger Thompson Band
June 18, 2014- Jim Quick & Coastline
June 25, 2014- Tim Clark Band
July 2, 2014- Hip Pocket
July 9, 2014- Jackass Flats
July 16, 2014- Smokin Hot
July 23, 2014- Too Far Gone
July 30, 2014- Mark Roberts Band
August 6, 2014- The Dickens
August 13, 2014- Six Stylez
August 20, 2014- Darrell Harwood Country
August 27, 2014- The Carolina Breakers
September 3, 2014- The Fantastic Shakers

Sep
5
Fri
First Friday Gallery Walk @ Associated Artists of Southport
Sep 5 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

Airlie Garden Summer Concert Series @ Airlie Gardens
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

airlie-gardens-concert-series-thumbEnjoy the beautiful gardens at Airlie while letting Wilmington’s premier musicians enchant you. Beginning May 2nd, every first and third Friday from May through September 19th, come listen to amazing music in the Airlie Oaks.  The events start at 6pm and go until 8pm.

It’s a wonderful place to relax and let the beauty of Airlie Gardens wash over you.  Feel free to bring a picnic or a beverage of your choice, a chair or blanket and enjoy the beauty and amazing rhythms take all your worries away.  It’s a great place to bring family and friends. We’ve listed the 2014 schedule below.

For more information call 910-798-7700 or email http://airliegardens.org/

2014 Schedule:

May 2nd- Hearbeat of Soul

May 16th- Jack Jack 180

June 6th- 40 East Band

June 20th- ‘Shine

July 4th- The Imitations

July 18th- L Shaped Lot

August 1st- BLP

August 15th- Signal Fire

September 5th- Stardust

September 19th- The 360 Degrees

Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series @ Parking Lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ocean Isle Beach Free Summer ConcertsAll you beach music lovers out there get ready to enjoy this summer’s lineup. The Ocean Isle Beach Free Concerts returns May 23rd  through September 5th, 2014 with its usual roster of beach music, shag, oldies, and rock and roll.

If you’re into Beach Music you are in luck. All concerts take place in the parking lot at the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas right here on Ocean Isle Beach and best of all they’re FREE! Join us every Friday night from 6:30pm to 8pm!

2014 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series Schedule: 
5/23/2014           The Entertainers

5/30/2014           Continental Divide Band

6/6/2014             Blackwater Rythm & Blues

6/13/2014           Sea Cruz

6/20/2014          The Attractions

6/27/2014          Fantastic Shakers

7/4/2014            Steve Owens & Summertime (Followed by Fireworks at the OIB Pier)

7/11/2014          Too Much Sylvia

7/18/2014          The Craig Woolard Band

7/25/2014          Hip Pocket

8/1/2014            The Mark Roberts Band

8/8/2014            Rick Strickland

8/15/2014          Jim Quick & Coastline

8/22/2014          Sea Cruz

8/29/2014          Band of Oz

9/5/2014             Holiday Band

Sep
6
Sat
Big Toy Day @ Cape Fear Regional Jetport
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

annual-big-toy-day--300x233The 6th Annual BIG TOY DAY will be held from 11:00-3:00 on Sat, Sept 6, 2014 at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport presented by the Kiwanis Club of Southport/Oak Island. There will be over 80 participants including fire trucks, 18-wheelers, construction vehicles, speed boats, monster trucks, NASCAR vehicles, helicopters, and more for your kids to climb on and learn about.

A highlight will be FREE Young Eagle flights for children ages 8-17 offered by EAA Chapter 939 from 12:00-2:30 (parent or legal guardian must be present). Camel and pony rides will also be available at a nominal charge along with a free petting zoo. Food vendors will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, Italian Ice, snow cones & ice cream. Admission is $5 per person, with children 4 years and under admitted free, max entry is $ 20 per car.

The concept and intent of BIG TOY DAY is to create an event designed to stimulate the minds of young boys and girls by allowing them to see, touch, and experience “big machines” that they would not normally have the opportunity to see up close, as well as to foster a positive family experience. It is hoped that this event will be enjoyable, inspirational and memorable for children and adults of all ages. So come on down to the Cape Fear Regional Jetport and enjoy a fun-packed 4 hours.

The proceeds from this event benefit the programs and scholarships provided by Kiwanis Club of Southport/Oak Island to the children of Brunswick County. More information contact Peter Berg at 910-253-3144.

Sep
8
Mon
Oak Island Farmer’s Market @ Middleton Park Extension
Sep 8 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Oak-Island-Farmers-Market-300x225Every Monday from May 19th through September 8th, 2014  come out and get the best Oak Island has to offer. The market goes from from 7am to 1pm. The Oak Island Farmer’s Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, handmade or homegrown products, and art and crafts. It’s a great place to meet the locals and neighbors and to experience the culture of Oak Island.

The Farmer’s Market takes place at Middleton Park Extension -Oak Island Soccer Field 49th Street, SE Oak Island, NC 28465. For more information you can contact the Town of Oak Island at 910-278-5518.

Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Sep 8 @ 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

Sep
15
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Sep 15 @ 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

Sep
19
Fri
Southport Pirate Invasion @ Fort Johnson Southport Museum
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pirate Invasion SouthportThe pirates are coming, the pirates are coming! Come  join the pirate fun with the Fort Johnson Southport Museum on September 19th & 20th. Enjoy pirate games and activities for children, demonstrations on pirate life including use of weaponry and clothing, and a pirate costume contest!

Fort Johnson Southport Museum is located at 203 E. Bay St., Southport. For more information contact the City of Southport.

Airlie Garden Summer Concert Series @ Airlie Gardens
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

airlie-gardens-concert-series-thumbEnjoy the beautiful gardens at Airlie while letting Wilmington’s premier musicians enchant you. Beginning May 2nd, every first and third Friday from May through September 19th, come listen to amazing music in the Airlie Oaks.  The events start at 6pm and go until 8pm.

It’s a wonderful place to relax and let the beauty of Airlie Gardens wash over you.  Feel free to bring a picnic or a beverage of your choice, a chair or blanket and enjoy the beauty and amazing rhythms take all your worries away.  It’s a great place to bring family and friends. We’ve listed the 2014 schedule below.

For more information call 910-798-7700 or email http://airliegardens.org/

2014 Schedule:

May 2nd- Hearbeat of Soul

May 16th- Jack Jack 180

June 6th- 40 East Band

June 20th- ‘Shine

July 4th- The Imitations

July 18th- L Shaped Lot

August 1st- BLP

August 15th- Signal Fire

September 5th- Stardust

September 19th- The 360 Degrees