Area Events

2024 Weekly Concert Series

Enjoy free concerts at both islands this summer! The Sunset Sound Waves series is held each Wednesday night at 6pm from May 29th thru August 28th on the mainland at the Town Park located at 206 Sunset Boulevard North. The Ocean Isle Concert Series is held each Friday night at 6:30 from May 24th thru August 30th at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot.

Local Markets

Sunset Beach Summer Market is held every Thursday 9am-1pm at the Sunset Beach Waterfront Park. The market will run from May 4th until October 14th and will feature live music, fresh coffee and produce and local artists.

The SSB Holiday Market is a 1 day only event! Pictures with Santa will be made available by Pawsability for families, children, and your family pets. Come check out the holiday "shops" for that one of a kind gift. Dec 2, 2023 from 10 am - 3 pm.

Area Festivals

Sunset at Sunset - Sunset Beach's favorite event is held annually the first Saturday in October and is the perfect one-day event during the perfect time of year. The community block party has entertainment all day, quality crafts and vendors, and some of the best food you'll find anywhere. October 5th, 2024 10am-5pm.

N.C. Oyster Festival - this award-winning event coordinated by the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce in October is held on the island of OIB. You'll enjoy lots of musical acts, crafts, and plenty of food-including great oysters! Join us for 2 days of fun! Saturday Oct 19th, 2024, from 9am-6pm or Sunday October 20th, 2024, 10am-5pm.

Blue Crab Festival - This fun weekend festival is held in May 18-19, 2024, in Little River, SC-just a 15-minute drive from the island.

NC Azalea Festival - For over 60 years Southeastern NC has been throwing a festive event like no other- be sure to be a part of this event the first full week of April each year. The festival is a celebration of Wilmington's exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history, and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes a parade, street fair, circus, concerts and all things SOUTHERN!! April 3-7 in 2024!