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Events in Topsail Island, NC

Topsail Island has always possessed a homey feel and is warmly geared toward family and all-ages events. In the summer months, activities such as fireworks, drive-in-style movies and children's events take place each weekend in Soundside Park.  When fall arrives, Autumn with Topsail is an iconic event on the south end of the island. Throughout the year, Topsail's neighboring communities have a variety of events for the whole family.  For more dates and events, look through this section for all that Topsail Island has to offer. 

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February

Poplar Grove Plantation Topsail Island Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Throughout the year, Poplar Grove Plantation offers a wide variety of basket weaving classes for areas natives and visitors. From complete beginners to advanced, Poplar Grove's classes provide hands-on instruction to help you and your friends design the ideal basket for holding an assortment of specific designs and purposes. Some of...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

March

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Topsail Island Events
Wilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 795-0292

March 18th-20th, 2016 This year's Cape Fear Wildlife Expo has a lineup and exhibits sure to excite the outdoor enthusiast. The 2016 Expo will showcase the state's natural resources, wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreation. The three-day event features more than 100 exhibitors with interactive displays, intriguing workshops, and educational activities at the Coastline Conference &...more about Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

April

Poplar Grove Plantation Topsail Island Events
Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 N
Wilmington, NC
(910) 686-9518

April 2nd & 3rd, 2016. Historic Poplar Grove Plantation in Scott's Hill, NC welcomes the start of spring with its popular Herb & Garden Fair, the largest and longest running garden event in the area. The fair is ideal for gathering fresh information and inspiration on topics like vegetable gardening, herbs, cooking,...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

July

Holly Ridge Municipality Park
Sound Rd.
Holly Ridge, NC
(910) 329-7081

July 4th, 2016 -  The Holly Ridge Municipality Park on Sound Road in Holly Ridge, NC is a wonderful setting for the annual fireworks display. Beginning at 6:00 PM, children can enjoy the playground equipment while waiting for the fireworks, and the spacious grounds allow room to spread a blanket...more about Fourth of July Fireworks

Surf City Town Park
Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC
(910) 328-4131

July 3rd, 2016 -  Feel the thunderous boom of the launch pad on the spoil island adjacent to the bridge in Topsail Island, NC as you jam and dance to local bands in Surf City's gorgeous soundside park.  Sit on a boat in the Intracoastal Waterway, or bring your...more about Island Fireworks

August

August 19th-20th, 2016 - Participants in the Sneads Ferry, NC Rotary Club’s annual King Mackerel Fishing Tournament come from all over North Carolina to fish in this popular two-day annual event. 2016 marks the 25th year for the event and the tournament will see bigger numbers than ever before. The feisty King...more about Annual Sneads Ferry Rotary Club King Mackerel Tournament

Community Building Field
Park Ln.
Sneads Ferry, NC
(910) 329-4446

August 13th-14th, 2016 - For 44-years, the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival in Sneads Ferry, NC has been paying a tasty homage to the area’s local shrimping industry and the families that coincide. Always on the second weekend in August, the festival begins with a parade on Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at the...more about Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

September

Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove Topsail Island Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Fall 2016 - Starting Sunday, August 7th, through Sunday, September 15th, join the delightful Caroina fall season in front of the Poplar Grove Gazebo from 5-7PM for local, live music. There is a small admission fee for adults, but bring your chairs and blankets. Coolers are always welcome, and vendors are on...more about Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove

U.S. Hwy. 17 across from Deerfield
Hampstead, NC
(910) 270-9642

September 2016 (TBD) - The 53nd Annual Spot Festival in Hampstead, NC, offers an opportunity to enjoy a dinner of spot, one of the area's best-tasting and most popular fish, along with generous helpings of cole slaw and hush puppies. The festival also has amusement rides, a variety of bands such as...more about Hampstead Spot Festival

13775 N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329.4446

TBA The Annual Taste of Topsail is at the Assembly Building in Topsail Beach, NC. Representatives from North Carolina wineries are on hand to pour samples of their nectar, with local restaurants providing the delectable hors d'oeuvres. Local artists exhibit their works and jazz music sets the mood. An entrance fee...more about Taste of Topsail

October

Poplar Grove Plantation Topsail Island Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Throughout the last 35 years, Historic Poplar Grove Plantation in Scott's Hill, NC has been a must-visit during the month of October. In the past, during the ghoulish, fall month of October, the grounds have been covered in spooky decorations accompanied by bouncy houses, haunted hayrides and barns, festivals, food and...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove Topsail Island Events
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Fall 2016 - Starting Sunday, August 7th, through Sunday, September 15th, join the delightful Caroina fall season in front of the Poplar Grove Gazebo from 5-7PM for local, live music. There is a small admission fee for adults, but bring your chairs and blankets. Coolers are always welcome, and vendors are on...more about Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove

Assembly Building Grounds
Flake Ave. and Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC
(910) 329-4446

October 15th-16th, 2016 -  Hosted by the Historical Society of Topsail Island, this fall festival in Topsail Beach, NC, features a juried Artists' Court with many regional artists displaying and selling their works. There is live music, a variety of food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and games, amusements and rides for kids. The Missiles...more about Autumn with Topsail

November

Assembly Building
Topsail Beach, NC
(910) 329-4446

November 25th, 2016  Topsail Island, NC's Holiday Boat Flotilla in November of each year is a great way to add a little island vibe to the holiday season. The annual parade starts around 5:30 pm, when decorated and lighted boats sail down the Intracoastal Waterway beginning in Surf City at the Channel Bend...more about Topsail Island Holiday Boat Flotilla at Topsail Beach

December

Poplar Grove Plantation Topsail Island Events
Poplar Grove Historic Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 N
Wilmington, NC 28429
(910) 686-9518

December 2nd-3rd, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival will be glistening with holiday spirit. The event features artists, crafters, bakers and gift vendors in an outdoor market setting, all present to supply seasonal tastes and gifts to compliment the season. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be listening to...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

Community Building
Peru Rd.
Sneads Ferry, NC
(910) 327-3335

December 12th-13th, 2016. For twenty years, the folks of Sneads Ferry, NC have been ushering in the holiday season with the annual Winter Fest. The Winter Fest takes place during the second week of December and includes a tree-lighting ceremony, Christmas trees decorated by area clubs and a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus...more about Sneads Ferry Winter Fest

 
 
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