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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, such 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.  For more dates and events, look through this section for all that Topsail Island has to offer. 

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March

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Topsail Island EventsCape Fear Wildlife ExpoWilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 795-0292
capefearwildlifeexpo.com

March 20-22, 2015 The 6th annual Cape Fear Wildlife 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 & Event Center and the new riverfront Wilmington Convention Center. The...more about Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Fair Topsail Island EventsPoplar Grove Herb & Garden FairPoplar Grove Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 N
Wilmington, NC • map(910) 686-9518
poplargrove.org

March 29-30, 2014 Historic Poplar Grove Plantation welcomes the start of spring with its popular Herb & Garden Fair. This is the perfect time to gather information and inspiration on topics like vegetable gardening, herbs, cooking, composting, flower arranging and birds. For more information on their fun and educational workshops, contact...more about Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Fair

April

Hops of Spring Beer Festival Topsail Island EventsHops of Spring Beer Festival13775 Hwy 50, Ste. 101
Treasure Cove Landing
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 329-4446
topsailcoc.com

April 26, 2014 Enjoy an afternoon of great brew and music at The Hops of Spring Beer Festival, hosted by The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. One of the highlights of this fest is the mingling and conversation of natives and visitors over sweet ambrosia produced by twelve North...more about Hops of Spring Beer Festival

July

Fourth of July FireworksHolly Ridge Municipality Park
Sound Rd.
Holly Ridge, NC • map(910) 329-7081

July 4th, 2014 -  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 for...more about Fourth of July Fireworks

Island FireworksSurf City Town Park
Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC • map(910) 328-4131

July 3rd, 2014 -  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 blankets and...more about Island Fireworks

August

TBA  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. The feisty King Mackerel of the Atlantic can weigh in at up to 100 pounds. Last year’s lucky winner reeled in a 36-pounder. There...more about Annual Sneads Ferry Rotary Club King Mackerel Tournament

Sneads Ferry Shrimp FestivalCommunity Building Field
Park Ln.
Sneads Ferry, NC • map(910) 329-4446

August 9th-10th, 2014 For 43 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 10 A.M. at the corner...more about Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

September

Hampstead Spot FestivalU.S. Hwy. 17 across from Deerfield
Hampstead, NC • map(910) 270-9642

September 27th-28th, 2014 - The 52nd 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, arts and...more about Hampstead Spot Festival

Taste of Topsail13775 N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(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

Autumn with TopsailAssembly Building Grounds
Flake Ave. and Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC • map(910) 329-4446

October 18th-19th, 2014 -  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

Topsail Island Holiday Boat Flotilla at Topsail BeachAssembly Building
Topsail Beach, NC • map(910) 329-4446

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 at 5:30 pm, when decorated and lighted boats sail down the Intracoastal Waterway beginning in Surf City at the bridge and continuing past the...more about Topsail Island Holiday Boat Flotilla at Topsail Beach

December

American Big Band: Home for the Holidays at Thalian Hall Topsail Island EventsAmerican Big Band: Home for the Holidays at Thalian Hall310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-3660
thalianhall.com

TBA December, 2014  Big Band styling and Broadway staging comes to Thalian Hall with a twelve-piece band and cast of eight singers and dancers for a uniquely entertaining holiday evening. Tickets available online and at Thalian Hall Box Office. ...more about American Big Band: Home for the Holidays at Thalian Hall

Historic Poplar Grove Plantation Christmas Open House Topsail Island EventsHistoric Poplar Grove Plantation Christmas Open HousePoplar Grove Historic Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 N
Wilmington, NC 28429 • map(910) 686-9518
poplargrove.com

December 7,  2014  Let the Historic Poplar Grove Plantation in Scott's Hill, NC, evoke the authentic southern charm of the holiday season for you and your family. The Christmas season in particular is a wonderful time to visit the grounds and celebrate the spirit, the lights and a wide variety of...more about Historic Poplar Grove Plantation Christmas Open House

New Year's Eve Gala at Thalian Hall Topsail Island EventsNew Year's Eve Gala at Thalian Hall310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-3660
thalianhall.com

TBA December 31, 2014  Ring in 2015 with dinner, drinks, dessert and a live Broadway theatre production by City Stage, followed by dancing with a live DJ and a champagne toast to kick off your New Year.  Tickets online or at Thalian Box Office. ...more about New Year's Eve Gala at Thalian Hall

The Nutcracker: Ballet for Young Audiences at Thalian Hall Topsail Island EventsThe Nutcracker: Ballet for Young Audiences at Thalian Hall310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-3660
thalianhall.com

TBA December, 2014  This holiday production tells the story of Clara, a young girl transported with the help of her godfather to a magical realm where she journeys through the land of sweets, witnesses a daring battle and meets the Sugar Plum Fairy.  The sixty minute narrated version with talented dancers, exquisite...more about The Nutcracker: Ballet for Young Audiences at Thalian Hall

Snow White: Ballet for Young Audiences at Thalian Hall Topsail Island EventsSnow White: Ballet for Young Audiences at Thalian Hall310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-3660
thalianhall.com

TBA December, 2014  This enchanting adaptation of the story of young princess Snow White, cursed by her evil stepmother the queen, takes place in the woods with the seven dwarfs. Sixty minutes of a full stage narrated production will keep audience members young and old entranced. Tickets are available online and at...more about Snow White: Ballet for Young Audiences at Thalian Hall

Sneads Ferry Winter FestCommunity Building
Peru Rd.
Sneads Ferry, NC • map(910) 327-3335

December 13th, 2014. 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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