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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 Events
Wilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 795-0292

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 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 Herb & Garden Fair

July

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

July 4th, 2015 -  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

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

July 3rd, 2015 -  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

August 14-15 2015 - 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...more about Annual Sneads Ferry Rotary Club King Mackerel Tournament

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

August 8th-9th, 2015 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 9:30 A.M. at the corner...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, 2015 - Starting the 1st Sunday after Labor Day, join us in front of the Gazebo from 5-7PM for live local music. Admission is free, so bring your chairs and blankets. Coolers are always welcome, and vendors are on tap for food and beverages.  The last two...more about Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove

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

September 26th-27th, 2015 - 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, 2015 - Starting the 1st Sunday after Labor Day, join us in front of the Gazebo from 5-7PM for live local music. Admission is free, so bring your chairs and blankets. Coolers are always welcome, and vendors are on tap for food and beverages.  The last two...more about Poplar Grove Plantation - Grooves in the Grove

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

October 17th-18th, 2015 -  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 27, 2015  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

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

Poplar Grove Plantation in Scott's Hill, NC is an area family favorite for celebrating the holidays. The spirit of Christmas spreads throughout the grounds with decor, sounds, animals, annual festivals, tours and more. Check out some of this year's happenings below. 

Saturday, December 5th, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., the more about Historic Poplar Grove Plantation Christmas Open House

The Nutcracker  Ballet for Young Audiences at Thalian Hall Topsail Island Events
310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-3660

December 4-5, 2015 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

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

December 12th-13th, 2015. 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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