For more information on special activities and events in the Southport-Oak Island area, choose from the list below.
Oak Island Boat Ramps & Marinas:
Southport Boat Ramps & Marinas:
Brunswick County Airport - "The little airport with the BIG heart" is the battle cry of our airport. Airport Manager Howie Franklin and staff believe in service, service, service. Air tours from the airport are a favorite vacation activity. For the aviator, the airport offers Jet A & 100LL fuel 24 hours, hangers, courtesy cars, rental cars, 4000í X 75í lighted & paved runway. Direct in GPS and N.B.P. approach, pilot controlled lighting, manned day-light hours 365 days a year. Highway 133 just before you cross the Oak Island Bridge. Phone: 910.457-6483. UNICOM 123.0 .
Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium - Located on the main campus of Brunswick Community College, Old Ocean Highway, Supply. It exists for the multi-purpose educational and cultural enrichment of the community. It hosts approximately 100 performances each year including a show subscription season. Phone: 910.754-3133. Visit online at www.bccowa.com .
By the Sea Festival -Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees. In a celebration of this wonderful weather, the Chamber sponsors a parade and several organizations and churches have events celebrating the holidays. We invite you to consider decking the halls with local mistletoe and seashell ornaments while eating oyster stuffing and listening to the laughing gulls outside your beach cottage. There are a collection of events sponsored by many community organizations stretching three weekends. The first weekend is a hometown parade and a tour of homes on Oak Island. The second weekend is the Southport historic home tour, lighted boat parade (flotilla) and choral concert. The third weekend usually includes a band concert and children's
For more information contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce,4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461. Phone: 800-457-6964 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing & Sightseeing Charters - The Southport-Oak Island area offers a variety of fishing and sightseeing opportunities. Check out the list of professionals in the business directory under charters.
Golf Courses - There are over 30 golf courses in Brunswick County with more being built each year. The Southport-Oak Island area is fortunate to have 7 of the best courses in the County. Try your luck at the two George Cobb traditional courses on Bald Head Island Golf Club or Oak Island Golf Club. They both offer an enjoyable challenge. Or the Ed Ricaboni designed The Lakes Country Club in Boiling Spring Lakes...a course for the everyday golfer. Or one of three courses in St. James Plantation - The Founders, The Players, and The Members - each with its own unique character. And donít forget the Fred Couples designed Carolina National in Winding River Plantation near Sunset Harbor. For contact information visit the "Golf" category of our online Business Directory.
Guide to area Golf Courses. Down Load PDF File
NC 4th of July Festival - For over 200 years the City of Southport has celebrated our nationís independence. This year will be no exception. Over 50,000 people attend the festival each year. Festival events include: naturalization ceremony, over 100 arts & craft booths, food vendors cooking everything from shrimp burgers to bar-b-que, 5K Freedom Run/Walk, parade televised live on WECT TV-6, Sea Notes Choral Concert, live stage entertainment, fireworks, Franklin Square Art Galleryís National Art Show, childrenís entertainment & games, the opening of the Old Jail, pancake breakfast, Beach Day events such as sandcastle building, surf, horseshoe, volleyball and Shag contests. The official dates of the festival are July 2-4 but some years the organizers include July 1st, & 5th. For more information contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461. Phone 800-457-6964 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
4th of July Parade video provided by USC Web & Video Productions
Island Lighthouse 10K Run/Walk -
In April the annual 10K & annual 5K event will take place. The 10K will begin at the Brunswick County Airport, cross over the Oak Island Bridge, take a scenic tour of marsh and oceanfront views in Oak Island and Caswell Beach, passes by the Oak Island Lighthouse, then ending at the NC Baptist Assembly, Fort Caswell. The 5K will begin around Caswell Beach Town Hall sharing the 10K route out Caswell Beach Road with the ocean on one side the marshland to the other and the Oak Island Lighthouse in front of you beckoning you on to the finish at the NC Baptist Assembly, Fort Caswell. They are both point to point events and both beginning at 8:30am. Busses will depart the registration area at the NC Baptist Assembly for the starting areas at 7:00am, 7:30am, and 8:00am. Awards for runners top three overall male/female, top three in numerous age groups male/female, active military overall male/female. For detailed information including registration form and prize
information click here.
Plus, the Wilmington
Roadrunners web site has all results and finish times for
the previous events. To register for the event online, visit Active.com.
For more information contact:
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road,
SE, Southport, NC 28461. Phone: 800-457-6964 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide to local recreation areas. Down Load PDF File
Parks Recreation & Boat Ramps - Numerous recreation areas are provided for our residents and visitors. Parks in the Southport-Oak Island are well maintained and offer a variety of activities as you can see below.
Boiling Spring Lakes:
Brunswick County - Southport-Oak Island Area:
Open King Mackerel Tournament - Over 25 years ago a small
group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an
event to showcase the great fall fishing Southport-Oak
Island area has to offer. The prize money for the first tournament was
guaranteed by those community leaders signing a promissory note at a
local financial institution - thus the U.S. Open King Mackerel
Tournament was born. The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament now attracts
over 400 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community
and anglers. An all CASH GUARANTEED prize structure adds to the
enjoyment of the event. The tournament guarantees its entire prize
structure; it is not based on the number of boats that participate. The
tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including
$25,000 for the largest king mackerel. Additional cash prizes are added
to the event by sponsors. Low entry
fees, Guaranteed Prize Money, Proud
History -- why arenít you fishing the U.S. Open King Mackerel
Tournament? Click here
for full Tournament details including rules, prizes and how to register.
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