Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays

If you’re visiting Ocean Isle Beach, NC, for the holidays or you reside here and have family visiting, there is much going on at this time of the year that you won’t want to miss out on! If your quarters are cramped and you have no place to put your out-of-town guests consider our comfortable holiday accommodations at Ocean Isle Inn. When you stay in our holiday vacation rentals you get free views and unlimited walks on the beach thrown in as well as being in close proximity to the area events for the holidays!

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
Holiday Girl’s Night Out is taking place at The Tulip Tree Boutique from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. Come enjoy complementary wines and appetizers from The Purple Onion/Art. Register to win a gift basket valued at $200. The drawing will be at 7 p.m. The Tulip Tree Boutique, 6778 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach. For more information call 910-579-9070.

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
Sea Trail Golf Resort at the Jones Course is holding the 1st Annual Chili Open on Saturday, December 20. Shot gun starts at 9:30 a.m. On course contests, scramble format. Ask for member pricing. Food and awards to follow at Magnolias. Admission fee is $35 per person. Call to get your team registered today! Call 910-287-1122 for more information or visit their website.

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
The 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Bonfire will take place at the Calabash waterfront in the parking lot of Hurricane Fishing Fleet, 9975 Nance Street, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Sponsored by the Town of Calabash 910-579-6747.

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
The 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dance The Night Away is being held at the BSRI Shallotte Center – 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC from 7:30-11 p.m. on December 31. Tickets are $25.00 each. Dinner by Arts Catering and Music from the Brunswick Big Band (Cash Bar Available). Join us for a fun filled evening of good food, great fun, and an evening to remember as we welcome in the New Year with an early toast!! All proceeds from this event go to “Baskets Of Love”, a BSRI Program that provides weekend nourishment to seniors in need. Call Debra Marlowe @ 910-754-2300 Ext. #1008 for more information.

All of us at Ocean Isle Inn wish you and your family and friends a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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Holiday Events in Ocean Isle Beach

When you decide to spend your Thanksgiving at the ocean you’re making a decision that may affect every future Thanksgiving holiday. It’s hard to compare a stay-at-home holiday with a holiday spent along the coast, especially when you stay with us at Ocean Isle Inn. We’ll make your stay cozy and comfortable. We promise.

If you’re visiting, the following are some of the local events taking place on behalf of the holidays. These are favorite annual events of residents and visitors alike. The best part of all is that these are right here in Ocean Isle Beach so you won’t have far to travel to enjoy them.

Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
These annual events will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 starting at 2 p.m. with the parade. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is on the mainland side of the Causeway and begins at 5 p.m. Join us to gather and sing Christmas carols followed by hot cocoa, coffee and other goodies at the Fire Station where Santa will be making an appearance!

Holiday Events in Ocean Isle Beach
10th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla
The flotilla takes place beginning at dusk beginning in front of Inlet View Bar and Grill. It proceeds down the canal and ends at Sharky’s Restaurant. Pick a viewing spot between those two spots and it will be a great place to watch. Judging will be held at Sharky’s with a party with live music by the Bailout Band following. There’s also an auction with many exciting prizes including Jimmy Buffet concert tickets. All proceeds benefit the Brunswick Family Assistance Program.

Holiday Events in Ocean Isle Beach
Ingram Planetarium Holiday Laser Music Show
If you’ve never seen a laser music show you won’t want to miss this one! Held at Ingram Planetarium from November 28 through January 3 from 4-5 p.m. this will surely get you in the spirit of the holidays while offering plenty of entertainment. Free for members. Non-member per-show admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children (3-12), free for age 2 and under. For more information call 910-575-0033.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, from all of us at Ocean Isle Inn. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Halloween Haunted Happenings

If you’ll be in the area this weekend for the Holden Beach Festival by the Sea you might want to check out a few haunted events taking place on behalf of the Halloween holiday. When you’ve seen all there is to see at the festival, come on over to the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach for a presentation on OIB Ghosts: History of the Island from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 25. Free for members. Non-member all-day admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children (3-12), age 2 & under are admitted free of charge.

Halloween at the Old Bridge

On October 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Halloween at the Old Bridge takes place. Sponsored by the Old Bride Preservation Society this free Halloween event is open to the community and vacationers alike. Held at the Old Bridge on 109 Shoreline Drive, Sunset Beach, there will be Halloween themed games, a contest for the best costume and plenty of activities for kids and adults alike! You won’t go hungry either. There will be free hot dogs will all the fixings so come hungry!

Halloween Laser Music Show

Ingram Planetarium has a Halloween Laser Music Show from 6-9 p.m. weekly on Thursdays and Fridays beginning Oct. 23 through Oct. 31. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach. Free for members. Non-member per-show admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children (3-12), free for age 2 & under.

Ocean Isle Inn Halloween Happenings
Come out and get your spooky on at Spooky Night at the Museum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Wear your scariest costume (no adults in masks, please), bring your trick-or-treat bag, and come out to enjoy some spooky fun! Balloon Man and Snakes Alive will be there and candy and treats will be supplied by local businesses. Be forewarned though — One scary room will require parental permission for young children to enter. Fee: $6 per person, age 2 & under free.

Then when you need a place to lay your head, come see us at Ocean Isle Inn. We have everything you need to calm those spooky fears!

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Don’t Miss Out: Fall in Ocean Isle Beach

One of the nicest times to come to the beach is during the Fall season. It’s at this time of the year when the beaches are less crowded, the weather and the water are both still warm, and there are plenty of things to do where standing in line isn’t required. Treat yourself to something special before winter arrives this year and come visit us at Ocean Isle Inn where you can have the beach practically to yourself!

Fall in Ocean Isle BeachThe weather is what brings many people to the area during autumn. Check out our Average Air & Water Temp Chart for temperatures you can expect during each month of the year. When you’re ready to head this way and want more specific weather conditions check out the National Weather Service forecast for Ocean Isle Beach NC.

We have great deals to offer you on our rates, too! Check out our Last Minute Booking Deals where you can save a ton of money. In addition, we have Ocean Isle Beach Specials that include dinner for two with a wine gift basket, massage, or fruit & cheese trays brought to your room.

Autumn in Ocean Isle North CarolinaDid you know the hottest thing in vacation accommodations these days is the Create Your Rate feature? It gives YOU the power to choose how much you’ll pay for your accommodations. We have it right here at Ocean Isle Inn and you’ll have your choice of Oceanfront or Sound View rooms.

Check our earlier posts on our blog for activities coming up this Fall. Free concerts on Friday nights through Sept. 5 and our famous Oyster Festival in October are just some events you won’t want to miss out on!

We’d be happy to assist you with making your reservations or answer any questions you may have. Just give us call us at 800-352-5988 or (910) 579-0750 or you can reach us through the Contact Uspage on our website.

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Mark Your Calendar Now for the NC Oyster Festival!

It’s hard to believe it will be 34 years that the residents of Brunswick County have been putting on the upcoming North Carolina Oyster Festival but it’s true. Started in 1980 it’s been a treasured event attended by many every year since and you’ll want to make sure it’s in your plans when you come to visit so mark your calendar now!

NC Oyster Festival 2014Leading up to the festival are the Annual Surf-Off Competition held on October 4 and 5. The next weekend the new Muddy Oyster Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 11. This is a 5k mud run hosted by Low Country Sports Preserve and True Mudd.

The 34th Annual NC Oyster Festival is taking place October 18-19, 2014 on Ocean Isle Beach between 2nd and 3rd Street (8 East Second Street) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Rain or shine! Admission is $5. Children 8 and under are admitted free of charge.

During the Oyster Festival this area becomes a walking district that offers something for everyone. Tasty local cuisine, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, an Oyster Stew Cook-off Contest and the Oyster Shucking Contest. New this year is an Oyster Eating Contest as well as a Shagging Competition where folks will compete for the “Shaggin’ Oyster” titles hosted by the Coastal Shag Club of Shallotte, NC.

NC Oyster FestivalThere will be plenty of food at the festival and not just oysters. Everything from seafood, BBQ, pizza and crab cakes will be available. There are also plenty of desserts and specialty beverages to choose from.  The grounds will have many vendors displaying art and handmade crafts that include wood carvings, leather goods, jewelry, handmade furniture, stained glass, pottery and sculptures. Music will surround you as you enjoy the festival. Bring a chair if you want to just hang out and relax.

There will also be the annual Road Race on Sunday, October 19 and includes a 5k, 10k, and 1 mile fun run.

The schedule for the weekend follows:


Saturday, October 18 Sunday, October 19
9:30 – 11:00 AM
Fat Jack Band
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Road Race Awards
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Entertainers
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Jim Quick and the Coastline Band
1:30 – 3:30 PM
40 East
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
4:00 – 6:00 PM
4 Miles South
3:00 – 5:00 PM
The Shag Competition
Saturday, October 18 Sunday, October 19

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Academy of Dance & Fine Arts
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Oyster Shucking Contest
Sign Up A Hour Ahead!
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Oyster Stew Contest
3:30 – 4:00 PM
Oyster Eating Contest

The festival is sponsored by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Ocean Isle Beach, the support of many generous area businesses, a wonderful group of volunteers, and the weekend’s dedicated revelers.

If we can help you with your accommodations while you’re in the area don’t hesitate to contact Ocean Isle Inn. When you stay with us you’ll be just a short walk to the festival and all the activities to be experienced there.

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