Now that spring is here those who have spent the colder months in hibernation are arriving for vacations, coming outside, and looking for things to do around the area. We have many springtime local events to tell you about that can only be found right here on the Brunswick Islands off the coast of North Carolina. So read on!
The Ocean Isle Beach Wine Festival will take place on April 25 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East 2nd St., in Ocean Isle Beach. The theme for this year’s Wine Fest is New Orleans jazz. This is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Museum and its sister facility, Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.
Wine Fest offers provides the opportunity to listen to live music by Wilmington musician Teddy Burgh, taste exceptional wines, sample some awesome food from local restaurants, and participate in the live and silent auctions. Live auction items this year include trips to Costa Rica, Napa Valley, and New Orleans. The auctioneer is also auctioning off some large anchors – the ultimate in coastal “yard art.” This year’s tasty treats are provided by Causeway Gourmet, Pelican’s Perch, and Sharky’s. There is a “Cork Pull” where attendees can purchase one or more wine corks and are guaranteed a bottle of wine in return for each cork purchased. Try your luck at a “Cork Guess” where attendees buy guesses to the number of corks displayed inside a large wine bottle; the three closest guesses are the winners. Most importantly, Wine Fest offers a chance to spend a great evening with neighbors and friends while supporting two wonderful local facilities.
Reservations for Wine Fest are $50 per person and are available now by calling the museum at 910-579-1016. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event.
The 3rd Annual Strawberry and Wine Festival takes place on April 26 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Rd., NW, Ocean Isle Beach to benefit the Old Bridge Preservation Society. Admission is $5. Parking is free.
Enjoy browsing booths featuring items by local crafters, artisans, and other vendors. Celebrate the beginning of spring by sipping award-winning Silver Coast wines and tasting local strawberries and foods made with local berries. Other food, barbeque, beer, soda and water also available.
Please bring your lawn chair but no coolers, outside beverages, or pets. Dance or listen to music by the Mike’s Garage Band throughout the afternoon. For more info call 910.579.9021 or visit oldbridgepreservationsociety.org