EVENTS @ Ocean Isle


Black Friday: Discover the sales on one of a kind souvenirs and unique gifts. From Calabash to Sunset Beach …On to Ocean Isle and Shallotte – shop the local beach shops and quaint coastal stores during Black Friday.


Beer and Brats: Why cook the day after Thanksgiving? Join the Museum of Coastal Carolina for their fifth annual Beer & Brats Fundraiser. The event will take place on Friday, November 24th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Admission: $30 per adults, $15 children age 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling or stopping by the museum or planetarium to save $5 on 910-579-1016. Tickets will also be on sale the night of the event. Enjoy live music by Opportunity Rocks.


Christmas Parade: On Saturday, November 25th, residents and businesses decorate their golf carts and other vehicles for the annual Christmas Parade which starts on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Museum and travels east along 2nd street.


Tree Lighting and Santa: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. is the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the mainland side of the bridge across the street from the Fire Department. Bring your Christmas spirit and your best singing voice because this is where we get together for some caroling. That evening, Santa will make his appearance at the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department with hot cocoa and treats!


Flotilla: This is a unique and fun tradition as we ring in the holiday season “island style” and gather to watch the 14th Annual Christmas Flotilla and Party to benefit Hope Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter.


Ocean Isle Beach is full of family friendly events. As if the beach wasn't enough to keep you busy, we have plenty of other activities to keep you and your family entertained while on vacation. One of our favorite events is the Free Concert Series. Every Friday Memorial Day-Labor Day there is a free concert on East Second Street in front of the museum. Bring a chair or a blanket and join us for this great event! Click here to view a complete list of local activities.