Spring is a spectacular time of year to pack your bags and head to Holden Beach, North Carolina in the name of fun. Whether you’re a traveler who loves live music, can’t wait to make the most of festivals, or is excited to do something entirely different, there is a lineup of Holden Beach activities and events on the calendar that promises to please!

Enjoy the 2023 Southport Spring Festival

If your Holden Beach getaway this spring has you visiting over April 7th and April 8th, you’ll find you’re just in time to enjoy the annual Southport Spring Festival. Hosted in Franklin Square Park, this fun event has been an area fan-favorite for more than 27 years with no signs of slowing down in 2023. A seasonal celebration is a family-friendly event and there’s no cost to attend or make the most of the fun that awaits. On Friday, April 7, 2023, spring festival activities will be held between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm while Saturday events will run from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. A visit to the spring festival is a chance for guests to enjoy everything from live musical entertainment and craft areas to a fantastic array of food vendors on-site and children’s activity zones too. There are also plenty of spring plants for sale for those looking to spruce up their accommodations with greenery and florals alike. The Southport Spring Festival is once again sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. as well as the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club alongside the City of Southport.

Check out the Live Music at Sunset Beach Fishing Pier

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, Holden Beach springtime adventurers with a love for all things live music will want to be sure to make their way to the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier. Situated at 101 W. Main Street, the pier will host a Live Music with Sea and Sand Band performance this evening much to the delight of guests! Bring a chair and settle in under the open spring sky to enjoy stylings by this local 10-musician group. Hailing from Sunset Beach, the Sea and Sand Band is known for delighting audiences across North Carolina. Help them kick things off this spring by dropping by!

Participate in the annual Nighttime Easter Egg Hunt

An undeniably unique and highly anticipated annual springtime event in Holden Beach is the nighttime Easter egg hunt. In 2023, the hunt will be on after the sun goes down on April 7th. The search kicks off at 7:00 pm and teams of four will compete with flashlights in hand! Registration for this fun and competitive event is required before heading over to Bridgeview Park to put your egg-hunting skills to the test.

Make the Most of Your Time Enjoyed at the Oak Island Spring Fling Market & Music Experience

Travelers taking time out of busy schedules to enjoy a spring vacation to Holden Beach in March will want to be sure to add a stop at the Oak Island Spring Fling Market & Music event to their calendar. Hosted on March 25, 2023, this event will be held at Middleton Park at SE 46th Street from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. There’s no cost to attend and the lineup of activities is sure to thrill! The Spring Fling is a fun way to kick off the season and plays host to a variety of local Brunswick County food and craft vendors for guests to browse. Live music is always a part of the Spring Fling experience with performances held on the Middleton Amphitheater stage. If you’re heading this way with little ones, be sure to check out the kid’s zone as well.

Spend Time Savoring Days at the Dock 2023

Another fan-favorite event that can be enjoyed in Holden Beach in the spring is Days at the Dock. This year, the two days of fun will happen on Saturday, April 29, 2023, and Sunday, April 30th. Admission to Days at the Dock is free and there’s also free parking for guests making a visit that much more convenient. Festivities on both days of the event include a variety of arts and crafts vendors as well as a large children’s area for those heading here with little ones in tow.  There are also great options when it comes to on-site food vendors and snacks to ensure everyone can curb cravings that arise. On Saturday, the event lineup includes a display of cardboard box race entries before the actual paddle race. There are also hermit crab races on the agenda and a street dance to end things off in style! On Sunday, festival guests can enjoy a family fun run and a raffle too. From line dancing to live music, Days at the Dock is a must-experience event this spring.

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