Summer is Mother Nature’s gift to people from colder states and when you come to the beach, your memories of cold, ice, and gloom will become distant ones, especially during your summer escape to Holden Beach! Offering lazy days filled with sunshine, salt air, and adventures that will feed your soul, the only thing better than a summer vacation to Holden Beach is a summer vacation in Holden Beach spent in the comfort and luxury of our PROACTIVE Vacations seasonal sanctuaries! And because we want to ensure that you receive the full Holden Beach experience, we have created this guide to the top summer Holden Beach events taking place in our section of paradise!

Holden Beach Turtle Talks, Wednesdays in July and August, 107 Rothschild Street

Sea turtles are sadly endangered, and it is our responsibility to do what we can to help with their continued existence, and the Holden Beach Turtle Talks are one way to learn how to do our part. Costing nothing (although donations are appreciated) the talks are fascinating and the movies they show offer an interesting depiction of the lives of these shy and sweet sea creatures, they also offer Children’s Turtle Time for kiddos from 3-6 years of age on select Wednesdays. The Turtle Talks start at 7 and Children’s Turtle Time begins at 4 pm. Turtle Patrol Tee Shirts can also be purchased during the talks.

Summer Concert Series, Sundays Through September 4, Holden Beach Pavilion 

Summer and music go together like peanut butter and jelly and our summer concert series takes the music to the next level by adding sand and sea to the mix! The music starts at 6:30 and every Sunday features a new performer, giving your summer nights a glow you will never forget. The music is hot, the vibe is chill, and we dare you to find a better way to end a summer day than this! The sounds of the sea accompany the music perfectly and if you don’t find yourself singing and dancing along to the music, you may not be a music or beach person, but that’s ok. There are plenty of other events that will keep your interest during your summer escape to Holden Beach!

Southport Summer Market, Wednesdays Through August 30, 105 E West Street in Southport

 Nearby Southport is home to the Southport Summer Market, offering a diverse selection of produce, food, and craft items that will make perfect gifts for yourself or others. Mature oak trees provide shade and Southern appeal and as you wander through the aisles examining fragrant bouquets of flowers, sweetly delicious baked goods, and a variety of other items, the peace you seek will be found!

The Market on Mulberry, Saturdays through July 26, Mulberry Street Park in Shallotte

You could probably spend an entire summer in the Holden Beach area traipsing from market to market, exploring fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delicious baked goods until you can’t fit anymore into your PROACTIVE Vacations summer escape, so this will be the last market we discuss, one with a name that could have come from a Dr. Seus title! Oh, the items you will find at the Mulberry Market and the joy you will receive with every purchase; the produce will taste especially delicious in the homemade meals you create in our fully equipped kitchens!

Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4

Here’s the thing about Labor Day weekend. This celebration that honors all our hardworking Americans is, in its very essence, one where everyone should get to rest and relax. There are no Labor Day Parades and if any fireworks are seen, it will be unsanctioned shows that you may still enjoy, but are, totally not allowed!

With that being said, there will be some amazing sales in local shops ensuring you can purchase some great souvenirs. Grab an ice cream cone and play a game of miniature golf at Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf, located at 3354 Holden Beach Road SW. Or simply stay at home in your PROACTIVE Vacations summer sanctuary, sipping cocktails on your balcony overlooking the beach, building sandcastles at the water’s edge, and taking a nap as open windows bring in salty breezes and the sounds of the sea, lulling you into the best nap of your life.

Enjoy a home with a pool, throwing a family barbecue on this day of fun, swimming, sunning yourself, and devouring hamburgers, hot dogs, or freshly caught seafood grilled to perfection with the minimum of energy. Rent a boat and take a sunset cruise that will add romance and beauty to your summer vacation and when the sun sets and you return home to your vacation paradise, you will know that there is no better way to spend Labor Day of 2023! Reserve your favorite today!

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