The Best Summer Events of 2018 on Topsail Island

The Best Summer Events of 2018 on Topsail Island | Coastline Realty Vacations

Summer has arrived and that means it is time to plan your Topsail Island beach vacation. This year the island has loads of awesome family-friendly events for you to enjoy. Plus many of them are free which is just another advantage of vacationing here. From movies to markets and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer on Topsail Island. Here are all the best events you don't want to miss. 

Free Surf City Events For The Family

In the heart of Topsail Island you'll find Surf City. For those of you visiting for the first time, Surf City is a great place to explore. It is centrally located and has lots of features with great shops, restaurants, piers, and things to do and see.  Surf City is the perfect destination for your summer beach vacation. Another great feature of Surf City is all the free family-friendly events you can enjoy. Two of those are the Sounds of Summer concert series and the Movies in the Park. Both events take place at Soundside Park each week. All events are FREE. Don't forget to bring a blanket or beach chairs. The best way to get there is by bike or walking. Looking for the perfect vacation home near the park? Click here to explore all the best Surf City vacation rentals. 

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Let's face it, no 4th of July celebration is complete without  a spectacular fireworks show, and this year we are lucky to have two of them for visitors to enjoy. These events are not just made up of incredible fireworks. There is so much more, so plan on spending the afternoon with great live music, food, vendors, and kids activities. Here are the details you need to know. 

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Surf City Fireworks

Date: July 3, 2018

Place: Surf City ( Soundside Park) easy to see from almost anywhere in Surf City. 

Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

Admission: Free

Events include music, food, kid activities and of course the grand finale...Fireworks!

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Holly Ridge & Sneads Ferry Liberty Fest and Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2018 

Place: Holly Ridge Municipal Park 

Time: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.  

Admission: Free

Events include face painting, inflatables, games, live music, and a massive fireworks display. 

Poplar Grove Plantation Events 

Just a short drive away from your Topsail Island Beach vacation you'll find the historic Poplar Grove Plantation. Worthy of a visit alone, Poplar Grove also hosts several events that you'll want to check out. For starters there is the Cape Fear BBQ and each Wednesday there is the Farmers Market. Want to know more? Check out the events below. 

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Cape Fear BBQ Festival 

Taking place on May 12, 2018, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. this event is perfect for all those BBQ lovers out there. Admission is $5.00. The event features a cook-off, kids activities, live music, arts, and crafts. No pets or coolers, please. 

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Farmers Market

Each Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 1p.m. the Poplar Grove farmers market is the place to be to find fresh veggies, locally made bread, pastries, and all sorts of other local items. Admission is free and even if you just want to grab a cup of coffee and wander around you're sure to have a great start to your day. 

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9th Annual Ocean City Jazz Fest

Since 2009 the Ocean City Jazz has featured some of the best regional and nationally recognized Jazz artists. A great event to raise awareness about the history of Ocean City, located in North Topsail Beach. You definitely don't want to miss this one.  Make sure to bring your dancing shoes. The event takes place July 7-8. Food trucks, music and fun are the order of the day. For more information about ticket prices and the musicians. Click here. Looking for the perfect vacation rental near North Topsail Beach? We have a great selection to choose from. 

Topsail Island Jeep Week 2018 

Did you know the last day of summer for 2018 is officially set for September 22! So for all you jeep lovers, if you're looking for an awesome event that gives you the perfect excuse to take a late summer Topsail Island beach vacation, then look no further than Jeep Week 2018.  This week celebrates all things "Jeep" with obstacle courses, vendors, food and all sorts of low gear, raw power fun that jeep lovers crave, all right here on beautiful Topsail Island. 

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With so many awesome family-friendly events taking place this summer we understand if you never want to leave Topsail Island. Of course, whether you want to visit for a week or actually stay forever, our dedicated and friendly staff are here to help you make that dream come true. Call us today at (800) 497-5463 or click the button below to start planning your Topsail Island beach vacation today. 

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