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Celebrate our nation's independence in Southport and Oak Island.

Summer has arrived and the most popular time for our area is just around the corner! (Can you tell that we're just a bit excited?) With so many events planned throughout the week - from Oak Island Beach Day and the Summer Regional Art Show to the Children's Arts & Entertainment Festival and the Freedom Flotilla - there's sure to be something fun for everyone.

Why not join Margaret Rudd & Associates for the official NC 4th of July Festival in Southport NC where you can bask in the patriotic spirit of this gorgeous maritime community? 

Oak Island Beach Day

Join the Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department for its annual Beach Day celebration. Enjoy food, shopping, live music and youth activities at Middleton Park before making your way to the Cabana area to register for the day's various tournaments (horseshoes, volleyball, corn hole, sand sculptures, bocce ball, etc.) and the shag contest. Kick the week off by gathering your crew for a day of fun on our sandy beaches. The day ends with Oak Island's anniversary fireworks presentation at the Oak Island Pier.

Arts & Crafts Galore

Art enthusiasts and craft lovers will find plenty to occupy their time throughout the week. In addition to the numerous art galleries, antique and boutique shops that our area provides, the NC 4th of July Festival welcomes many other vendors from all across the state with arts and crafts on display at Franklin Square Park. Guests may view 2D and 3D pieces at Franklin Square Gallery during the annual regional art show hosted by the Associated Artists of Southport. For the young (or young at heart) in your family, don't forget to join the Southport Rotary for its Children's Art & Entertainment event where kids may visit stations to create their own crafts and play various games.

Waterfront Fun

Bring your appetite and dancing shoes to the Southport Waterfront for a great time overlooking where the Cape Fear River meets the Intracoastal Waterway. At various times throughout the week, you'll find live music, entertainment, and plenty of food options to satisfy your cravings. Make sure to check out the Shine & Show Classic Cars show along Bay Street and our inaugural Freedom Flotilla while downtown on the 4th, then stay for the official festival fireworks display that evening.

A Patriotic Party

Salute our Veterans at the Southport Community Building where they get a chance to visit, laugh and remember with other Veterans. Stop by the 911 Never Forget Memorial Mobile Exhibit along Nash Street. Support our newest citizens at the USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Get in the patriotic spirit by recognizing the sacficies made by all of our service men and women and first responders, and by celebrating our newest country men and women.

For more information on the NC 4th of July Festival, including a complete events schedule, maps for the parade, restroom locations and more, visit the NC 4th of July Festival website.

Reserve Your Oak Island Vacation Rental

Margaret Rudd & Associates would love to welcome you to the area to celebrate with us! Be sure to check out all of our area vacation rentals to plan your getaway for next year's Independence Day!

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