The annual Southport Christmas Flotilla will be held Saturday December 14 at 7 pm immediately following the completion of the Southport Historical Society’s Tour of Homes. The Flotilla is sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Downtown Southport, Inc. (DSI), Southport Magazine and the Cape Fear Yacht Club. All pleasure boaters, commercial fishing vessels and paddle vessels wishing to decorate their boats with colorful lights and designs are welcome and encouraged to participate in this community event as part of the Southport Winterfest. The Flotilla is free to all who enter.  Southport Elementary School’s fourth grade art class students compete in school art competitions to win the honor of judging the categories for first, second and third place winners for power, sailing and paddle vessels. They are highly competent judges and their decisions are final.

Captain’s  Letter

Southport Flotilla Application

Anyone interested in entering a vessel in the Flotilla may contact Randy Jones, Department of Tourism (910-477-1484), Peggy Popelars, DSI (910-279-4616) or Woody Wilson, Cape Fear Yacht Club (910-454-4327 or Cell 910-520-8858) (email address:

Shop with a Cop Program 2019

Program Overview

The Southport Police Department will begin accepting applications and donations for our “Shop with a Cop” program on Friday November 8th at noon.  Applications will be available at the Police Department and webpage at    Applications will be accepted until Wednesday December 11th at noon.  Our “Shop Day” will be Saturday December 14th 9am-12pm at the Walmart on N Howe Street. 


Donations can be dropped off at the Southport Police Department, 1029 N Howe Street.  Please make checks out to Southport Police Department and note “Shop with a Cop” in the memo section.


Applications must be dropped off in person at the Southport Police Department by the applicant incase we have any questions.  The age limit is 14 unless special circumstances which can be listed on the application under additional comments.

Applications will be collected until noon Wednesday December 11th.  Notifications to family’s accepted will be made Thursday.  Our shop day will be Saturday December 14th, from 9-12 at the Walmart on N Howe Street.   Southport Police department will have a registration table and dedicated registers for program shoppers.  Applicants will need a photo ID to collect on arrival and Officers as well as Santa Claus will be on hand to shop and greet kids.

Anyone with questions about our program can call the Southport Police Department and ask to speak with Officer Ransom, 910-457-7911.

Shop with a Cop APPLICATION

The Southport Fire Department is now accepting applications to participate in the Light Up The Night Fire Engine Parade on Friday, December 13th.
Line up starts at the Southport Fire Station at 5 p.m.
Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
Parade route: Waterfront Park, down Howe St., back to the Southport Fire Station.

Parade Application

The City is partnering with the other communities in Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender Counties to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Updating this plan will help make us less vulnerable to natural disasters. This survey is an opportunity for citizens to share opinions and participate in the hazard mitigation planning process. Can we share the link to this survey on the Website/Facebook sites?


The ferry system is developing a Long-Range Plan that will chart a course for sustainability and success. This plan will look 30 years into the future and help craft a vision for the system.  It will consider how the system can better meet the needs of customers, as well as the region’s residents, communities, businesses and visitors, using new tools, new technology and new ideas.

To make the plan a success, we need your help.

Please visit to complete our survey and help shape the future of the North Carolina Ferry System.

You can also access the survey by texting FerryPlan to 984-205-6615 or emailing

AARP and YMCA volunteers are working with the City of Southport, NC, to make busy streets and intersections safer for walking and biking.

Check out this video!

Please take this short survey and let us know what you think of this project.

If anyone is in the need of woodchips, you are welcome to help yourself to the pile in Taylor Field. Gates will be open Monday- Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. It is self-serve.