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Downtown Southport, Southport, NC 28461

October 2017

Classic Cars and Rock ‘n’ Roll

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event is filled with fun for Classic Car and Rock and Roll enthusiasts along with events and prizes for Halloween participants especially children. This is a one day Car Show with the participants judging the vehicles for numerous awards including Top 20 plaques plus awards for First and Second Place in each Class. There will also be an award for the Best Dressed (Spooky) vehicle. Registration will be from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Awards will be presented at…

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November 2017

“This is Our Town” Let’s Jingle It Up!

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beautification Committee’s monthly “This is Our Town” clean-up meets the first Saturday of every month from 9 am-noon. All are welcome!

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Shop Small Saturday

For more information: 2017 Shop Small Saturday

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December 2017

Southport Ugly Sweater 5K

Join us on December 16th for the merriest 5K of the year! Ready, Set HoHoHo! This totally new 5K is the third in the Holiday Hustle Series and is located in Southport, NC. Start and finish at the Waterfront Park on the corner of Bay and Howe St. Show your Holiday Spirit by wearing your Ugly Christmas Sweater for the run and have a chance to win the best prize of all! If your running the 1 Miler be prepared…

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March 2018

First Friday Gallery Walk

March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The first Friday of each month art galleries in the Southport area team up to promote a Gallery Walk. Art enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this cultural event each first Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Author Leigha Tracey-Gaynair will host a book-signing event during the First Friday Gallery Walk, March 2, 2018, in Southport, NC.  The author plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to support the continued sharing of the maritime natural and cultural history…

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April 2018

Southport NatureFest 2018

April 28, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Southport NatureFest 2018 To increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse nature present in Brunswick County, Southport NatureFest is scheduled for April 28, 2018.  The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with kayaking on Cottage Creek. The final lecture begins at 3 p.m. with the presentation by Cape Fear River keeper Kemp Burdette. The primary locations for NatureFest activities will be Franklin Square Park and the Southport Baptist Church CMC, conveniently located within downtown Southport.  Nature excursions beyond downtown Southport…

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September 2018

CANCELLED – The 2018 Southport Plein Air Festival

CHECK BACK FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATE Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are happy to announce the return of Plein Air to our beautiful town. In keeping with previous outdoor painting festivals, we can guarantee a picture-perfect experience with no end to the variety of delightful scenes just waiting to be captured on canvas. The festival will take place rain or shine September 14-15. Southport Plein Air is open to all painters, regardless of age. It is a…

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CANCELLED – The 2018 Southport Plein Air Festival

September 15, 2018
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One event on September 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATE. Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are happy to announce the return of Plein Air to our beautiful town. In keeping with previous outdoor painting festivals, we can guarantee a picture-perfect experience with no end to the variety of delightful scenes just waiting to be captured on canvas. The festival will take place rain or shine September 14-15. Southport Plein Air is open to all painters, regardless of age. It is…

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October 2018

Classic Cars ‘n Rock ‘n Roll

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

5th Annual Car Show, Music with live bands, costume contest, 50/50 drawing and Class Trophies. Sponsored by The Cape Fear Cruisers. For more information, https://www.capefearcruisers.com/

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December 2018

April 2019

Southport NatureFest 2019

April 26, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Southport NatureFest 2019, Downtown Southport, Southport, NC  28461 To increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse nature present in Brunswick County, Southport NatureFest is scheduled for April 26-27, 2019.  To increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse nature present in Brunswick County. Plan to spend the day in Southport and enjoy what nature has to offer.  Come to one event or all, it’s your choice.  For up to date information and fees, visit the Southport NatureFest Facebook page, www.facebook.com/southportnaturefest/ Friday, April…

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June 2019

The 2019 Southport Plein Air Festival

June 14, 2019
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

The 2019 Southport Air Festival has something for everyone! On Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, artists from throughout the region will be coming to Southport to paint in our beautiful town. If you had ever thought you would try your hand at outdoor painting, en plein air, now is the time to sign up! Registration is $30 until May 31, then increases to $40 up to and including the day of the festival. More details are available at https:/upyourarts.org/plein-air-2019/ Up…

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The 2019 Southport Plein Air Festival

June 15, 2019
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

The 2019 Southport Air Festival has something for everyone! On Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, artists from throughout the region will be coming to Southport to paint in our beautiful town. If you had ever thought you would try your hand at outdoor painting, en plein air, now is the time to sign up! Registration is $30 until May 31, then increases to $40 up to and including the day of the festival. More details are available at https:/upyourarts.org/plein-air-2019/ Up…

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Southport’s “Savor the Sweet Life” Kitchen Tour

June 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15

Southport’s “Savor the Sweet Life” Kitchen Tour, 12 – 4 p.m., Downtown Southport, Southport, NC  28461 Celebrate the “sweet life” in Southport during the first annual “Savor the Sweet Life” Kitchen Tour featuring a tasting sample of desserts created from popular southern recipes from one of Southport’s most popular recipe books, “Hominy Muffins and Oyster Pie”, by Bob Surridge.  Visit beautiful kitchens, enjoy historical characters, and sample scrumptious southern sweets.  Tickets will be $15, and space is limited.  Proceeds benefit…

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July 2019

NC 4th of July Festival

July 2, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 4, 2019

The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport. For over 200 years this small maritime community has celebrated our nation's independence in a big way. The celebration has grown from colonial times when ships lay anchor in her harbor and shot their cannons to today's festival where 40,000 to 50,000 people come each year to bathe in the richness of spirit commemorating Old Glory. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in the…

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NC 4th of July Festival

July 3, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 4, 2019

The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport. For over 200 years this small maritime community has celebrated our nation's independence in a big way. The celebration has grown from colonial times when ships lay anchor in her harbor and shot their cannons to today's festival where 40,000 to 50,000 people come each year to bathe in the richness of spirit commemorating Old Glory. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in the…

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NC 4th of July Festival

July 4, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 4, 2019

The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport. For over 200 years this small maritime community has celebrated our nation's independence in a big way. The celebration has grown from colonial times when ships lay anchor in her harbor and shot their cannons to today's festival where 40,000 to 50,000 people come each year to bathe in the richness of spirit commemorating Old Glory. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in the…

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September 2019

CANCELED-First Friday Gallery Walk

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

First Friday Southport Gallery Walk, stroll downtown art galleries, enjoy their hospitality and enjoy the featured artists at each gallery. First Friday of each month all year except January, February & July. Hours of the Walk are from 5:00pm-7:00pm at participating Art Galleries. Partial List of Participating Galleries: Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery - 211 N. Howe Street, Southport Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts - 113 S. Howe Street, Southport Franklin Square Gallery - 130 E. West Street,…

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October 2019

Classic Cars ‘n Rock ‘n Roll

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

6th Annual Car Show.  Music with live bands, costume contest, 50/50 drawing and Class Trophies. Sponsored by The Cape Fear Cruisers. For more information, https://www.capefearcruisers.com/

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April 2020

Canceled – First Friday Gallery Walk

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

First Friday Southport Gallery Walk, stroll downtown art galleries, enjoy their hospitality and enjoy the featured artists at each gallery. First Friday of each month all year except January, February & July. Hours of the Walk are from 5:00pm-7:00pm at participating Art Galleries. Partial List of Participating Galleries: Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery - 211 N. Howe Street, Southport Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts - 113 S. Howe Street, Southport Franklin Square Gallery - 130 E. West Street,…

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CANCELED – Southport NatureFest 2020

April 24
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One event on April 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

To increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse nature present in Brunswick County. Plan to spend the day in Southport and enjoy what nature has to offer.  Come to one event or all, it’s your choice.  For up to date information and fees, visit the Southport NatureFest Facebook page, www.facebook.com/southportnaturefest/ or www.southportnc.org Event Schedule: Friday, April 24 11 am: Arbor Day Celebration, Keziah Park Community Member Commitment to “Leaving Trees as a Living Legacy” Forestry Committee Chairman, Scott Len, “The…

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CANCELED – Southport NatureFest 2020

April 25
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One event on April 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

To increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse nature present in Brunswick County. Plan to spend the day in Southport and enjoy what nature has to offer.  Come to one event or all, it’s your choice.  For up to date information and fees, visit the Southport NatureFest Facebook page, www.facebook.com/southportnaturefest/ or www.southportnc.org Event Schedule: Friday, April 24 11 am: Arbor Day Celebration, Keziah Park Community Member Commitment to “Leaving Trees as a Living Legacy” Forestry Committee Chairman, Scott Len, “The…

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May 2020

Canceled – First Friday Gallery Walk

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

First Friday Southport Gallery Walk, stroll downtown art galleries, enjoy their hospitality and enjoy the featured artists at each gallery. First Friday of each month all year except January, February & July. Hours of the Walk are from 5:00pm-7:00pm at participating Art Galleries. Partial List of Participating Galleries: Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery - 211 N. Howe Street, Southport Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts - 113 S. Howe Street, Southport Franklin Square Gallery - 130 E. West Street,…

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Postponed – Southport Plein Air 2020

May 15
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

Please check back for a rescheduled date. Southport Plein Air 2020, Downtown Southport, Southport, NC  29461 Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are happy to announce the return of Plein Air to beautiful Southport. In keeping with previous outdoor painting festivals, we can guarantee a picture-perfect experience with no end to the variety of delightful scenes just waiting to be captured on canvas. The festival will take place rain or shine May 15-16. Southport Plein Air is open…

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Postponed – Southport Plein Air 2020

May 16
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

Please check back for a rescheduled date. Southport Plein Air 2020, Downtown Southport, Southport, NC  29461 Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are happy to announce the return of Plein Air to beautiful Southport. In keeping with previous outdoor painting festivals, we can guarantee a picture-perfect experience with no end to the variety of delightful scenes just waiting to be captured on canvas. The festival will take place rain or shine May 15-16. Southport Plein Air is open…

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