“The Show Boat” – Most Highly Decorated American Battleship of WWII presented by Barbara Buchanan @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is proud to offer The Show Boat presented by Barbara Buchanan on September 18 at 6 PM in the Hayden O’Neal Learning Center located at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.  The USS North Carolina was the most highly decorated American battleship of WWII. Her kill board displays 33 Japanese Ensign Flags and 1 Japanese National Flag. The 33 Ensign Flags represent the nine shore bombardments against Japanese-held islands and 24 downed enemy aircraft. The Japanese National Flag signifies the sinking of the Japanese freighter, Eiko Maru.  

Barbara Buchanan is a photographer, videographer, and writer who travels the globe. She has worked on expeditions with Wreck Diving Magazine and archeologists on Blackbeard’s shipwreck Queen Anne’s Revenge, documenting the excavation for the Dive Down Project. She is the owner of Scuba Planners Dive Travel specializing in group travel for dive shops, clubs, and individuals. .


King Mackerel Seminar – Capt. Jerry Dilsaver
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Spend an evening at Oak Island Recreation Center as Captain Jerry Dilsaver leads a course on learning the details of consistently catching large, tournament winning kind mackerel. Topics will include tackle, baits, catching live baits, and top fishing locations. Plus, receive special tips on rigging and tactics! Registration Fees: $30 in Advanced/ $40 At Door (if space is available), and includes sandwiches and pizza.

Sunset Beach Summer Market @ Sunset Beach Town Park
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunset Beach Summer Market LogoBeautiful jewelry, pottery, woodcraft and much more awaits the market visitor.  The Market will be located at the Sunset Beach Town Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. The 2018 season is scheduled weekly on Thursdays from May 3rd thru Oct 11th, 2018. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there.

This market was created to provide local growers and artisans a venue to sell their goods to customers, to encourage the use of local farm products, locally prepared foods and to enhance the quality of life in our communities by providing social gathering and interaction.

We encourage residents and visitors to attend our markets and connect with our various crafters and growers who enhance our local communities.

The market will be held weekly at the Sunset Beach Park, 206 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Beach, NC.

Vendors who are interested in participating can contact the Market Manager at or by phone at 910-370-1373.  For additional information visit 

The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dynamic Earth @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Two Small Pieces of Glass @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Port City Rib Fest @ Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Port City Rib Fest

September 21st – September 23rd, 2018

The 6th Annual Port City RibFest meets at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and features a BBQ competition among top “ribbers” from around the country, plus live music, arts & crafts, activities for kids, hookah lounge, a karaoke competition, and tons of vendors peddling everything from yam vodka and massages to psychedelic T-shirts and dry rubs and sauces. Kids under 13 get in free. VIP Tickets available ($45).

HOURS: Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm; Sunday, noon to 8 pm. 

Please note: Free admission for all Friday, 11 am to 5 pm. 

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Friday, Sept. 21

5:30 PM – Randy McQuay

7:30 PM – Old Man Noize

9:30 PM – Band of Oz

Saturday, Sept. 22

12:00 PM – Grand Ole Uproar

2:00 PM – Matt Irie Band

4:30 PM – Bootleg Dynasty

7:00 PM – Raelyn Nelson Band

9:30 PM – Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

Sunday, Sept. 23

12:30 PM – Diver Down

2:30 PM – Luxuriant Sedans

4:30 PM – L Shape Lot

6:30 PM – Justin Cody Fox

The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dynamic Earth @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Two Small Pieces of Glass @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm