2019 Amateur Wine Competition
Jul 10 2018 @ 1:34 pm – Mar 26 2019 @ 2:34 pm

Enter your wine and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in various award categories. Your wine will be judged by an expert panel of AWS wine judges. This competition will be conducted in cooperation with the OIB Chapter of the American Wine Society, and Silver Coast Winery. Gain recognition for your winemaking skills, and get valuable feedback on your wine from the judging panel. Winners will be announced at Wine Fest 2019 on April 27, 2019.

Questions  Contact Stan Barwikowski at 910-579-5235 or by email at

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Sunset Beach Summer Market @ Sunset Beach Town Park
Jul 19 @ 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 

Seven Wonders @ Ingram Planetarium
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Explore the seven wonders of the ancient world — and the seven wonders of the universe — in this mesmerizing full-dome movie presentation.

Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef @ Ingram Planetarium
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NEW! Experience the wonder of Kaluoka’hina, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans ever finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have always lived in peace — until the volcano erupts and breaks the spell. Now it’s up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead is an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef. This animated feature is great for families.

Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are there more worlds beyond Pluto? What might such a world be like? Planet Nine tells a tale of the search for another world hidden in the darkness. Planet Nine follows planetary scientist/explorer Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover new worlds such as the remarkably bright Eris; tumbling Haumea, an egg-shaped object rotating incredibly fast; and Sedna, whose orbit takes it deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond even these distant objects?

Astronaut @ Ingram Planetarium
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Meet the animated test astronaut Chad and discover the perils that lurk in space from his viewpoint. This planetarium show takes you from Earth into space and beyond! Presented in high-definition fulldome digital video with explosive surround sound, “Astronaut” is an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.”Astronaut” is narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by the National Space Centre.

Shark Hunt @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Jul 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When you gaze up at the sky tonight, will you know what you are looking at? Come to this live presentation and you will! The evening sky will be replicated on the Planetarium’s dome ceiling. You will learn to recognize the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible in the night sky.

Snakes Alive! (Live feeding precedes program)
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Southport Concert Series @ Franklin Square Park
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Southport Concert Series

The Southport Concert Series is here to liven up your summer nights! The concerts feature some great beach and rock and roll music–perfect for a summer evening! The concert schedule is posted below.

Concerts will be held at the Franklin Square Park located at 130 East West Street, Southport, NC. So grab some beach chairs and your dancing shoes and come on out! All concerts are free! Concerts start at 6 pm.

In case of inclement weather, concerts may be canceled. To check cancellations, please visit or call 910-253-2670.


2018 Southport Concert Series Schedule:

May 28th, 2018

Parrot Party

May 31st, 2018

Blindside featuring Buddy Love

June 7th, 2018

NC Blues Kings

June 14th, 2018

Louisa Brancomb & Friends of Distinction

June 21st, 2018

Soul on the Beach Band

June 28th, 2018

Southport Johnny and the Business

July 5th, 2018

**No Concert**

July 12th, 2018

Dennis Walton Band

July 19th, 2018

Christine Martinez

July 26th, 2018

Dale Mac & Still Rockin’

August 2nd, 2018


August 9th, 2018

Rose Colored Glasses

August 16th, 2018

L Shaped Lot Duo

August 23rd, 2018

Jake Newman

August 30th, 2018

NC Blues Kings


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