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North Carolina Jazz Festival

Jazz is back LIVE in 2022! This 3-night event in Wilmington (a quick 30-40 minute drive from OKI) is one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast and one not to miss if you love incredible music. You’ll be able to enjoy a weekend filled with some of the top musicians from around the world on February 3rd, 4th, and 5th this year. If you’re interested in attending, you can learn more about purchasing tickets by visiting their website.

Run Oak Island 2022

This President’s Day weekend, you’ll find one of our favorite running events of the year offering a full marathon, 2 different half marathons, 5K, and 1 mile! You’ll experience ocean views, sights of the lighthouse, and even head up the OKI bridge towards the end of the full marathon and West Half marathon. What better way to spend your 3 day weekend than joining the race of a lifetime? The finisher medals are incredible (and MASSIVE), and there will be an after-party afterward with a beer garden, bbq, music, and more! Learn more about participating and how to register by visiting their website.

Coastal Consumer Showcase

The Annual Coastal Consumer Showcase is back this year, and we can't wait to see what they have in store! This event highlights the best in local products and services with numerous area businesses on display for guests to explore. You'll find a ton of giveaways provided by participants like: free samples, free giveaways, $100 cash drawing, and the infamous Pack-A-Prize Auction. Admission is free, but registration and a fee are required to enter in the $100 cash drawing. You can learn more on the Chamber's website by clicking above.

Annual Mardi Gras by the Sea Festival

Come celebrate Mardi Gras by the Sea in style this year! The festival at Middleton Park kicks off the event at noon and runs until 4pm. You'll find a full farmers' and artisan market, a special area just for the kids, and live music from The Back Porch Rockers. For those who love a parade, you'll love the Mardi Gras parade on Oak Island. It will start promptly at 1pm on SE 64th Street and travel down E Oak Island Drive all the way down to SE 46th Street. Please visit The Town of Oak Island's website for more information.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Wilmington

Grab your souvenir glass and sample over 60 beers, 40 bourbons… along with lots (and lots) of barbecue! It’s truly an “all-you-care-to-taste” event located in downtown Wilmington at the Live Oak Bank Pavilion. Each ticket includes the souvenir glass. General admission hours are from 2pm to 6pm. Thought who wish for extra time at the festival can opt for VIP admission which gives you 2 bonus hours to enjoy all the drinks and food. VIP admission hours are from 12pm to 6pm. Learn more about the event and how to purchase tickets by visiting their website.

More Things to Do This Spring on Oak Island

For those looking to travel to Oak Island in the spring, you’ll find some of the best times to visit along with our favorite things to see and do on our blog! ↓
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