Cartoon trees with text "Oak Island Spring Fling

Oak Island Spring Fling

Celebrating Spring

Spring in North Carolina feels like a festival in of itself between the burst of blue birds and the yellow jessamine blooms. It’s also the start of festival season in North Carolina–the perfect time to shake off winter slumber and enjoy local culture. 

One of Brunswick’s largest spring festivals, Oak Island Spring Fling Market and Music is just as cute as it sounds. It’s free and open to the public and just a quick drive from the Home Place of Southport

Held each year in the spacious Middleton Park in Oak Island, the festival brings together local artisans, many of whom specialize in coastal design, with live music. For 2023, the festival will be held on Saturday March 25. 

The market is open from 11am to 4pm and boasts wine glasses etched by hand, wooden sculptures, ceramic sea creatures, beaded jewelry and handcrafted wooden beach chairs and tables–just to name a few of the booths onsite. The market also includes a kidzone with inflatables and games for kids, grand-kids, and the young-at-heart.

The Perfect Afternoon

And there you have it: the perfect afternoon strolling hand-in-hand between the booths to breath in the salty breeze and enjoy your favorite festival treats under the beautiful canopies of live oaks. 

After the market, you can expect a lively evening concert by Parlay from 6-8pm–so make sure to bring some lawn chairs! A local four piece band that plays music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s, you can expect to be Walkin’ on Sunshine by the end of the show. 

Oak Island Spring Fling Market and Music, Saturday, March 25, Market: 11 am to 4 pm, Concert: 6 to 8 pm, Middleton Park, SE 46th Street, Oak Island.

Just Keep Springin’

While Oak Island is just a stone’s throw from the Home Place, there’s no shortage of spring festivals and events in the region to explore. 

  • April 1, 2023: Poplar Grove Herb and Garden Fair

Shop a wide selection of locally grown plants, garden art & accessories. Admission is $5. 

Poplar Grove Plantation 10200 US Hwy 17 N Wilmington, NC 28411

  • April 7-8, 2023: Southport Spring Festival

Visitors can enjoy handmade arts and crafts, a broad selection of food vendors and activities for children. Beautiful azaleas will be in full bloom and available for sale at the festival

Franklin Park Square, 130 E. West Street, Southport

  • April 12-16th, 2023: Azalea Festival April 12-16th 2023

The Azalea Festival is a nationally recognized celebration with a mix of free and ticketed events including juried art shows, tours of local gardens, live concerts, the azalea parade, and a scholarship pageant. 

Multiple locations, Wilmington, NC

  • May 5-6th, 2023: Carolina Strawberry Festival 

Featuring the best fresh strawberries of the season, this festival is pure hometown fun with live music, a Little Miss Strawberry pageant, amusement park rides, cook-offs, and a fire truck show. 

Downtown in Wallace, NC. 

For more information about enjoying life at the Home Place and available properties please contact 833-939-3814 or request an appointment online.