Southport Spring Festival Recap

There’s only one word to describe spring in the Cape Fear: unforgettable. The azaleas blooming like fireworks of red, purple, and pink, painting the ground with their petals. Coastal birds from painted buntings to green herons singing out the dawn chorus and breezy walks on the beach. Nature’s celebrating and so are we.

The Cape Fear has a bumper crop of spring festivals right at the perfect time to get out and enjoy the natural beauty. For the past 27 years in Southport, spring–specifically Easter weekend–has meant it’s time for the Southport Spring Festival

This year (2023) the Southport Spring Festival took place April 7-8 in Franklin Square Park just a short drive from the Home Place, running from 10am until 5pm on Friday and 10am until 4pm on Saturday. 

Missed it this year? Here’s what to look forward to next April:

Craft Market

This year, the festival craft market featured over 160 artisan vendors specializing in original, handmade work. Festival goers enjoyed unique, coastal artwork and gifts at an affordable price. 2023’s highlights included wave-patterned wood cutting boards, hand-carved spoons, stained-glass suncatchers, and handmade toys. 

Plant Sale

Another highlight of the Southport Spring Festival is the plant sale. Inspired by the multi-colored displays of azaleas festooning Southports’ parks (and perhaps more importantly, all of your neighbors’ backyards)? The festival is always a good place to pick up azaleas and other flowering plants for the garden of your dreams.

Good Eats and Great Tunes

From local food trucks to festival mainstays (it’s not really a festival without some fried oreos and smoked turkey legs), the Southport Spring Festival kept attendees well feasted. Diners enjoyed live music from the grandstand by local musicians with toe-tapping renditions of popular rock, folk, and country music.

Kids Activities

Will you have family in town for the holidays? This year, the Southport Spring Festival didn’t shirk on the kidzone, with plenty of inflatables and games for kids, grand-kids, and the young-at-heart. Another festival favorite–the trackless train–was worth the wait for a fun-filled ride around the festival (the kids enjoyed the view clickety-clacking by, the adults enjoyed the look of pure joy on their faces). 

Give us a call at 833-939-3814 to find the perfect home to celebrate spring in the Cape Fear or make an appointment online.