Southport Summer Events

Great Times in the Summer Sun

Summer in Southport is always a great time! From Fourth of July fireworks to car shows by the Cape Fear River, you can guarantee there’s going to be plenty of fun for all ages in the coming months. Here are a few of the Southport summer event opportunities happening around the Home Place of Southport.

2022 Southport Summer Concert Series

Kick back, relax, and listen to the sounds of the Southeast. Taking place from now through September, the Southport Summer Concert Series is your ticket to indulging your musical senses. Few activities are more fun than listening to an outdoor concert under the summer sky. So far, the lineup has been looking excellent for this year and includes performances by:

  • Back Porch Rockers
  • NowCat
  • Brunswick Big Band
  • Zilches
  • Charlene and the Charlatans
  • Carolina Line Band

It’s a generous helping of blues, country, bluegrass, classic rock, and big band music all summer long, and one series you don’t want to miss! Again, these musicians will be performing throughout June, July, August, and September, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch your favorite acts.  This series will be taking place every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at Franklin Square Park.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ to the Red White and Blue Car Show

July 2nd, 8:30 am – 3 pm

The Cape Fear Cruisers are back at it again! If you have a passion for all things chromed and carbureted, then there’s no way you want to miss this spectacular automotive show! What better way to kick-off America’s birthday than celebrating the country in motion through several beautiful and well-kept cars, trucks, and other vehicles. There will be a wide variety of vehicle makes and models on display, and each owner will be on hand to speak more about their history. There will be music, food vendors, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. If you’re a gear head or know someone who is, consider stopping by for a good time.

Southport Summer Market

August 3rd, 9 am – 2 pm

When you purchase something good, keep the profit in the neighborhood. The Southport Summer Market is a local open-air gathering that has long been a seasonal favorite of the locals here. This is the place to go if you’re looking for farm-fresh produce like fruits and vegetables. You can also find delicious baked goods, fragrant flowers, and herbs. There will also be plenty of locally produced arts and crafts to browse through. This market will be an ongoing event throughout the summer, ending on August 31st. The market will feature a total of 75 different vendors per week, so there will be plenty of treats and treasures to shop for.

NC 4th of July Festival and Fireworks

The town of Southport is known for having one of the best 4th of July celebrations in the Southeast. A tradition for over 220 years, this charming seaside town is looking forward to having you there to celebrate! The festival has become so big it’s even spilled over into surrounding Oak Island and involves everything from parades and live music to fireworks over the water.

There’s a lot of fun just around the corner, and we know you can’t wait to be a part of it. Come on down and experience the sort of summer magic that Southport has to offer!