Shows and Entertainment

If you are in Brunswick County during the 4th of July holiday, you will enjoy the North Carolina 4th of July Festival in Southport and Oak Island. This celebration attracts about 500,000 visitors each year because of this old-fashioned family celebration. There is a parade featuring a variety of floats, bands, clowns and horses. There are firemen's games that are enjoyed by many, as well as vendors selling arts, crafts and food. There is also a naturalization ceremony that names people of various nationalities as citizens of the United States. To finish the holiday, you will enjoy the fireworks display over the water.

Held in Wilmington in April, the North Carolina Azalea Festival attracts more than 300,000 visitors from both the United States and Canada each year. The celebration takes place from Thursday to Sunday and has a variety of events throughout the Wilmington area. Musical and theatrical performances, a circus, garden and home tours, and blooming azaleas make this festival one that is loved by all who attend. The Azalea Festival garden tour takes place from Friday to Sunday during the Festival, and home tours are held Saturday and Sunday. Both the garden and home tours have small fees, with proceeds benefiting the Azalea Festival and the Garden Club.

The Carolina Opry is one of the most popular tourist attractions of South Carolina, and is located in Myrtle Beach, which is just 20 minutes from the beaches of Brunswick County. The Carolina Opry shows offer both comedy and music, and styles of music range from bluegrass and country to gospel and oldies. There is also a special Christmas concert that is performed during the holiday season. Because of the show's popularity, you will want to call ahead to reserve your tickets.

Good Vibrations showcases music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. This extraordinary upbeat variety show features 36 talented singers, dancers, musicians and comedians who delight audiences and have created quite a buzz in the music world. Performing music intertwined with comedy and dancing, the entertainers continue to create more and more fans of the show. You will soon be a fan too, after experiencing the high-energy, diverse musical numbers performed by these extremely talented people. This show is fun for the whole family, and will definitely make for a great evening of music, laughter and memories.

Want an exciting dinner show offering guests a four-course banquet and medieval entertainment ranging from horse riding to a competition of skills against six competing knights? You'll find it at Medieval Times. Feast on a hearty meal of roasted chicken, spare ribs and more, all served medieval style - with no silverware! While enjoying the medieval banquet, you'll be entertained with acts including stunt riding and jousting atop Andalusian stallions, as well as a tournament of combat pitting the six knights against one another with the winner taking the hand of the princess. Quality entertainment at its best.


Explore Oak Island

While the Southport-Oak Island area is very much a family-oriented and fishing area, the growing population has grown with more venues for evening entertainment. Most of these are new restaurants that have live music throughout the week, especially on weekends.

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