Get ready for a fun time at Holden Beach! Dance a little and smile a lot! Every Sunday night at 6:30pm Holden Beach come out for a Free Concert starting May 26th through September 1st, 2013. The music ranges from beach music to jazz to oldies and some good old rock n’roll.
Refreshments are on sale to help fund the events, so be sure to bring a little cash.
2013 Concert Schedule:
May 26th- The Imitations
June 2nd- The Breeze Band
June 9th- Jaded Mayberry
June 16th- CC Martin
June 23rd- Brickhouse
June 30- The Carolina Breakers
July 7th- Steve Owens & The Summertime Band
July 14th- Sea Cruz
July 21st- The Entertainers
July 28th- The Rick Strickland Band
August 4th- The Fabulous Daddy O’s
August 11th- The Craig Woolard Band
August 18th- The Tim Clark Band
August 25- Parrot Party
September 1st- The Imitations
All concerts are FREE and are held at the Holden Beach Pavilion
The Concerts by the Sea events are sponsored by the Holden Beach Merchants Association. Support our community and find more information here: Holden Beach Merchants Association
Silver Coast Winery opened in 2002 with the hopes of bringing local wines to the masses of the coastal Carolinas. Maryann and her husband Dr. “Bud” Azzato opened Silver Coast, the first winery in Brunswick County and the twenty-second winery in North Carolina, and quickly became a local favorite. All wines are produced in-house with regionally grown grapes.
The winery itself offers tours and Wine Tastings start just $6, not to mention you get a keepsake signature glass! The tours will showcase the art of winemaking from the grape to the bottle and includes sampling award-winning wines.
The winery features incredible sights including the Barrel Room— with its enchanting waterfall, the outdoor patio, an art gallery featuring local artists, and vineyards themselves.
Several packages at The Winds Resort on Ocean Isle Beach include tours of the winery, like the Take a Beach Break Package or the Couples Getaway Package.
It’s strawberry time! Holden Brother’s Produce and Indigo Farm’s strawberries are ripe for the picking. From April 1st until early June the strawberry fields are open for pick-your-own groups. They take groups of any size out to their enormous strawberry fields armed with buckets and let them go to town.
There’s no better way to enjoy juicy strawberries this time of year than by picking your own. It’s a fun way to get family and friends together for a good old-fashioned time.
Holden Brother’s is located at 5600 Ocean Hwy, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. (910) 579-4500. You can visit their website at http://www.holdenbrothersfarmmarket.com/
Indigo Farms is located at 2000 Highway 57 North, Little River, SC. (843) 399-6902. You can visit their website at http://www.indigofarmsmarket.com/
When: Hourly Shows on Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC
Admission is per show. Attend one show and receive $1 off your ticket for a second show.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $4 children ages 3 to 4, and free for ages 2 and under.
Due to safety concerns, late arrivals will not be seated once the show starts.
Learn more here: http://museumplanetarium.org
1:00 — Seven Wonders
Go back in time and witness the seven ancient wonders of the world as they have not been seen for thousands of years. Then journey through space and see the seven cosmic wonders as they have never been seen before. Appropriate for all ages.
2:00 PM — Two Pieces of Glass
Learn about telescopes: Two pieces of glass placed in a metal tube reveal the wonders of space if one learns how and where to focus. Appropriate for all ages.
3:00 PM – Oasis in Space
Voyage through the solar system and deep into the universe in search of water, the key ingredient to life on earth. Appropriate for all ages.
The stars shine brighter at Ingram Planetarium (5 minutes from Shallotte, NC) with the recent installation of the world’s third SciDome HD Digital projection system.
Relax in the Sky Theater’s seats as you zoom through space to Jupiter and look back toward Earth.
After the Planetarium staff point out the constellations and planets on the Sky Theater dome, locate them on your evening beachwalk. Ingram Planetarium has great star shows, laser music shows, and programs about astronomy, science, and space exploration.
Programs and schedules change seasonally. The SciDome HD Digital Sky Theater simulates a perfectly dark, starry night and it is unsafe to move around during the shows. Late arrivals are not admitted to the theater. Groups should call for reservations and instructions.
During the busy summer season The Planetarium offers fun family activities on various topics.
What visitors have enjoyed in the past included:
Assembling space shuttle replicas
Building & launching rockets
Lessons on Solar Energy
Putting together a Rainbow Maker
Making a real Comet
Lesson with Solar Furnace
Using our Solar Telescope
In the Paul Dennis Science Hall they offer projects to challenge children of all ages as well:
Building solar cars was a favorite last summer
The Village at Sunset Beach
7625 High Market Street
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
If you think museums are stuffy, quiet places that people visit for research, contemplation, or when there’s nothing else to do, then you haven’t visited North Carolina’s only natural history museum on a barrier island. New exterior murals predict some of the things you’ll see inside the Museum of Coastal Carolina at nearby Ocean Isle Beach (15 minutes from Sunset Beach, NC).
Happy, interactive voices are encouraged! One might hear toddlers calling out “Boat, Daddy, boat!” as they climb into the wooden strip boat made here in Brunswick County. Staff and volunteers often hear “Whoa!” when visitors approach the shark jaw exhibit. Carolina residents track their local rivers to the sea and parents teach their young children to keep the beach clean and protect the animals from trash as they pass the Litterbug Hall of Shame.
Imagine getting up close to the area wildlife on display in the Green Swamp diorama. Then touch or hold a sea star, an urchin, or a hermit crab at the touch tank. Learn the inside story of shells at the newly updated Carolina Shells and Fossils exhibit. Don’t forget to bring your beach treasures to identify.
Hear “oohs and aahs” as you take a walk through the Ocean Reef Gallery that depicts a reef habitat about 65 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The toddler area in the Barrier Island Gallery has puppets, toy ocean animals, puzzles, and lots of happy noise. Then there’s silent awe at the Legacy of the Loggerhead sea turtle exhibit’s short video filmed on Ocean Isle Beach about the life cycle of the loggerhead turtle that includes a mother turtle laying eggs and the hatchlings crawling to the sea.
In the Coastal Plain, visitors exclaim “Wow!” when they see the American bald eagle up close and eye-to-eye. Identify the shorebirds you saw on Brunswick beaches. Children like to pretend they are a coyote or a bear with the pelts thrown over their shoulders. Fisherman are heard to exclaim that they learned to fish with a bamboo rod just like the one in the antique fishing equipment exhibit.
A visit to the Museum of Coastal Carolina is a treat for the young and the young at heart. Many vacationers include it as a multi-generational activity for the whole family. Local residents know that it is one of Brunswick County’s best family activities.
Summer afternoon family programs are held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday—Friday from June 14 through August 20. The programs include Know Your Knots on Monday, “What Kinda Fish Is That, Mister?” on Tuesday, Seven Steps to Shoreline Safety & the Firetruck on Wednesday, Megabites! on Thursday, and Touch Tank Feeding and Shell ID on Friday.
Evening programs are Ghost Lore and Legend Walk on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Snakes Alive! on Thursday at 7 p.m. Come early to tour the Museum before the program. Family vacation passes with unlimited Museum visits for one week are available for $49. (Family vacation passes are for a family that resides together year-round, not multi-generational families vacationing together. The Plus membership may be a better value for multi-generational families.) Annual memberships are also available.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach beside the playground and just a block from the beach and the pier. Enjoy coastal natural history . . . for the fun of it! Summer hours are June 1—September 4 on Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 10—5, Wednesday and Thursday from 10—8:30 and closed Sunday. All-day admission includes programs. $8 for adults, $6 for senior adults 60 & over, $6 students K-12 & College ID, and $4 Preschool ages 3-5, Ages 2 & under are free. Check http://www.museumplanetarium.org or call 910.579.1016 for further information.
For educational and entertaining gifts and toys, visit Nature’s Treasures Gift Shop at the Museum or Galaxy Gifts at the Planetarium.
Come to the beach and take in some history at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic Site and Orton Plantation. Read more