Waterfront Farmers Market @ Fort Johnston-Southport Museum Lawn
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

southport-farmers-marketCome to the Farmers and Chef’s local food celebration at the Southport Farmer’s Market! You can browse the beautiful local produce, baked goods and handcrafted items spread under ancient live oak trees. There is a breeze off the river as well as music in the air as entertainment is always available.

The Southport Waterfront Market is held on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn every Wednesday morning from 8 am until 1 pm, May 2nd (first Wednesday in May) through August.

Contact (910) 279-4616 for more information. The Waterfront Market is an event of Downtown Southport, Inc.

Fort Johnston-Southport Museum Lawn
203 East Bay Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461

Oak Island Yoga @ Oak Island Recreation Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Looking for a great way to end your busy and stressful day? Rachel Lange will be bringing the very best of Gentle Yoga to the Oak Island Recreation Center on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on May 2nd, 2018. This fantastic evening opportunity will kick off at 5 pm as Rachel brings her insight and knowledge of all things yoga into the classroom.

Rachel is an amazing certified yoga instructor all the way from Asheville, NC, and has already been getting to know our Oak Island instructors. So come on out next Monday or Wednesday at 5 pm, and let’s give her our very best Oak Island Yogi welcome!

Gentle Yoga

Mondays & Wednesdays beginning May 2nd, 2018 at 5 pm

$5 for Oak Island Residents and $6 for Non-residents

Sunset Beach Summer Market @ Sunset Beach Town Park
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunset Beach Summer Market LogoBeautiful jewelry, pottery, woodcraft and much more awaits the market visitor.  The Market will be located at the Sunset Beach Town Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. The 2018 season is scheduled weekly on Thursdays from May 3rd thru Oct 11th, 2018. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there.

This market was created to provide local growers and artisans a venue to sell their goods to customers, to encourage the use of local farm products, locally prepared foods and to enhance the quality of life in our communities by providing social gathering and interaction.

We encourage residents and visitors to attend our markets and connect with our various crafters and growers who enhance our local communities.

The market will be held weekly at the Sunset Beach Park, 206 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Beach, NC.

Vendors who are interested in participating can contact the Market Manager at or by phone at 910-370-1373.  For additional information visit 

Accidental Astronaut @ Ingram Planetarium
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Follow the animated adventures of Cy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun, and Moon with a wise-cracking spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the Moon. Bounce along on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. Gain a new appreciation of our home planet. The Accidental Astronauts is a space adventure for all ages but is especially appropriate for young space explorers.

Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Seven Wonders @ Ingram Planetarium
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Explore the seven wonders of the ancient world — and the seven wonders of the universe — in this mesmerizing full-dome movie presentation.

Astronaut @ Ingram Planetarium
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Meet the animated test astronaut Chad and discover the perils that lurk in space from his viewpoint. This planetarium show takes you from Earth into space and beyond! Presented in high-definition fulldome digital video with explosive surround sound, “Astronaut” is an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.”Astronaut” is narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by the National Space Centre.

Tales of the Mayan Skies @ Ingram Planetarium
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

With unprecedented realism, Tales of the Maya Skies immerses you in Maya science, art and mythology, using full dome digital technology to transport you back into the ancient world of the Maya. The feature movie is followed by a live star show.

The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When you gaze up at the sky tonight, will you know what you are looking at? Come to this live presentation and you will! The evening sky will be replicated on the Planetarium’s dome ceiling. You will learn to recognize the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible in the night sky.

Smith Island Art League Show @ Bald Head Island Association Center
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smith Island Art League of Bald Head Island will hold it’s annual Memorial Day Art Show and Sale on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Bald Head Island Association Center, 111 Lighthouse Wynd (to the right of the Chapel).

The show is open to the public with free admission from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

For more information contact Prudy Weaver 704-907-4287 or The Art League members show a variety of styles and mediums such as ceramics, oil and watercolor paintings, cards, prints, jewelry, fabric art, stain glass, photography and more.  Learn about the League and its artists at

In addition to this year’s Smith Island Art League Member Show, on Friday, May 25, from 5 pm to 7 pm Junior Members under the age of 18 will be exhibiting their artwork.  The theme this year is Birds of Bald Head Island.  Their artwork will include drawings, watercolor, collage, paper mache and fabric art.  The show is open to the public.