The Sunset Inn, North Carolina
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina, 28468, United States
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Summer Events & Festivals

Come stay at The Sunset Inn and enjoy some fun in the sun and then check out these great upcoming events and festivals that include everything from wine tastings, book signings, cooking classes, area tours including programs at our beloved Swing Bridge, and more! There is always plenty to do here in Brunswick County, NC and you can do as little or as much as you want. We would love to see you!
June 5th Opening of Les Miserables at Thalian Hall in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Showtime is 3:00p.m. All other shows at 8:00 p.m. Production runs through the month of June.

Jazz At The Mansion

Date: Thu, June 6th 2013
Additional Time Info: 6:30pm
External Link: Event Website
Location: Bellamy Mansion
Bring your blankets or chairs and relax on the lawn to the sounds of America's classic songs played by the outstanding Wilmington artists. Beer and wine sold. $12 General admission / $10 Members $5 Students (with ID) $40 Season Passes* / $50 for non members *current members or The Bellamy Mansion or the Cape Fear Jazz Society. Market Street in Wilmington, NC

American Pie Music & Wine Fest Saturday, June 8, 2013 Noon - 5 pm Little River, SC

Take a walk down memory lane. Enjoy an afternoon of live music from two talented bands. Plus, sample the many wine varieties of La Belle Amie, try our flavorful wine slushies, and enjoy the beauty of the vineyard. The owner will give a vineyard tour (2:30). Or, browse our great gift shop. It doesn’t get any nicer than this. Its an afternoon of remembering the good ol’ days.MUSIC (12:00 – 5:00pm) BY: The Party Favor Band, and The Lanny Prewitt BandADMISSION: $8/person. (under 18 or over 80 admitted free) Bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks and receive $3 off admission. Club Members Free.Food Available From: Smokin’ Pitt BBQ, and The Vineyard Grill. BEVERAGES (Water, Soda, Beer, & Wine) Available From: La Belle Amie Vineyard. SORRY, ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED INTO THIS EVENT. Remember, bring a lawn chair, a good friend or two, and enjoy the company, the music, the wine, and the beauty of the vineyard. 843/399-WINE

June 22 – First Blush of Summer Fest
July 6 - Independence Music Blast
July 20 – Summer Parrot Head Festival
Aug 3 – Blues & Jazz Fest
Aug 17 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest
Aug 31 – Summer Breeze Music Fest
Sept 14 - Dog Days Blues & Jazz FestE (9463)

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June 5th & every Wednesday through August

What Barefoot Landing's SummerFest schedule includes a strolling boardwalk parade every Wednesday this Summer. Watch as a live marching band, mascots and live animals stroll along the streets of the complex.

When The Strolling Boardwalk Parade will be held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday from June 1-August 31 at Barefoot Landing.


Silver Coast Winery OIB

Book Signing Come Meet Dorothea Benton Frank in the Barrel Room June 10, 2013 6-9pm

Dorothea's Newest Book The Last Original Wife"

Also at Silver Coast Winery: Hooked on Dancin' with Wanda & Jim York

Line & Partner Dance Instruction In the Barrel Room Wednesday's 2:30-5pm & Selected Sunday's

Top Chef Farmers Market Food Tour & Cooking Class June 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th Wilmington, NC

Stop dreaming about following a top chef through the farmers market. Get behind one. Join culinary tour guide Liz Biro for a coffee tasting and morning treats at Hot Pink Cake Stand or Port City Java. Then, stroll to downtown Wilmington's abundant Riverfront Farmers Market to see and sample at some of Liz's favorite vendors. Pickled N.C. peanuts, authentic Italian pastries, ginger wine made with local grapes. The array is always delicious and interesting. Along the way, the tour meets up with local foods devotee chef Tyson Amick of Aubriana's, among the Port City's best restaurants. Chef Tyson's creative American dishes with European flair are inspired by the Cape Fear region's bounty. Learn how a professional chef shops the market and draws inspiration from it. Afterward, it's back to Aubriana's for a hands-on cooking lesson featuring ingredients purchased at the market. You'll never consider frozen vegetables again.

June 29,2013
N.C. 4th of July Festival Beach Day
In conjunction with the NC 4th of July festival, Oak Island Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to the annual Beach Day on June 29th, 2013. Beginning at 9am with the horseshoe tournament, there will be live entertainment, dozens of family contest and inflatable rides at Middleton Park. There will also be a corn hole, bocce’, sand castle, and volleyball contest on the beach in front of the cabana. A skate boarding contest continues the fun at the skate park at 3pm. The fun continues at 8pm with a live beach band and shag contest at Middleton Park and ends at dusk with the annual Beach Day fireworks from Oak Island Pier.
Middleton Park Extension (46th Street, SE and Beachfront Cabana Area.
Contact: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department
Admission/Fees: Free
Organized and Sponsored by Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department. Beach Concert & Shag Contest Sponsored by N.C. 4th of July Festival.

Now Through Labor Day, 2013 Old Bridge Preservation Society
The Old Bridge Preservation Society launched its second annual Summer at the Old Bridge. There will be a presence at the Old Bridge from 10AM – 1PM Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers will be there to offer the history of the Old Bridge and information about the role it played in the development of Sunset Beach. Evening programs are planned throughout the entire summer from 5-8 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition to educational and historical talks by retired bridge tenders and long-time local residents.

Memorial Day – Labor Day, 2013 Ingram Planetarium
Ingram Planetarium is presenting a new show in the SciDome Sky Theater called Dynamic Earth. 1:00PM and 3PM every Tuesday through Saturday this summer. They are located at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach. Free family shows are featured every weekday at noon as well. For more information call 575-0033 or visit

Arts & Crafts Festival Myrtle Beach


Arts & Crafts Festival Myrtle Beach features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. It is a winner of The Sunshine Artist award. The event stands out in the international list of priority craft shows as it offers unmatched selling and buying opportunities to the art and craft enthusiasts and collectors. The show also brings together craftsmen and artisans from all across the globe on a common platform to leverage mutual trade and business.
Arts & Crafts Festival Myrtle Beach will be exploring with ceramics, jewelery, woodcrafts art, glassworks, pottery and many more different crafts can be found at this particular crafts shows. A thousand visitors can be expected in this craft event that will be eagerly coming from across the country to collect and learn different handcrafts and artistic items as well.


Oak Island Art Guild's 24rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field 46th SE Street & Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465

Annual Labor Day weekend festival celebrating local and regional artists and craftspeople who display and sell their handmade goods within sight of the ocean.