2011 NC Festival by the Sea Event Schedule (Oct 29 & 30)

How time flies!  The 2011 summer season has come to a close and that means you have the Holden Beach NC Festival by the Sea to look foreword to!  This year brings the same great events, only 2011 times more fun.

The Holden Beach Merchants Association invites you to enjoy a weekend of FOOD, FESTIVITIES AND FUN.  The weekend kicks off with the yearly parade down the Holden Beach Causeway.  You’ll get to enjoy the sights of colorful parade floats with the entire Holden Beach community out and about socializing and having a great time.  Local high school bands will be marching and candy will fly through the air for kids to hoard.  You won’t want to miss it.

After the parade join fellow parade goers for a stroll over the Holden Beach bridge with a view that will take your breath away… literally… you might not want to look straight down.   Art, craft, and food vendors await you on the island, so bring your wallet and an empty stomach.  There will sand sculpture competitions along with face painting for the kids.



Live Music
Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors
Causeway Parade & Bridge Walk
Sandcastle Building Contest
Face Panting

FESTIVAL EVENTS & SCHEDULE: (subject to change… check back soon!)


8:45 – Causeway Parade participant/float lineup
9am-5pm – Arts, Crafts, & Food Vendors
10am – Causeway Parade
11am-12:45 – LIVE Music – Quiet Storm (Beach, Country, R&B)
1pm-2:45pm – LIVE Music – Jaded Mayberry (Souther Rock/Blues)
3pm-5:00 – LIVE Music – UBU the Band (Beach, Top 40’s)


9am-4pm Arts, Crafts, & Food Vendors
11am-1:15pm – LIVE Music – Sea Cruz (Beach, Variety)
1:30pm-3:45pm – LIVE Music – Carolina Elvis (Elvis Impersonator)


5:30PM-7PM – HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT – Candy, costume contest, games and more!

The Festival by the Sea is sponsored by The Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association and The Brunswick Beacon


Josh is a primary contributor to the Holden Beach Community Blog, focusing on sharing local news and event information with locals and visitors. He grew up at Holden Beach working for family businesses. As a kid, you could have found him riding his bike to old Jeff's Grocery for a few candy treats or working the checkout counter at Beach Mart.

7 comments On 2011 NC Festival by the Sea Event Schedule (Oct 29 & 30)

  • Will there be a 10K run at Fall Festival this

  • “Live Music” would include??????

    I cannot find who is playing and can only come one of the days. Please tell me where the group names/times is posted.


  • Hi Ted, sure thing. We updated the post with the bands and their style of music. Take a look!

  • Rick, come to think of it, we’re not sure. Let us double check on that and we’ll let you know.

  • Rick, we’ve found out there won’t be a 10k run this year. Maybe next year!

  • If you are coming over from Oak Island where is the best place to park? Where is the best place to view the parade? Thanks

  • Wanda Bodenhamer

    I am trying to locate a 2012 men’s extra large, long sleeved Festival by the Sea t-shirt for my husband for Christmas. We were there for the the original dates; however we were unable to return in November. Any ideas? Thank you.

    Wanda Bodenhamer
    972 Gilliam Mountain Rd
    Hendersonville, NC. 28792

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