Posted on 9/19/2016

What are the Best Fall Events on Topsail Island?

What are the Best Fall Events on Topsail Island 
Have you been wondering what's happening this fall season on Topsail Island, North Carolina? Well then, this is the blog post for you! We've highlighted the best local festivals, events and things to do during autumn on our island. Topsail events are fun, festive and family-friendly. Come to one or come to them all!

We'd also like to mention that fall on Topsail Island is absolutely stunning. Isn't it time you started planning your next Topsail beach vacation?


Two Towns Half Marathon & 5K


October 8, 2016: Beginning in Topsail Beach at 7a.m. and ending at Soundside Park in Surf City, this half-marathon provides incredible views of the beach and the sound during the peak of autumn. For the half marathon, cost is $55 for early birds, $65 on the day of the event and for the 5K, registration is $25-$35. Pre-packet pick up runs from 5-7p.m. at the Surf City Community Center. For registration and more information on the Topsail Two Towns Half Marathon & 5K click here.

Autumn with Topsail


October 15-16, 2016:  Come to one of the most famous local festivals on Topsail Island. Enjoy the autumn air and the salty sea breeze at this locally-loved festival featuring several live entertainers, food and artists from 7:30a.m.-8:30p.m. Festival grounds are held each year across the Assembly Building on Channel Blvd. and Flake Ave. The day begins with the Kiwanis pancake breakfast, so come hungry. You find out more about the Autumn with Topsail fall festival here.

Fall Beach

Surf City Fall Festival


October 29, 2016: Start a new fall family tradition with us at the Surf City Fall Festival from 10a.m.-3p.m. Join friends and neighbors at Soundside Park for a celebration of the autumn season. Find out more about the Surf City Fall Festival here.


Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge


November 4-6, 2016: Welcome to the 2nd annual Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge (technically third annual for surf, but second for the combined surf/pier event), a late fall event brought to you by Fisherman’s Post that now includes Topsail’s many miles of ocean beachfront perfect for surf fishing as well as the island’s three iconic fishing piers. This year’s schedule of events offers round-the-clock fishing from the piers and sand starting at Friday midnight and wrapping up Sunday at noon. The Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge is perfect for family fishing. The entry fee is $55-$65 per angler for this six division tournament. Four weigh-in locations make it close and convenient for everyone. Junior, lady and senior angler categories included. You can find more details about the Topsail Fall Surf & Fishing Challenge here.

Sunset Pier

Surf City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 19, 2016: Fall is the gateway to the holiday season! Join the town of Surf City at Soundside Park at 6p.m. sharp as it lights its holiday tree and kicks off the Christmas season. Santa will be there to welcome the youngsters. Cookies and hot chocolate are served to end your evening on a sweet note. Read all about the Surf City Holiday Tree Lighting here.

Black Friday Holiday Market 


November 25, 2016: Come shop all your favorite local artists from 9a.m. to 3p.m. and avoid the busy stores. Buy for yourself, for your family and for your friends this holiday season. Santa will be there to hear your holiday wishes. Bring an unwrapped gift for Toys For Tots to make a child's holiday merry and bright. Shop local, buy local! The Black Friday Holiday Market is brought to you by the Surf City Summer Market, so you know it's going to be good! Read more about the Black Friday Holiday Market in Surf City here.

Topsail Island Holiday Flotilla

November 25, 2016: Dusk. Add an island vibe to your holiday season and enjoy this annual parade featuring decorated and lighted boats as they sail down the Intracoastal Waterway. Boats start in Surf City at the bridge and continue to the south end of Topsail Beach. Best views are at the Assembly Building, any sound dock or beach, and Soundside Park. Read more about the Topsail Island Flotilla right here.

Which Topsail events will you be going to this autumn?

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