The Ultimate Guide to the Best Topsail Events This Spring
Spring is coming and Topsail Island, North Carolina is ready! From the beautiful beaches and pristine shoreline to the Topsail towns and local attractions, this is the time of year when things really start to blossom and come alive on the island. The water is sparkling, the sun is shining, and the fresh salt air is rejuvenating. Along with the spring season comes a flourish of Topsail area events you'll want to know about. We have a running list of events and fun things to do right here. Get out your calendar and mark down these dates.
Here is your ultimate guide to the best Topsail events this spring.
Spring Break on Topsail Beach
Anytime you need a beach getaway this season.
It's that time of year—spring break season! Isn't it time you shrug off the winter blues and warm up with some sun, sand and surf? Topsail Island, North Carolina is just the place to be. Make the most of your kids' time off from school and break away for some island time. Check out our Topsail Island Spring Break Guide to help get you started and start making your plans to be here.
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Center
Opens for the Season on April 1, 2017
Visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center which reopens for the season on April 1, 2017 with hours from 1-4pm. The sea turtle hospital is located on the mainland in Surf City at 302 Tortuga Lane. Get up-close-and-personal with these fascinating sea creatures and tour this volunteer-run facility that specializes in helping injured and sick sea turtles. They are also part of the Topsail Turtle Project which helps monitor and protect sea turtle nesting on Topsail Island's beaches. They offer educational tours five days a week. Visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Center's website or the Sea Turtle Hospital Facebook page for current hours and information on visits.
Easter Egg Hunt at Soundside Park
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Come out for a hoppin' good time with the Easter Bunny himself as he visits Soundside Park during the annual Surf City Park & Rec's Easter Egg Hunt. The fun and festivities begin at 10:30am for kids ages 10 and under. There are four age groups with prizes, raffles, and goodies galore. Don't forget it's BYOB (bring your own basket). In the event of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside at the Surf City Community Center. We hope to see every bunny there!
Missiles and More Museum
Opens for the Season the 1st Week in April
The Missiles and More Museum is housed in the the historic Assembly Building in Topsail Beach. The museum's hours of operation begin for the season during the first week in April and continue through mid-May with hours on Monday through Friday from 2-5pm and extended Saturday hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Assembly Building was constructed in 1946 and used by the government to assemble missiles for a secret missile operation being conducted on Topsail Island. Learn about all of that fascinating history and more on your visit. Check out the Missiles and More Museum's website for more details and information.
Wells Fargo PGA Golf Championship in Wilmington
(Tournament Parking in Hampstead)
May 1-7, 2017
The time is now to plan your visit during the Wells Fargo PGA Golf Championship! Reserve your Topsail vacation rental, get your tickets, and join in all of the exciting golf action with big names and front-row seats to one of the best tournaments around. Stay right on Topsail Island and be nearby the transportation hub for the tournament. Quick, easy, and hassle-free! You can read everything you need to know about the Wells Fargo Golf Tournament here.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Give mom the gift of a Topsail beach getaway. Start planning a special Mother's Day at the beach for one of the most wonderful women in your life. Treat her to waterfront dining, sightseeing cruises, shopping, on-the-water adventures and more. She deserves it!
Surf City Summer Market
Opening Day: May 23, 2017
The Surf City Summer Market opens for the season right before Memorial Day. This favorite local market is open Tuesdays from 9am-2pm beginning on May 23 and continuing through August 31 at Soundside Park. Find fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, specialty items, jewelry, coffee and baked goods just to name a few. Shop for yourself or buy a special gift for a friend. Don't forget to bring some of the fresh deliciousness back to your rental to enjoy during your stay! Find out all of this season's details on the Surf City Summer Market's Facebook page. We'd also recommend you read our previous post: 5 Reasons the Surf City Summer Market is the Latest Obsession.
Surf City Summer Fun Fridays
Opening Night: May 26, 2017
Enjoy Surf City's Summer Fun Fridays with movie nights, concerts, dances and more at Soundside Park every Friday night from May 26-September 1. Concerts happen from 7-9pm and movies begin at dusk. It's free family fun for everyone each Friday night on Topsail Island. Stay tuned for concert listings and movie titles. Visit the Town of Surf City's Fun Things To Do page for all of the details.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Plan your Memorial Day holiday beach escape now. It's only a few short months away until the unofficial start of summer begins. Book your favorite Topsail beach rental before they all book up for the season. Then, start counting down the days to your Memorial Day holiday at the beach. There's a lot of military history on our island and in our towns, so it just makes sense. Celebrate the best of what Memorial Day has to offer with us!
Topsail Beach Summer Plunder Days
Opening Day: June 1, 2017
Pillage and plunder your way through Topsail Beach during the Summer Plunder Days, which run every Thursday 10am-3pm beginning on June 1 through August 31 in downtown Topsail Beach. Come pillage the village and see what treasures are in store for you. Topsail Beach Summer Plunder Days happen at 802 S. Anderson Boulevard in Topsail Beach. Hope to see you there. Find out more Summer Plunder Days details here or visit the Topsail Beach Arts and Crafts Market on Facebook.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Give dad the gift of family time on the beach. Make it an extra special Father's Day with a trip to Topsail, NC. Enjoy some fun in the sun together while giving dad the chance to let loose and enjoy fishing, surfing, kayaking, or whatever his heart desires. It's one of the best gifts you can give!
As you can see, spring is off to a vibrant start here in coastal Carolina. We hope to see you at our local events, on our beaches and in our towns in the coming months. Happy Spring!
Which Topsail events are you going to attend this spring? We'd love to know!