Category Archives: Easter on Holden Beach

Spring is an Ideal Time for a Beach Vacation

If you’re dreaming of a vacation April is the perfect month to enjoy some time away at the NC coast! With spring upon us and the early arrival of Easter this year (April 1st) there  are events taking place all around Holden Beach NC from the Azalea Festival in Wilmington to the Days at the Docks Festival in Holden Beach. Choose your Easter vacation accommodations on our site then choose the dates you want to come and book your rental online. It’s just that easy!

Easter at the Old Sunset Beach Bridge
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Old Bridge Preservation Society is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt, so bunny hop over to the Sunset Beach Town Park on Saturday. The members of the OBPS Special Events Committee have planned a number of activities and games for attendees. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Admission is free and all are welcome. Photo opportunities will be plentiful. Events take place at the Sunset Beach Town Park beginning at 1:00. If the weather looks questionable, call 910.363.6585 before venturing out, as we don’t want anyone disappointed.    For more information please check the Old Bridge Preservation Society website, or call 910-363-6585.

Spring is the Perfect Time for a Beach Vacation
The 2018 North Carolina Azalea Festival
April 11, 2018 – April 15, 2018
The 71st Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival will be held April 11-15 in the nearby greater Wilmington area. The festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s outstanding gardens, artwork, culture and rich history. Since its inception in 1948, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has blossomed into an extended weekend celebration that attracts more than 300,000 people and generates more than $51 million for the local economy. The annual fstival showcases the rich array of artwork, gardens, history and culture in the community through recreational, educational and family-oriented events. For more information on the upcoming 71st Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival, visit or contact Executive Director Alison Baringer at (910) 216-9400.

Spring is the Perfect Time for a Beach Vacation
Holden Beach Days at the Docks Festival
April 28 – April 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Days at the Docks is the Holden Beach way to kick off the Spring and start the vacation season. Enjoy many arts & crafts vendors and food vendors, live music and entertainment, a cardboard box paddle race, hermit crab races, and the world famous “Bopple Race.” There will be lots of activities for the entire family and a children’s area for the kids. The Cardboard Box Paddle Race and Hermit Crab Races will be on Saturday and the Family Fun Run and the Bopple Race will be on Sunday. Free admission and free parking. The event is held at Jordan Blvd under the Holden Beach Bridge. For more information, check the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association website.




Come Spend Easter on Holden Beach NC

The official First Day of Spring is this Sunday along with Palm Sunday. That means Easter Sunday is just a little more than a week away on March 27, 2016. Have you made your plans for how to celebrate the holiday yet? If you haven’t given it much thought it’s a good time to do so. At Alan Holden Vacations we have plenty of beautiful oceanfront properties with Easter availability that would be just perfect for your family’s holiday this year.

Come Spend Easter on Holden Beach NC
It’s a gorgeous time of the year to vacation in Holden Beach on the Southern Brunswick Islands of North Carolina. The weather is temperate this time of year and there aren’t crowds milling about. If you’re overdue for a beach vacation it’s time to treat yourself and Easter is a perfect time to do just that. Here are nearby events taking place for the holiday.
Easter Egg Hunt at Hugh MacRae Park
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Hugh MacRae Park baseball fields in Wilmington on Friday, March 25, 2016 starting at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Winter Park Baptist and Wesley Methodist churches and features hunts, crafts, and more. Location: Hugh MacRae Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, NC.
4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill
Join us for the 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill in Wilmington, NC, taking place on Friday, March 25, 2016. The day features goodies for kids under age 14, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, refreshments and door prizes. Free! Location: Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill, 4240 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. For more info, call (910) 762-0173.
Dinosaur Egg Hunt
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach will hold a Dinosaur Egg Hunt for ages 3 to 10 and offers the opportunity to create a special dinosaur egg basket as well as to search for candy-filled “dinosaur eggs”. The hunt takes place in the Aquarium garden during which you’ll meet a live baby alligator and learn about reptiles, both prehistoric and those currently stalking the earth. Hours: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission: $10.95 to $20.00. Location: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC. For more info call (910) 458-8257.
Southport Spring Festival
Franklin Square Park
The Southport Spring Festival is being held March 25 & 26 at Franklin Square Park in Southport. The festival features activities for kids, over 130 arts & crafts vendors, raffles and live music ranging from big band to R&B and country rock. Sorry, no pets. Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Franklin Square Park, Corner of Howe & West Streets, Southport, NC.
Easter at the Old Bridge in Sunset Beach
Bring your Easter basket and meet the Easter Bunny! An egg hunt, tasty treats, fun and games, and an Easter parade are the order of the day from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Join the fun, get your face painted, enter an egg roll or sack race contest, and enjoy decorated cupcakes, beverages, and more. Location: 109 Shoreline Dr. W., Sunset Beach, NC. For more info, call (910) 363-6585.
Oak Island Annual Easter Egg Hunt
William “Bill” Smith Park, Oak Island
This annual event is being held on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 10 a.m. Don’t miss a visit from the Easter Bunny! This free event is for children 10 and younger. Children will be divided into age groups of 3 and under, 4 to 6, and 7 to 10 years old. Location: William “Bill” Smith Park, 4410 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island, NC. For questions, please call (910) 278-5518.