It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July will be here and that means so is your family vacation. Many families love to come to Holden Beach every summer to celebrate the birth of our country with their friends and family. Staying in one of our Ocean Front vacation homes will help you stay close to where the fun will begin. Let’s take a look at what some of the fun things that you and your family can do while you stay with us below.
Ocean Isle Beach July 4th Festival
If your family is looking for a fun July 4th festival then head over to Ocean Isle Beach on Thursday, July 4th where you can watch the 4th of July Parade. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and you will be able to see the spectacular decorated floats & golf carts, If you would like to watch the fireworks, head over on July 3rd to the Ocean Isle Beach Pier to view them. Don’t miss the fun that Ocean Isle Beach has to offer you on your next family vacation to Holden Beach.
4th of July in Southport
The City of Southport has an amazing 4th of July celebration that will begin on July 1st and ends on July 4th, 2019. Your family will be able to enjoy several different things such as the Flag Raising Ceremony, Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony and so much more. There will be plenty of things for the kids to do as there will be entertainment, games and even a pancake breakfast. Make this a tradition to visit every year as you celebrate this festival.
Fireworks in Wilmington
If you are looking for a great fireworks show, then head to nearby Wilmington on July 4th. There are several different places where your family can sit down and relax to watch the annual 4th of July fireworks. One of the best places to sit and watch them would be at Battleship Park. Bring a blanket or towel to sit down and enjoy the amazing display. The firework display will begin around 9:00 pm so come and grab a quick bite to eat and find the perfect spot by the waterfront to watch the fireworks display. What a fun evening to spend in nearby Wilmington with the family.
While there are many other events happening along the North Carolina Coast, we thought you’d enjoy these. If you still haven’t found a place to stay for your vacation, then check out some of these Ocean Front vacation homes today. We hope that your family has a wonderful vacation and a safe 4th of July!
I guess I am not the best at blogging and keeping it updated like I should. Of course many of you know it is hard to find time between your job, family, sports for the kids and all that. So…..I saw I have not updated this blog in a long while and thought it was needing to be done.
It is that time of year again that Spring is in the air and Summer is right around the corner. The weather has been great and the ocean has been calm. This weekend it is suppose to be 79 degrees! I can’t wait for the water to get up to 80 degrees and then it will be even better. For those thinking about wanting to come to Holden Beach this weekend, give us a call as we have some great last minute specials that some homeowners have authorized us to do.
The spring beach nourishment program has finally been halted until after the summer season. The beach strand looks great!
Bluegrass music lovers will enjoy Saturday, May 23rd at 2pm at the pavilion under the bridge for a bluegrass festival. This is the first of what is hoped to become an annual event that will bring people here to enjoy all that Holden Beach has to offer.
In the fishing department, it has been excellent recently according to local boaters. Wahoo, Tuna, Dolphin, and bottom fish have been plentiful. Even Flounder have started biting inshore. If you are wondering if it is worth the trip to come down to do some fishing, you better get your plans ready and come on before they stop biting.
The sales market seems to beginning to be picking up for the most part finally. There are some really good deals in the area if you are looking for investment, or retirement or permanent home. You can find our sales site www.AtTheBeachNC.com and please check our daily surf report and live cam on our rentals site at www.HoldenBeachLive.com
We hope to see you here at Holden Beach very soon!
This island is a great place to meet all of kinds of different people from different ages, backgrounds, history and culture. About 2 weeks ago ago we had a Polynesian Show under the bridge on the gazebo. The name of the group is called “Ohana”….meaning “family” in Hawaiian. The family was Maila (the mother) on uke and drums, Bruce (the father) on uke and drums, hula dancer Emma (a daughter), another hula dancer named Dore (a daughter), a third hula dancer named Ainslee (a friend), Jarrard (a cousin on Drums), and a friend named Arnold on guitar, and another friend on Guitar. Even the children of two of the dancers were involved in the show!
The show was part of the Holden Beach Merchant’s Association free Concerts on the Coast that occurs every Sunday night during the summer months. The show lasted about an hour and 40 minutes with a whole lotta shakin’ hips, singing and just having a good time. The turnout for the show was really good, but it began raining during part of the show and we lost some spectators. Most of the people hung around long enough to see the entire show. The group performed songs and dances from Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti and other places. Most of this family had been performing professional shows for years until several of them moved out to live in the Holden Beach area. This show was special treat for sure. For more info on how to book the family for a show in our area (wedding party, retirement party etc.) please contact me at Shane@atTheBeachNC.com and I can get you in touch with the family. To see more photos of the show Click on this link/
Day at the docks went very well last week. We had beautiful weather and lots of good times. There were fun things for the kids to do as well as for the adults. I am not sure how many people were here over the weekend for the festival, but the turnout was great.
My kids really liked the kite demonstration that comes every year. There were about 30 really cool kites flying and on display for all to enjoy. They were not your average kite though. Some were 15 feet long and had every color you could imagine. And the best thing about the festival, was that when you were tired of looking at the kites, you just had to cross the street from the beach to get to the nice arts and crafts that were on display to buy. Hopefully next year the weather will be just as good. Plan ahead now!