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10/30/2021 - 9:00am to 10/31/2021 - 4:00pm
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Hosted by the Holden Beach Merchants Association, the 40th NC Festival by the Sea is a free weekend-long event. It takes place at the Holden Beach Pavilion. The festival begins with a parade — this is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach Bridge! (The parade bridge closes around 9:30 a.m. and reopens at 11 a.m.)

The NC Festival by the Sea, which takes place October 24-25, includes a horseshoe tournament, sand castle building contest, 100+ arts and crafts vendors, live music, children's area, and plenty of food! In addition to free admission, enjoy free parking!


Saturday, Oct. 30: 9 am - 5 pm

Sunday, Oct. 31: 9 am - 4 pm