10/27/2018 - 9:00am to 10/28/2018 - 4:00pmGet Directions
Hosted by the Holden Beach Merchants Association, the 38th NC Festival by the Sea is a free weekend-long event. 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 27-28, 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. 27: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.