Fall Fun in Topsail Island, NC: Your Guide to Seasonal Events

As the vibrant hues of autumn sweep over Topsail Island, North Carolina, it’s time to immerse yourself in a season of exciting events and activities. From art festivals to charitable boat rides and everything in between, Topsail Island is a hub of fall festivities. Let’s dive into the upcoming events that you won’t want to miss.

1. The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island Annual Breast Cancer Boat Ride

Date: October 7th

Join the community in supporting breast cancer awareness with the annual boat ride. It’s a heartfelt event that combines a great cause with picturesque views of Topsail Island’s coastline. 

2. Ocean Fest at Surf City Welcome Center and Pier

Dates: October 13th & 14th

Venture to the Surf City Welcome Center and Pier for Ocean Fest, where you can enjoy local cuisine, and soak in the coastal ambiance. It’s an event that celebrates the island’s deep connection to the sea.( https://www.meetup.com/make-new-friends-while-doing-fun-things-in-enc-and-beyond/events/295474084/ ) 

3. 34th Annual Autumn with Topsail Festival

Dates: October 20th, 21st & 22nd

Prepare for a weekend of art, music, delicious food, and fine wine at the Autumn with Topsail Festival. Over 100 regional artists showcase their talents, while live music sets the mood. Don’t forget the inflatables and crafts for the little ones. (https://autumnwithtopsail.com

4. Howl-o-ween Pet Parade

Date: October 25th, 5-7 pm

Calling all pet lovers! Richard Peters Park hosts the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade, where furry friends strut their stuff in various categories. Enjoy apple cider, cookies, and a raffle to support Paws 4 Purpose. (https://www.northtopsailbeachnc.gov/community/page/howl-o-ween)

5. Surf City Live with Scotty McCreery, George Binge & Catie Offerman

Date: November 4th

Wrap up the fall season with a musical bang at Surf City Live. Scotty McCreery, George Binge, and Catie Offerman will grace the stage at the Soundside park for an unforgettable evening. (https://www.surfcitync.gov/2491/Surf-City-Live)

6. Surf City Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: November 18th, 3:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M

Join us at Soundside Park to ring in the Christmas season as Santa joins us for a family-friendly night capped off with the lighting of our 42-foot Christmas Tree. (https://www.surfcitync.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1444)

7. North Topsail Beach Gobble Wobble

Date: Thursday, November 23rd

Burn off those Thanksgiving calories with the North Topsail Beach Gobble Wobble. This race not only keeps you active but also benefits “Share the Table” with financial and food donations. (https://findarace.com/us/events/ntb-gobble-wobble-join-us-thanksgiving-day)

Topsail Island, NC, is a treasure trove of autumnal events and activities. Whether you’re a lover of art, music, the ocean, or simply want to give back to the community, Topsail Island has something for everyone this fall. Mark your calendar, gather your friends and family, and make the most of this enchanting season on the island.


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