Beach Day

Date: Monday, July 1, 2019

Time:  - 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Middleton Park Extension, 46th Street SE, Oak Island

The N.C. 4th of July Festival Beach Day is a full day of activities on Oak Island designed for the whole family. If sand sculpture building, volleyball, skate board, bocce ball contests sound like fun then you will really enjoy Beach Day.  But the fun doesn't stop with the contests, there is also  evening entertainment and shag contest.

Held annually on July 1st (unless it falls on a Sunday -then it is observed on the Saturday), the celebration combines the merger of the Towns of Yaupon Beach & Long Beach into the Town of Oak Island with the celebration of our Independence Day festivities.  Beach Day activities are organized and sponsored by the Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department.


The Shag Contest is organized by the Society of Brunswick Shaggers.  What is shag dancing? The "Carolina Shag" originated along the area between Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC in the 1940s and is still popular today. A couple's dance, the Carolina Shag, a descendant of the Carolina Jitterbug, is performed while enjoying bech music. Registration for the Shag Contest is from 6:00p.m.-6:45p.m. at Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field.  The Shag Contest will be held during the band's break around 7:00p.m. in Middleton Park Extension.  Free to enter but registration form required.

Shag Contest Rules & Registration Form
2018 Shag Contest Form.pdf
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2019 Beach Day At A Glance

11:00 a.m.  -Registration for all beach athletic events @ Beach side near Cabana

8:00 a.m. - Horseshoe Tournament @ Middleton Park Extension

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Youth Activities and Contests @ Middleton Park Extension

                                       Inflatables, rides, games and food.

3:00 p.m. -  Sand Sculpture Contests @ Beach side near Cabana -Registration at 11:00a.m.

12:00 p.m. - Corn Hole Tournament & Bocce Ball Tournament @ Beach side near Cabana

                    (Registration at 11:00a.m.)

12:00 p.m. - Volleyball Tournament   @ Beachside near Cabana (Registration at 11:00a.m.)

4:00  p.m. -  Skateboard Competition @ Kevin Bell Skate Park on Oak Island

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Shag Contest Registration @ Middleton Park Extension

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Music by Steve Owens & Summertime Band @ Middleton Park Extension

7:00 p.m. -  Shag Contest Begins when band goes on break


Middleton Park Extension -Corner of 46th Street and Dolphin Drive behind OKI Town Hall.

Beach side near Cabana  - Corner of 46th Street and Beach Drive behind OKI Town Hall.

Oak Island Skate Park - Corner of 49th Street and Beach Drive beside Middleton Park Ext.

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