• Friday, April 24th - Saturday, April 25th

Discover the wild side of Southport at this educational and enlightening annual event that puts the stunning landscapes of coastal North Carolina in the spotlight. NatureFest Southport is a fun event that is held during the spring when the weather is ideal for explorations, and which features a wealth of activities to appeal to visitors of all ages who want to learn more about the local Southport environment.

Though the schedule changes from year to year, expect to find a far-reaching range of activities and presentations that pay homage to varying aspects of the local landscape. Typical activities available to participants at the annual NatureFest Southport include guided bird walks and hikes, paddling lessons and kayak tours, presentations on beekeeping, local wildlife, and other unique topics, and many more outings that are open to nature fans of all ages and interests. Many of the events are free to the public, although pre-registration may be required for some of the tours and outings as space may be limited. Taking place at multiple scenic destinations throughout the town, including the Southport Riverwalk, the downtown area, and the Green Swamp Preserve, the annual NatureFest Southport is a great opportunity to discover all the outdoor adventure this community has to offer.