• Saturday, November 2nd

Water lovers of all ages and all varieties will have a ball exploring the fun and educational Southport Wooden Boat Show. Held in the peak of fall, this annual celebration brings together talented boat makers and mariners to showcase a stunning display of wooden boats, while providing a little history on Southport’s maritime heritage and life on the water.

During the Southport Wooden Boat Show, a host of wooden vessels will be displayed both in and around the historic Old Yacht Basin in the heart of downtown Southport. Visitors can stroll to admire the varying vessels, and will have an opportunity to talk with wooden boat makers and owners, as well as to vote for their favorite wooden boat entry in the coveted “People’s Choice” award. Nautical and maritime vendors are also expected to be on hand for the celebration, and the event also features a corresponding array of historical exhibits, activities for kids, and many more fascinating displays along the waterfront. Engaging for both experienced mariners and everyday visitors, this event pays homage to Southport’s roots by the water in a thoroughly unique and fascinating way all along the water’s edge. The boat display is free and open to the public.