Sunset Beach Summer Market @ Sunset Beach Town Park
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunset Beach Summer Market LogoBeautiful jewelry, pottery, woodcraft and much more awaits the market visitor.  The Market will be located at the Sunset Beach Town Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. The 2018 season is scheduled weekly on Thursdays from May 3rd thru Oct 11th, 2018. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there.

This market was created to provide local growers and artisans a venue to sell their goods to customers, to encourage the use of local farm products, locally prepared foods and to enhance the quality of life in our communities by providing social gathering and interaction.

We encourage residents and visitors to attend our markets and connect with our various crafters and growers who enhance our local communities.

The market will be held weekly at the Sunset Beach Park, 206 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Beach, NC.

Vendors who are interested in participating can contact the Market Manager at or by phone at 910-370-1373.  For additional information visit 

Accidental Astronaut @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Follow the animated adventures of Cy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun, and Moon with a wise-cracking spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the Moon. Bounce along on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. Gain a new appreciation of our home planet. The Accidental Astronauts is a space adventure for all ages but is especially appropriate for young space explorers.

Shell Sleuths @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Seven Wonders @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Explore the seven wonders of the ancient world — and the seven wonders of the universe — in this mesmerizing full-dome movie presentation.

Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NEW! Experience the wonder of Kaluoka’hina, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans ever finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have always lived in peace — until the volcano erupts and breaks the spell. Now it’s up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead is an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef. This animated feature is great for families.

Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are there more worlds beyond Pluto? What might such a world be like? Planet Nine tells a tale of the search for another world hidden in the darkness. Planet Nine follows planetary scientist/explorer Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover new worlds such as the remarkably bright Eris; tumbling Haumea, an egg-shaped object rotating incredibly fast; and Sedna, whose orbit takes it deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond even these distant objects?

Astronaut @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Meet the animated test astronaut Chad and discover the perils that lurk in space from his viewpoint. This planetarium show takes you from Earth into space and beyond! Presented in high-definition fulldome digital video with explosive surround sound, “Astronaut” is an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.”Astronaut” is narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by the National Space Centre.

Shark Hunt @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When you gaze up at the sky tonight, will you know what you are looking at? Come to this live presentation and you will! The evening sky will be replicated on the Planetarium’s dome ceiling. You will learn to recognize the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible in the night sky.

Snakes Alive! (Live feeding precedes program)
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm