Things To Do & Upcoming Special Events*

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Polar Bear Plunge

  • Date: December 31, 2019
  • Time: 3 PM
  • Venue: at the Observation Deck

Our winter Ocean Lakes Tradition! Can you believe more than 640 guests participate in this event! Join this exclusive club by taking a dip in the Atlantic.

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Beach N’ Boogie

  • Date: February 14-15, 2020
  • Time: Concerts start at 7 PM
  • Venue: Ocean Lakes Recreation Center

A big hit! How about a romantic Valentine’s get-away dancing with your honey beside the ocean on President’s Day Weekend? A family-friendly weekend full of great beach music, shag lessons for all ages and fun!  The weekend’s highlights will be a Friday night concert and a Saturday night concert!   Shag contests will feature prizes!  Read ticket info below.


Coastal Clean Up Day

  • Date: September 21, 2019
  • Time: Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Venue: Meet at Sandy’s Snack Shak (near the Oceanfront Observation Deck)

The Nature Center is hosting a beach clean up in accordance with International Coastal Clean Up Day. We’d love your help! Please bring a bucket or bag to collect trash on the mile of beach in front of the campground. Learn more…

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Bluegrass Weekend

  • Date: August 21-22, 2020
  • Time: Concerts start Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 PM
  • Venue: Ocean Lakes Recreation Center

Featuring: FRIDAY – Dailey & Vincent.  SATURDAY – Rhonda Vincent, Breaking Grass and Carolina Blue. Wristbands cover both days, Adult are only $65 per person in advance (in addition to your site fee) and $70 day of shows. Kids 6 and under are free, ages 7-12 are $40. Purchase wristbands online…

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Gospel Weekend

  • Date: September 20-22, 2019
  • Time: Concerts at 7 PM
  • Venue: Ocean Lakes Recreation Center

Come and enjoy a weekend of inspirational music in our climate controlled Recreation Building featuring a raised stage, sound system and lights. Exclusively for all of Ocean Lakes guests at no additional charge.

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Fall Craft Fair

  • Date: September 27-28, 2019
  • Friday: 1 PM – 7 PM (Open to the Public: 4 PM – 7 PM)
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM (Open to the Public: Noon – 3 PM)
  • Venue: Ocean Lakes Recreation Center

Enjoy two sets of vendors (Friday vs. Saturday) for unique, handcrafted items. Exclusive shopping times for Ocean Lakes guests during the first 3 hours each day prior to opening to the public!

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3 Halloweekends

  • Date: October 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, 2019
  • Time: Events begin Friday evening and all day Saturday.
  • Venue: throughout Ocean Lakes and the Recreation Center

October is a beautiful time to be a Ocean Lakes! Halloweekends feature family friendly fun where everyone decorates their site and gets creative. Each weekend features costume contests (humans and pets), pumpkin carving, trick o’ treat and more. Enjoy this Halloween tradition at the beach with us!

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Kamp Starfish

Our Kid’s Kamp Starfish counselors are waiting for you at the Recreation Center. All 4-11 year old children who are guests or full time residents are welcome to enroll. Our Open to guests & residents of Ocean Lakes. Daily session: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 12 Noon. Registration daily: 9 am – 9:30 am. Fees: 5 days – $40 or $10 per day. Our activities include music, crafts, group games, snack and nature activities. Each child will receive a Kamp Starfish souvenir. Brochures available in the Rec. Office. Rooms A & B.

peppystar*Please note: We will make every effort to provide this program. Some events may have to be amended or cancelled at short notice, depending on weather, staffing or other circumstances beyond our control.