Things To Do & Upcoming Special Events*



Polar Bear Plunge

  • Date: December 31, 2020
  • 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.


Beach N’ Boogie

  • Date: February 12-13, 2021
  • 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? 2021 features The Tams and Legacy Motown Revue. 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.

Girls dressed for July 4th on golf car

Patriotic Golf Car Parade

  • Date: Friday, July 5, 2021 [We cannot do the parade on Sat. or Sun.]
  • Time: Sign up by Noon. Lineup at 2 PM, Parade Begins at 3 PM
  • Venue: Line up between Big Sandy @ iCare and the K-Section

An Ocean Lakes tradition honoring our country’s Indepenance Day! Decorate your Golf Car, put on your red, white and blue and bring your water! Ocean Lakes’ parade features hundreds of golf cars. Pick up a parade route map and enter our contest via the Recreation Office. Participants need to sign up for their golf car’s number.

Coastal Clean Up Day

  • Date: Pending [see Nature Center Activities for related events]
  • Time: TBA
  • 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…


Bluegrass Weekend

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

Featuring: FRIDAY – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.  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.


Fall Craft Fair

  • Date: September 18-19, 2020
  • Friday: 1 PM – 7 PM (Due to COVID-19 it will NOT be open to the Public in 2020.)
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM (Due to COVID-19 it will NOT be open to the Public in 2020.)
  • Venue: Ocean Lakes Recreation Center

Enjoy two sets of vendors (Friday vs. Saturday) for unique, handcrafted items. Exclusive craft shopping for Ocean Lakes guests.


5 Halloweekends

  • Date: October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31, 2020
  • 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!


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.