April 7, 2015


First Friday Gallery Walk

May 4, 2018 – May 4, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Downtown Southport, Southport

ADDRESS: 211 N Howe Street , SouthportNC 28461

PHONE: (910) 457-1129

Wine & appetizers are served at Franklin Square Gallery, Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery and Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room & Gallery.  Public is invited to browse and shop the latest creations of area artists.


Kayak the Davis Canal – Marsh Ecology and Birding

May 3, 2018 – May 3, 2018, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Oak Island Rec Center Kayak LaunchOak Island

ADDRESS: SE 31st Street , Oak IslandNC 28465

PHONE: (910) 278-5518

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Kayak the Davis Canal and explore marsh ecology and birding.
Join Oak Island Parks & Recreation for a warm, breezy morning exploring the natural wonders abounding in Davis Canal. We will watch the marsh habitat come to life during this time of year when babies are born and food is plentiful. Enjoying a leisurely paddle down the canal; we will hear and see birds nesting and singing, observe fish species, learn and identify species, and discuss the ecology of the marsh and its interconnectedness to the beach.
Single and tandem kayak rentals are available in limited supply. Please bring water, wear appropriate clothing (we all will get wet to some degree), sun protection, bug protection, binoculars if you have them, and a sense of curiosity. We will depart at 8:00 a.m. sharp from the Oak Island Recreation Center kayak launch so please arrive by 7:30 a.m.

PRICERANGE: Free to Join, $5 Single Kayak Rental, $8 Tandem Kayak Rental

Southport Waterfront Market

May 2, 2018 – May 2, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Fort Johnston Garrison LawnSouthport

ADDRESS: 203 E Bay St. , SouthportNC 28461

PHONE: (910) 279-4616(910) 620-2308

EMAIL: Send Email

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The Southport Waterfront Market is held every Wednesday morning (weather permitting) from May through the August.  The location on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn overlooking the Cape Fear River is a treat itself.  Browse the beautiful local produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items spread under ancient live oak trees.  Enjoy the breeze off the river and music in the air as entertainment is always available.

Visit the website for more information.

PRICE RANGE: Free Admission

Howl at the Moon

Apr 29, 2018 – Apr 29, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
East Beach Access 39, Bald Head Island

ADDRESS: East Beach Access 39 , Bald Head IslandNC 28461

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Join an island tradition and the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The “Howl” party (as it’s called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39 when the Moon rises and the entire group breaks into a collectve “howl!” around a blazing bonfire.  Attendees bring food and drink to share and the Maritime Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers as well. After the Howl, head up to Mojo’s for their “moonrise to Midnight” bash – a moonlit post-Howl extravaganza on the porch.

The event draws hundreds each Summer and is free and open to all.


Wings and Wheels

Apr 28, 2018 – Apr 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Oak Island

ADDRESS: 4019 Long Beach Road SE , Oak IslandNC 28465

PHONE: (301) 801-3725

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See classic and antique cars, trucks and aircrafts on display, with judging and awards presented at 1:00 p.m. for aircrafts and 2:00 p.m. for cars and trucks.  Enjoy classic 50’s and 60’s music, a landing contest, and more
Begin the day with a $5 pancake breakfast from 8:30 – 11 a.m. and enjoy hot dogs, burgers, chips and drinks for purchase after noon.

PRICERANGE: Free admission

NatureFest Southport

picture by Keith Green


NatureFest Southport is a day of nature, education, and fun on April 28, 2018

This event will be held in several locations throughout downtown Southport, as well as excursions to other areas.

  • 7:30 a.m. – Kayaking on Cottage Creek
  • 8:00 a.m. – Bird Walk in downtown Southport
  • 8:30 a.m. – Bus leaves for Green Swamp Preserve with guide Dr. Roger Shew
  • 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Plant sale and educational presentations about bats and bees in Franklin Square Park
  • 10:00 a.m. – Birding Boat Tour
  • Lunch break at restaurants and coffee venues in Southport
  • 1:30 p.m. Flight of the Butterflies documentary at Southport Baptist Church CMC
  • 3:00 p.m. The Cape Fear River, its Beauty and its Challenges lecture presentation by Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette at Southport Baptist Church CMC


Summer is Coming… and it’s filled with all kinds of Activities!

What do you like to do? Brunswick Islands has it all! Surfing, yoga, walking, reading, people watching…come check us out!

Seventh Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show


7th boat show


Southport’s 4th of July Celebration

Bell-Clemmons House B&B is gearing up for the 4th of July. Check out the website for all the details:



Sallie Barris, Songwriter/Performer

House Concert @ Bell-Clemmons B&B

April 9, 2016 @ 6pm

You are invited to celebrate the awesome music of Ms.Sallie Barris on Saturday, April 9th at 6pm. Contact Ken Perrin, Circle Entertainment @ or call 910-274-3971 for more information and to reserve tickets. Seating is limited.




Southport Spring Festival 2016

Welcome in the Spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. This festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors. There will also be a 5k Run/Walk.

PRICE: Free admission

2016 Southport Spring Festival

Friday & Saturday, March 25-26, 2016

Franklin Square Park, Southport, NC


Remember Last Year?

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FullSizeRender (1)This morning the Bell-Clemmons House B&B, announced their new incentive/discount program for local realtors. Don’t worry, it you were unable to enjoy today’s breakfast, you can still contact us to find out about our very special and unique program by calling 910-742-7999 or emailing Stay tuned, as once the the weather gets warmer, the Bell-Clemmons will also be doing an outdoor luncheon. Below is the menu of what was served:

Realtor’s Breakfast

Greek yogurt parfait with fresh blueberries, strawberries and Hippie Chick *Cranberry Almond Granola

Bell-Clemmons bread pudding with blueberries, pecans and brandy sauce

Scrambled eggs with Applewood thick sliced bacon

Individual potato casseroles with cheese, sour cream and chives

Island Roast* Sumatra Wahana coffee

Assorted teas with local NC honey

Orange and cranberry juice

  • Hippie Chick Granola Company and Island Roast Coffee are both local businesses we recommend that you try their awesome products!




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THE BELL-CLEMMONS HOUSE invites you to “make new memories” with your sweetheart during the whole month of February. Reserve your room and enjoy our gift of 10% (ten percent) discount on all four rooms: Key West, Outer Banks, Savannah and the Newport Suite for 1 (one) or more nights during month of February.

Your stay includes wine, a gourmet breakfast and fresh flowers. Make this a date night to remember. Cheers!






MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 9 & FRIDAY, MAY 6 EVENINGS. Reserve your rooms soon to join us for our first two house concerts at THE BELL-CLEMMONS HOUSE. Call 910-742-7999  or email to find out more information about either or both concerts.


The Saturday, April 9, 2016 concert  features Sallie Barris, an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by top-level artists like Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let the Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination.

sallie barris




The Friday, May 6, 2016 concert features Angela Easterling, a three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a Telluride Troubadour Finalist and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Finalist. The Boston Herald named her song “The Picture” as the “Best Political Country Song” in their Year’s Best Music. Roger McGuinn, of the Byrds called her “a bright shining star on the horizon.” Angela released her 5th album, “Common Law Wife” in August, 2015.

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