Oak Island to celebrate Mardi Gras Festival By The Sea

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT) - Oak Island is hosting its Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 25, including a Mardi Gras themed parade and festival.

The Mardi Gras Parade begins on SE 64th Street at 1 p.m. Floats, stations and golf carts will travel down E. Oak Island Drive and stop at SE 46th Street.

The festival is at Middleton Park from noon to 4 p.m., and it will include a Mardi Gras Market, outdoor concerts featuring the Cruise Brothers, carnival games, a kids zone and food trucks. Festivalgoers and vendors are encouraged to dress in their favorite Mardi Gras themed attire.

For anyone interested in joining the parade, you can email the program supervisor, Ryan Gordon, here. Vendors can apply to be part of the festival at the Oak Island Recreation Center or online here.