The mission of Ocean Fest, Inc. is to celebrate and protect Mother Ocean while supporting other like-minded nonprofit organizations. “To Surf and Protect” is the underlying mission of The Ocean Fest in Surf City, NC.
Each October in Surf City, NC, we host our annual Ocean Fest: a two-day eco/surf/arts/live music festival to benefit the ocean. Although our primary focus is on that annual event, the organization works throughout the year to mobilize our coastal community to better protect Mother Ocean through beach/coast cleanups, pop-up events, and our ongoing work with Topsail Island chapter of Ocean Friendly Establishments.
Ocean Fest was founded in 2019 by three surfing buddies who can usually be found riding the waves of Surf City, NC. The motivation behind the event was simply to share our love for the ocean, celebrate the pure joy of surfing, and, most importantly, to give something meaningful back to Mother Ocean. With that in mind, Ocean Fest strives to educate the community about ecological threats that exist for our precious marine environments and teach ways we all can better protect those environments. Our motto: “To Surf and Protect.”
The goal of Ocean Fest is to share our love for the ocean, celebrate the stoke of surfing, and, most importantly, to give something meaningful back to Mother Ocean.
The top priority of Ocean Fest is to educate the community about ecological threats that harm our precious marine environment and teach ways we can all better protect these ecosystems. This is where our motto, ‘To Surf and Protect,’ originated.
Presented on the main stage in downtown Surf City, Ocean Fest welcomes top regional and national talents for a free, two-day live music festival to benefit the ocean. The 2023 lineup is by far the best and most varied one we’ve ever put together. You can check out each of the band’s social media accounts below:
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