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Celebrating the 4th!!

For over 200 years our small coastal town of Southport, North Carolina, has celebrated the 4th of July in a big way! 

From the Opening Ceremony on June 30th at 6pm to the Fireworks Display on July 4th at 9pm!  

40,000 to 50,000 people come to Southport for the

NC 4th of July Festival each year to

celebrate our nation’s independence!

Click on the link below for a calendar of events and activities happening in our great community over the 4th!

"4th of July in Southport"

by Christine Neveaux


Free Paintings and Pottery created  for our Annual 4th of July Raffle!

The Associated Artists of Southport from Franklin Square Gallery sells tickets every year for their Annual 4th of July Painting and Pottery Raffle! 

Our artists all create and donate paintings and pottery for the raffle. 

The drawing was held at the gallery on July 4th!

There were lots of happy winners!

See photos above!

Proceeds from this raffle go into a fund to help us maintain

our beautiful historic building.


A quick history for those visiting:

Franklin Square Gallery is located in a charming building nestled under the giant live oak trees of Franklin Square Park. The building itself is full of historic significance to the Brunswick County town.  Built in 1904, it opened as a schoolhouse and served the community in that role for 32 years.

From 1936 until 1978, the building served a variety of community needs, including the Southport City Hall, community building and the town library. 

USO dances were held here too! 

In 1979, when the City Hall was moved to the vacated Brunswick County Court House, the Associated Artists of Southport started the gallery with only 12 members.

Today, it is a showcase for talent, with over one hundred and thirty members and many more exquisite exhibit pieces on display!

We hope you'll come by!  We look forward to showing you around! 

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