Kick off the 2-day North Carolina Festival by the Sea event with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway on Saturday, the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge. Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Bring your family and enjoy horseshoe tournaments, sandcastle building contest, face painting, huge kites flying overhead and children's rides and amusements. There will be live music and entertainment both days at Holden Beach's Pavilion. Free admission and free parking. Visit the website for more information.