Crab Derby

City of Southport Parks & Rec Department Hosts the
2021 Children’s Crab Derby!

The City of Southport is pleased to announce the 2021 Children’s Crab Derby to be held on Monday, September 6th.

The City of Southport’s Parks & Recreation Department will host the first Southport Crab Derby to be held at the recently restored Southport City Dock since 2016. After significant damage from Hurricane Matthew, the dock had been closed to the public until its long-awaited repair and grand re-opening on May 5th of this year.

Heather Hemphill, Director of Southport Parks & Recreation, stated “Many community members who grew up enjoying the Southport Crab Derby as a highlight of their summer activities can now bring their children to participate in this fun event.”

Registration (and t-shirts!) for the Crab Derby will begin at 8:30 am in front of the City Dock, located on W. Brunswick Street in the Southport Yacht Basin. The catch-and-release race will begin at 9:30 am and will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the following age brackets:

4 & Under
5-7
8-10
11-13
14-16

Please bring your own bait, string, and crab net. This is a free event.

Please call 910-279-3331 or 910-457-7945 with questions about the event.