Upcoming Events in the Carolina / Kure & Wilmington NC Coastal Area

Apr 22, 2012
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Jan
17
Jul
15
Cape Fear Treasures: Shoes
Phone: 910 798-4367
Glimpse a selection of footwear from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection.Imagine walking in our shoes as you view a sampling of the Museum’s collection of footwear from the 19th, 20th, and 21…learn more
Mar
31
Dec
22
Riverfront Farmers Market
Phone: 910-538-6223
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The Riverfront Farmers’ Market is a curbside market featuring local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, chees…learn more
Apr
4
Nov
21
Poplar Grove’s Farmers Market 
Website: www.poplargrove.com
Phone: 910-686-9518
Location: Wilmington
Every Wednesday the market features NC’s freshest foods, unique products and beautiful crafts.learn more
Apr
19
Apr
22
Apr
26
Apr
29
God’s Favorite / Presented by Big Dawg Productions
Website: www.bigdawgproductions.org
Phone: 910-367-5237
Location: Wilmington
Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day ‘Job’ with a high-maintenance wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking household help. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any wor…learn more
Apr
20
Apr
22
Rims on the River
Website: www.rimsontheriver.com
Location: Wilmington
Cars and motorcycles dating 1980 and older line the streets of
the historic downtown area, with the Cape Fear River and the diverse collection of retail stores as their backdrop. This event has grown…learn more
Apr
21
Oct
13
Carolina Beach Farmers Market
Website: www.facebook.com/CarolinaBeachFarmersMarket
Phone: 910 458-7822
Location: Carolina Beach
The Market will be held every Saturday during this timeframe at the Carolina Beach Lake from 8am to 1pm. Vendors will sell locally produced fruits and vegetables, plants, baked goods, dairy products, …learn more
Apr
22
Apr
22
Race for the Planet 5k, 4th Annual
Website: http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher/5k-race-for-the-planet-2
Location: Kure Beach
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher brings you the fourth annual 5K Race for the Planet on April 22, 2012. Celebrate your health and Earth Day by running or walking the greenest race around. It’s Earth D…learn more
Apr
25
Apr
29
May
4
May
6
Lend Me A Tenor, presented by Opera House Theatre
Website: www.thalianhall.com
Phone: 910-632-2285 / 800-523-2820
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
It’s September 8, 1934: opening night for Otello, the Cleveland Grand Opera company’s gala season opener. The tickets are sold, the stage is set, and the orchestra is ready – but no Tito Morelli – t…learn more
Apr
26
Apr
29
The Carolina Cup 
Website: www.carolinacup-sup.com
Phone: 910-616-9675
Location: Wrightsville Beach
The 2012 Carolina Cup Stand Up Paddleboard Event will include four different Stand-Up Paddleboard races and courses, swap meet, movie premier, post-race lunch, BBQ and awards banquet, equipment demos …learn more
Apr
27
Sep
7
Audubon presents Free Friday Field Trips at Mason Inlet
Phone: 910-686-7527
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Please join Audubon North Carolina naturalists on a free guided tour of this fascinating sanctuary where you can get close-up looks at nesting birds and chicks. Coastal birds are scrappy survivors tha…learn more
May
1
Sep
8
Mayfaire Music on the Town Concert Series
Website: www.mayfairetown.com/index/c/post/id/73/ 
Phone: 910.256.5131
Location: Wilmington
Join us every Friday evening on the Mayfaire Event Field behind Ulta & World Market from 6pm until dark for the FREE Friday Concert Series. Plenty of parking is available on site. Just bring a blanket…learn more
May
3
May
6
ESA Mid Atlantic Surfing Championship
Website: www.esa-snc.com
Location: Carolina Beach
The Eastern Surfing Association is proud to announce the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships will be held at the Hamlet Avenue beach access in Carolina Beach. Over 250 ESA competitors fro…learn more
May
4
Sep
21
Airlie Gardens Concert Series
Website: www.airliegardens.org/event_detail.asp?id=318
Phone: 910.798.7700
Location: Wilmington,Wrightsville Beach
The Airlie Garden’s Concert Series, May through September. Relax under the broad branches of the Airlie Oak as the area’s premier musicians perform every first and third Fridays from 6 to 8pm. Airli…learn more
May
4
May
4
Downtown Sundown presents Coconut Groove Band
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …learn more
May
5
May
5
Safari Hunt 2012
Website: www.aquaticsafaris.com/safarihunt.html
Phone: 910-392-4386
Location: Wrightsville Beach
The Safari Hunt is like an underwater easter egg hunt on a shipwreck – the Liberty Ship off Wrightsville Beach, NC. Divers hit the water to search for numbered tokens that are hidden on the 400′ w…learn more
May
5
May
5
River to Sea Bike Ride, 23rd Annual
Website: www.rivertoseabikeway.com
Phone: 910-256-7925
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Join us for a casual-paced bicycle ride from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach on Wilmington’s River to Sea Bicycle Route – North Carolina Bike Route 1. FREE Registration at 8:00am, ride start…learn more
May
5
May
5
“Latin Night” Wilmington Hammerheads vs Antigua Barracuda FC
Phone: (910) 777-2111
“Latin Night” at Legion Stadium
“Cinco de Mayo”
Groups: Adult League, Port City Club, Wilmington Young Pro
Non-Profit:
Caterer: Islands Fresh Mexlearn more
May
7
Sep
3
Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market
Website: http://www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com/
Phone: 910-256-7925
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Provides an opportunity for residents and visitors of Wrightsville Beach to purchase fresh, locally grown produce. The community setting and social atmosphere promote quality of life while offering a …learn more
May
11
May
11
The John Brown Jazz Orchestra: A Big Band Hit List 
Website: www.thalianhall.org
Phone: 910-632-2285 or 800-523-2820
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
A night of brass, class, rhythm & swing in a cavalcade of Big Band hits kicked up a notch under the guidance and indisputable finesse of jazz master John Brown. There are “big bands” – and then there’…learn more
May
11
May
11
The Cape Fear Disabled Sportsmen Tournament 
Website: www.got-em-on.com
Phone: 910-264-8397
Location: Kure Beach
Got-Em-On Live Bait Club provide’s a day of fishing, food and fun for those with disabilities on the Kure Pier, where we offer drinks, breakfast biscuits, snacks, lunch, a tee shirt, and prizes to all…learn more
May
11
May
11
Wilmington Sea Dawgs vs Big Texas
Wilmington Sea Dawgs take on Big Texas. Theme is Scout Night. Scouts and Leaders in Class A uniform get in FREE. Don’t miss a minute of the excitement! Convenient parking and great basketball in the p…learn more
May
11
May
11
Downtown Sundown present The Voltage Brothers
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …learn more
May
12
May
12
1st Annual Bluegrass By The River 
Phone: 910 458-8434
Location: Kure Beach
Bluegrass returns to Pleasure Island! Pickin’ & Grinnin’ Encouraged!
FREE KidZone Clogging, Music and Wash-Tub Bass Workshops; Open Jam at the Beach House; Pickers of all kinds – Please bring your in…learn more
May
13
May
13
Mothers Day Dessert Cruise
Phone: 910-338-3134
Take Mom out for dessert while cruising the Cape Fear River….and Plan B will be on board for your entertainment, you will love their blues tunes…this is a 2 hour cruiselearn more
May
13
May
13
Mother’s Day Luncheon
Phone: 910 343-1611
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
An hour and a half cruise aboard the HENRIETTA III on the scenic Cape Fear River, narrated by the Captain, followed by lunch – our Riverboat Deli Buffet.learn more

Phone: 910 200-4002
Do something different for mom…. Wrightsville Beach Scenic Cruises is proud to announce their 2nd annual Mother’s Day Cruise. Mother’s receive a free cruise and beverage with a paid passenger, what …learn more
May
17
May
20
May
24
May
27
La Cage Aux Folles / Presented by Thalian Association
Website: www.thalianhall.com
Phone: 910-632-2285 / 800-523-2820
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Thalian Association Presents: Another Tony Award winner, La Cage Aux Folles wraps up the season. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get …learn more
May
18
May
20
Wilmington Greek Festival
Website: www.stnicholasgreekfest.com
Phone: 910.392.4444
Location: Wilmington
The Greek community of Wilmington, NC shares its culture, faith, and heritage including food, music, dancing, a marketplace and cooking demonstrations by hosting the 19th Annual Greek Festival. This f…learn more
May
18
May
18
Wilmington Sea Dawgs vs Fayetteville Crossover
Wilmington Sea Dawgs take on the Fayetteville Crossover. Don’t miss a minute of the excitement with free and convenient parking! Theme for this game is Cancer Awareness Night. The Sea Dawgs will partn…learn more
May
18
May
18
Downtown Sundown presents UV (U2 Tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …learn more
May
19
May
19
Battleship Alive! Living History Event
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
“Living history” brings historical events, places and persons “alive” for the public by demonstrating various aspects of the past and allowing interaction with the interpreters. The LHC gives insight …learn more
May
19
May
20
Seaside Soccer Classic
Phone: 910 392-0306
Location: Wilmington
The tournament is open to all U9-U18 Boys and Girls (Girls up to U16) Club teams that regularly participate in recreational, challenge, classic and premier league play. We look forward to seeing you t…learn more
May
19
May
19
Jun
16
Jun
16
Jul
21
Jul
21
Aug
18
Aug
18
Sep
15
Sep
15
Oct
20
Oct
20
Summer Walking Tour at Oakdale Cemetery
Website: www.oakdalecemetery.org
Phone: 910-762-5682
Location: Wilmington
Historical walking tours of North Carolina’s oldest rural cemetery will be given by local historian giving their own personal twist to Oakdale’s history. Tours are cancelled in the event of inclement …learn more
May
19
May
19
“Seaside Classic” Wilmington Hammerheads vs Charlotte Eagles
Phone: (910) 777-2111
“Seaside Classic” at Legion Stadium
Groups: Cape Fear Club
Non-Profit:
Caterer: Michael’s Seafoodlearn more
May
20
May
20
Lock thru Lock & Dam #1
Phone: 910-338-3134
This a cruise that fill up fast…this is an all day excursion…the cruise up river will be narrated…once at the lock we will then lock thru it. This is an experience that you will not forget. Lu…learn more
May
20
May
20
Cape Fear River History Cruise
Phone: 910 458-0502
Location: Carolina Beach
Over 50 sites of historic interst will be narratged by noted local historians as we cruise down the Cape Fear River to it’s mouth. We will be aboard the Royal Winner Princess II and snacks will be av…learn more
May
21
May
21
“Images of America: Carolina Beach” Program and Book Signing
Phone: 910 458-0502
Location: Carolina Beach
Author Lois Wheatley will present a program based on the pictures she collected for her new book IMAGES OF AMERICA: CAROLIN BEACH. Copies of the book will be on sale and she will be avaiable to sign …learn more
May
25
May
25
Fireworks By the Sea – Music by Dogs Ave
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/fireworks-by-the-sea
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Hailing from Wilmington, NC, Dog’s Ave. is gaining momentum as a new and exciting band to catch. With a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before they still carry a feeling of familiarity about them t…learn more

Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park comes al…learn more

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May
29
May
29
May
31
May
31
Jun
4
Jun
4
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5
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5
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7
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7
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11
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11
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12
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18
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26
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28
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29
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2
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2
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3
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Aug
2
Aug
2
Wilmington Sharks Baseball
Website: www.wilmingtonsharks.com
Phone: 910 343-5621
Location: Wilmington
The Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league.learn more
May
31
May
31
Fireworks By the Sea – Music by Live Bait
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/fireworks-by-the-sea
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Live Bait is an eclectic four-piece instrumental band. Their music is funk, intergalatic jazz, progressive blues, and good ol’ rock and roll.Enjoy free fireworks by the sea on the beach near the …learn more
Jun
2
Jun
2
Kure Beach Double Sprint Triathlon
Website: http://www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=1954
Phone: 910-458-8216
Location: Kure Beach
The very first “Formula 1” or super sprint style triathlon in the U.S –
the Kure Beach Double Sprint is now in it’s 15th year. Competitors start out with an ocean swim followed by a 1.5 miles run to…learn more
Jun
2
Jun
2
“Sand Blast” Wilmington Hammerheads vs Orlando City
Phone: (910) 777-2111
“Sand Blast” at Legion Stadium
Groups: PISA
Non-Profit: Domestic Violence
Caterer: Jackson’s BBQlearn more
Jun
2
Jun
2
32nd Annual SURF-SUN-SAND Co-ed Beach Volleyball & Bocce Ball Tournaments 
Website: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com
Phone: 910 256-7925
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Join us for a great day of fun in the sun at Oceanic Pier – Access 38. There will be competitions all day. Volleyball will feature two divisions of play – B (4-person) & C (6-person). Two person teams…learn more
Jun
3
Jun
3
Free Movies at the Lake – War Horse
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
War Horse – Rated PG13
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rage…learn more
Jun
8
Aug
24
Summer Concert Series
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Kure Beach
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Jun
8
Jun
8
Downtown Sundown presents Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …learn more
Jun
9
Jun
9
Battleship 101
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, egineering, and daily shipboard life.learn more
Jun
10
Jun
10
Free Movies at the Lake – Cars 2
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Cars 2 – Rated G
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an …learn more
Jun
15
Jun
15
Wilmington Hammerheads vs Richmond Kickers
Phone: (910) 777-2111
Groups:YMCA
Non-Profit:
Caterer: Chic-Fil-Alearn more
Jun
15
Jun
15
Downtown Sundown presents Girlz Girlz Girlz (80’s Hair Band Tribute)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …learn more
Jun
17
Jun
17
Free Movies at the Lake – Zookeeper
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Zookeeper – Rated PG
A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love — without opting to leave his current job for something more ill…learn more
Jun
22
Jun
22
Downtown Sundown presents Frontiers (Journey Tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …learn more
Jun
24
Jun
24
Free Movies at the Lake – Dolphin Tale
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910 458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Dolphin Tale – Rated PG
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park comes ali…learn more
Jun
29
Jun
29
Downtown Sundown presents Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …learn more
Jun
30
Jun
30
Wilmington Hammerheads vs LA Blues
Phone: (910) 777-2111
Fireworks at Legion Stadium
Groups: Military, Liberty Point Soccer Club, Hammerhead Camps
Non-Profit:
Caterer: Middle of the Islandlearn more
Jul
1
Jul
1
Free Movies at the Lake – We Bought a Zoo
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
We Bought A Zoo – Rated PG
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina B…learn more
Jul
4
Jul
4
Battleship Blast: July 4th Family Fireworks
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910-251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Noted as Coastal Living’s 10 Spots to Celebrate the Fourth and recent recipient of Southeast Tourism Society’s award of Top 20 things to do in July, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. Cellular, and t…learn more
Jul
4
Jul
8
Jul
13
Jul
15
Jul
20
Jul
22
A Chorus Line / Presented by Opera House Theatre Co. 
Website: www.thalianhall.com
Phone: 910-632-2285 /800-523-2820
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
On a bare stage in an empty theatre, casting for the chorus of a new Broadway musical is almost complete. It’s down to 17 finalists, but only 8 are needed for the show. During the audition, the direct…learn more
Jul
4
Jul
4
4th of July Cruise 2012
Website: www.cfrboats.com
Phone: 910-343-1611
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Come aboard North Carolina’s Largest Riverboat as we celebrate our Independence Day!learn more

 

Jun
8
Jun
8
Downtown Sundown presents Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Jun
9
Jun
9
Battleship 101
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, egineering, and daily shipboard life.

learn more

Jun
10
Jun
10
Free Movies at the Lake – Cars 2
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Cars 2 – Rated G
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an …

learn more

Jun
15
Jun
15
Wilmington Hammerheads vs Richmond Kickers
Phone: (910) 777-2111
Groups:YMCA
Non-Profit:
Caterer: Chic-Fil-A

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Jun
15
Jun
15
Downtown Sundown presents Girlz Girlz Girlz (80’s Hair Band Tribute)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

learn more

Jun
17
Jun
17
Free Movies at the Lake – Zookeeper
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Zookeeper – Rated PG
A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love — without opting to leave his current job for something more ill…

learn more

Jun
22
Jun
22
Downtown Sundown presents Frontiers (Journey Tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Jun
24
Jun
24
Free Movies at the Lake – Dolphin Tale
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910 458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Dolphin Tale – Rated PG
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park comes ali…

learn more

Jun
29
Jun
29
Downtown Sundown presents Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

learn more

Jun
30
Jun
30
Wilmington Hammerheads vs LA Blues
Phone: (910) 777-2111
Fireworks at Legion Stadium
Groups: Military, Liberty Point Soccer Club, Hammerhead Camps
Non-Profit:
Caterer: Middle of the Island

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Jul
1
Jul
1
Free Movies at the Lake – We Bought a Zoo
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
We Bought A Zoo – Rated PG
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina B…

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Jul
4
Jul
4
Battleship Blast: July 4th Family Fireworks
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910-251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Noted as Coastal Living’s 10 Spots to Celebrate the Fourth and recent recipient of Southeast Tourism Society’s award of Top 20 things to do in July, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. Cellular, and t…

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Jul
4
Jul
8
Jul
13
Jul
15
Jul
20
Jul
22
A Chorus Line / Presented by Opera House Theatre Co. 
Website: www.thalianhall.com
Phone: 910-632-2285 /800-523-2820
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
On a bare stage in an empty theatre, casting for the chorus of a new Broadway musical is almost complete. It’s down to 17 finalists, but only 8 are needed for the show. During the audition, the direct…

learn more

Jul
4
Jul
4
4th of July Cruise 2012
Website: www.cfrboats.com
Phone: 910-343-1611
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Come aboard North Carolina’s Largest Riverboat as we celebrate our Independence Day!

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Jul
5
Jul
5
Fireworks By the Sea – Music by Bald Fury
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/fireworks-by-the-sea
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Music by Bald Fury – For over five years, Bald Fury has been exciting the southeast with their firey interpretations of Classic Rock anthems from the 60’s through the 90’s and even some samplings of m…

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Jul
13
Jul
15
East Coast “Got-Em-On” Classic
Website: www.gotemonliveclassic.com
Phone: 910-470-1374
Location: Carolina Beach
Annual Pleasure Island King Mackerel fishing tournament is in its 33rd year.

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Jul
13
Jul
15
Reef/Sweetwater Pro-AmSurf Fest
Website: www.sweetwatersurfshop.com
Phone: 910 256-3821
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Enjoy 3 days of spectacular surfing at the annual Reef/Sweetwater Surf Fest. Watch some of the world’s best professional and amateur surfers ride the waves. This is one of the largest surf contests on…

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Jul
13
Jul
13
Downtown Sundown presents Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute Show)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Jul
14
Jul
14
Classy-Chassis Car Show & Country Flea Market
Phone: (910) 686-9518
The Summer’s premiere car show takes place on Saturday, July 14th at Poplar Grove Plantation. The Classy-Chassis Car Show & Country Flea Market offers vintage cars and trucks, the chance to compete f…

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Jul
14
Jul
14
Battleship 101
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life.

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Jul
15
Jul
15
Free Movies at the Lake – Judy Moody…..
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer – Rated PG
Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.

Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park come…

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Jul
20
Jul
20
“Pink Night” Wilmington Hammerheads vs Dayton Dutch Lions
Phone: (910) 777-2111
“Pink Night” at Legion Stadium
Groups: Port City Club, YMCA, Hammerhead Camps
Non-Profit:
Carterer: The Harp

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Jul
20
Jul
20
Downtown Sundown presents Madonna Nash (Country)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Jul
22
Jul
22
Free Movies at the Lake – The Muppets
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910 458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
The Muppets – Rated PG
With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.

Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park com…

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Jul
27
Jul
29
Cape Fear Blues Festival
Website: www.capefearblues.org
Phone: 910-350-8822
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington,Wilmington
The Cape Fear Blues Festival is a cultural fixture in our region and a rising star throughout the national blues industry. Festival events feature local, regional & national acts at our Main Stage Co…

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Jul
27
Jul
27
Downtown Sundown presents Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute Band)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Jul
29
Jul
29
Free Movies at the Lake – Big Miracle
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Big Miracle – Rated PG
In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend – a Greenpeace volunteer – on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the …

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Aug
2
Aug
2
Fireworks By the Sea – Music by M-80’s
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/fireworks-by-the-sea
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
The M-80s take you back to the best music from the 1980s. Every song is an instantly recognizable hit, and you know every word to every song we sing. We play the best pop, rock, and new wave hits fro…

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Aug
10
Aug
10
Downtown Sundown presents The Breakfast Club (80’s Tribute)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Aug
11
Aug
11
Battleship 101
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life.

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Aug
12
Aug
12
Free Movies at the Lake – Mars Needs Moms
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910 458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Mars Needs Moms – Rated PG
A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.

Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake …

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Aug
17
Aug
19
East Coast Wahine Surfing Championship
Website: www.eastcoastwahines.com
Phone: 910 686-1554
Location: Wrightsville Beach
The 16th Annual ECWC will be held in ‘downtown’ Wrightsville Beach at Columbia St. Celebrating 15 years of women’s surfing the Wahines are partnering with Sweetwater Surf Shop this year! Divisions wi…

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Aug
17
Aug
17
Downtown Sundown presents Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute)
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Aug
18
Aug
18
“Fan Appreciation Night” Wilmington Hammerheads vs Charlotte Eagles
Phone: (910) 777-2111
“Fan Appreciation Night” at Legion Stadium
Groups: All Youth Soccer, Hammerhead Camps, Church Night
Non-Profit:
Caterer:

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Aug
19
Aug
19
Free Movies at the Lake – Happy Feet 2
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/special-events-details.php?id=6
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Happy Feet Two – Rated PG
Mumble’s son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home — one t…

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Aug
24
Aug
24
Downtown Sundown presents The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Website: www.WilmingtonDowntown.com
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
The seventh annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May 4 to August 31, 2012. Shows are held in Riverfront Park, located on North Water Street between Princess …

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Aug
26
Aug
26
Lumina Daze
Website: www.wbmuseum.com
Phone: 910 256-2569
Location: Wrightsville Beach
This evening of fun will benefit Wrightsville Beach Museum and feature shag, jazz and big band music. Silent and live auctions. Stroll through areas with presentations on themes relating to Wrightsvi…

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Aug
31
Aug
31
Fireworks By the Sea – Music by Easbound
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org/fireworks-by-the-sea
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach
Modern country would be the category that EastBound would land under if you were to look them up. But, if you have had the chance to see their LIVE show you would walk away finding it difficult to lab…

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Sep
5
Sep
9
artBLAST
Website: www.artblastwilmington.com/
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
A five day celebration of the arts. Enjoy performances in the genres of theatre, film, literature, music and art at various locations throughout the downtown area. This festival also features the annu…

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Sep
22
Sep
22
Autumn 5-K
Phone: 910-686-9518
Run or walk through beautiful, serene Abbey Nature Preserve. Cedar forests, leafy canopied trails, a scenic pond and wooden footbridge are the backdrop for a peaceful, healthy Fun – Run. Participants…

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Sep
29
Sep
29
Battleship Alive
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by reenacting daily duties & drills.

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Oct
4
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18
Oct
21
The Lion in Winter / Presented by Big Dawg Productions
Website: www.bigdawgproductions.org
Phone: 910-367-5237
Location: Wilmington
King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and it is likely the country will be torn apart by…

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Oct
5
Oct
7
Riverfest
Website: http://wilmingtonriverfest.com/
Phone: 910-452-6862
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Wilmington’s Riverfest is celebrated in October and runs from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College. Currently drawing nearly a quarter-million people, Riverfest began in 1979 as a …

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Oct
12
Oct
14
Oct
19
Oct
21
Halloween Festival
Phone: 910-686-9518 ext 26
Number one for paranormal fans. This old plantation is haunting up some fun with a ghostly barn and a spirited hayride. Scared of haunted houses? You’ll find activities for everyone! Inflatable ri…

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Oct
13
Oct
14
Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, 19th Annual 
Website: www.pleasureislandnc.org
Phone: 910-458-8434
Location: Carolina Beach,Kure Beach
Always held the second weekend in October, when the weather’s warm, the sun is shining and the ocean breezes are fluttering, bring your lawn chairs and family to the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and…

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Oct
28
Oct
28
Happy Tails Doggy Expo
Phone: 910-686-9518
Bring your furry friends for a full afternoon of fun! Contests, demonstrations, prizes, and a variety of vendors with great products for your favorite pal. If you’re looking for a new forever friend…

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Oct
30
Oct
30
Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Battleship to go trick-or-treating! Fun games, activities, henna tattoos, & storytelling is all part of the Halloween fun. Batty Battleship is perfect for t…

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Nov
23
Nov
23
Lighting at the Lake Celebration Carolina Beach
Website: www.islandoflights.org
Phone: 910-458-6885
Location: Carolina Beach
The light up ceremony officially begins the month long Island of Lights Festival.Families can walk one mile around the lake to view the beautiful lighted displays. Santa will visit the celebration and…

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Nov
29
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Dec
16
It’s A Wonderful Life / Presented by Big Dawg Productions
Website: www.bigdawgproductions.org
Phone: 910-367-5237
Location: Wilmington
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic G…

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Nov
30
Nov
30
Island of Lights Christmas Parade
Website: : www.islandoflights.org
Phone: 910-458-5507
Location: Carolina Beach
Floats, bands and Santa Clause will be there to add to the festivities of the Season and provide a night of entertainment for families.

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Dec
1
Dec
1
Island of Lights Holiday Flotilla
Website: www.islandoflights.org
Phone: 910-458-0211
Location: Carolina Beach
Fishing boats and pleasure craft electrically decorated with thousands of lights present a spectacular display on the Intracoastal Waterway.
They cruise from Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basi…

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Dec
1
Dec
1
Battleship Alive
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910 251-5797
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington
Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by reenacting daily duties & drills.

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Dec
2
Dec
2
Christmas Open House & Crafts Fair
Phone: 910-686-9518 ext. 26
Dressed in its holiday finest, the plantation’s Christmas Open House is a charming gateway to old fashioned holiday spirit. Take a self-guided tour or shop the Craft Fair. Children can visit with S…

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Dec
7
Dec
8
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Weekend/WW II
Website: www.battleshipnc.com
Phone: 910.367.1758
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington,Wilmington
The Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club hosts a worldwide ham radio operator event onboard the Battleship commemorating the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Radio operators making contact will re…

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Dec
8
Dec
8
Island of Lights Holiday Tour of Homes
Website: www.islandoflights.org
Phone: 910-458-5006
Location: Carolina Beach
Take a self-guided tour through some of Pleasure Island’s most beautiful homes when they are decorated for the holidays. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its best as the owners welcome you into the priva…

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Dec
15
Dec
16
Colonial Christmas
Website: www.burgwinwrighthouse.com 
Phone: 910.762.0570
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington,Wilmington
The house will be decorated in the 1700’s Christmas tradition during this two day event. Visitors will be entertained by colonial daners, weaving and spinning, colonial surgeon, static displays, house…

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Dec
15
Dec
15
5K Jingle Bell Run
Website: www.wbmuseum.com
Phone: 910 256-2569
Location: Wrightsville Beach
The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History invites you to participate in the museum’s Third Annual 5K Jingle Bell Run. As this will be a celebratory, holiday event, race participants are encouraged to d…

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Website: www.cfrboats.com
Phone: 910.343.1611
Location: Historic Downtown Wilmington,Wilmington
Cruise into the new year aboard the Henrietta III Riverboat. The cruise along the Cape Fear River includes a heavy hors d’oeuvre buffet, entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast. Pre-paid Res…

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