Annual Events

January 

Anniversary of the Capture of Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
910 458-5538 

Greater Wilmington Antique Show 
(910) 686-3029 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day March 
(910) 763-4183 

Model Railroad Show 
(910) 270-2696 


February 

North Carolina Jazz Festival 
(910) 763-8585 

Wilmington Garden Show 
(910) 452-6393 ext 211 


March 

Bid for Literacy Mardi Gras Auction 
(910) 251-0911 

Coastal Living Show 
(910) 686-5904 

Kids Art Day, Southport 
(910) 457-5450 

New Hanover County Residents Appreciation Day 
(910) 341-4030 


April 

Arlie Gardens Concert Series 
(910) 798-7700 

Annual Bluegrass Festival, Ocean Isle Beach 
(910) 287-2800 

Bald Head Island Regatta 
(910) 457-SAIL 

Dreams Center for Arts Education, Wilmington 
(910) 772-1501 

Museum of Coastal Carolina Family Day, Ocean Isle Beach 
(910) 579-1016 

North Carolina Azalea Festival, Wilmington 
(910) 794-4650 

Pleasure Island Chowder Cook Off, Carolina Beach 
(910) 200-3288 

Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Fair, Wilmington 
(910) 686-9518 

Women Anglers in Training Weekend 
(910) 278-4747 


May 

Arlie Arts Festival, Wilmington 
(910) 798-7700 

Battleship North Carolina Memorial Day Observance, Wilmington 
(910) 251-5797 

Greek Festival 
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Wilmington 
(910) 256-5180 

Island of Lights Spring Fashion Show, Carolina Beach 
(910) 458-7116 


June 

Carolina Beach Music Festival, Carolina Beach 
(910) 200-3288 

Pender County Blueberry Festival, Historic Downtown Burgaw 
(910) 259-1278 

Pleasure Island Summer Concerts, Fort Fischer, Kure Beach 
(910) 458-8434 

Wilmington Nautical Festival, Downtown Wilmington 
(910) 341-4030 


July 

Baskets of Summer, Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, Wilmington 
(910) 686-9518 

Battleship Blast, Downtown riverfront Wilmington 
(910) 251-5797 

Cape Fear Blues Festival, Wilmington 
(910) 350-8822 

Fourth of July Fireworks, Downtown Wilmington, 
(910) 341-7855 

Pleasure Island Fireworks, Carolina Beach 
(910) 200-3288 


August 

Annual Endless Summer Beach Blast various locations Wilmington Jaycess 
(910) 359-1940 

Boiling Spring Lakes Raft Race, Boiling Spring Lakes 
(910) 845-2762 

Castles and Scoops Contest, Holiday Inn Sunspree, Wrightsville Beach 
(910) 254-3534 

Dreams Center for Arts Education, Anne Street, Wilmington 
(910) 772-1501 
www.dreamswilmington.org 

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, Sneads Ferry 
(910) 329-4446 

Wilmington African-American Heritage Festival, Wilmington 
(910) 762-5502 


September 

Hampstead Spot Festival, Hampstead 
(910) 270-9642 

Intercultural Festival, Brunswick Community College 
(910) 755-7306 

No Octane Regatta, Southport 
(910) 454-0607 

North Carolina Big Sweep, Topsail Island 
(910) 328-0863 

Purple Feet Festival, Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach 
(910) 287-2800 


October 

Annual Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach 
(910) 458-8434 

Cape Fear Fair & Expo, Wilmington International Airport 
(910) 313-1234 

Halloween Festival, Poplar Grove Historic Plantation Wilmington 
(910) 686-9518 

Halloween History-Mystery Tour, Bellamy Mansion, Wilmington 
(910) 251-3700 

North Carolina Festival By The Sea, Holden Beach 
(910) 754-6644 

North Carolina Oyster Festival, Ocean Isle Beach 
(910) 754-6644 

Riverfest, Downtown Wilmington 
(910) 452-6862 

Sometime in October Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, Wilmington 
(910) 200-2439 


November 

Cucalorus Film Festival, Various locations, Wilmington 
(910) 343-5995 

Festival of Trees, Wilmington Hilton riverside, Wilmington 
(910) 772-5444 

North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach 
(910) 341-4030 

Topsail Island Holiday Boat Flotilla, Topsail Beach 
(910) 329-4446 


December 

Airlie Gardens Enchanted Airlie: a Holiday Light Show, Wilmington 
(910) 798-7700 

Candle Tea, Wilmington 
(910) 799-9256 

Christmas By The Sea Festival Oak Island 
(910) 457-6964 

Island of Lights Festival, Carolina Beach 
(910) 458-7116 

New Years Eve Riverboat Cruise, Dock St., Wilmington 
(910) 343-1611 

Old Wilmington by Candlelight, Various Locations, Wilmington 
(910) 762-0492 

Poplar Grove Christmas Open House, Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, Wilmington 
(910) 686-9518 

Sneads Ferry Winterfest, Sneads Ferry 
(910) 329-4446 

Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree, Hilton Park, Wilmington 
(910) 341-7855