Saturday, January 28, 2012

3rd Annual Cardinal Strut

Join us for the 3rd Annual Cardinal Strut in Wilmington, North Carolina! If you enjoy running or walking, this is the event for you. Participate in a 5k, 10k, or 1.2 Mile Fun Run and Marathon Finish! Check out the event details listed below and register today. Save the date for the 3rd Annual Cardinal Strut and "Come Strut Your Stuff".

Photo of Wilmington NC Cardinal Strut Mascot3rd Annual Cardinal Strut
March 3, 2012
Holly Tree Elementary School
5k and 10k at 8:30AM
1.2 Mile Fun Run and Marathon Finish at 9:30AM

The Cardinal Strut in Wilmington, North Carolina is all about having fun with your family and friends! Whether you are participating in the 5k, 10k, or 1.2 Mile Fun Run, this Wilmington event promises to be a memorable one. The 5k and 10k are USATF certified and the courses are fast and flat. Not a runner? New for 2012, people who are not interested in running the course are invited to join in the fun and walk or STRUT the 5k course. You can even dress the part for this special event! Costumes are welcome for the 3rd Annual Cardinal Strut. So whether you will be running, walking, cheering, or celebrating, this day will be entertaining for the entire family!

If you are interested in running as part of a team, this is the race for you because Birds of a Feather Flock Together! Just round up five or more runners and create a team name to participate as a team in this exciting Wilmington event. The more runners you have, the better! The judges will be giving out a Team Participation Award to the team with the most birds in their flock! And don't forget to dress to impress because the Cardinal Strut Judges will also have an award for the runners with the best Team Spirit. Finally, there will be awards for the three fastest teams!

Visit the Cardinal Strut website for additional details, contact information, and registration information. If you will be traveling to Wilmington from out of town for this special event, we invite you to take advantage of special deals from our hotel partners at Wilmington NC Events. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting family friendly event in Wilmington, North Carolina!

Happy Running!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival

If wine and chocolate are two of your favorites, Wilmington, NC has the festival for you! Set against the backdrop of the scenic Cape Fear River, you will enjoy an elegant epicurean experience. The 2012 Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival offers the unique opportunity to taste and purchase products from the biggest names in signature chocolates and fine wines. Take a glance at the event details below and mark your calendar to join us at this spectacular Wilmington event!

Photo of Wilmington North Carolina Wine and Chocolate Festival Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival
A Sweet Affair in North Carolina's Premier Coastal City
February 3, 4, & 5, 2012
Coastline Event Center
503 Nutt Street
Historic Downtown Wilmington

The Grand Tasting
On February 3, 2012, mix and mingle while Chef Sue Lawler of Lawler Catering and her talented assistants serve you delectable hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy a live performance by the contemporary jazz group known as The Brubakers. This amazing group has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of Pop, Rock, R&B, Fusion and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations.

Showcase Days
On February 4 & 5, 2012, you are invited to sip, nibble, and sigh the day away! Sip on samples of wine provided by wineries from across the region. You will have the chance to taste and select that perfect wine that has been waiting for you. Enjoy a glass at the festival and purchase a bottle or case to bring home! Nibble on samples of sweet sensations offered by the region's signature chocolatiers who have perfected the art of creating and crafting fine chocolate. As you enjoy the festival, keep your friends and loved ones in mind - you might just find that perfect Valentine's Day gift! And last but not least, sigh and relax as you take time to appreciate the work of these fine artisans. Learn from the experts new ways to enjoy wine and/or chocolate at a demonstration or informal talk.

The Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival will be a sweet affair in North Carolina's premier coastal city. It is a Wilmington event that you will not want to miss! Visit the Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival website for additional details and ticket information so that you can plan to join us at this wonderful event! If you are visiting Wilmington from out of town, please take advantage of special hotel deals brought to you by our hotel partners. Have a spectacular week and remember to plan ahead so that you can sip, nibble, and sigh at the 2012 Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews Winter Wedding Show

The new year has only just begun and there are already countless exciting events planned for 2012 here in Wilmington, North Carolina. With live concerts, theatrical performances, sporting events, fundraisers, and more on the books, we are looking forward to a year full of memorable social gatherings and local events. To find dates, times, details and more about your favorite Wilmington events, follow along with our blog, website, and social media communities. We hope that you, your family, and friends will join us for each and every Wilmington event that catches your eye this coming year!

To kick off 2012, we would like to celebrate with all newlyweds planning to get married in Wilmington, North Carolina by sharing details about an upcoming event that was created with your special occasion in mind! Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is a gorgeous church that has been beautifully refurbished to accommodate weddings, receptions, and other important events. This historic building is known as one of the most elegant and romantic ceremony and reception venues in the country. This January 2012, Brooklyn Arts Center will be hosting a spectacular Winter Wedding Show that will showcase Wilmington's vibrant community of vendors who have come together to promote the City of Wilmington as one of the top three wedding destination locations along the East Coast. This unique wedding show is one that you will not want to miss. Take a glance at specific event details below and start making plans to join us for this exciting Wilmington event!

Photo of Brooklyn Arts Center at St Andrews Logo  

Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews
Winter Wedding Show
Date: January 29, 2012
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Location: 516 North 4th Street
The corner of Campbell and North 4th Streets
Historic Downtown Wilmington

The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews Winter Wedding Show is a one of a kind event that goes above and beyond the typical wedding vendor exhibition. Six different wedding planners / designers will be showcasing actual weddings using a variety of local Wilmington vendors. Brides can look forward to giveaways, live music, photo shoots, food, a cash bar and much more!

Richard Leder, executive director of BAC, says, "Our stunning, historic venue, one of the region's most magnificent and romantic locations in which to host a wedding ceremony and reception, is the perfect place for brides to meet the area's top vendors up close and see them at their creative best. We've planned an incredible, unique, and entertaining afternoon of wedding fun and information. Expect the unexpected and be ready to have a blast, because that's the way we do it in Brooklyn!"

The first 75 brides to purchase a ticket will receive a swag bag filled with local goodies and everyone will have a chance to win great giveaways as they explore Brooklyn Arts Center to find the latest wedding fashions, trends, and styles presented as actual weddings throughout the venue. For additional details and event ticket information, we invite you to visit the Brooklyn Arts Wedding Show website.

If you are a Wilmington bride or Wilmington bride-to-be, we want to hear from you! Tell us about your favorite wedding venues and wedding vendors in Wilmington, North Carolina and share your Wilmington wedding experience with us! We hope to see everyone at the upcoming Winter Wedding Show on January 29th!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events