Monday, April 30, 2012

Safari Hunt 2012

Join Aquatic Safaris on Saturday, May 5th to kick off the 2012 dive season with an exciting underwater adventure! Safari Hunt 2012 is like an underwater Easter egg hunt on a shipwreck. If you love to scuba dive and enjoy a good challenge, you will not want to miss out on this entertaining Wilmington event! Check out the Safari Hunt details below and sign up now at Aquatic Safaris!

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Safari Hunt 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Liberty Ship
Located off Wrightsville Beach

Photo of Wilmington NC Scuba Diving EventThe Safari Hunt is like an underwater Easter egg hunt on a shipwreck! At 9:00AM, Aquatic Safaris will blow a horn at the Liberty Ship off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Once they hear the sound of the horn, divers will hit the water in search of numbered tokens that are hidden on the 400' wreck. Divers are each allowed to bring 3 tokens back to the surface with them.

Photo of Wilmington NC Safari HuntAfter the dive, everyone will head back to the Bridge Tender Marina where free hot-dogs, chips, and drinks are served. Each participant can look forward to a Safari Hunt T-Shirt as well! Then, Aquatic Safaris will begin to call out numbers. When a diver's token number is called, he or she can draw a prize from the hat. Once all of the token numbers have been called, people who did not get a token put their names in a hat to draw the remaining prizes.

On average, 80 - 100 people sign up for Safari Hunt. There are approximately 120 tokens hidden in the water and over $4,000 in prizes will be given away. Prizes usually include a Regulator, BC, Dive Computer, Riffe and AB Biller Spear guns, and lots more. Aquatic Safaris receives prizes from generous vendors in the Wilmington area, so come out this year to win some prizes! Space on the Aquatic Safaris charter boats are limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot. There will also be a variety of private boats participating, so tell Aquatic Safaris if you need a ride and they may be able to connect you with a boat!

Aquatic Safaris has been running charters out of Wrightsville Beach for over 20 years. Captains and crew members are experienced divers or instructors that will do everything possible to make sure you have a safe and fun experience. Join them at Safari Hunt 2012 to meet the team and enjoy this fun Wilmington event!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Snow Queen

City Ballet of Wilmington presents The Snow Queen! Join us at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Campus in Kenan Auditorium for a spectacular ballet performance on May 5, 2012 at 3:00PM. Visiting from out of town for this exciting Wilmington event? Take advantage of special discounts from our local hotel partners! Learn more about The Snow Queen in the details below and get your ballet tickets today!
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The Snow Queen
May 5, 2012 at 3:00PM
Kenan Auditorium 
UNCW Campus
Wilmington, North Carolina

 The Snow Queen is a delightful fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson about true friendship put to the ultimate test and the power of love to overcome all evil. With great messages for all ages, this full length ballet is enhanced by beautiful sets and costumes and set to a wonderful score of classical music from great composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Beethoven Consort, Mikhail Bronner, Alexandre Desplat, Patrick Doyle, Jane Eaglen, Dmitri Shostakovich, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. 

Photo of The Snow Queen Ballet in Wilmington North CarolinaThe Snow Queen story is an enchanting ballet for all ages. It is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and follows Gerda on an adventure to save her beloved friend Kai from an evil goblin's spell. The audience is taken on a magnificent and exciting journey through the seasons, as Gerda's search for Kai leads her to the mysterious Snow Queen's ice castle.

Photos of a Wilmington North Carolina BalletBuilt on over twenty years of experience and a national reputation, visitors can expect a truly captivating,  theatrical work of art from City Ballet of Wilmington. Connect with The Snow Queen characters as exquisitely trained dancers bring this compelling story to life right before your eyes. The engaging music, vivid scenery, and incredible sets and costumes will captivate the entire audience for the duration of this full-length ballet.

Plan ahead and get your tickets today so that you can enjoy The Snow Queen with family members and friends on May 5, 2012. This is a Wilmington event that you will not want to miss!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2012 Wilmington North Carolina Events

Wilmington, North Carolina is an exciting place to be this April 2012. Whether you are searching for a special Easter celebration, an arts and crafts show, a comedy act, a concert, or even a free activity, there is something for everyone in Wilmington. Take a glance at the events listed below and start making your April plans today. Visiting from out of town? Stay with one of our local hotel partners at a very affordable rate so that you can enjoy everything that this remarkable city has to offer!
Easter Events
Easter weekend is always an exciting time in Wilmington, North Carolina. Spend this April holiday with your friends and family at some of your favorite local attractions! Click here for a list of spectacular Easter Events coming up in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Arts and Crafts
Wilmington, NC is filled with talented arts and crafts vendors. Enjoy the amazing knowledge and skills that these artists have to offer at the Wool N' Wood Show scheduled for Opening Day at the Poplar Grove Farmer's Market and at the Arts & Crafts Fair on April 7, 2012.

Looking to spend a night out with friends that is full of laughter and entertainment? Catch The Adam Growe Quiz Show at Thalian Hall on April 19, 2012. Adam is one of Canada's most accomplished stand-up comedians. This man was born to entertain, so get your friends together and plan to meet at Thalian Hall for this April event.

Support Your Local Community
Wilmington, North Carolina residents have so much to offer the local community and visitors from out of town. Shopping at a local Farmer's Market is a great way to get involved and enjoy the fresh food, flowers, arts & crafts, products, and more that Wilmington has to offer. Check out the Poplar Grove Farmer's Market and the Carolina Beach Farmer's Market to see what all the hype is about! The Poplar Grove Farmer's Market is every Wednesday from 8:00AM - 1:00PM and the Carolina Beach Farmer's Market is every Saturday from 8:00AM - 1:00PM.

Wilmington Concerts
Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is the venue for several exciting Wilmington shows in April 2012. On April 25, 2012 Trigger Hippy will take the stage at 8:00PM. Trigger Hippy is a super group featuring longtime Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed. Just two days later, Rusted Root will perform at 8:00PM on April 27, 2012. Fans can expect to hear new music as well as fan favorites! Check out the Brooklyn Arts Center website for details and tickets to these April concerts.

All Things Free 
Looking for a FREE activity to participate in this month? Wilmington Wine is hosting a FREE Wine Tasting every Friday from 5:00PM - 8:00PM. Their outdoor seating is a great place to enjoy a Spring Friday evening! Wilmington Wine is located at 605 Castle Street, just minutes away from downtown.

Be sure and tell us about all of the exciting events that you attend this month. Share comments and pictures on our blog and Facebook page so that we can hear all about your favorite Wilmington events. We look forward to hearing from you!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events