Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2012 Wilmington North Carolina Events

Happy May Everyone!
Wilmington, North Carolina is getting ready for a month full of exciting local events. Whether you are a member of the local community or visiting from out of town, we encourage you to attend as many of these Wilmington events as possible. If you are visiting from out of town, check out the hotel deals and free activities listed on Are you attending or hosting a May event? Contact us with event details so that we can promote your event for free!

Coming up this weekend!
Jump right in and plan to attend a Wilmington event during the first weekend of May 2012! On Friday, May 4th, Bellamy Mansion presents "Settling The Cape Fear" with Dr. Chris Fonvielle. Enjoy a 2 hour trip on the Cape Fear with Chris and Capt. Doug Springer while you visualize the ecology and early settlement along the river. After a morning cruise, stop by Wilmington Wine for a FREE wine tasting on the hip part of Castle. They have outdoor seating in the back, which is a great place to gather with family and friends! On Saturday, May 5th, catch a performance of The Snow Queen presented by City Ballet of Wilmington at Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW Campus. Interested in a unique outdoor adventure? Safari Hunt 2012 is like an underwater Easter egg hunt on a shipwreck. Join Aquatic Safaris on Saturday, May 5th for your chance to scuba dive and win prizes at Safari Hunt 2012! Adding to the excitement of Saturday, May 5th is the Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Party. Kick off the festivities with Kentucky Derby treats and instead of betting on horses, place your bid on fine prizes from local businesses and restaurants. Come dressed in your beautiful bonnets and bodacious bow ties and win prizes!

Local Sports & Outdoor Adventures
Cheer on the Wilmington Sea Dawgs Basketball team and participate in their exciting theme nights! May 11th is Scout Night, May 18th is Cancer Awareness Night, and May 25th is Kids Night. Learn more about their theme nights on the Sea Dawgs website. Looking to try a new outdoor adventure this month? Why not plan a family camping adventure with Mahanaim Adventures. Create lasting memories with your family as you eat your meals around a camp fire, sleep in a tent, and explore the outdoors! If this is something that sounds exciting but you do not have the gear or experience for this kind of adventure, call Mahanaim Adventures today to set up a family camping trip.

Wilmington Concerts & Shows
If you love to go to the theatre and local concerts, Wilmington is the place for you! Visit Thalian Hall on May 11, 2012 for a night of brass, class rhythm and swing with the John Brown Jazz Orchestra. Enjoy Big Band hits kicked up a notch under the guidance and indisputable finesse of jazz master John Brown. Also on May 11, 2012 Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews and Porch Theatre Company welcome audiences to grab a group or friends and join in on the party for the Totally 80's Class Reunion! Get ready to eat, drink, laugh, dance, and solve a murder because this reunion is going to be killer! Up next is Project X featuring Juicedon, Mikey Beats, and Dr. Steppa at Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews on Thursday, May 10th. There will be 1000+ glow sticks, lights, and lasers! Get your tickets today for these fantastic performances!

Wilmington Tours
Interested in learning more about Wilmington and the local community? Take a guided tour of historic downtown with friends and family! Horsedrawn Tours Wilmington offers non-reservation, continuous 1/2 hour narrated tours each and every day. As seen on Southern Living Magazine, your costumed driver narrates your unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions of historic Wilmington. Wilmington Trolley Company features excellent narrated tours as well! Weave through the bumpy brick laid streets of historic downtown and learn about the beautiful mansions, museums, TV & Movie Locations, Civil War Shipyards, and more that make Wilmington such a remarkable city! 

Farmer's Markets
Looking for a way to support the local community? Visit a Wilmington Farmer's Market to enjoy fresh food, flowers, arts and crafts, and more from local vendors. 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!

Enjoy these wonderful Wilmington events coming up in May 2012. Let us know which events you attend by sharing comments, pictures and videos on our Facebook wall! We look forward to hearing from you!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

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