Thursday, August 9, 2012

Events on Labor Day Weekend in Wilmington NC

Labor Day Weekend is an exciting time of year in Wilmington, North Carolina. After all, who doesn't get excited about a three day weekend? This year, Labor Day will be observed on September 3, 2012 and we want to help you plan a perfect weekend of celebrations with family and friends. Enjoy free local events and activities, visit some of Wilmington's most popular attractions, or plan a weekend getaway to explore a nearby city! Find out what's happening over Labor Day Weekend and start making plans today. Have any questions? Contact us so that we can help you plan a memorable 2012 Labor Day Weekend. 

Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaway
Did you know that Wilmington is only a few hours away from the 4th BEST ZOO in the country? Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this weekend and stay at a luxurious Columbia hotel for ONLY $79. This great price includes TWO FREE zoo tickets, free breakfast, free internet, and use of the outdoor pool! This special rate is $30 off their regular zoo package rate. Book your travel plans today so that you can take advantage of this awesome Labor Day special! Click here for more information!

Fireworks By The Sea and Gazebo Entertainment
August 31, 2012
Fireworks always add an extra special touch of excitement to North Carolina holiday celebrations. Kick off your Labor Day Weekend with a spectacular and FREE fireworks show near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Gazebo Entertainment begins at 6:30PM and the fireworks show is scheduled for approximately 9:00PM. Eastbound will provide a free, live performance of modern country and blues music for the Gazebo Entertainment. This is the final Fireworks By The Sea show of the season, so do not miss your chance to participate in this incredible Wilmington event!

Carolina Beach Farmers Market
September 1, 2012
Carolina Beach Farmers Market supports grow local, buy local, play local. Both residents and visitors are invited to come together with local food producers and artisans this Labor Day Weekend. Explore the Farmers Market to find a variety of locally grown and produced plants, vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese, soaps, dog cookies, baked goods and fine arts & crafts. Learn more at

Free Movies by the Lake
September 2, 2012 - Journey 2
Free North Carolina Labor Day Weekend event! Carolina Beach Lake Park presents a free movie by the lake on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Bring your chairs and find a spot on the lawn where the whole family can enjoy newly released movies. This summertime treat is perfect for adults and kids alike. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more are for sales at the movies for a very reasonable price. You can also bring your own food & beverages. Call 910-458-8434 for additional information.

Battleship North Carolina
USS North Carolina is one of Wilmington's most popular local attractions. If you have not had an opportunity to visit this wonderful North Carolina attraction, plan your first trip for this long Labor Day Weekend. Battleship North Carolina sits across the river from downtown Wilmington, inviting visitors to walk her decks. This incredible Wilmington attraction allows visitors to envision the daily life and fierce combat that her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Learn more at

North Carolina Beaches
Wilmington is home to several beautiful beaches along the North Carolina Coast. Spend Labor Day Weekend 2012 relaxing in the sun, kayaking, flying a kite, paddle boarding, and more at these popular Wilmington beaches.

Wilmington, North Carolina Visitors
If you are visiting Wilmington for this special holiday weekend, we invite you to stay with our local hotel partners. Centrally located between historic downtown and Wilmington's favorite beaches, these hotels allow visitors to experience everything that Wilmington, NC has to offer at very affordable rates. Call the Holiday Inn Wilmington at 866-893-2703 or the Staybridge Suites Wilmington at 866-875-7770 to make your reservations today.

2012 Labor Day Weekend Vacation Getaway
Time for a weekend getaway? Spend this long holiday weekend in a nearby city with family, friends, and loved ones. Read the Charleston, South Carolina Labor Day Weekend blog entry and the Columbia, South Carolina Labor Day Weekend blog entry to find out what's happening in these nearby cities. Choose the city that interests you and start making your travel plans today!

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

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