Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wilmington North Carolina Events - August 2012

Events in Wilmington NC this August 2012 feature the very best of Wilmington sports, Wilmington theatre, Wilmington concerts, Wilmington tours and more. Cheer for the Wilmington baseball team, enjoy free Wilmington fireworks and concerts, and audition for one of Wilmington's upcoming theatrical performances. There are activities and events for people of all ages and interests. Take a glance at the list of upcoming events below and start making plans today. We even included a unique Weekend Getaway opportunity to one of our favorite nearby cities! Contact us today if we are missing your favorite Wilmington event or attraction!

Wilmington Sharks Baseball 
August 2, 2012 at 7:00PM
It's the last game of the 2012 Wilmington Shark's baseball season. Grab your friends and join Sharky Shark at Legion Stadium to cheer on the Wilmington Sharks as they challenge the Thomasville Hitoms. Call 910-343-5621 to purchase your tickets today.
Free Fireworks by the Sea
August 2 - Snack Cracker
August 9 - Emily Minor Band
August 16 - Bibis Ellison Band
August 23 - Radio Flyer
August 31 - Eastbound
Carolina Beach Boardwalk presents FREE Wilmington fireworks during the summer months. Weather permitting, visitors will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show and live gazebo entertainment every week during the month of August. Gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30PM and the fireworks start at approximately 9PM. Call 910-458-8434 for more information.

The Dixie Swim Club
August 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 2012
5 Southern Women, whose friendships began years ago on their college swim team, meet for a long weekend every August to catch up. Their lives unfold over a period of 33 years as they rely on one another to get through life's challenges. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends rally 'round their own with strength and love, taking this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. Plus, opening night on August 2nd is Pay-What-You-Can Night. Patrons will be able to choose their own ticket prices with just a $5 minimum so that no matter what walk of life, everyone has the opportunity to purchase an affordable theatre ticket. For more details, read about the current season at Big Dawg Productions.  

Downtown Sundown Concert Series
August 3, 2012 - Yellow Dub Marine (Beatles Reggae Tribute)
August 10, 2012 - The Breakfast Club (America's Favorite 1980's Tribute Band)
August 17, 2012 - Tuesday's Gone (The Ultimate Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd)
August 24, 2012 - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
August 31, 2012 - Slippery When Wet (The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute)
Free live music in downtown Wilmington will be available every week until August 31st. Beer and wine are available for purchase so bring your ID. Half of the proceeds from wristband sales benefit a different charitable organization each night. Call 910-763-7349 for more details.  

The World Goes 'Round
August 3-5, 2012
Cameron Art Museum presents The World Goes 'Round. 'Sometimes you're happy and sometimes you're sad - but the world goes 'round'. Life (with its glories, indignities, hopes and quiet dreams) is the subject of this stunning revue of the beloved songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The vast range of human experience is explored in song after impeccable song by one of Broadway's most daring and successful teams and masters of the heart-grabbing Broadway showstopper. Call 800-595-4849 or 910-264-2602 to get your tickets today.

Free Wilmington Movies by the Lake
August 5 - The Adventures of Tin Tin
August 12 - Mars Needs Moms
August 19 - Happy Feet Two
August 26 - Blue Hawaii (Elvis)
Free Wilmington movies are offered Sunday nights throughout the summer at Carolina Beach Lake Park. Bring your chairs and relax 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 available for sale. Call 910-458-8434 for more information.

The Lion in Winter Auditions
August 6 - 7, 2012
Want to participate in one of Wilmington's local productions? Auditions for 'The Lion in Winter', directed by Robb Mann and produced by Big Dawg Productions, will be held at 7PM on August 6th and 7th at the Community Arts Center at 120 South 2nd Street. Call 910-540-4962 with questions.  

Jazz at the Mansion - Dixieland All Stars
August 10, 2012
Jazz at the Mansion is a local favorite that you will not want to miss! Concerts take place behind Bellamy Mansion with the porch and patio as the stage. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. Check out the Bellamy Mansion calendar for more information.

Brooklyn Arts Wedding Show
August 12, 2012 at 4PM
Get ready to hang with Wilmington's brides-to-be! The Brooklyn Arts Wedding Show will have 4 shows - every hour on the hour, with a limit of 75 brides per show. Everyone will have ample time to meet the vendors, find inspiration, hear live music, taste fabulous food, and see the latest wedding fashions, trends and styles presented as actual weddings throughout the venue. Check out the Brooklyn Arts Wedding Show schedule for more information.

Oakdale Cemetery Tours
August 18, 2012 at 10AM
Take a step back in time to a pivotal moment in Wilmington's history 150 years ago on this day when the Yellow Fever Epidemic began. This is a Wilmington tour that you will not want to miss. For more information, read the Oakdale Cemetery Tour Schedule. 

16th Lumina Daze
August 26 2012
The Lumina Daze Festival in Wilmington, NC features shag, jazz, and big band music including the Wilmington Big Band, Dixieland All-Stars, and The Imitations. Enjoy a live auction that includes a UNCW Seahawk Mascot for a party, Stand Up Paddleboard, Golf Lessons with Pro Drew Pearsall, Shrimperoo with Walt Lackey for 10 people and more. Visit the Wrightsville Beach Lumina daze event page for more details.

Weekend Getaway 
August 24 - 26, 2012
Visit Columbia, South Carolina for the Famously Hot Music Festival coming up this August 2012. Enjoy three days of live music in the heart of Columbia at Finlay Park. Make a reservation today at one of these Columbia SC hotels and then purchase your Famously Hot Music Festival Tickets. Here is a quick glance at the concert schedule:
  • August 24, 2012 - EOTO, Savoy, Eliot Lipp, Archnemesis, and Minnesota 
  • August 25, 2012 - Collective Soul, Buckcherry, Filter, Seven Mary Three, and Eve 6 
  • August 26 2012 - Lonestar, Corey Smith, Pat Green, Josh Thompson, and Julie Roberts

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

No comments:

Post a Comment