Sunday, December 30, 2012

January 2013 Wilmington NC Events

Welcome 2013! Celebrate the New Year at these upcoming events in Wilmington North Carolina.

January 2013 Wilmington events include plays, musicals, athletic challenges, fundraisers, shows, and more! Mark up your calendar today so that you can attend as many upcoming Wilmington events as possible during the month of January. Hosting or attending a January event that is not already on the list? Submit your event today!

Visiting Wilmington from out of town this month? Take advantage of excellent hotel discounts from our local partners and explore our website to find information on local attractions, restaurants, and more!

January 2013 Wilmington Events:

Wilmington Jazz at the CAM: Sir Manual & The Weather Channel Boyz, fusion jazz
January 3, 2013 from 6:30 - 8PM
Continue your New Year fun with the return of Jazz at the CAM! A new group to the series will blend smooth jazz and funk into a musical journey comparable to Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Weather Report, and Foreplay. Call 910-395-5999 for more information. Click here to learn more about Wilmington's upcoming music entertainment.

Monty Python's Spamalot
January 3-6, 10-12, 2013
Cape Fear Theatre Arts presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT this January 2013 at Thalian Hall Mainstage. Lovingly ripped off the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Call Thalian Hall at 910-632-2285 to get your show tickets today.

Hidden Battleship
January 12, 2013
This behind-the-scenes tour of un-restored areas of the Battleship North Carolina is designed for the explorer at heart! The four-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. guests explore the bow, third deck, engine room #1, the refrigerator compartments, and climb inside the fire control tower to the top of the ship. Call 910-251-5797 for reservations.

Live Music in Wilmington NC
January 15, 2013 - M.L.K. Gospel Concert
January 25, 2013 - The Marshall Tucker Band
January 26, 2013 - Sir Manuel and The Funk U Orchestra
January 30, 2013 - Jeff Mangum
Wilmington NC venues present a variety of entertaining shows in Wilmington, NC this January 2013. Plan ahead with family and friends so that you can experience these exciting performances. Read our Live Music in Wilmington NC blog for more information about these upcoming Wilmington events!

5th Annual Cold Stroke Classic
January 19, 2013
The 2013 Cold Stroke Classic will take place in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on January 19, 2013. The course will begin and end at the Blockade-Runner Beach Resort for both divisions. All paddling for the race will be on the Intracoastal Waterway. Paddlers can opt to do the 3.5 mile Recreational course or the 7 mile Elite Course. Call 800-383-4443 for more information.

Sheppard's Battery: Defending The Left Flank
January 19, 2013 from 10AM - 4PM
Fort Fisher's 148th anniversary program will focus on the Confederate defenders at Sheppard's Battery and around the 'Bloody Gate' on the left flank of Fort Fisher. Civil War re-enactors will set up displays of camp life, and talk with visitors about the life of the Confederate infantry and artillery troops during the January 1865 campaign. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 910-458-5538 for more information.
Pied Piper Theatre: Dury Lane - A Musical Mother Goose Mash-Up
January 20, 2013 at 3PM
A musical revue featuring the beloved rhymes of Mother Goose from the inventive mind of Steve Cooper. Fractured Fairy Tales meets the Ziegfeld Follies in this fun-filled musical for the entire family. You will not want to miss Georgie Porgie and Jack Horner, Jack Sprat and his Super-Sized Wife, Miss Muffet and the Spider, and more. Call 910-632-2285 to get your tickets from Thalian Hall today.

Martin Luther King Parade
January 21, 2013 at Noon
Join us in historic downtown Wilmington for the Martin Luther King Parade. The parade line-up time is at 9:00AM and the parade will begin at noon.

Step Up For Soldiers Back Yard BBQ Cook-Off
January 25 - 26, 2013
BBQ meets the beach at the 2013 Step Up For Soldiers Back Yard BBQ Cook-Off coming up January 25 - 26, 2013. Thirty teams will take to their grills, forks in hand, secret recipes folded and stashed in pockets, all for the glory of the title and the satisfaction of knowing they have raised a significant amount of money for Step Up For Soldiers. The cook-off will be held at the lake in Carolina Beach at the junction of Lake Park Blvd. and Atlanta Avenue. Everyone is welcome and admission is free! Call 910-547-0087 for more information.

Bellamy Mansion Museum Preservation Celebration
January 25, 2013 from 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Come and experience the finest Wilmington hospitality! Four magnificently restored houses will be open for a special Preservation Celebration on Friday, January 25th from 6:30 - 9:30PM. Tour the Donald MacRae House, George Washington Williams House, David R. Murchison House and Tuscany, all located within walking distance in the downtown Historic District. Tickets are $35 each and include wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Call 910-547-9592 for more information.

16th Annual Model Railroad Show and Sale
January 26 - 27, 2013
The Original Cape Fear Model Railroad Society presents the 16th Annual Model Railroad Show and Sale January 26 - 27, 2013. Join us at American Legion Post 10 for this exciting event. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, and free for children 5 and under. Enjoy free clinics by Tom Staley of Tom's Train Station in Cary, NC. Call 910-270-2696 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Live Music in Wilmington NC

Wilmington music events will feature live entertainment for audiences of all ages at favorite Wilmington NC venues this coming December, January, and February. 

Wilmington NC venues present exciting shows in Wilmington, NC this coming December, January, and February. Plan ahead with family and friends so that you can attend these concerts in Wilmington. Wilmington music features jazz, rock, funk, gospel and more! Plus, big time artists Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, and Citizen Cope will perform live in cities nearby. Plan ahead so that you can attend all of these exciting events!

Visiting Wilmington from out of town? Take advantage of incredible discount rates from our Wilmington hotel partners.

Music in Wilmington North Carolina:

Keller Williams
December 27, 2012 at 8:30PM
98.3 The Penguin Presents Keller Williams with More than a Little Support and That 1 Guy on December 27, 2012 at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. General Admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of. Get your tickets today to attend this exciting Wilmington concert. Visit for more information.

M.L.K Gospel Concert
January 15, 2013 at 7:00PM
The M.L.K. Gospel Concert at Saint Steven A.M.E. Church in Wilmington, North Carolina will feature various choirs from around the southeast. Join us at 501 Red Cross Street in Wilmington for this special Wilmington concert.

The Marshall Tucker Band
January 25, 2013 at 9:00PM
In the early fall of 1973, Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Their debut album had already spawned numerous hits. The collective talents of the Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. More than three decades later, this performance reminds us how it all began. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated.

Sir Manuel and The Funk U Orchestra
January 26, 2013
Music from the 60's, 70's and early 80's with hits from Ohio Players, Commadors, Mass Production, George Clinton, James Brown, Jeffery Osborne, Ray Le'Montagne, Prince, Cameo, Chuck Brown, and many more ol shook funk tunes! Visit for more information.

Jeff Mangum
January 30, 2013 at 8:30PM
Progressive Music Group presents Jeff Mangum with special guests Tall Firs on January 30, 2013 at Brooklyn Arts Center. Buy your tickets in advance and save! $1 per ticket will benefit Children of the Blue Sky. Visit for more information.

North Carolina Jazz Festival
February 7 - 9, 2013
Wilmington, North Carolina welcomes all jazz lovers to the 33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival. Fill your evenings with exciting performances brought to you by some of the greatest jazz musicians from around the globe, and spend your days exploring Wilmington's favorite local attractions.

Julie Rehder and Jack Krupicka Quartet
February 14, 2013
Julie Rehder and Jack Krupicka Quartet invite you to join them for a romantic filled Valentine's Day evening of jazz. This Cape Fear Jazz Society music event in Wilmington is part of the Jazz at The CAM series. Purchase your Jazz at the CAM tickets today for this Valentine's Day performance.

February 26, 2013 at 8:00PM
HUKA Entertainment and Progressive Music Group present LOTUS with special guests Moon Hooch. Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Visit for more information.

Jeremy Kittel Band
March 9, 2013 at 8:00PM
Jeremy is a full-time member of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island String Quartet - while also touring as the leader of his namesake band. His stylistically diverse, boundary-zapping perspective produces a breathless fusion of musical styles - and an audience response that borders on Kittel-mania. Call 910-632-2285 for more information.

Concerts Near Wilmington NC:

Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley - Locked & Reloaded Tour
January 17, 2013 at 7:30PM | Colonial Life Arena | Columbia, South Carolina
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will kick off their 2013 Locked & Reloaded Tour on January 17, 2013 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Plan a quick getaway today so that you can be part of this exciting event! Purchase your Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley tickets and book a Columbia hotel room today!

Citizen Cope
February 9, 2013 at 9:00PM | Music Farm | Charleston, SC
Citizen Cope will perform LIVE in Charleston, South Carolina on February 9, 2013 at Music Farm. Join Citizen Cope fans at this exciting live concert. Purchase your Citizen Cope tickets and book a Charleston hotel room today so that you can attend this Charleston concert!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events 

Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 New Year's Eve in Wilmington NC

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Wilmington North Carolina at exciting holiday events on December 31, 2012!

Photo of New Year's Eve FireworksRing in the New Year with family and friends at Wilmington's favorite holiday events. Kick off New Year's Eve Day with the kids at The Children's Museum of Wilmington's New Year's Noon event. Countdown to 'midnight' at noon with the kids so that you can enjoy a cruise, masquerade ball, gala, and more when the ball finally drops at midnight! Wilmington NC holiday events are designed to entertain people of all ages and interests. Share these New Year's Eve events with family and friends so that you can make plans today!

Visiting Wilmington from out of town to celebrate New Year's Eve on the coast? Take advantage of excellent discount Wilmington hotel rates from our local hotel partners! If you live in Wilmington, email these discounts to family and friends so that they can join you for these exciting holiday events!

We look forward to seeing you at Wilmington's New Year's Eve Celebrations!

2012 New Year's Eve Events in Wilmington North Carolina

New Year's Noon!
December 31, 2012 & January 1, 2013 from 11AM - 1PM
Celebrate the New Year with The Children's Museum of Wilmington on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. This count down to the New Year features confetti, noise makers, and lots of fun! The 'midnight' celebration occurs at noon and it is FREE with regular admission. Call 910-254-3534 for more information.

New Year's Eve Party Cruise
December 31, 2012
Ring in the New Year aboard the 120' Royal Winner Princess II. Enjoy a champagne toast, dessert, and party favors for only $25.00 per person. The cruise will board at 10PM and return at 12:30AM. Call 910-458-5356 to make your holiday reservations.
Save the Night Masquerade Ball
December 31, 2012 from 9PM - 1AM
Join us at the St. Thomas Preservation Hall for a black tie masquerade. An evening supporting the Centre of Redemption, a Wilmington home for underage pregnant girls rescued from sex trafficking. Dance in the New Year and enjoy an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, a champagne toast, and a silent auction. Visit for tickets.

New Year's Eve Gala featuring Spamalot in Wilmington NC
December 31, 2012 at 7PM
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts and City Stage Productions present the 2012 New Year's Eve Gala featuring the outrageous musical comedy "Monty Python's Spamalot". The event begins at 7PM with a buffet, open bar, champagne and party favors. Curtain time is at 8:30PM. Desserts will be served at intermission, and after the show, the party runs until 1AM New Year's Morning. Call 910-632-2285 for more information.

New Year's Eve Celebration Cruise in Wilmington NC
December 31, 2012
Cruise into 2013 aboard Henrietta III. This riverboat cruise along the Cape Fear River includes a heavy hors d'oeuvre buffet, entertainment, party favors, and a champagne toast! Plan ahead with family and friends so that you can celebrate this exciting holiday together. Call 910-343-1611 to make your pre-paid reservations TODAY!

Island of Lights New Year's Eve Countdown
December 31, 2012
Celebrate the New Year near the Pier in Kure Beach. Do not miss out on your chance to watch the lighted beach ball drop at midnight, followed by a spectacular fireworks demonstration. Call 910-458-5507 for ore information about this family friendly, Wilmington NC event!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events