Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Year's Eve in Wilmington NC

Wilmington NC New Year's Eve events feature live music, fireworks, cabaret shows, masquerade events, cruises and more!


Celebrate New Year's Eve in Wilmington, North Carolina! Watch a spectacular fireworks show at the Island of Lights New Year's Celebration, celebrate in style at the Save The Night Masquerade Event, enjoy your champagne toast aboard Henrietta III or enjoy a Broadway Musical at Thalian Hall's New Year's Eve Gala! Where will you celebrate New Year's Eve to ring in 2014?

Visiting from out of town to celebrate New Year's Eve in Wilmington? Stay with one of our local hotel partners!

2013 - 2014 New Year's Eve Events in Wilmington NC:


Island of Lights - New Year's Celebration
December 31, 2013
Celebrate New Year's Eve near the Gazebo at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk! Watch as a giant lighted beach ball drops at midnight and a spectacular fireworks show lights up the sky! This free family-friendly event will feature a DJ and dancing! Refreshments and party favors will be available for purchase. The Island of Lights raffle tradition will continue this year and the winner will take home the original artwork for the Island of Lights 2013 official Christmas card and ornament! Bring the family to Carolina Beach at 9PM to join the festivities!

New Year's Eve - Une Soiree Cabaret!
December 31, 2013 at 6PM and 9:30PM
TheatreNOW is proud to bring you an encore of their hit cabaret show and French tasting meal! Featuring aerial acrobat, can-can dancers, burlesque, comedy, live music and more. Get your tickets for this one-of-kind evening out in the Port City! Tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple. Call 910-399-3669 for more information.

Save The Night Masquerade Event
December 31, 2013 from 9PM - 1AM
Pop. Fizz. Clink ... to Save the Night! Shine your shoes, put on your finest formal attire and join us at Wilmington's most elegant New Year's Eve Celebration! This Black Tie Masquerade features live music provided by BLP. Masks are optional! Purchase your event tickets today!

New Year's Eve Aboard Henrietta III
December 31, 2013 from 8PM - 1:30AM
Henrietta III presents a spectacular New Year's Eve celebration! Celebrate with a scrumptious buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast! Boarding begins at 8PM and the boat will cruise from 9:30PM to shortly after midnight! The party will continue until 1:30AM. Call 910-343-1611 to purchase your tickets today!

New Year's Eve Gala at Thalian Hall
December 31, 2013
Thalian Hall's New Year's Eve Gala includes dinner, dessert, drinks, a champagne toast and a sensational live performance of the Broadway musical Cabaret by City Stage - one of Wilmington's most respected community theatre ensembles! Bring your friends for an entertaining night of revelry in the theatre, ring in 2014, and come hear music play! Call 910-632-2285 for more details and tickets!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wilmington NC 2013 Holiday Events

Wilmington NC holiday events and celebrations feature Christmas lights, Christmas trees, visits with Santa, holiday concerts, holiday parades and more!


Celebrate the holidays in Wilmington North Carolina! Kick off the season at the Island of Lights Lighting of the Lake ceremony, stroll through Enchanted Airlie to enjoy a spectacular array of lights, and catch an incredible display of decorated boats as they cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway in the Christmas Flotilla! Race in the Jingle Bell Run 5k, enjoy holiday music at Thalian Hall and enjoy holiday arts and crafts at the Wilmington Holiday Art Show. Mark your calendar today so that you can enjoy all of Wilmington's exciting holiday events!

Visiting from out of town to experience Christmas in Wilmington? Contact our Wilmington hotel partners to enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious hot breakfast and more!

2013 Wilmington  NC Holiday Events:


Island of Lights Lighting at the Lake
November 29, 2013 at 7PM
The light up ceremony officially begins the month long, 2013 Island of Lights Festival. The brief opening ceremony will feature the President of The Island of Lights committee, Pleasure Island elected officials, and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard and display the Flag for the singing of the National Anthem. Families can walk one mile around the lake to view the beautiful lighted displays. Santa will visit the celebration and free cocoa and cookies will be served prior to Light up. Contact 910-458-6885 for more information.

Enchanted Airlie
November 29 & 30, 2013
December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22, 2013

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a nice stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! Call 910-798-7700 for more information.

Holiday Artist Market - Wilmington Art Show
November 30 - December 1, 2013
Kick off your Holiday shopping at the Wilmington Art Show, a juried art show consisting of outstanding fine artists and craftsmen from Wilmington and around the country. The jury committee carefully selects only the best work submitted in each category assuring a well-rounded quality art show. You'll find everything from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings; this is a show you won't want to miss! Click here for $1 off admission.

American Big Band: Home for the Holidays
December 4, 2013 at 4PM and 8PM
With a twelve-piece band and cast of eight singers and dancers, American Big Band thrills audiences like no other with a fully staged, costumed and choreographed production. Their show-stopping synthesis of Big Band styling and Broadway staging, mixed with the ability to meld popular classics with the latest show tunes and choreography, creates a uniquely entertaining evening perfect for the holidays. Celebrate holiday favorites including hits from Bing to Buble! Call 910-632-2285 for ticket information.

Island of Lights Christmas Parade
December 6, 2013
The 2013 Christmas Parade will be on Friday, December 6th, starting at 7:30pm. It proceeds from Atlanta Avenue down Lake Park Boulevard to the Federal Point Plaza in Carolina Beach. Floats, bands and Santa Clause will be there to add to the festivities of the Season and provide a night of entertainment for families. Call 910-458-5507 for more information.

Christmas Flotilla in Wilmington NC
December 7, 2013
Celebrate the holidays at the Wilmington NC Christmas Flotilla! Fishing boats and pleasure craft electrically decorated with thousands of lights present a spectacular display on the Intracoastal Waterway. They cruise from Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. The boats compete for prizes and add to the wonderful holiday spirit. A panel of judges will be on hand to choose the winners. Bring the family and enjoy the evening at Carolina Beach. Call 910-458-0211 for more information.

Polar Express at Wilmington Railroad Museum
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2013
Experience the 10th year of the Polar Express Family Show! Wilmington Railroad Museum presents the classic story, told by WWAY-TV personalities. Visit with Santa, get a special 'first gift' and goodies, and enjoy hot chocolate. Call the Wilmington Railroad Museum at 910-763-2634 to reserve your golden tickets.

12 Tastes of Christmas
December 13, 2013
Get a taste of the holiday spirit at the first annual 12 Tastes of Christmas benefit on Friday, December 13 at the Brooklyn Arts Center. Select downtown eateries and drinkeries will provide delectable nibbles and special seasonal cocktails for your sampling pleasure, with holiday tunes by DJ Battle to make your night merry. Festive attire welcome! Yes, that includes that ugly Xmas sweater! Call 910-538-2939 for more information.

Jingle Bell Run 5k
December 14, 2013
The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History invites you to participate in the museum’s Third Annual 5K Jingle Bell Run. Race participants are encouraged to dress in holiday apparel like Santa costumes, antlers, snowmen, etc for this celebratory, holiday event. There will be a prize for best costume! The 5K course will take participants around the John Nesbitt Loop and will include a short run up North Channel Drive and back. Call 910-256-2569 for more information.

Chatham County Line: Electric Holiday Tour
December 20, 2013
The time has come again for North Carolina's Acoustic Ambassadors to take their Annual Electric Holiday Tour on the road. The holidays are a special time of year and to mark this occasion, Chatham County Line brings a few friends on the road to liven up the stage with them. As in years past, there will be a full acoustic set performed by the band in their tried and true one-mic fashion. Following a short intermission, the band will be joined by Jay Brown, Zeke Hutchins, and Johnny Irion for a rocking take on some of their own songs as well as a few choice numbers that have influenced them through the years. The Holiday show has always provided a warm spirit and a few surprises so call 910-538-2939 to get your tickets before it is too late.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 in Wilmington NC

Celebrate Thanksgiving 2013 in Wilmington, NC with festive holiday events and delicious Thanksgiving dinners at popular Wilmington restaurants!


Wilmington NC is the place to be Thanksgiving Weekend! Gallop for the Gravy in Wilmington's Thanksgiving Day 5k, visit with Santa at the Island of Lights Lighting at the Lake Celebration, challenge your friends in the Turkey Trot 4 Mile Trail Run and enjoy a spectacular lighted boat parade at the 30th Annual Flotilla! Plus, make dinner reservations today so that you can enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by top Wilmington restaurants!

Visiting from out of town to celebrate Thanksgiving in Wilmington? Contact our local hotel partners today and ask them about their special discount hotel rates!

Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Wilmington NC:


Gallop For The Gravy 5K
November 28, 2013
Gallop for the Gravy is Wilmington West Rotary's Annual 5K run benefiting local and Rotary International charities. The certified 5k course starts and ends at the Wilmington Family YMCA. It winds through the Forest Hills neighborhood, has plenty of shade and is flat. There is one water stop at about the 1/2 point. Costumes are encouraged and rewarded with a prize for the best. It's a great way to start the Thanksgiving holiday! Click here for additional information about the 2013 Gallop for the Gravy 5k.

Island of Lights - Lighting at the Lake Celebration
November 29, 2013 
The light up ceremony officially begins the month long Island of Lights Festival! There will be a brief opening ceremony featuring the President of The Island of Lights Committee, Pleasure Island elected officials and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard and display the Flag for the singing of the National Anthem. Families can walk one mile around the lake to view the beautiful lighted displays and Santa will visit the celebration! Free coca and cookies will be served prior to Light Up. Click here for additional information.

Turkey Trot 4 Mile Trail Run
November 30, 2013 at 9AM
The Turkey Trot is a 4 mile trail run / walk through Carolina Beach State Park. The race begins at Carolina Beach State Park Marina. Runners will proceed on paved road and then enter well marked trails through pine forest and over wooden footbridges. Footing is generally good with occasional sand, roots and limb hazards along the trail. There will be a continuous shuttle service from race finish to breakfast / awards ceremony and from the awards back to the parking area. Register today!

Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla
November 29 & 30, 2013
The 30th Annual Flotilla weekend will be held Friday and Saturday, November 29th and 30th. Flotilla has grown to become one of the top 20 events in the Southeast and a must see family weekend, attracting an estimated 50,000 people to Wrightsville Beach annually. The weekend kicks off with a Launch Party and continues with a family friendly Festival in the Park, a spectacular lighted boat parade and an incredible fireworks display! Call 910-256-2120 for more information.

Thanksgiving Dinners in Wilmington NC:


The Bridge Tender Restaurant
1414 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC | 910-256-4519
Thanksgiving Dinner

K&W Cafeteria
3501 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC | 910-762-7011
Thanksgiving Dinner

Oceanic - Oceanfront Dining
703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC | 910-256-5551
Open 12PM - 8PM Thanksgiving Day, Serving Thanksgiving Specials

Ruth's Chris Steak House
301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC | 910-343-1818
Thanksgiving Dinner - Dine at Ruth's Chris Steak House with family and friends.
Ruth's Holiday Sides To Go - Order sides to go and enjoy them in the comfort of your Wilmington accommodations.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wilmington Events November 2013

Experience the Cape Fear Fair, fishing tournaments, festivals, races and outdoor competitions this November 2013 in Wilmington, NC!


Mark your calendar today so that you can join us for these exciting Wilmington events! Enjoy thrilling rides, games and delicious food at the Cape Fear Fair, fish in the Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament and compete in the North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge as well as the Battleship Half Marathon / 5K. November features a month full of exciting festivals including the Cucalorus Film Festival, the Cape Fear Kite Festival, the Polish Festival and the Latino Festival. There is something for every age and interest this November 2013. We look forward to seeing YOU at these upcoming Wilmington events!

Visiting from out of town? Our local hotel partners offer comfortable accommodations, excellent customer service and close proximity to all of Wilmington's top attractions and events! Contact these hotels today to make your Wilmington hotel reservations!

November 2013 Wilmington NC Events:


Cape Fear Fair and Expo
November 1 - 10, 2013
This year's fair promises to be bigger and better than EVER! The award winning Powers Great American Midways will be back again, bringing their spectacular rides straight from the State Fair. Enjoy thrilling rides, fun filled games and delicious food at the 2013 Cape Fear Fair! Livestock Exhibits will be open Monday - Friday and various arts and crafts vendors will have their work on display! Don't forget to participate in Midnight Madness on Friday nights! One ticket lets you ride nonstop, all night long! Call 910-313-1234 for more information! Click here for $2 Off General Admission!

Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament
November 2, 2013
Fish For Tomorrow presents the Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament this November 2013. Proceeds will benefit flounder aquaculture research at NC Wilmington and NC State University. The tournament kicks off at daylight and the weigh-in will take place at 5PM. Fish must be weighed in alive and in good condition. Contact Tim Barefoot at 910-617-7637 for more information!

16th Annual Polish Festival
November 2, 2013 from 11AM to 5PM
Enjoy food, drinks, and lots of entertainment at the 2013 Polish Festival in Wilmington, NC! Karolinka, a children's Polish Folk Group of Charlotte NC, and The Chardon Polka Band from Ohio will be there to delight and entertain throughout the day. Guests are invited to try delicious Polish foods including Kielbasa, Pierogi, Golabki, Placki Ziemiaczane, Kruschiki, Strudel and more! There will also be domestic and Polish beer served, including Wilmington's own St. Stan's Baltic Porter, brewed especially for the Polish Festival by Front Street Brewery! Enjoy children's games, a craft sale, a silent auction and more at this exciting Wilmington event! Call 910-675-2336 for more information.

Cape Fear Kite Festival
November 2 & 3, 2013
Cape Fear Kite Festival was organized as a "fun fly" without competitions or rules (other than safety!) to unofficially wrap up the kite-flying year. It is attended by serious kite flyers who enjoy showing their sky art to anyone who appreciates it. While weather and wind dependent, SOMETHING will fly, we assure you! Hundreds of spectators of all ages and all walks of life cover the beach and many (we hope) will get hooked on the fun and beauty of a kite string in your hand and color against the clouds. We hope to have tee-shirts, kites and festival puzzles for sale. Come join us! Call 910-520-1818 for more information.

Battleship Half Marathon and Port Land Grille Battleship 5k
November 3, 2013
The 15th annual Carolina Sports Medicine Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon and Port Land Grille Battleship 5K is the best undiscovered Destination Race you'll ever do! The race includes a beautiful, USATF-certified (NC13063DF) Half Marathon and precisely measured 5K that starts and finishes at the Battleship North Carolina across the river from downtown Wilmington, NC. It's only 9 miles to Wrightsville Beach which is one of the most picturesque beaches on the east coast. The Half Marathon course crosses 2 bridges, goes through historic downtown Wilmington, and tours beautiful Greenfield Lake with the 12-mile mark at the top of the Memorial Bridge which is the highest point on the course. The post-race party and awards ceremony in Battleship Park overlooks the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington with exhibits, vendors, pizza and good chow and drinks. Register today!

Diamonds & Champagne Hope Ball
November 8, 2013
Women of Hope is pleased to announce the Inaugural Diamonds & Champagne Hope Ball. A Charity Gala Event to be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Brooklyn Arts Center in downtown Wilmington, NC. This formal black tie affair will benefit Women of Hope, which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the female cancer patient, survivor and their families. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Craig Woolard Band. A dinner buffet served by the MOI Catering Co. along with a variety of complimentary beverages to include beer and wine. A cash bar for mixed drinks will be available. Decadent desserts will be created by Eat Dessert First. It is sure to be a wonderful evening for all who attend. Call 910-538-2939 for more information!

15th Annual Festival Latino
November 9, 2013
The 2013 Festival Latino will take place at Ogden Park in Wilmington, North Carolina. This is the largest Latino event in the Capfe Fear Area with over 20,000 people in attendance! Mark your calendar so that you can enjoy music, dancing, and more at this Wilmington festival. Call 910-341-0007 for more information!

Fall Horse Drawn Wagon Tours of Oakdale Cemetery
November 10, 2013 from 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Enjoy a 30 minute, narrated tour of Oakdale - North Carolina's oldest rural cemetery. Nip and Tuck, a pair of Percheron horses who pull the wagon, will allow Ed Lewis of Currie Work and Driving Horse Farm to provide directions. See the graves of Wilmington's famous and interesting personalities. Narrated tours are offered every 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 PM. The last tour will depart at 4:30 PM. The fee is $10 for adults and $8.00 for children 12 and younger. Call 910-762-5682 for more information.

Cucalorus Film Festival
November 13 - 17, 2013
Cucalorus brings people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. The annual festival provides a non-competitive environment to honor and support filmmakers. The world's biggest celebration of independent and international film held in North Carolina! Films will be played at popular Wilmington venues including City Stage Theater, TheatreNOW, Jengo's Playhouse, Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Bellamy Mansion and Ziggy's By the Sea during the Cucalorus Film Festival.

North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge
November 16, 2013
The Surf to Sound Challenge in Wilmington, NC features extreme paddlers who will perform a surf start, race through the Atlantic Ocean and finish on Wrightsville Beach. Register today or make plans to come out and watch this exciting Wilmington event! There will be an award ceremony, prizes and celebration!

Jake Shimabukuro - Hawaiian Ukulele Wizard
November 21, 2013 at 8PM
JAKE SHIMABUKURO is a ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. Shimabukuro has written numerous original compositions, including the entire soundtracks to two Japanese films, Hula Girls (2007) and the Japanese remake of Sideways (2009). Well known in Hawaii and Japan during his early solo career in the early 2000s, Shimabukuro became famous internationally in 2006, when a video of him playing a virtuosic rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was posted on YouTube without his knowledge and became one of the first viral videos on that site. Call 910-538-2939 to get concert tickets today!

Wilmington NC Farmers' Markets
November 2013
Poplar Grove Plantation invites you to join them for their Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 8AM - 1PM. Riverfront Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 8AM - 1PM. Guests will find locally grown produce, artisans and crafters, and more at these Wilmington Farmers' Markets. Shop for fresh produce, plants, herbs, baked goods and more! Call Poplar Grove Plantation at 910-686-9518 or Riverfront Farmers' Market at 910-538-6223 for more information!

Happy November Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Live Music in Wilmington NC October 2013

Wilmington NC presents live music and entertainment at concerts, festivals and local restaurants this October 2013!

 

California Roots - The Carolina Sessions, Ras-Tober Festival, Modern Rock Fest and Grooves in the Grove invite you to enjoy live music in Wilmington, North Carolina this October 2013! Plus, popular local restaurants and bars will welcome your favorite local musicians and incredible artists from across the country! Enjoy live music and entertainment all month long with family and friends. Check out our list of upcoming live music events listed below and get your event tickets today!


Visiting from out of town to see your favorite musicians perform live in Wilmington? Contact our local hotel partners for excellent hotel rates in Wilmington, NC! We look forward to seeing YOU at these exciting Wilmington events!

Featured Live Music Events in Wilmington - October 2013:


Ras-Tober Festival
October 17, 2013
Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews presents the 2nd Annual Ras-Tober Festival on Thursday, October 27, 2013 at 7PM! This Wilmington event features D.H.I.M., Signal Fire, Music by DJ Rusty and Special Guests! The doors open at 7PM and the show will begin at 8PM. Tickets are only $7 each!

Grooves in the Grove: South of K
October 20, 2013
South of K is an acoustic band with close ties to Kure Beach, NC. Experience "friendship manifested in music" at this FREE Wilmington event! Bring a blanket or chair to Poplar Grove Plantation and enjoy the concert! Coolers are welcome. Call 910-686-9518 for more information.

Modern Rock Fest 2013
October 25, 2013 at 5:00PM
Modern Rock 98.7 Presents Modern Rock Fest this October 2013! Cage The Elephant and special guests Paper Tongues and The Features will perform live in Wilmington, NC at Legion Stadium on October 25, 2013. Tickets are $25 in advance. Click here to purchase your tickets today.

California Roots - The Carolina Sessions
October 26, 2013
California Roots has become a household name for reggae-rock lovers on the West Coast and beyond over the last four years. Now, the producers of the West Coast festival are bringing the show across the country to Wilmington, North Carolina on October 26, 2013 at Battleship Park. This event will be the first of its kind on the East Coast and the producers are bringing an impressive lineup featuring SOJA, The Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Passafire, The Movement, Mike Pinto, Ballyhoo!, Natty Vibes, Fear Nuttin Band and more! Call 910-343-1000 for ticket information.

Live Music in Wilmington NC October 2013


October 17, 2013
We The Kings - Kenan Auditorium | 601 So. College Road | 910-962-3500

October 18, 2013
End of the Line - Fermental | 7250B Market Street | 910-821-0362

October 19, 2013
Adagio For Strings - Kenan Auditorium | 601 So. College Road | 910-962-3500
Dark Horse - Reel Cafe | 100 S. Front Street | 910-241-1832
The Malpass Brothers - Thalian Hall | 310 Chestnut Street | 910-632-2285
Cross Creek - Fermental | 7250B Market Street | 910-821-0362

October 20, 2013
Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra Halloween Matinee - Kenan Auditorium | 910-962-3500

October 21, 2013
Willie Nelson and Friends - Odell Williamson Auditorium | 50 College Road NW | 910-755-7416

October 23, 2013
Rock for the Cure: The School Boys -  Reel Cafe | 100 S. Front Street | 910-241-1832

October 24, 2013
Linda Mitchell -  Fermental | 7250B Market Street | 910-821-0362

October 25, 2013
Kyle Lindley - Fermental | 7250B Market Street | 910-821-0362

October 26, 2013
Jeremy Norris and the Buckshot Band - Reel Cafe | 100 S. Front Street | 910-241-1832
Chasing Opal - Fermental | 7250B Market Street | 910-821-0362

October 31, 2013
Halloween Celebration with Upstarts & Rogues - Fermental | 7250B Market Street | 910-821-0362

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween 2013 Events in Wilmington North Carolina

Celebrate Halloween in Wilmington, North Carolina with haunted houses, haunted pub crawls, ghost tours, horror shows and trick or treat adventures!


Wilmington, North Carolina haunted attractions bring your worst nightmares to life right before your eyes! Confront all of your phobias at Panic Attack Haunted Attraction, tread upon the unmarked graves of thieves on a Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington and listen to haunted tales of the Cape Fear region at TheatreNOW's Fright Nights.

Once you have confronted your deepest fears, plan a Halloween adventure for the entire family! Trick
or Treat Under the Sea at Fort Fisher Aquarium, tour the Haunted Barn on a Halloween Ghost Trolley Tour and enjoy games, activities, and trick or treating at Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash!

Get your costume ready for a month full of exciting and scary Halloween events in Wilmington, North Carolina! Visiting from out of town? Make reservations today at one of these Wilmington hotels!

2013 Halloween Events in Wilmington North Carolina:


Panic Attack Haunted Attraction in Wilmington NC
September 27 & 28, 2013
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, 2013

The largest, most elaborate, scariest, wildest, bloodiest, most intense haunted house the Cape Fear region has ever seen! Panic Attack Haunted Attraction is your worst nightmare come to life. Hollywood-quality special effects, elaborate sets, and terrifying live actors will without a doubt scare you and exploit your deepest fears. The shocking and twisted journey through the Panic Attack Haunted Attraction is like a bad dream gone worse that sends you into a blood-curdling, psychological massacre of fears, phobias, and haunts. Call 919-578-3327 for more information.

Haunted Pub Crawl
September & October 2013
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30PM
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. Call 910-794-1866 for more information.

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington
September & October 2013
Nightly at 6:30PM & 8:30PM

Join us as we traverse 275-year old alleyways littered with the spiritual debris of privateers and cutthroats. Stroll beneath a canopy of centuries old live oaks, their cryptic limbs dripping with Spanish moss, and hear tales of murder and mayhem. And if you dare, tread upon the unmarked graves of thieves, murderers and other less pitiful souls. Hear tales past and present, including the most recent encounters with these spirits (many of which have occurred during past tours). Call 910-794-1866 for more information.

Fright Night at TheatreNOW
October 4 - November 2, 2013
Doors Open at 6PM, Show starts at 7PM
Haunted tales of the Cape Fear region come to life with a creepy retelling. Inspired by tales of the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington and classic horror movies everywhere. This show is not recommended for younger children. The Fright Night Menu features Halloween courses including Brains & Eyeballs Meatballs, Zombie Chicken, Frankenfish Salmon and more! Call 910-399-3669 for ticket information and menu details.

Trick or Treat Under the Sea at Fort Fisher Aquarium
October 24 & 25, 2013 from 5PM - 8:30PM
During the aquatic-themed festival guests are invited to dress in costume (no masks for adults, please) and prowl the Aquarium for spooky good times. Expect shrieks of delight during Halloween-themed games. Even zombies will giggle with delight at the roving performers and two magic shows per night. Scary divers lurk among the sharks in the Cape Fear Shoals. Brave souls find an extra thrill exploring the haunted gardens and meeting live animals. Those gnawed by hunger can dine at the Sharkbites snack bar on the outdoor deck. Call 800-832-3474 and select Fort Fisher Aquarium for more information.

Kooky Spooky JamBooRead
October 25, 2013 from 4:30PM-7:30PM
Enjoy some fall festivities at the Children's Museum of Wilmington! We will be having literacy-based fun fall games!  Enjoy stations like: Pumpkin bowling, Pumpkin bean bag toss, Pumpkin mini golf, Pumpkin ring toss, Halloween bingo and slime making! Guess how many pumpkin seeds and win a FREE membership! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and get ready to have lots of fun! FREE for Members! Only $3 for Non-Members! Call 910-254-3534 for more information.

Halloween Ghost Trolley Tours

October 25, 26, 30 & 31, 2013 from 6PM - 9PM
Listen to ghost stories tailored for young children, and experience the "Haunted Barn"!  Let your little ones enjoy Halloween the way it used to be. Tour meets at Market & Water Streets in downtown Wilmington.  $12.00 per adult, $5.00 per child under 12.  Free treats for children. No reservation required. Call 910-251-8889 for more information.

Double Decker Halloween Party and Costume Contest
October 25 & 26, 2013
The London-style double decker Wilmington Red Bus returns Halloween weekend for two spooktacular nights. The Halloween themed bar tour and costume contest is the only of its kind in the area and features four popular Wilmington pubs: Hell's Kitchen, Half Time Sports Bar, Courts & Sports and Banks Channel. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Make A Wish of Eastern North Carolina. Each tour accommodates up to 70 guests for a night on the town 'london-style' and other benefits include free cover, $2 beer, $2 shots, prizes, give-a-ways and a costume contest for cash! Call 910-264-4343 for more information!

Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash
October 29, 2013 from 5:30PM - 8PM
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Battleship to go trick-or-treating! Fun games, activities, henna tattoos, & storytelling is all part of the Halloween fun. Batty Battleship is perfect for the little ones and families! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Bring your camera! $5 per person (including adults). Children 2 & under are free.

The Rocky Horror Show at Thalian Hall
October 30 & 31, 2013
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Call 910-632-2285 for ticket information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wilmington North Carolina September 2013 Events

Wilmington NC September 2013 events feature live music at Brooklyn Arts Center, theatrical performances at Thalian Hall, the 2013 Wilmington YMCA triathlon, the Carolina Beach Pier Flatfish Tournament and more!


Visit Wilmington, North Carolina this September 2013 to enjoy the following upcoming events! Check out local food and crafts at the Carolina Beach Farmer's Market, enjoy live performances at popular Wilmington music venues, compete in a Wilmington fishing tournament and more!

Visiting from out of town? Call one of our Wilmington hotel partners to make your hotel reservations today! We look forward to seeing you at these exciting Wilmington events!

Wilmington NC September 2013 Events:


ARTblast! in Wilmington NC
September 4 - 8, 2013
An explosion of skillful performances in the genres of theater, film, literature, music, dance, and art. A celebration of talent spread out over a five day period. An opportunity to open yourself to various talents in multiple familiar, or possibly unfamiliar, locations.

Carolina Beach Farmer's Market
September 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2013
Visit this Wilmington Farmer's Market Saturdays through September 28, 2013 for an abundant selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods and natural soaps while listening to live music at the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Located on the shores of the lake, the market is open Saturdays, 8AM - 1PM. In addition, a selection of artists and crafters have their handmade items available each week on a rotating basis. This Wilmington event is pet friendly!

Jazz at the Mansion
September 12, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:30PM
The rained out El Jaye Johnson & The Port City All-Stars will return to perform September 12 at 6:30PM! Bring blankets or chairs to Bellamy Mansion and enjoy this summer concert on the lawn! Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for members, & $5 for students. Call 910-251-3700 for additional information.

Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at Thalian Hall

September 13 - 22, 2013
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. The Enchanted Edition is an adaptation for the stage based on the 1997 television revival, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. This version, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, is sure to make the hearts of children and adults alike soar when the slipper fits.

Matisyahu at Brooklyn Arts Center
September 16, 2013 at 7PM
Progressive Music Group and HUKA Entertainment present Matisyahu with Magic at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Doors open at 7PM and show starts at 8PM. Tickets are $25 (Floor) and $30 (Balcony) if you reserve them in advance. On the day of the show, tickets are $30 (Floor) and $35 (Balcony). Call 910-538-2939 to get your Matisyahu tickets today! Don't miss this incredible 2013 Summer Tour!

Mary Wilson of the Supremes
September 19, 2013 at 7PM
During the 1960s, vocal powerhouse Mary Wilson of The Supremes helped garner an unequaled record of number one hits by a female group. While Wilson is best known as an original member of the world’s most famous female trio, the legendary singer’s career did not stop there, as she continues to move on to new heights. Joined on stage by UNCW musicians, her performance at Kenan Auditorium will feature hits from The Supremes’ heyday, as well as more recent songs, creating a unique blend of classic and contemporary music.

Wilmington YMCA Triathlon 2013

September 21, 2013 at 7AM
Maus Warick Matthews & Company presents the Wilmington YMCA Triathlon this September 2013! Athletes will compete in a 1500 Swim, 12 Mile Bike, and 5K Run at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Visit Wilmington to participate in this exciting outdoor event! Cheer on your favorite athlete or sign up to compete in Wilmington.

Carolina Beach Pier Flatfish Tournament
September 22, 2013
SEKMC presents the Carolina Beach Pier Flatfish Tournament! This Wilmington fishing tournament is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. 1st place 60%, 2nd place 40%, and TWT $10, extra 100% payout. For more information, call 910-538-0115. Visit Wilmington this September 2013 to compete in this Carolina Beach Pier Flatfish Tournament!

Big Boi at Brooklyn Arts Center

September 26, 2013
Catch the Big Boi of Outkast Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors Tour at Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC! A 20-year career as a Hip Hop artist is rare. A 20-year career as a Hip Hop artist who gets better with every album is unheard of. But in the case of Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, it's no surprise. Call 910-538-2939 to get your tickets today!

Battleship Alive - USS North Carolina

September 28, 2013 from 8AM - 5PM
Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. Free with regular Battleship admission. Please call 910-251-5797 for more information.

Wilmington NC Events  
Danielle Snyder

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wilmington NC August 2013 Events

Wilmington NC August 2013 events include Wilmington Hammerheads soccer games, Wilmington concerts, free fireworks, theatrical performances, Wilmington festivals, and the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic!


Visit Wilmington in August 2013 to experience popular annual events, Wilmington festivals, free concerts, free fireworks, and more! Visitors will enjoy Wilmington sports, Wilmington surfing competitions, and live music this August 2013.

Visiting from out of town? Enjoy discount hotel rates and incredible package offers from our local hotel partners!

August 2013 Wilmington NC Events:


Wilmington Hammerheads Soccer Games
August 2, 9, 14, & 17, 2013
Wilmington NC August EventsCheer on the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer team at Legion Stadium this August 2013! The Wilmington Hammerheads will challenge opponents including Charleston, Dayton, Pittsburgh, and Antigua this month. Get your tickets today so that you can enjoy these Wilmington events with family and friends. Call 910-777-2111 for ticket information!

Downtown Sundown Concert Series
August 2, 2013 - Ill Communication with Wrong Way
August 9, 2013 - On The Border: Ultimate Eagles Tribute
August 16, 2013 - The Waiting: A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
August 23, 2013 - Draw The Line: The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute Show
August 30, 2013 - Departure: The Journey Tribute Band
The 8th Annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series continues this August 2013. Visit Riverfront Park to enjoy live music from a variety of original and cover bands, both local and regional. Beer, wine and food are available for purchase during the performances. The event takes place either rain or shine. 

Fireworks by the Sea in Wilmington NC
August 8, 2013 - Bibis Ellison Band
August 15, 2013 - The Cut
August 22, 2013 - Billy Walton Band
August 30, 2013 - 40 East
Enjoy FREE fireworks by the sea on the beach near Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset every Thursday night during the Summer Months! The fireworks and gazebo entertainment are free and open to all, weather permitting. Fireworks begin at 9PM and gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30PM. Call 910-458-8434 for ticket information.

Big Dawn Productions presents: 'night, Mother
August 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2013
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. This eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. Call 910-367-5237 for ticket information.

Free Summer Concert Series in Kure Beach
August 9, 2013 - South of K
August 23, 2013 - Mako Band
August 29, 2013 - Spare Change
Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! Enjoy this FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away! Call 910-458-8434 for more information.

Mud Day at The Children's Museum of Wilmington
August 9 - 10, 2013
Visit The Children's Museum of Wilmington for their annual Mud Day event! Guests will enjoy a day full of the messiest fun you can imagine! Explore Magic Mud, a substance with properties of both a solid and a liquid at the same time, make mud pies, give yourself a mud mask, and just play in the mud! Wear a bathing suit or old clothes for this exciting Wilmington event! Call 910-254-3534 for more information.

Port City RibFest
August 9 - 11, 2013
The inaugural Carolina Farmin' Port City Ribfest will take place August 9 - 11, 2013! This Wilmington festival will take place adjacent to the majestic USS North Carolina Battleship on the banks of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC. National BBQ teams from across the country will come to Wilmington to sell their BBQ and compete against each other to win the title 'Grand Champion'. Many of these 'Ribbers' have been featured on several national TV networks including the Food Channel and TLC and Discovery Channel's 'BBQ Pitmaster's'. Call 336-707-9188 for more information.

Thalian Hall presents Oklahoma!
August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18, 2013
When Oklahoma! premiered, it was revolutionary. It launched a new era in American musicals and began the most successful songwriting partnership in Broadway history. Set in the Oklahoma Territory in 1906, it tells the story of Laurey, a headstrong farm girl, who is courted by two very different men. Laurey's friend, Ado Annie, is also torn between two men: the charming Will Parker, who is trying to earn the $50 Annie's father says he needs to marry her, and the Persian peddler man. Get your tickets today to watch this story unfold on stage! Call 910-632-2285 for ticket information.

USS North Carolina Legacy Series: Blue & Gray North Carolinas
August 10, 2013 from 9AM - 4PM
Carolina Living History Guild members will set up displays that highlight the history of the USS North Carolina and the CSS North Carolina during the American Civil War. Displays will include steam engineering, ironclad ship construction, navigation, small arms of the US and CS navies, and the 'arts of the sailor'. Visitors will be able to view reproductions of period small arms and working models of steam engines, as well as many other items. Call 910-251-5797 for more details.

Ballin By The Beach Basketball Tournament
August 10 - 11, 2013
The 2013 Ballin By The Beach Basketball Tournament is scheduled for August 10 - 11, 2013 at Veterans Park! There will be a $1000 prize for the winner of the Elite Mens Division and prizes for all the winning teams. There are divisions for all ages and skill levels. A percentage of proceeds will benefit Halo Sports Youth Leagues.

Free Movies at Carolina Beach Lake
August 11, 2013 - Hotel Transylvania
August 18, 2013 - Here Comes The Boom
August 25, 2013 - Beach Blanket Bingo
Enjoy FREE Movies by the Lake this summer 2013 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Bring your chairs and find a spot on the lawn where the whole family can enjoy newly released movies. This is a true summertime treat for adults and kids alike. Call 910-458-8434 for more information.

Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic 2013
August 17 - 18, 2013
The Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic will continue a beloved Wrightsville Beach surfing tradition. Returning to the south end of Wrightsville Beach, co-hosts Jo Pickett and Jack Viorel are combining skills and resources to provide this forum for all levels of female surfers from amateur to pro, novice to experienced. Call 910-465-9638 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Friday, June 28, 2013

July Fourth Fireworks and Celebrations in Wilmington NC

Wilmington NC July Fourth Celebrations feature fireworks, music, cruises, and more at popular Wilmington attractions including the USS North Carolina Battleship, the Children's Museum of Wilmington, Henrietta III, and Riverfront Park.


Celebrate July Fourth 2013 in Wilmington, North Carolina with free fireworks, free music, cruises, beach entertainment and more. The USS North Carolina will host their annual Battleship Blast which promises a spectacular Wilmington fireworks show. Celebrate with family and friends in this coastal city this July 2013.

Visiting from out of town for July 4th Celebrations? Stay with one of our Wilmington hotel partners! We look forward to celebrating this special holiday with you in Wilmington, North Carolina!


July 4th Celebrations in Wilmington NC


2013 Fireworks by The Sea
July 3, 2013 from 6:30PM - 9:30PM
The 2013 Fireworks by The Sea Independence Celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Enjoy FREE fireworks by the sea on the beach near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset. The fireworks and gazebo entertainment are free and open to all. 

17th Annual Battleship Blast
July 4, 2013 at 9:05PM
The Battleship North Carolina will present the 2013 17th Annual Battleship Blast Fireworks on July 4, 2013 at 9:05PM. The celebration will not disappoint and at 9:05PM the fireworks display will light up the skies of Wilmington. Best view of amazing pyro technics is from downtown Wilmington as the entire Battleship complex on Eagles Island will be closed at 6PM. Arrive early to visit the equally impressive Battleship North Carolina before the activities in the evening.

4th of July Riverfront Celebration
July 4, 2013
Celebrate July 4th in Wilmington NC at the Riverfront Celebration along Water Street. Enjoy food and entertainment from 5PM - 9PM and a spectacular fireworks show at 9:05PM. Heart & Soul will provide the music entertainment in Riverfront Park. Call 910-341-7800 for more information.

Independence Day Celebration at the Children's Museum of Wilmington
July 4, 2013 from 5-8PM
Celebrate Independence Day at the Children's Museum of Wilmington with an Air Rocket Challenge, Sharpie Fireworks, Sound Sandwich noisemakers and soda explosions! Admission is 1/2 off for immediate family of military personnel who show their ID. Call 910-254-3534 for more information.

Independence Day Music in the Park
July 4, 2013 from 4-7PM
Enjoy FREE, live music at Ocean Front Park and Pavilion on July 4, 2013. Bring a beach chair or blanket and relax with family and friends at this exciting holiday event. Call 910-458-8216 for more information.

4th of July Boardwalk Blast
July 4, 2013
Celebrate Independence Day with Funk Orchestra at Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset. Enjoy free Funkadelic Fun music entertainment with family and friends.

4th of July Cruise 2013
July 4, 2013 - Cruise from 6:30 - 9PM | Dockside from 9 - 9:30PM
Cruise aboard North Carolina's Largest Riverboat to celebrate Independence Day this July 2013. Enjoy a delicious July 4th Buffet Dinner aboard Henrietta III featuring chicken, pork, green beans, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert, tea, coffee, and more! Call 910-343-1611 to get your tickets today!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wilmington North Carolina June 2013 Events

Wilmington NC presents free live music, Wilmington sports, Wilmington Farmers Markets, craft fairs, and more this June 2013!


June 2013 promises a month full of exciting Wilmington North Carolina events. Enjoy free live music at local beaches and riverfront parks, the Shakespeare on the Green Festival, Hammerheads Soccer, Sharks Baseball, and free fireworks by the sea!

Visiting Wilmington from out of town this June 2013? Reserve hotel packages at Staybridge Suites Wilmington or Holiday Inn Wilmington so that you can enjoy Wilmington's favorite attractions during your stay!


June 2013 Wilmington NC Events:


Wilmington Farmers Markets
June 2013
Wilmington NC features a variety of local Farmers Markets that offer unique opportunities for Wilmington residents and North Carolina visitors to enjoy fresh, locally grown produce. Visit Carolina Beach Farmers Market, Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market, and Riverfront Farmers Market this June 2013 to enjoy fruits, vegetables, meats, crafts, wines, and more!

Boogie In The Park - Wilmington NC
June 9, 2013 - The Casserole
June 16, 2013 - Two Cents Worth
Spend your Sunday evenings this summer enjoying free, live music by the sea. The Town of Kure Beach will be hosting Boogie In The Park every Sunday from 4PM - 7PM. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and your boogies shoes as you head down to Kure Beach Ocean Front Park for some family-friendly entertainment. Call 910-458-8216 for more information.

Shakespeare on the Green Festival
June 10 - 13, 2013
Wilmington NC presents the 2013 Shakespeare on the Green Festival! Come early, picnic on the green or enjoy a snack from our concession while enjoying Wilmington's annual free-to-the-public Shakespeare on the Green festival. This year's production is "Measure for Measure". Enjoy this free Wilmington event with family and friends! Check out www.capefearshakespeare.com for more information.

Wilmington Sharks Baseball Games
June 13, 15, 16 ,18, 20, 22, 25, 26, & 29, 2013
The Wilmington Sharks Baseball 2013 season is well underway! Cheer on your local baseball team and enjoy special promotions all month long! Enjoy Firefighter Appreciation Night, Big Splash at the Ballpark, Rita's Italian Ice Night, and more! Call 910-343-5621 or more information.

2013 Fireworks by the Sea in Wilmington NC
June 13, 2013 - Mark Roberts Band
June 20, 2013 - Daniel Parrish Band
June 27, 2013 - Mako Band
Carolina Beach Boardwalk presents FREE fireworks by the sea during the summer months! Enjoy fireworks and gazebo entertainment with friends and family this summer season. Gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30PM and the fireworks start at 9PM. Arrive early to grab a seat at the gazebo or on the beach.

2013 Kure Beach Free Summer Concert Series
June 14, 2013 - Eastbound
June 28, 2013 - Jam Sandwich
The Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach is hosting a free concert series this 2013 summer season. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner so that you can enjoy dinner with live music for free! The Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area asks visitors not to bring pets or beverages to this event. There will be beverages available for sale.

Les Miserables
June 14 - 16, 2013
Thalian Hall presents this classic performance set in early 19th century France! This story of Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child will leave you with chills. Contact 910-632-2285 for ticket information.

Downtown Sundown Concert Series
June 14, 2013 - 20 Ride: America's #1 Zac Brown Tribute
June 21, 2013 - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
June 28, 2013 - The Breakfast Club: America's Favorite 80's Tribute Band
The eighth annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series will take place each Friday evening from May - August at Riverfront Park. Enjoy some of your favorite local and regional bands, beer, wine, and food! Make plans today to enjoy these exciting musicians this June 2013 at the Downtown Sundown Concert Series.

Wilmington Hammerheads
June 15, 2013 - Hammerheads vs NY Red Bulls Reserve
June 22, 2013 - Hammerheads vs Charlotte Eagles
Catch the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer team challenging opponents at home this June 2013. Join Sledge the mascot as you cheer on your favorite players with family and friends at Legion Stadium. Call 910-777-2111 for ticket information.

Summer Solstice Artisan Fair
June 22, 2013
Cumulus Wilmington (WAAV, WGNI, WKXS, WMNX, WWQQ) along with their partners are pleased to present the first annual Summer Solstice Artisan Fair on June 22, 2013 in the beautiful Riverfront Park located in downtown Wilmington. The Summer Solstice Artisan Fair is a celebration of not only the first day of summer, but all the beauty, talent, and energy of the entire Cape Fear Region.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Wilmington NC May 2013 Events

Wilmington NC May Events feature the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Mother's Day events, Memorial Day events, the Seaside Soccer Classic, and more!


From comedy shows to soccer games to emotional Memorial Day observances, Wilmington NC is the place to be this May 2013! Take a look at the exciting upcoming events listed below and mark your calendar so that you can join us at these Wilmington events.

Visiting from out of town? Check out these incredible Wilmington hotels which offer spacious guest rooms, indoor pools, and free wireless internet!

Wilmington NC May 2013 Events:


Cape Fear Comedy Festival
May 1 - 4, 2013
The 2013 Cape Fear Comedy Festival is a four day, independently run live comedy festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. Enjoy 65 comedians in 35 shows over the course of the 4 day festival. This exciting Wilmington event is just minutes from the beach! Visiting from out of town? Click here for Comedy Festival Hotel Rates from the Holiday Inn Wilmington hotel.

Wilmington Hammerheads present Superhero Night
May 3, 2013 at 7:30PM
Dress up as your favorite superhero for the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game against the Richmond Kickers. Choose your favorite action / cartoon hero or a hometown hero! Celebrate the services of your local firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel. Also, celebrate the release of locally filmed Iron Man 3! Purchase tickets today.

River to the Sea Bikeway
May 4, 2013 at 8AM
River to the Sea Bikeway is a casual-paced ride from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach on Wilmington's River to Sea Bicycle Route. Refreshments and drawing for prizes will be at Wrightsville Beach after the race. Register at 8AM to ride! Call 910-341-3258 for more information.

Poplar Grove's Farmer's Market in Wilmington NC
Now - November 27, 2013 | Wednesdays from 8AM - 1PM
'Get to know your farmer, your baker, your plant grower and your art & craft maker!' Interact with the people growing, catching, baking and producing your food in the local Wilmington area. Shop for fresh produce, landscape & bedding plants, herbs, baked goods, and the best handmade art & craft items in the area. Enjoy the beauty of Poplar Grove Plantation and free parking. Click here for additional information.

Battleship Splash in Wilmington NC
May 4, 2013 from 10AM - 4PM
Visit Battleship Park on Saturday, May 4th for an exciting day of DockDiving, vendors, food, contests, demonstrations, music, and more! There will be a wide range of vendors, excellent BBQ, games, raffles, and more! Email jump@battleshipsplash.com for more information.

Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman's Tournament
May 10, 2013 at 8AM
Every year, the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club provides a great day of fishing to people of all ages and with all types of disabilities at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. The tournament provides everything they will need from bait, rods and tackle to breakfast, lunch and awards! Plus, each participant goes home with a goodie bag! Call 910-368-7077 for more information.

Mother's Day Cruise in Wilmington NC
May 12, 2013
Celebrate Mother's Day on Wilmington Water Tours' 1.5 hour Mother's Day Dessert Cruise! Choose the 1PM cruise or the 2PM cruise and enjoy a variety of desserts during your narrated cruise. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Wilmington Water Tours at 910-338-3134 to book your Mother's Day Cruise today!

20th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic in Wilmington NC
May 18 & 19, 2013
All youth soccer teams from around the region are invited to participate in the 20th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic Tournament! 2013 marks the 20th birthday of this annual Wilmington soccer tournament which features some of the best soccer teams in the region. Enjoy the opportunity to watch excellent soccer in a friendly environment, enjoy the beach and family atmosphere.

Wilmington Wine and Food Festival
May 19, 2013
The Inaugural Wilmington Wine & Food Festival will bring together top area chefs with notable wines and wine makers from around the world to celebrate and advance public appreciate for great wine and food. The festival will provide a diverse range of interactive epicurean experiences while showcasing the area's unique and rich culture and history. Sample over 100 different wines and scrumptious bites from many of the best locally owned and operated restaurants!

Fireworks by the Sea in Carolina Beach
May 24, 2013 - Drew Smith Band
May 30, 2013 - Radio Flyer
Summertime in Wilmington brings FREE fireworks by the sea! Enjoy free fireworks and gazebo entertainment this May, June, July and August at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk! Gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30PM and fireworks begin at 9PM. Arrive early to grab your spot at the gazebo or on the beach! Call 910-458-8434 for more information.

Memorial Day Observance at the USS North Carolina
May 27, 2013
People of all generations from across the State will gather together on the deck of the Battleship to pay their respects this Memorial Day 2013. An emotional ceremony, preceding and concluding with military musical arrangements provided by the 440th NC Army National Guard Band, and a 21-gun salute. The public is invited to attend this free event! Call 910-251-5797 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wilmington NC Events April 2013

Wilmington North Carolina April 2013 events include the North Carolina Azalea Festival, Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert, a Wilmington boat show, festivals, races, and more!


April 2013 Wilmington NC events are presented by favorite Wilmington attractions and organizations. Plan ahead so that you can attend the North Carolina Azalea Festival, Wilmington concerts, races, shows, and more. Visiting Wilmington from out of town? Make your hotel reservations today at the Staybridge Suites Wilmington or the Holiday Inn Wilmington hotel.

Are you attending an upcoming April event that is not on our list? Submit your event details today so that we can share them with our fans!

Wilmington NC Events - April 2013


2013 North Carolina Azalea Festival
Photo of April Events Wilmington NCApril 10 - 14, 2013
The North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina is the largest festival of its kind in the state. Enjoy a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality at this premier Wilmington event. The Festival's concerts, fairs, and special events attract hundreds of thousands of people each year. Start planning today so that you can enjoy this incredible Wilmington event. Click here for more information.

Lynyrd Skynyrd in Wilmington NC
April 11, 2013 at 7PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform LIVE in Wilmington, North Carolina on April 11, 2013 at the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed Southern Rock groups of the 1970's. Do not miss your chance to see Lynyrd Skynyrd on stage in Wilmington this April 2013.

Beer Dinner at Front Street Brewery
April 11, 2013 at 6:30PM
Join Brewmaster Kevin Kozak as he hosts a culinary tour of North Carolina-grown meats, fish and produce and pairs 5 courses with 5 Front Street Brewery beers. This dinner will feature Front Street Brewery's collaboration beer with NoDo Brewing Company - a North Carolina Oyster Stout made with local oysters from Eagle Island! All a part of NC Beer Month. Call 910-251-1935 for more information.

The Avett Brothers in Wilmington NC
April 12, 2013 at 7PM
The Avett Brothers will perform at the North Carolina Azalea Festival this April 2013! Join us at Festival Site - Cape Fear Community College for this exciting live concert in Wilmington. Enjoy an energetic, heartrending, cutting edge concert with family and friends.

Azalea Festival Parade
April 13, 2013 from 9AM - 12PM
The NC Azalea Festival will welcome over 100,000 people to this exciting, annual Wilmington event. Enjoy floats, marching bands, clowns, horses, and more at this North Carolina Festival event. The Azalea Queen and her court, as well as the Azalea Princess will make an appearance in the 2013 NC Azalea Festival Parade.

Rims on the River in Wilmington NC
April 19 - 21, 2013
Rims on the River is an annual event in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Cars and motorcycles dating 1980 and older line the streets of the historic downtown area, with the Cape Fear River and the diverse collection of retail stores as their backdrop. This event has grown into a premier show, drawing a wide array of cars from the entire southeast region of the state, as well as a few neighboring states. Visit the Rims on the River Facebook page for more information.

14th Annual Cape Fear Community College Boat Show
April 20, 2013 from 9:30AM - 4:30PM
The CFCC Boat Show is an annual celebration of the craft of boat building. Held on the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, CFCC's boat show attracts thousands of visitors every year. The event will feature a wide variety of wooden and fiberglass boats, including kayaks, skiffs, and boats from the Simmons Skea Skiff Club. Call 910-362-7403 for more information.

2013 5K Race for the Planet in Wilmington NC 
April 21, 2013
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher brings you the fifth annual 5k Race for the Planet this April 2013. Celebrate your health and Earth Day by running or walking the greenest race around. Runners and walkers receive organic t-shirts, FREE admission to the aquarium on race day, reusable shopping bags, and wildflower bib numbers ready for planting. Call 910-458-7468 for more information.

The Carolina Cup in Wilmington NC
April 25 - 28, 2013
Kick off the 2013 season with 4 Carolina Cup Courses! There will be a kids race, a recreational fun race, an open race, and an elite race. In 2012, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 400 paddlers competing in the first day of races. Be part of the 2013 event to make it bigger and better than ever before.

2013 Annual Street Festival in Kure Beach
April 27, 2013 from 11AM - 9PM
Enjoy delicious festival food, arts & crafts, and LIVE entertainment including a clown, balloon sculptures, and face painting. Stick around til the end of the night for a spectacular fireworks show.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Thursday, March 14, 2013

2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon

The 2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon is coming up Sunday, March 17, 2013!


The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon features a brand new course this March 2013. Runners will compete in a 26.2 mile full marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, or a 26.2 mile relay. Whether you are racing, cheering, or volunteering, this spectacular Wilmington event promises a weekend full of excitement!

Visiting from out of town to run, cheer, or volunteer at the 2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon? Wilmington NC Events invites you to stay with one of our local hotel partners! Rest and relax at these premier hotels before you head towards the beach for this incredible Wilmington event.

Photo of Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon

Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon

March 17, 2013

Running enthusiasts are gearing up for the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon and Half Marathon event happening Sunday, March 17, 2013. Runners from across the country have been training intensely for this exciting Wilmington event. For some, it is their first marathon. For others, they are back to beat their personal best. For all runners, the anticipation is building as race day draws near. Run, cheer, or volunteer so that you can be part of this Wilmington race. Don't forget to stick around after the race to see the Awards Ceremony on the stage at the finish line! Interested in a quick tour of the race course? Watch this video presented by the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon Website:


Wilmington NC Events

Friday, March 8, 2013

St. Patrick's Day 2013 in Wilmington NC

Wilmington NC St. Patrick's Day events feature St. Patrick's Day parades, a Wilmington 5k race, a St. Pat's cruise, and more!


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Wilmington, North Carolina this March 2013! Kick off your morning at the 9th Annual Lo Tide Run and then continue partying all day long at various St. Patrick's Day festivities! Enjoy a St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Wilmington, Corned Beef and Cabbage plates at Front Street Brewery, and Irish music all day long!

Visiting Wilmington for St. Patrick's Day? Wilmington NC Events invites you to stay with our local hotel partners for this special March holiday! Browse the list of upcoming St. Patrick's Day events below and plan your weekend getaway today!

Wilmington NC St. Patrick's Day Events:


St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade in Wilmington NC
March 16, 2013
Photo of Happy St. Patrick's Day WilmingtonCelebrate St. Patrick's Day in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina this March 2013! The 14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off in downtown Wilmington at 11AM on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Right after the parade, head to Riverfront Park between Market and Princess Streets. Admission is FREE and there will be music, dancing, food, beverages, and FUN for the entire family! For more information, click here.

St. Patrick's Day Lo Tide Run in Wilmington NC
March 16, 2013
Kick off your St. Patrick's Day with the 9th Annual Lo Tide Run at Carolina Beach. Race the 5k or 10k this St. Patrick's Day 2013! After the race, continue the St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Beach Stage. Kids 12 and under are free! There will be volleyball, corn hole, face painting, a kids zone, and more! $3 Draft Beer & Wine available and food by Poor Piggy's! Call 910-368-9523 for more information.

St. Paddy's Day Celebration at Front Street Brewery
March 16 & 17, 2013
Enjoy $7.99 Corned Beef & Cabbage Plates, Irish Drink Specials, Irish Red Ale on Tap and lots of fun! Hit the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in downtown Wilmington at Riverfront Park to see Irish dancers, Irish bands, Wilmington Pipes & Drums and more! Then join us at Front Street Brewery for Major Reilly's Irish Red Ale and a fun filled day of celebrating all things Irish! For more information, click here.

St. Patrick's Day Lunch Cruise
March 17, 2013 from 2PM - 4PM
Wilmington Water Tours invites you to cruise along the mighty Cape Fear River on Sunday, March 17, 2013 to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! This Wilmington NC St. Patrick's Day event features an Irish lunch catered by Front Street Brewery. Irish food, Irish drinks, and Irish music ... All of the St. Patrick's Day holiday favorites! Call Wilmington Water Tours today at 910-338-3134 to make your St. Patrick's Day Lunch Cruise reservations!

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Getaways
March 15 - 17, 2013
Head South for the weekend to experience the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world! Savannah Georgia's three hour parade consists of over 350 units including several US military divisions, award-winning bands, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and more! The Best Western Savannah Gateway hotel is offering special St. Patrick's Day rates, so book your hotel room and plan your weekend getaway today!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! We hope you enjoy this special March holiday with family and friends!

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Friday, March 1, 2013

March 2013 Wilmington NC Events

Wilmington North Carolina March 2013 events include concerts, festivals, car shows, the Quintiles Marathon, musicals, and more! 


Wilmington NC March 2013 events feature spectacular performances, competitions, beer festivals, and concerts from talented musicians like Corey Smith. Mark your calendar and plan ahead so that you can join us for these exciting Wilmington events! Visiting from out of town? Make your hotel reservations today with one of our local hotel partners


March 2013 Wilmington NC Events:


She Loves Me at Thalian Hall
Photo of Wilmington NC March EventsMarch 1 - 3, 2013
One of the most charming musicals ever written, She Loves Me, is about the many entanglements of love. George and Amalia, both perfume shop clerks, spend their days bickering and their nights falling in love as secret pen pals. Funny and intelligent, She loves Me is a warm, romantic comedy with a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, but it is still as relevant as ever in this age of internet romance. Bring your loved ones to this bonbon of a musical for a night of sheer enchantment and complete escape.

Cardinal Strut 5K, 10K and 1.2 Mile Fun Run
March 2, 2013 at 8:30AM
Come join the Cardinal Strut 5K, 10K and 1.2 mile fun run in Wilmington, North Carolina! Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast and fun after party for all registered runners. Music, bounce house, great awards and fun for the entire family! Race proceeds benefit the memorial track project at Holly Tree Elementary School. Visit www.cardinalstrut.com for more information.

Cape Fear Beer Fest
March 2, 2013 from 1PM - 5PM
The Third Annual Cape Fear Beer Festival in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina will feature over 100 great American and International Beers, Ciders and a few Wines. Enjoy unlimited sampling on this epic day of beer. Plenty of food options on site for purchase. Join us at the Wilmington Convention Center to sample a wide variety of beer styles from the most creative brew masters in the world. Turn your trip into a weekend getaway and visit favorite Wilmington attractions! Stay with our Wilmington NC Events local hotel partners conveniently located near historic downtown and Wrightsville Beach!

Fire on the Dock - Wilmington Competition Dining Series
March 4, 5, 11, 12, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2013
This 'Got To Be NC' Competition Dining Series is unlike any other dinner experience in the country. Each evening, two restaurants 'battle' it out side by side in a single elimination, 'Iron Chef' style format. As the guest, you get to savor a six-course menu - 3 courses from each chef without knowing whose food you're tasting. Courses are created around a 'secret' North Carolina ingredient. Ready for the twist? You decide the winner! Click here to learn more about this exciting Wilmington event.

Art for All at Brooklyn Arts Center
March 8 - 9, 2013 from 11AM to 7PM
The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce Art for All 3, Wilmington's cutting-edge art show. Celebrate Wilmington's community of local, original artists at the Brooklyn Arts Center when over 50 of the region's finest present their work. Expect fabulous paintings, illustrations, sculpture, photography, watercolors, glass, metal, woodwork, and more. Every piece of original work for $250 or less! Click here for additional information!

Jeremy Kittel Band
March 9, 2013 at 8PM
Considered among the leading improvising violinists of his generation, he is an alum of the Manhattan School of Music and the national US Scottish Fiddle Champion. He has appeared on Prairie Home Companion, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Bonnaroo and Telluride. Click here for additional information.

North Carolina Black Film Festival
March 14 - 17, 2013
Wilmington, North Carolina presents the 12th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival this March 2013. Enjoy special guests, films, workshops, and Fashion in Film. Save the date for this four day juried film festival featuring independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers.

Battleship North Carolina presents Power Plant
March 16, 2013 from 12PM - 5:30PM
Battleship North Carolina invites all navy engineering enthusiasts to enjoy an in-depth program on the Battleship's power plant. Learn in detail about the ship's eight Babcock & Wilcox boilers, four sets of General Electric turbines and reduction gears, steam and diesel powered service turbo generators, along with electrical distribution, water distillation, and steering mechanisms. Click here for more information.

Quintiles 2013 Wrightsville Beach Marathon
March 17, 2013
It's time for some marathon madness at the beach! The highest course elevation is no more than 35 feet, which is very flat. This course is well known for getting a personal best. Whether you are racing, cheering, or volunteering, we look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon!

Visiting from out of town for the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon and other March events in Wilmington? Wilmington NC Events encourages visitors to stay with our local hotel partners!

2013 Back to the Beach Car Show
March 22 - 23, 2013
The Sun Coast Cruisers are excited to bring the Back to the Beach Car Show to Fort Fisher this year. As a special treat, the famous COCO-LOCO band will provide entertainment. Enjoy food, beverage and vendors on site, raffle tickets, door prizes, music,  and an awards presentation! Call 910-707-0060 for more information!

Corey Smith in Wilmington North Carolina
March 22, 2013 at 7:30PM
Huka Entertainment and Progressive Music Group presents Corey Smith live in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Brooklyn Arts Center on March 22, 2013. BAC is a standing room only venue. There is limited, first come - first served seating on the balcony with the purchase of a balcony ticket, so get your tickets today! Click here for additional information.

21st Annual Herb and Garden Fair
March 23, 2013 from 9AM - 4PM
March 24, 2013 from 10AM - 4PM
The largest and longest running garden event in the Wilmington area will be held at Poplar Grove Plantation March 23 - 24, 2013. Enjoy this weekend event where everything is coming up Spring! The plantation grounds will be full of vendors selling annuals, perennials, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts, herbs, container gardens and other types of plant material. Click here for more information.

Live Jazz! Nicole Thompson, Vocalist
March 24, 2013 at 7PM
Join us for live music, spirits, and a great view of the Cape Fear River! Hear your favorites by Ellington, Porter, Cole, Midler, and more! Come early to get a comfy spot. If you haven't been to Ted's yet, please come and check it out!
 
Poplar Grove Plantation 5k Run / Walk
March 24, 2013 at 8AM
The second annual Poplar Grove Plantation 5k Fun Run / Walk through Abbey Nature Preserve trails is scheduled for March 24, 2013 at 8AM! The run will begin in the parking lot near the Poplar Grove Cultural Arts Barn. The course covers the scenic views around the Mill Pond and Pine Thicket trails. Entry fee includes a t-shirt in sizes and quantities while they last, so register today! Click here for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Friday, February 22, 2013

Weekend Getaway in Savannah Georgia

Weekend getaways are a great way to spice up your life with adventure! Visit Savannah this weekend to enjoy Best Western Savannah Gateway's brand new Trolley Tour Hotel COMBO Package. It's time to plan, pack, and explore!


Stay two nights at the Best Western Savannah Gateway for double the time and double the fun! The Old Town Trolley Tour Combo package bundles unique Savannah Tours with comfortable Savannah hotel accommodations into one excellent rate. Visitors can explore downtown Savannah by day and then experience Savannah's haunted past by night. Read more about the Old Town Trolley Tour COMBO Package and start planning your weekend getaway today. Thanks Best Western Savannah Gateway for sharing this special package with us!

Savannah Trolley Tour Hotel COMBO Package - Only $85 Per Night

Stay two nights at the Best Western Savannah Gateway hotel and enjoy two incredible trolley tours that feature Savannah's favorite attractions and Savannah's haunted past. This hotel package includes:

  • Spacious Guest Room feauturing 2 double beds, free wireless internet access, and cable TV including HBO, ESPN, and CNN. (Upgrade to a King Room for just $10 more!)
  • 2 Old Town Trolley Day Tour Tickets - Day tour patrons are permitted to get on and off the trolley at their leisure to explore all of the sights along this beautiful Savannah, Georgia tour route. This premier Savannah trolley tour features exclusive stops and over 100 points of interest. The tour picks up and drops off approximately every 20 minutes at all of their convenient tour stops. 
  • 2 Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour Tickets - Board the Trolley of the Doomed and you will hear tales that no other tours dare tell! Journey through time and enjoy exclusive nighttime entry into TWO of Savannah's most haunted venues. 
  • Free Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 10% Discount at Denny's
  • Free Parking

Call the Best Western Savannah Gateway Hotel today at 866-795-4226 to make your Trolley Tour Hotel COMBO Package reservations. Rates are valid based on availability - so call today before rooms run out!

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and rates do not apply to groups. Rates are not valid with any other promotions or discounts. All applicable Georgia taxes apply. Call 866-795-4226 to speak with a front desk staff member about your reservations.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013 in Wilmington NC

Wilmington NC Valentine's Day events feature romantic hotel packages, horse drawn carriage rides, Wilmington concerts, and special cruises!


Celebrate Valentine's Day 2013 with your loved one in Wilmington, North Carolina. Surprise your loved one with a night to remember on this special February holiday. Browse our list of Wilmington NC Valentine's Day events and start planning your romantic escape today!

Wilmington NC Valentine's Day Events and Hotel Packages:


Romance Package at the Holiday Inn Wilmington
5032 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405 | 866-893-2703
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at the Holiday Inn Wilmington hotel. Relax and unwind in a spacious guest room that features a comfortable King bed, flat screen TV, and free wireless internet. This special Valentine's Day package includes dinner, champagne, chocolates, breakfast, and even a late checkout! Hotel guests will enjoy the indoor pool and close proximity to historic downtown Wilmington and beautiful Wilmington beaches. Treat your Valentine to a special night this February 2013 for only $159 plus tax per night! Call the Holiday Inn Wilmington hotel TODAY at 866-893-2703 to make your reservation! Click here for additional information. ** Rates are valid based on dates and availability. Call the hotel today because rooms are selling fast.

Valentine's Day Package at the Staybridge Suites Wilmington
5010 New Centre Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 | 866-875-7770
Celebrate Valentine's Day in style at the Staybridge Suites Wilmington hotel. Relax and unwind in a spacious hotel suite at the Staybridge Suites hotel. Guest rooms feature a comfortable King bed, flat screen TV, and free wireless internet. This Valentine's Day package includes a box of chocolates, bottle of red wine in your suite upon arrival, full breakfast, and late checkout! Enjoy this special romance package for only $169 per night! Call the Staybridge Suites hotel at 866-875-7770 to make your reservation. ** Rates are valid based on dates and availability. Call the hotel today because rooms are selling fast!

Romantic Valentine Carriage Ride
February 9 - 17, 2013
Treat your sweetheart to a moonlight carriage ride for two! Surprise him or her with a red rose, a box of chocolates, and your private French evening coach. Valentine's Day Carriage Rides are by private reservation only. Call 910-251-8889 for more information.
 
A Valentine Musical Revue: A Fine Line Between Love and Hate
February 10, 2013 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Nicole Thompson and Jeff Simmons present a Valentine Musical Revue! A musical revue, exploring the love cycle, with your pop, jazz, and musical theatre favorites. Bring your sweetie, a friend, or your EX! Enjoy a three course meal and listen to an incredible performance for only $20. Children under 12 are $15. Ticket includes show and a meal. Beverages and gratuity not included. Click here for more information. 

Julie Rehder and Jack Krupicka Quartet
February 14, 2013 from 6:30PM - 8PM
The Cape Fear Jazz Society presents a Jazz @ The Cam Series event on February 14, 2013. Jazz for a romantic mood this Valentine's Day 2013 and bring your special someone. A concert series from the Cameron Art Museum and Cape Fear Jazz Society. Call 910-395-5999 for more information.

Valentine's Day Cruise from Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours
February 14 - 17, 2013
Relax and enjoy the sights of Wrightsville Beach from the water, aboard the M/V Shamrock. Make this Valentine's Day memorable as you explore the scenery of Masonboro Island and Wrightsville Beach Harbor. Tours cost $50 per couple and they include beverage and chocolate. Call 910-200-4002 for ticket information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events