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.

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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 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

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