Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wilmington North Carolina February 2014 Events

Wilmington NC February 2014 events include Wilmington concerts, fundraisers, cruises, art shows, and more.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart on a romantic dinner cruise, dance the night away at exciting Wilmington concerts, get inspired about your upcoming home improvement at the ACS Spring Home Show and participate in the Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics. There are so many exciting events and activities happening this February in Wilmington, NC. Mark your calendar so that you can participate!

Visiting from out of town? Our local hotel partners are offering special discount rates this February 2014. Click here for a list of hotels and special offers. We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events!

February 2014 Wilmington NC Events:

Best of 2014 at Brooklyn Arts Center
February 8, 2014
Celebrate with the best of the best. encore magazine and Kids Making It are pleased to announce encore’s Best of 2014 Masquerade Ball and Awards Party. Enjoy tons of food from nominees, live music in the annual Best of Battle of the Bands, plus a DJ and dance party after the awards show! Wear your most creative masquerade-inspired garb. Best Dressed King and Queen will be crowned at the after party. Call 910-538-2939 for more information.

1940's Raiders Ball
February 14, 2014 at 6PM
Valentine's Day will be the most wonderful of days when you celebrate at the first annual Raiders Ball. $65 tickets include dinner, two drinks tickets and music. Enjoy a fantastic evening that will raise money for the Raising Raiders Initiative. Live entertainment features Gwen Hughes and The Retro Jazz Kats. 1940's dress encouraged but not required. Call 910-538-2939 for more information.

Sweetheart Saturday Dinner Cruise
February 15, 2014
Cape Fear Riverboats presents a Sweetheart Dinner Cruise on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Invite your sweetheart to a dinner cruise on the scenic Cape Fear River. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, entertainment and a spectacular cruise with your loved one. Call 910-343-1611 for more information.

Firepower at the USS North Carolina Battleship
February 15, 2014
Learn about and explore the Battleship's 16-inch and 5-inch guns from the gun houses to the ammunition loading compartments; the 40mm and 20mm guns, and the weapons that they replaced (1.10 and 50 caliber guns). The finest guns are of little use without the means to direct their fire accurately at the target. Presenters will discuss the various types of fire control equipment and how main and secondary battery plotting rooms and the combat information center operated. Participants will enjoy a lively, engaging, in-depth program with presentations, hands-on experience, and serious exploration for adult learners. Call 910-251-5797 for more information.

21st Annual Intercultural Week at UNCW
February 17 - 22, 2014
UNCW presents the 21st Annual Intercultural Week. Celebrate the rich diversity found in Wilmington and the UNCW community. Enjoy films, performances, workshops, panel discussions and lectures throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Call 910-962-3685 for more information.

ACS Spring Home Show
February 21 - 23, 2014
Visit the Wilmington Convention Center for the ACS Spring Home Show. Whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel, the Home Show will inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement. Set your imagination free and get inspired by expert advice from home improvement professionals, national celebrities and local specialists. Start planning with confidence! Call 855-523-5310 for more information.

Art for All at BAC
February 21, 2014 from 3PM - 9PM
February 22, 2014 from 11AM - 7PM
The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce Art for All 4, Wilmington’s cutting-edge art show. Celebrate Wilmington’s community of local, original artists at the Brooklyn Arts Center when 50-plus of the region’s finest present their work in the magnificent BAC. Expect fabulous paintings, illustrations, sculpture, photography, watercolors, glass, metal, and woodwork, and more, priced perfectly at $25-$250. Wilmington’s fantastic food trucks will provide nourishment, the BAC cash bar will serve liquid refreshments, and a coffee shop in the courtyard will caffeinate the crowd. Call 910-538-2939 for more information.

Wilmington Wine and Beer Walk
February 22, 2014
Downtown Wilmington is excited for the return of the Wilmington Wine and Beer Walk. Don't miss out on this popular sampling tour of downtown's finest venues! As you walk through the various locations you will receive 2 wonderful samples (per venue) of a specially selected wine or beer. Patrons are encouraged to be responsible as they visit the hosting venues and to always remember to tip your servers. All participants must be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid ID readily available for establishments to verify. Click here for additional information.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge
February 22, 2014
Take a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and raise money for Special Olympics New Hanover County at the 10th Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge. You can plunge as an individual or as a team. Each plunger will get prizes based on the amount of money he or she has personally raised. Prizes include t-shirts, sweatshirts and more. The more money you raise, the better the prize. Sign up today to participate in this exciting Wilmington event. Call 910-341-7253 for more information.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
February 26, 2014
Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops will perform live at Brooklyn Arts Center on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Their concerts, The New York Times declared, were “an end-to-end display of excellence... They dip into styles of southern black music from the 1920s and ’30s string- band music, jug-band music, fife and drum, early jazz and beam their curiosity outward. They make short work of their instructive mission and spend their energy on things that require it: flatfoot dancing, jug playing, shouting.” Get your tickets today to experience The Carolina Chocolate Drops live in concert. Call 910-538-2939 for ticket information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events

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