Saturday, March 1, 2014

Wilmington Events in March 2014

The Cape Fear Beer Festival, Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon, Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, Back to the Beach Car Show and more are happening this March in Wilmington, North Carolina!

Enjoy an epic day of beer sampling at the 2014 Cape Fear Beer Festival, race in the Cardinal Strut, enjoy three days of hunting and fishing exhibitors at the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, compete in the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon and visit the area's largest and longest running garden event this March 2014! These are just a few of the exciting events coming up in Wilmington, NC. Mark your calendar so that you can join us at these Wilmington events.

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March 2014 Wilmington NC Events:

Cape Fear Beer Festival
March 1, 2014
The 4th Annual Cape Fear Beer Festival 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 will be available for purchase. Join us in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina at the Wilmington Convention Center for this exciting event.

Cardinal Strut 5k, 10k & 1.2 mile Family Fun Fun
March 1, 2014 at 8:30AM
Holly Tree Elementary is announcing its 5th Annual Cardinal Strut for the community. From age 2 to 72 we have a race for you! This year’s Cardinal Strut returns with the same great 5k, 10k, Fun Run and 5k walk events. We are also excited to announce that we will be holding Wilmington’s first ever certified 1 mile road race! Who will be the fastest man, woman and child in Wilmington? The post race party will feature breakfast for all participants, music, bounce house and great awards. Click here for more information.

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo
March 14 - 16, 2014
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy three days of hunting and fishing exhibitors, wildlife art, decoys, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, fly fishing demos, camping, guides, outfitters, sportfishing simulator, contests, archery demos and fun for the entire family. The Expo will be held in historic downtown in the NEW Wilmington Convention Center along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon
March, 16, 2014
The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon is a unique race. The full marathon is essentially 2 loops of the half marathon course, however there are a few straight aways that runners do 3 times. This spectator friendly course allows friends and family to see marathoners 5 to 8 times during the race. The course consists of college themed cheer stations with the NCAA basketball tourney beginning, DJ’s, bands and spectator hot spots. Visit Wilmington, North Carolina to enjoy Marathon Madness at the Beach!

2014 Back to the Beach Car Show
March 28 - 29, 2014
The Sun Coast Cruisers are excited to bring the Back to the Beach Car Show to Ft .Fisher again this year. Enjoy a Friday night cruise from the Food Lion parking lot at the Snows Cut bridge to the Ft. Fisher complex where the SCC will host a free social for all attendees. As a special treat we have the famous COCO-LOCO band for your entertainment. Call 910-409-0231 for more information.

Made In NC
March 28, 2014 from 3PM - 9PM
March 29, 2014 from 11AM - 6PM
The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce Made In NC, Wilmington’s modern handmade marketplace, at the BAC (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets). Come celebrate Wilmington’s community of local, original craftsmen and artisans at the Brooklyn Arts Center when 50-plus of the region’s finest present their work in the magnificent BAC. Expect unique and fabulous, handmade creations of all kinds: art, clothing and accessories, household and garden items, and more! Wilmington’s fabulous food trucks will provide nourishment, and the BAC cash bar will serve liquid refreshments. Admission is $5 at the door. It’s good for both days and includes a raffle ticket. Kids 12 and under are free. ATM onsite. Free parking. For more information about Made In NC, please visit

Poplar Grove Plantation Herb & Garden Fair
March 29-30, 2014
Visit the area's largest and longest running garden event featuring the plant and garden sale, classes and activities. 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. Shop for herbal products, arts & crafts, garden and yard art and local foods! Call 910-686-9518 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events