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Easter 2017

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Apr 14 - 15, 2017

Date: 4/14-15, 2017

Join us Easter weekend for an egg hunt, crafts and movie night!

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Mother's Day Celebration

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May 12 - 14, 2017

Celebrate Mom this weekend! Come out Friday evening for a sweet treat, Saturday we will have craft time to make Mom a special gift and Saturday evening we will be playing a movie.

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Memorial Day Celebration

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May 26 - 28, 2017

Join us Memorial Weekend for a Summer kick off! Stay tuned for detailed activity schedule.

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Father's Day Weekend

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Jun 16 - 18, 2017

Come celebrate Dad with us! Friday night we will have an ice cream social, Saturday join us for craft time and then movie night at the Pavilion. Free drinks and snacks are provided. We look forward to seeing you!

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Independence Day Celebration

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Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2017

Join us this Independence Day Weekend for lots of fun! Details coming soon!

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Labor Day 2017

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Sep 1 - 3, 2017

Join us Labor Day weekend for a great end of Summer weekend. Details coming soon!

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Value Kard Rewards Weekend

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Sep 15 - 16, 2017

Value Kard Members, come join us for our appreciation weekend! Value Kard holders that pay for Friday night will receive Saturday night FREE! If you are not a Value Kard holder, it is not too late! Call us to find out how you can be a part of this fantastic weekend.

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HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

Campground
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Join us October 27 and 28 for our Annual Halloween Celebration. Activities will include a site decorating contest, crafts, trick or treating and a movie night. So bring on the decorations and the imaginations because the grand prize is one night free on a future stay!

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Local Area Events

9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic

Local
Jan 21, 2017
275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Location: 275 Waynick Blvd Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Description: Coastal Urge's Eighth Annual Cold Stroke Classic will be held on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway off Wrightsville Beach. With 2 divisions, paddlers can opt to do the 3.5 mile Recreational course or the 7 mile Elite course. Throughout the day there will be an exhibitor's expo open to the public with free demos. Cash prizes will be spread across the top finishers in each division. See website for further details. *Please note- All racers are required to have a USCG approved PFD*

Event Time: Saturday Events Begin : 9:30 am

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Recreational Division Registration Fee: Adults - $55, Kids - $25, Elite Division Registration Fee: $75, Additional fees incurred for late registration*

For More Information Call: 910-256-7112 or 800-383-4443

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East Coast Shag Classic

Local
Jan 26 - 29, 2017
1706 N Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

January 26-29, 2017

[b]Description
This annual weekend event is for beach music lovers along the East Coast to come and enjoy the sights and sounds of shagging at Wrightsville Beach. All events held at the Holiday Inn Resort.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price
See website

For More Information
910-256-7112

www.eastcoastshagclassic.com[/b]

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20th Annual Cape Fear Model Railroad Show and Sale

Local
Jan 28 - 29, 2017
702 Pine Grove Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409
910-612-0118

Admission:
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Children
Children 5 and under free

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NC Jazz Festival 37th Annual

Local
Feb 2 - 4, 2017
Hilton Riverside Hotel
301 Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-793-1111

One of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast and a STS Top 20 Event, this musical weekend will feature Kevin Bales, Rossano Sportiello, Nate Najar, Chuck Redd, Jim Fryer, Dion Tucker, Herman Burney, Randy Reinhart, Jonathan Russell with Music Director Adrian Cunningham. Friday and Saturday nights feature All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each with a different leader. These concerts will be 4 1/2 hours of beautiful jazz by the most talented musicians. Patron Packages include a delightful musical brunch on Saturday.

Dates : February 02, 2017 -February 04, 2017

Time:
TBD

Admission:
Single Night Tickets: Th: $40, Fri & Sat: $60, Active Military: $25 & Students: $15 each night. Patron Packets: $200 Per Person for Friday & Saturday and Patron Brunch, $225 for Th, Fri, Sat and Patron Brunch.

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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Local
Feb 3 - 5, 2017
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

February 3-5, 2017

GRAND TASTING
Friday, February 3, 2017
7-10 p.m. 

Hors d'oeuvres and
Entertainment

WINE & CHOCOLATE
MARKETPLACE

Saturday, February 4, 2017
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
and
Sunday, February 5, 2017
noon - 4 p.m.


For More Information
(910) 742-0120 or (910) 512-9948

http://wilmingtonwineandchocolatefestival.com/index.html

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Local
Feb 11, 2017

Enjoy the 13th Annual Polar Plunge along with the 5K Run-N-Plunge at Kure Beach! With the annual 5K Run-N-Plunge, shivering plungers brave cold conditions and dive into the chilly Atlantic Ocean after completing a 5K winding through the beach. Contestants are encouraged to dress up and find their inner superhero! There will be a pre-race auction, a costume contest, food and of course the plunge at the end of the race. Contestants can opt for the 5K Run-N-Plunge, a 1-mile fun walk or just the plunge but no matter what you choose to participate in, the day is sure to leave you smiling!
Time:Live Music: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Auction:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Costume Contest:12:30 PM, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk: 1:30 PM, Plunge Line-up: 3:00 PM
Admission:Please see website for registration details

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Art for All 7

Local
Feb 18 - 19, 2017
516 N. 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Come 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 church and courtyard. Renowned as "downtown's cutting-edge art show" you can expect fabulous pottery, paintings, illustrations, sculpture, photography, watercolors, glass, metal, woodwork, and more, priced perfectly at $25 - $250. That's right, every piece of original fine art for $250 or less! Event will feature a marketplace of local and original artwork, raffle, courtyard vendor tent, food trucks, and BAC cash bar so enjoy!Dates : February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017Time:Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Admission:TBA

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Race 13.1

Local
Feb 19, 2017
Lumina Station
1900 Eastwood Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
866-561-5651

The third anual Race 13.1 Wilmington half marathon, 10k and 5k event returns on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017! The event will once again start and finish at Lumina Station, the "shopping village by the beach" with a route that features the citys beautiful Cross City Trail as well as the University of North Carolina Wilmingtons campus. With an average high of around 60 degrees in February, Wilmington is an ideal place to enjoy the coasts natural beauty and spend time with family and friends and a great destination for a weekend getaway!

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Wilmington WINE & BEER WALK

Local
Feb 25, 2017, 1pm - 6pm

February 25, 2017

Location
Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Description
This self-guided tasting tour of downtown Wilmington's finest popular restaurants and drinking establishments is a blast! Discover new and different beers and wines available at these local spots while you also discover your new favorite downtown hangout, bar, or restaurant. This event always sells out as tickets are limited, so please dont hesitate to purchase your tickets in advance.

Event Time
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price
Tickets go on sale: January 27. Tickets are $16 Each or Two for $27.00 and can be purchased online at Etix.com or at The Front Street Brewery

For More Information
216-374-8884

www.wineandbeerwalk.com

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US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship

Local
Mar 11, 2017
Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Get ready for the third annual fat tire bike race on beautiful Wrightsville Beach! The US Open Fat Bike Championship will consist of a large oval or kidney shaped lap which will take racers from the thick sand to the hard packed sand along the waters edge. Riders have the choice of three levels of competition; beginner (8 miles), sport (16 miles) or expert (24 miles). While all bikes are allowed to race, bikes that are over 4 are recommended. Please check the website as the event draws closer for details about a possible long-ride excursion.

Dates: Start: March 11, 2017 - End: March 11, 2017Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Race time depends on low-tide occuranceAdmission:Free to Spectate. Please see website for registration details

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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

Local
Mar 11, 2017, 11am - 6pm

Location
Downtown Wilmington - Wilmington, NC 28401

Description
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Wilmington, NC, begins at North Front Street traveling south to Dock Street, then circling back north on Water Street. The St. Patrick's Day Festival follows the parade at Riverfront Park.

Event Time
Parade Starts at 11:00 AM Festival Starts at Noon

For More Information
910-686-5498

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Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon

Local
Mar 25, 2017
Salisbury Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28428
910-297-4973

March 25, 2017

Location
Salisbury Street Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Description
Experience marathon madness at the beach with the 6th Annual Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon, a winner of the Southeast Tourism Top 20 events! This exciting event draws competitors from all over the country to beautiful Wrightsville Beach and "Runner's World" ranked this competition as one of the top ten races that qualified runners for the Boston Marathon.

Event Time
For a full schedule please see website.

Admission: Free to watch. Different Registration fees according to events you participate in, please see website for details.

For More Information
910.297.4973

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Coastal Carolina Trainfest

Local
Apr 1 - 2, 2017
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-2634

Six Model Railroad Organizations from across eastern Carolina join forces to spread the joy of model railroading

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8th Annual Azalea 5K/10K/Kid's Run

Local
Apr 1, 2017, 6:30am - 10am
925 Towne Center Dr
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-256-2395

Description:
The North Carolina Azalea Festival 5K/10K & 1 mile-Fun Walk is an annual event hosted by the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. Kids, dogs, and costumes are welcome!

All proceeds from this event benefit the Cape Fear Volunteer Center Big Buddy Program. Big Buddy is a one-on-one mentoring program that matches at-risk youth ages 6-16 in New Hanover County and Brunswick County with positive adult role models. Youth are identified as at-risk due to the following circumstances: involvement with the juvenile justice system, excessive in-school and/or out-of-school suspensions, poor academic performance, and lack of positive role models. The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is a 501c3 and works to recruit and train volunteers, match volunteers with youth, offer support and guidance through case management, and provide monthly group activities.

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NC Azalea Festival

Local
Apr 5 - 9, 2017

Location
Downtown Wilmington, NC

Description
The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington's exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern. Call 910.794.4650 for more information.
Various Locations

For More Information
910.794.4650

www.ncazaleafestival.org

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Carolina Cup 2016

Local
Apr 19 - 23, 2017
275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

April 19-23, 2017
The Carolina Cup is a four race paddleboarding event. There are also a number of really fun events that will make this a true stand up paddle destination. Take paddle clinics from Danny Ching, Jimmy Terrell, Larry Cain, Jaime Mitchell, SUP Yoga Teacher Training, WPA Certifications, Bailey Rosen and Jenny Kalmbach. Itll be one that you can plan a 5-day weekend and bring the family!

For more information visit http://www.wrightsvillebeachpaddleclub.com or https://www.facebook.com/TheCarolinaCup.

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Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

Local
Apr 23, 2017
118 Riverfront Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
910-458-8434

Rescheduled from October 2016, the 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival features live music by Grammy Award winning bluesman Jonny Lang. Held at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach, this event will provide music that cant be beat and locally prepared seafood is simply the best in the region. Coolers and pets are not allowed, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a great day of music and seafood at the coast.*Please note that the festival will return to the original October dates for the 24th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Fest*Dates: Start: April 23, 2017 - End: April 23, 2017Time:10:00 AM
Admission:Tickets from October will be honored. Other ticket info TBA

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Wilmington Wine and Food Festival

Local
May 11 - 14, 2017
503 Market Street
Bellamy Mansion
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-3700

 The Wilmington Wine & Food Festival brings together top area chefs with notable wines and wine makers from around the world to celebrate and advance public appreciation for great wine and food while giving to important local charities. The festival provides a diverse range of interactive epicurean experiences to showcase the areas unique and rich culture and history.

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RIMS ON THE RIVER

Local
May 19 - 21, 2017

Location
Downtown Wilmington Wilmington, NC 28401

Description
Classic cars from across the nation will line the Cape Fear River for this Annual Antique Car Show in May 2017. For more information, check out the Cool Wilmington Facebook page, or click the link below.

For More Information
http://rimsontheriver.com/index.html

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Seaside Soccer Classic 2017

Local
May 20 - 21, 2017
314 N. Green Meadows Drive
Unit 100
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-392-0306

Held in May, the Seaside Soccer Classic brings in over 300 teams from throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina to play in a competitive tournament held for USYS/NCYSA Challenge, Select, Classic, and Premier teams. The 2017 tournament dates are May 20th-21st, 2017.

Please email tournaments@wilmingtonhammerheadsyouth.com with any questions.

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Annual Stoked to Go Out Pier to Pier Swim

Local
May 20, 2017
23 E Salisbury Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

The 4th annual pier-to-pier swim. With an approximate distance between Johnnie Mercers Pier and Crystal Pier being 1.7 miles, the race is just under 2 miles along with a beach start and finish. Race direction is determined on race day and announced at check-in. Race swim caps and timing chips are provided. Awards will be given for overall male & female and overall masters (40+) male & female along with Top 3 in several age categories. Spectators can watch the race anywhere along the beach between the piers.

Dates: May 20, 2017

Admission: See website

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Orange Street Arts Festival

Local
May 27 - 28, 2017
120 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-1788

Wilmington's largest downtown arts festival returns for its 22nd year! The work of more than 80 artists from Wilmington and across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee will be featured at this glorious annual event. Participants will exhibit oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, and paper creations. The Orange Street Arts Fest is both relaxing and exhilarating with live entertainment, old-fashioned fair food and a wine and beer tent. This year's festival will also include a Children's Play Place complete with games and inflatables and local food trucks from some of the best restaurants in the area! With its laid back attitude and historic Downtown Wilmington setting, the Orange Street ArtsFest has been described as "A Jewel of a Show" - so don't miss out!

Dates:
May 27-28, 2017

Time:
Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Admission:
Free

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USS NC Battleship Memorial Day Observance

Local
May 29, 2017, 5:45pm - 6pm
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Remember those who gave their lives in service by honoring veterans at the Battleships traditional Memorial Day Observance featuring a military guest speaker, an all-service Color guard, a 21-gun salute by a Marine Corps Honor Guard, a military band, Taps, and a memorial wreath cast into the waters.Free with Battleship admission!

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Carolina Beach Music Festival

Local
Jun 3, 2017
Cape Fear Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-458-8434

Listen up all you beach music aficionados; this is your chance to dance barefoot on the sand or just sway to the beat while standing in the surf. Held the first Saturday in June, the Beach Music Festival hosted by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is billed as "the biggest and only beach music festival actually held on the beach on the North Carolina coast" and one of the longest running beach music festivals in the United States. Come out and enjoy a full day of live entertainment with the hottest beach music bands in the south! * You can access this festival via the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.
Time:Gates Open: 10:00 AM
Admission:Advanced: $25, Day Of: $30 (Cash only). Children Aged 12 and Under: Free. Coolers, Beverages and Food Allowed. Sorry no glass, pets or refunds.

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Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival

Local
Sep 16, 2017
216 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-599-2979

This is the 5th annual event in Sunny Carolina Beach right on the Atlantic Ocean, New Hanover County, North Carolina!  Please join the Island Men this September for this two day event of activities, scheduled for September 15th and 16th. Racing will be on a 300m race course along the shores of the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin, a protected area of water lined with beach homes, condos, and marinas. Community teams will be racing along with a few club teams from around the region.

This event brings together sports, health and wellness, and arts to celebrate our island community. Proceeds from this event will go directly to benefit Step Up for Soldiers and their programs providing volunteer services for renovations, recreation and recognition for recently disabled Veterans.

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PPD Ironman 70.3 North Carolina

Local
Oct 21, 2017

The PPD IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon will take place on much of the same course as its bigger sibling and will feature a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. This "point-to-point-to-point-to-point" event begins in Wrightsville Beach and takes athletes along the same fast channel swim. The bike course runs through the coastal countryside outside Wilmington, and the run traverses Greenfield Lake before athletes finish in historic downtown Wilmington across from the USS North Carolina Battleship.

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/north-carolina.aspx#ixzz4UvKNSwe4

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Tast of Wrightsville Beach

Local
Oct 21, 2017, 5pm - 8pm
130 Short Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
910-262-5998

Enjoy the flavors of Wrightsville Beach restaurants! The Taste of Wrightsville Beach festival celebrates the island's diverse and delicious fare on and around the beach with over 30 food, wine and beer tasting booths. (See website for a full list of vendors). Celebrity judges will rate the dishes with a "Best in Show" while the public will select the "People's Choice" award. This is an evening not to miss and only 500 tickets will be sold so book your tickets today!

Time:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission:
Advanced TBA

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Batty's Battleship Halloween Celebration

Local
Oct 24, 2017, 5:30pm - 8pm
1 Batlleship Rd NE
Wilmington, NC 28401

Batty Battleship, brother Buggy and their friends return to the Battleship for a spooktacular trick or treating time. A lot of fun and no scares it is the best location for the family to share.But dont be frightened and dont you fret we promise well provide a zoo with animals to pet. With candy and sweets theres plenty of treats youll be asking yourself what more should I eat.Have fun aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA for the 7th annual Batty Battleships Halloween Bash. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Battleship for 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!Admission is $5 per person. Kids 2 and under free. Some activities are weather dependent. Last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.

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