Date: 4/14-15, 2017
Join us Easter weekend for an eggcellent time!
Stop by the front desk for a sweet treat from 5 p.m. to 6p.m.
Saturday activities include:
Egg hunt: 10 a.m.
Craft Time: 3 p.m.
Movie Night: 7:45 p.m.
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.
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!
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.
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!
February 25, 2017
Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401
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.
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
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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
March 25, 2017
Salisbury Street Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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.
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.
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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.
Downtown Wilmington, NC
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.
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Chowder, live music, games for the kids and much more! Each year chefs from restaurants of Pleasure Island, Monkey Junction and Wilmington gather on Pleasure Island for their famous Chowder Cook-Off. In addition to serving up the area's best chowder, this day-long event includes live music and the Kidz Zone which will have face painting and a 3 in 1 inflatable house. There will also be hotdogs, funnel cakes, soft drinks and beer and wine for sale. (No coolers or pets please!).
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Admission: $6 per person
The Wrightsville Beach SUP Surfing Pro-Am is a two day stand-up paddle boarding event drawing some of the best professional stand-up surfers to beautiful Wrightsville Beach! This spectator-friendly, world-class competition also has the largest stand-up paddle surf prize purse on the East Coast with the potential for an $8,000 win in the Pro Divisions. Highlights for this year's event include the new Carolina Best Pro category, judging led by Girard Middleton and a new mobile app to follow scores of each heat.*Please note that the schedule is subject to change*Dates: April 15, 2017 - April 16, 2017 Time: Sat: Late Registration: 7:00 AM, Surfers Meeting: 7:45 AM, Heats Begin: 8:00 AM, Sun: Afternoon Surf Heats: 2:00 PM, Awards: 6:00 PM
Admission:Free to Spectate. Please see website for registration details.
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.
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
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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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.
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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.
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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
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!
May 27-28, 2017
Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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!
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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.