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Wilmington, NC 28411

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East Coast Shag Classic Photo

East Coast Shag Classic

Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2015
1706 N Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Thu, January 29, 2015 - Sun, February 01, 2015

[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. Thursday, enjoy The Band of Oz, then Friday jam to the tunes of The Embers featuring Craig Woolard with line and shag dance instructors on hand. Saturday catch the exciting Joey Warren Show, listen to Jim Quick and The Coastline as well as The Entertainers and compete in the ECSC Shag Competition at noon. Sunday it's The Big Kahuna's Beach Party! Along with these great concerts, enjoy a silent auction, a meet and greet fan fair, and much more!All events held at the Holiday Inn Resort.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price
Single Tickets for Concerts Advanced: $20, Door:$25, Other Packages please see website

For More Information
910-256-7112

www.eastcoastshagclassic.com

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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival Photo

Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015

Location
Coastline Conference and Event Center 503 Nutt Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Description
Friday Night: Grand Tasting - Pick your pleasure as participating regional vintners and chocolatiers offer their best for sampling and sale! Indulge yourself in the delicious abundance of hors d'oevres and relax to live music performed by The Schoolboys while shopping artisan exhibits. The Grand Tasting will preview the Marketplace (held on Saturday & Sunday) and guests will experience a few special surprises that will ensure a light and effervescent evening.

Saturday & Sunday: Marketplace - Sip, Nibble & Sigh!

Event Time
Hours: Fri: 7-10, Sat: 11-7, Sun: Noon-4pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price
TBA

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

http://wilmingtonwineandchocolatefestival.com/index.html

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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival Photo

Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015

GRAND TASTING
Friday, January 30, 2015
7-10 p.m.
featuring entertainment by
The Schoolboys

WINE & CHOCOLATE
MARKETPLACE

Saturday, January 31, 2015
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WINE & CHOCOLATE
MARKETPLACE

Sunday, February 1, 2015
noon - 4 p.m.

LOCATION
Coastline Conference
and Event Center
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
800.617.7732 toll free
910.762.5184 local

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NC Jazz Festival 35th Annual Photo

NC Jazz Festival 35th Annual

Feb 5 - 7, 2015
Hilton Riverside Hotel
301 Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-793-1111

February 5-7,2015

Description
This is one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast and a STS Top 20 Event. We will kick off Thursday night featuring 3 hours of different styles of jazz which will open with The Benny Hill Quartet. The second set of the evening will feature vocalist, Molly Ryan, Rossano Sportiello's "Tribute to George Shearing" and Ed Polcer's "Traditional Jazz Jam." Friday and Saturday nights we will present our All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These concerts will be 41/2 hours of beautiful jazz by the most talented musicians. To see a full list of musicians and activities please see the website.

Time: Th: 7:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat: 7:30pm-12am, Sun: 10:30am-2pm

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

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Valentine's Day Cruise Photo

Valentine's Day Cruise

Feb 14, 2015
101 S Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-343-1611

February 14th, 2015

Description:
This year, treat your special someone to a romantic dinner and dance cruise on the beautiful Cape Fear River. Enjoy an appetizing buffet, entertainment, and a cash bar with full ABC permits aboard North Carolina's largest riverboat for your special Valentine's Dinner!

Time: Boarding: 6 pm, Cruise: 6:30pm - 9:00 pm

Admission: $56 Per Person (Tax & Gratuity Included)

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge Photo

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Feb 21, 2015
100 Atlantic Ave
Carolina Beach, NC 28449
910-341-7253

February 21, 2015

Description:
The 11th Annual Polar Plunge along with the 5K Run-N-Plunge will be held on Feb.21. 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 beautiful Kure Beach. The plunge is all about fun so contestants are encouraged to dress up and find their inner superhero! There will be a Chinese auction pre-race, a costume contest, 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: Line-up: 1:20pm, Race: 1:30pm

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Race 13.1 Photo

Race 13.1

Feb 22, 2015
Lumina Station
1900 Eastwood Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
866-561-5651

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Description:
Join-in Wilmington's inaugural Race 13.1! This 5K, 10K and half marathon will start and finish at beautiful Lumina Station and will take racers on route through the city's Cross City Trail as well as the University of North Carolina Wilmington's campus. Race 13.1 is a USATF Certified course and the overall winners in the male and female divisions will receive awards. With an average high of around 60 degrees in February, Wilmington is an ideal place to enjoy the coast's natural beauty, spend time with family and friends and enjoy a day out running!

Time: Half Marathon: 7:00 am, 5K & 10K: 7:15 am

Admission: Registration Prices: $29 - $85 - Please see website for further details. 866-561-5651 ext.301

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Wilmington WINE & BEER WALK Photo

Wilmington WINE & BEER WALK

Feb 28, 2015

February.28, 2015

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: $15 each, or 2 for $25.

For More Information
216-374-8884

www.wineandbeerwalk.com

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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Photo

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

Mar 14, 2015, 11am - 6pm

March.14, 2015 @ 11a.m.

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 Photo

Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon

Mar 20 - 22, 2015
Salisbury Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28428
910-297-4973

Fri, March 20, 2015 - Sun, March 22, 2015

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
Fri: 4pm-8pm, Sat:11am-9pm, Sun: 4:45am-12:35pm. 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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Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Photo

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

Mar 20 - 22, 2015
10 Convention Center Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-795-0292

Fri, March 20, 2015 - Sun, March 22, 2015

Selected as a Top 20 Event from the Southeast Tourism Society in 2013, 2014 and years past! Outdoor enthusiasts will get the chance to enjoy three days of hunting exhibitors, wildlife art displays, decoys, hunting and fishing products, decoy carving demonstrations, hand-crafted turkey and duck calls, hand-crafted knives, dough bowls, jewelry and much more! Kids can take part in interactive activities such as Sensory Safari, Mobile Aquarium, Mallard Madness Laser Shoot and the Archery Range while all attendees will be able to witness raptors in flight, and meet extraordinary animals like snakes, rescued wolves and a bobcat. Have fun with the whole family while learning about our native wildlife, resources and conservation with the acclaimed Cape Fear Wildlife Expo!

Time: Fri & Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

Admission: Adults:$10, Seniors 65 + and Military: $7, Three Day Pass: $20, Children 10 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

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Easter Egg Hunt Carnival Photo

Easter Egg Hunt Carnival

Apr 3, 2015

Dates: Fri, April 03, 2015

Hippity Hoppity down the Battleship trail for a fun Spring event with continuous games and egg hunts along with a bounce house and even more surprises this year! Make sure to bring your camera and take pictures with Buddy the Battleship Bunny. Egg hunts will run throughout the event so that kids are guaranteed a chance to find eggs and will be able to "hunt" at their leisure.

Time: 10am - 2pm

Admission: $5 Per Person (including adults), Children 2 and under: Free. This is a weather dependent event.

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6th Annual Azalea Big Buddy 5K/10K/Fun Walk Photo

6th Annual Azalea Big Buddy 5K/10K/Fun Walk

Apr 4, 2015, 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.

Admission:
$30.00 to $35.00

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NC Azalea Festival Photo

NC Azalea Festival

Apr 8 - 12, 2015

April.8 - 12, 2015

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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2015 Carolina Cup Photo

2015 Carolina Cup

Apr 24 - 25, 2015
275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Fri, April 24, 2015 - Sat, April 25, 2015

The 2015 Carolina Cup kicks off the race season with four courses in beautiful Wrightsville Beach! This competition will be complete with a kid's race, the Harbor Island Recreational "fun" race, a Money Island open race and the dreaded Graveyard Elite Race. This competition is in its fourth year and in 2012, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 400 paddlers competing in the first day of competitions. In 2013, there were over 600! The competition is planned with a number of fun activities that will make this a true stand-up paddle destination event. Expect clinics by Danny Ching, Jimmy Terrell, Larry Cain, Jaime Mitchell and PaddleFit. It'll be one that you can plan a 5-day weekend and bring the whole family!

Time: Races start at 9am; see website for full schedule of events.

Admission: TBA

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RIMS ON THE RIVER Photo

RIMS ON THE RIVER

May 15 - 17, 2015

May 15-17, 2015

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 2015. 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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50th Annual Memorial Day Observance-Battleship Photo

50th Annual Memorial Day Observance-Battleship

May 25, 2015, 5:45pm - 9pm
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Description:
On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at 5:45 pm, people of all generations from across the State will gather together on the deck of the Battleship to pay their respects. An emotional ceremony, preceding and concluding with military musical arrangements provided by a military band, and a guest speaker reflecting on the past as well as where we are today. The Executive Director of the Battleship, Captain Terry A. Bragg and members of the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Commission invite the public to this free event.

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PPD Beach to Battleship Triathalon Photo

PPD Beach to Battleship Triathalon

Oct 17, 2015

The PPD Beach2Battleship is an internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country and the world have traveled to the Wilmington, N.C. area to enjoy everything this world famous waterfront destination has to offer and to experience a competition Triathlete Magazine named as one of the top 5 iron distance triathlons in the world.

PPD, a leading global contract research organization, supports the event as its title sponsor to educate the public on the vital role of clinical research and participation in clinical trials to deliver new medicines to improve health and save lives, and to support the local community. All of the event's net proceeds are contributed to the Wilmington Family YMCA.

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