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7415 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28411

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Events

Campground Events

Labor Day 2018

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Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2018

Join us Labor Day weekend for a great end of Summer weekend! Stay tuned for activities...

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Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Campground
Oct 26 - 27, 2018

Join us October 26 and 27, 2018 for our Halloween Spooktacular! 
Stay tuned for our activities. We promise you will have a hauntingly good time.

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Local Area Events

Dinosaurs Roar to Life

Local
Apr 2 - Sep 30, 2018
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
800-832-3474

  • Dinosaurs roar to life once again at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. DINOSAURS! features multiple species of animatronic dinosaurs roaring, spitting and wowing visitors in a natural garden setting. Guests may glimpse a ferocious T-rex family, a menacing Diabloceratops and of course, a colorful stegosaurus, among others.
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  • Presented By:  North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • Time:  Regular Aquarium Hours
  • Price:  Free with Regular Aquarium Admission

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Poplar Grove Farmer's Market

Local
Apr 18 - Oct 26, 2018
10200 US Hwy 17 N
Wilmington, NC 28411

Join the beautiful historic Poplar Grove Mansion every Wednesday for their superb Farmers' Market. One of the greatest opportunities at this Farmers' Market is the interaction with the people growing, catching, baking and producing your food and other products.

Every Wednesday, April 18-October 26, 2018

Time: 8am-1pm

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Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Local
May 14 - Oct 29, 2018
Seawater Lane
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
910-256-7925

  • This unique Farmers' Market is the only one on the island and provides an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown produce. In addition to produce vendors and various other consumables vendors, the market includes a variety of unique craft vendors.
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  • Time:  Mondays 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Price:  Free

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Airlie Gardens Gnome Invasion

Local
Jul 6 - Oct 26, 2018
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-798-7700

Come experience the Gnome Invasion Summer Art Exhibit at Airlie Gardens featuring 15 giant 5 foot gnomes that have been colorfully painted and adorned by a select group of artists! The gnomes, nestled in the beautiful greenery and flowers of this historic garden, playfully appeal to visitors young and old. Finding all the Gnomes will be a real Treasure Hunt!

  • Time:  Regular Garden Hours
  • Price:  Free with Regular Garden Admission

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Mud Day Children's Museum of Wilmington

Local
Aug 10, 2018, 9am - 12pm
116 Orange Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-254-3534

Join the Children's Museum celebration of Mud Day with the messiest fun you can imagine. Kids will create a connection to the joys of playing in nature with this event by squishing, stomping, and sliding in the mud, making mud pies in the mud kitchen, exploring "Magic Mud" and other new gooey concoctions. Be sure to wear a bathing suit or old clothes and bring a towel and a change of clothes. Please check their Website and Social Media for the latest updates.

  • Time:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Price:  Free with admission or membership

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O'Neill/Sweetwater Pro Am Surf Fest

Local
Aug 17 - 19, 2018
Birmingham Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

The O'Neill/ Sweetwater Pro-Am held on Wrightsville Beach has grown into one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world. In all, dozens of amateur surfers and an average of 96 professional surfers from around the world participate in this exciting three-day event. Some professionals that have won in the past include Rob Machado, Fisher Heverly and Avon Cormican.

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Lumina Daze

Local
Aug 26, 2018, 5:30pm - 9pm
275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
910-256-2569

Dance the night away to live music, enjoy an inflatable movie screen featuring short films, a cash bar and more. Make bids at the popular silent auction featuring a wide assortment of fine art, services, and specialties from local businesses. Make sure to “seas the daze” and stop by this wonderful annual event in the heart of Wrightsville Beach!

  • Time:  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Wilmington Boat Show

Local
Sep 7 - 9, 2018
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

The Wilmington Boat Show launched September 9-11, 2016.  The Port City is renowned as North Carolina's most accessible coastal destination, nestled between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.  This coastal gem will now be home to the annual Wilmington Boat Show produced by JBM & Associates, producers of the Charleston and Savannah Boat Shows. The Wilmington Boat Show is the largest of its' kind between Annapolis, Maryland and Tampa, Florida.This destination show will take place in several different venues including the Port City Marina, The Shell, Wilmington Convention Center and across the Cape Fear River at Battleship NC.
 ADMISSIONAdults (13 to 64):  $10
Two-Day Pass:  $15
Seniors (65 and Up):  $8
Military:  $5
Children (4 to 12):  $5
Children 3 and Under:  Free
Thursday Night VIP Ticket: $50
 Friday, September 7, 2018 Noon to 6pmSaturday, September 8, 2018 10am to 6pmSunday, September 9, 2018 10am to 5pm

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Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival

Local
Sep 14 - 15, 2018
216 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-599-2979

Celebrate sports, health, wellness and the arts in Carolina Beach during the Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival. You can join in as a participant by forming a Team with your friends, family or co-workers and enjoy being afloat a colorful 45 foot long watercraft. The fun starts Friday evening with a kickoff party featuring live music and refreshments. Saturday, get ready to race and enjoy a large festival of vendors around the Carolina Beach Marina displaying artwork, jewelry, shirts, and food items for sale. Come join the festivities as a team member or spectator. This is a family fun event so participants are encouraged to bring along children and friends to enjoy the fun!

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Pier to Pier Swim

Local
Sep 15, 2018
23 E Salisbury
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Accept the open water challenge of the 13th Annual Pier-2-Pier Swim Race at beautiful Wrightsville Beach. This annual event entails swimming approximately 1.7 miles between Johnnie Mercer's Pier and the Crystal Pier around marker buoys. The starting point for the race will be determined on race day in accordance with the ocean current.

  • Presented By:  Wilmington Family YMCA
  • Time:  Race Start: 9:00 AM
  • Price:  Please see website for registration details.

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Port City Rib Fest

Local
Sep 21 - 23, 2018
Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave N
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-465-4770

Tempting over 17,000 people from across the country to taste the nation's best BBQ, this festival is a celebration of culinary skill and live entertainment. National BBQ teams will flock to Carolina Beach to sell their BBQ and compete against each other for bragging rights. Many of these "ribbers" have been featured on several national TV networks including the Food Channel, TLC and the Discovery Channel's "Pitmaster." Taste not only ribs but beef brisket, chopped and sliced pork, chicken, sausages and a plethora of side items, desserts and drinks prepared Memphis-style, Chicago-style, Texas-style and more. Please see their website for details.

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American Craft Walk

Local
Sep 22, 2018, 10am - 5pm
Downtown Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28401
732-691-7834

Come stroll Historic Downtown Wilmington's picturesque streets and view colorful and creative works of art in a variety of mediums at Wilmington's largest outdoor art show and sale.  Don't miss your chance to pick up some of these one-of-a-kind local pieces from talented artists.

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Wilmington Fall Wine and Beer Walk

Local
Sep 29, 2018
208 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
216-374-8884

This fun-filled, self-guided tour of downtown Wilmington bars, nightclubs and eateries will take you on an adventure like no other! Sample two wines or two beers at participating locations while you experience some of your favorite fun places and some you have yet to discover! Please check their Website for the latest updates.

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Battleship Alive! Living History Event

Local
Sep 29, 2018
1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-5797

SATURDAY, December 2, 2017
SATURDAY, April 28, 2018
SATURDAY, September 29, 2018
SATURDAY, December 1, 2018Time:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFree with Battleship admission!Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills.  A great event for all ages.  Bring your questions and cameras!

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YMCA Triathlon

Local
Sep 29, 2018
321 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
910-251-9622

Join in the largest single distance one day race from northern Virginia to Florida. This race is a highly-anticipated USA Triathlon sanctioned event, and consists of a 1,350 yard swim, an 11.5 mile bike and a 5k run in Wrightsville Beach making great use of Wrightsville Beach's terrain for local and visiting competitors.

  • Time:  7:00 AM
  • Price:  Free for Spectators. For registration information please see the website.

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Riverfest

Local
Oct 5 - 7, 2018
Market & Water Streets
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-452-6862

Join in celebrating Wilmington's Annual Riverfest! This festival includes a street fair with special exhibits along with vendors selling art and handmade crafts, competitions, fireworks, over 30 food vendors and more. Enjoy a car show, continuous live entertainment showcasing local musicians and bands and see the second annual Miss Riverfest crowned as the festival's ambassador. Fireworks are Saturday evening at 8:15 PM.

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Taste of Wrightsville Beach

Local
Oct 6, 2018
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 so book your tickets today.
Time:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission:
Advanced TBA

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Poplar Grove's Paranormal Ghost Tour

Local
Oct 6 - 27, 2018
10200 US Hwy 17 North
Wilmington, NC 28411
910-686-9518

  • Enjoy this unique paranormal ghost tour discovering spirits and haunts, or haints, of all eras from 1850 to 1950 as they continue to hover around this historic manor house. There are lots of true stories of the Poplar Grove's Foy Family household haints to share, including a murderous crime of passion. Discover who these phantoms are and why they're still here. You will learn a little history, review a scroll of the dead, and focus on a particular room or rooms for paranormal activity. Cameras and other paranormal equipment are permitted.  Please check their Website and Social Media for latest updates.
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  • Presented By:  Poplar Grove Plantation
  • Time:  Tours on the Hour: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
  • Price:  $15 for Tour

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PPD Ironman 70.3 North Carolina

Local
Oct 13, 2018

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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Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

Local
Oct 13 - 14, 2018
118 Riverfront Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
910-458-8434

Enjoy the 25th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival with a weekend filled with blues and jazz from two stages of performers all accompanied by delicious locally prepared seafood. Get up close and personal with the soulful echoes of the blues with national headliners or sway to some smooth jazz tunes  Bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a great day of music and seafood at the coast.  Please visit their Website and Social Media for the latest updates.

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Eyecon Returns to Tree Hill

Local
Oct 19 - 21, 2018
10 Convention Center Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-5101

America's First One Tree Hill convention, EyeCon Returns to Tree Hill at the Wilmington Convention Center. Celebrate a reunion with the celebrities of the hit TV series that was filmed in beautiful Wilmington, NC for nine years. This entertaining weekend will feature games, panels, Celebrity Q&As, photo-ops, celebrity autograph sessions, One Tree Hill themed parties, and even private meet and greets with the stars of the show.  Please check their Website for more information on admission pricing and schedules for individual weekend events as well as their Social Media for other activities and contests.

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Voracious & Rare Beer Festival

Local
Oct 26, 2018
1 Battleship NE
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-256-8622

If you're constantly searching for the latest and greatest beer, this event was made for you. Take advantage of the opportunity to try the private reserves of over 30 of your favorite breweries featuring unique beers you've never had and some you've never heard of aboard the deck of the historic Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, complete with light appetizers, live music and brewers on hand to answer all of your questions.Tickets Available in June- this is an Age 21+ EventInsiders Tip:  This is a Sell Out Event please plan accordingly

  • Presented By:  Lighthouse Beer & Wine
  • Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Price:  Tickets on Sale in June Admission TBA

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Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival

Local
Oct 27, 2018
10 Harnett Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-256-8622

Explore the world of hops, grapes and grain at the Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival featuring over 100 craft breweries and wineries. Admission includes entrance to the Lighthouse Beer Festival grounds and a sampling glass.There will be a guide about the Breweries and the lucky wine ticket holders will have a printed booklet with all the participating wineries at the wine tent. Don't miss this fun-filled festival of beverages, live music, food vendors, and more!  For the true beer aficionados, be sure to check out the Voracious Rare Beer Festival (held the Friday evening prior aboard the Battleship North Carolina.) Please see website for details.

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Cape Fear Kite Festival

Local
Nov 3 - 4, 2018, 10am - 4pm
1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
910-520-1818

Come watch as serious kite flyers share their sky art  at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.  This is the final kite event of the season with more than just your average kites filling the sky.  See incredible shapes, sizes, styles and of course colors float, soar and ride the air. Please check the Video footage of last year's event on their Website.  Food trucks and other vendors will be on-site during the festival.

  • Time:  2018 Times to be Announced
  • Price:  Free for Spectators

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Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting

Local
Nov 23, 2018
Water & Princess Streets, 54 N Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-772-4177

The Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting features music and caroling, a visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and the lighting of the Holiday Tree. Enjoy music, a holiday marketplace, and warm refreshments. Get into the spirit and stroll among the shops and restaurants to kick off the holiday season coastal-style!

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Enchanted Airlie

Local
Nov 24 - Dec 22, 2018
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-798-7700

A New Hanover County tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided walking tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! 

See website for dates and times.

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Battleship Alive!

Local
Dec 1, 2018
1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-5797

SATURDAY, December 2, 2017
SATURDAY, April 28, 2018
SATURDAY, September 29, 2018
SATURDAY, December 1, 2018Time:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFree with Battleship admission!Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills.  A great event for all ages.  Bring your questions and cameras!

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Wrightsville Beach Jingle Bell Run 5K

Local
Dec 8, 2018
303 West Salisbury Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History invites you to participate in the 5K Jingle Bell Run. This celebratory holiday event, encourages race participants and spectators to dress in holiday apparel (i.e. Santa costumes, antlers, snowmen, etc.). Runners who register in time always receive some creative Holiday Swag.  Historic cottages and beautiful winter marshes are part of the scenery as you meet the challenge of this special 5K alongside beautiful Wrightsville Beach.Electronic Registration available in August, 2018

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