September Events 2018

SEP 1

Hot August Nights at Satellite

Sat 9 PM · satellite bar and lounge · Wilmington, NC

Randy McQuay

Sat 8 PM · Palate · Wilmington, NC

Harry Potter Day

Sat 11 AM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC

The Groove Pirates at Yacht Basin Eatery

Sat 7 PM · Yacht Basin Eatery · Southport, NC

SIDE TRAC BAND

Sat 7:30 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC

 

SEP 2

Fantail FunDay Dance Party

Sun 6 PM · USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship · Wilmington, NC

Port City’s Top Comic 2018

Sun 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

Just Yesterday 90s Rock Band

Sun 9 PM · Tortuga’s Nest · Surf City, NC

MarineMax Labor Day Raft Up

SEP 2 – SEP 3 · MarineMax Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Movie Night

Sun 8 PM · Vacation Rentals in Carolina Beach, NC · Carolina Beach, NC

100 Hole Marathon

Sun 5 AM · Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation · Shallotte, NC

 

SEP 3

No School – Labor Day Holiday

Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC

Labor Day Back To Back Party with JVC

Mon 5 PM · Fishy Fishy Cafe · Southport, NC

Calabash Elks Labor Day! Food Specials and Cornhole!

Mon 5 PM · Elks Lodge · Calabash, NC

 

SEP 4

Super Awesome Tuesday Night Trivia

Tue 7 PM · The Sour Barn · Wilmington, NC

Tuesday Night Run

Tue 7 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC

Tuesdays Music on the Deck!

Tue 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

 

SEP 5

Black River Nature Cruise

Wed 10 AM · Cape Fear Riverboats · Wilmington, NC

Sunset Beach Concert Series

Wed 7 PM

 

SEP 6

2018 NFL Season Kick-Off Falcons vs Eagles

Thu 8 PM · Lazy Pirate · Carolina Beach, NC

Budding Scientist Discovery with Mom & Dad

Thu 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

 

SEP 7

Nate Craig

Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Boat Show

SEP 7 – SEP 9 · Wilmington, NC Convention Center · Wilmington, NC

BLINDSIDE At American Fish Co

Fri 7 PM · American Fish Company · Southport, NC

 

SEP 8

Jake Newman Live at Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Sat 1 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Founders’ Day 2018

Sat 3 PM · Town of Leland Parks and Recreation · Leland, NC

First Annual Lupus Walk

Sat 10 AM · Greenfield Lake Boathouse · Wilmington, NC

Flannel Rebellion

Sat 7 PM · ReelCafe Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

BEACH CLEAN UP – OIB!!

Sat 9 AM · Ocean Isle Beach, NC · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

 

SEP 9

Reggae Sunday with Crucial Fiya

Sun 3 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Fall Tribute Concert – Donna Summer and the Sounds of the 70’s

Sun 7:30 PM · Brookgreen Gardens · Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

 

SEP 10

RMH Open

Mon 7:30 AM · Country Club of Landfall · Wilmington, NC

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC

 

SEP 11

Movies on the Patio – Tom Hanks

Tue 8 PM · Liberty Tavern · Wilmington, NC

2 For Tuesday!

Tue 2 PM · Mel’s Ice Cream Shop · Wilmington, NC

Trivia Tuesdays are Back

Tue 7 PM · Wing & Fish Company · Shallotte, NC

Tuesday Night Run

Tue 7 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC

Tuesdays Music on the Deck!

Tue 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

 

SEP 12

Improv Wednesdays

Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market

SEP 12 – SEP 13 · Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Cruisers Monthly Meeting

Wed 6 PM · Cafe Koa · Southport, NC

 

SEP 13

CCCG and CCMG Open House

Thu 3 PM · Carolinas Coastal Construction Group · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Marine Debris & Community Clean-Up Presentation

Thu 6 PM · UNCW Center for Marine Science · Wilmington, NC

Artist Janet Johnson

Thu 4 PM · Leland Cultural Arts Center · Leland, NC

 

SEP 14

Plein Air Festival

SEP 14 – SEP 15 · Southport, NC · Southport, NC

8th Annual Convocation and Carnival

Fri 2 PM · UNCW College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) · Wilmington, NC

Moxie & Flo Female Duo

Fri 6:30 PM · Swingbridge Cork & Brew · Surf City, NC

 

SEP 15

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Sat 2 PM · Thalian Association Community Theatre · Wilmington, NC

2018 Wilmington Race for the Cure

Sat 7 AM

Demo Day

Sat 10 AM · MarineMax Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Roasting Tour at Port City Java

Sat 9 AM · Port City Java

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Sat 8:30 AM · Blockade Runner Beach Resort · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Carolina Soul Festival

11:00 am · 9480 Ocean Hwy W Calabash, NC 28467

 

SEP 16

Summer Harvest Festival

Sun 10 AM Poplar Grove Plantation

Harpists: Lilac Duo 94 in Concert on 9/16 at 5:00 pm

Sun 5 PM · Frank H Kenan Chapel · Wilmington, NC

 

SEP 17

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Monday Night Golf Scramble

Mon 5:30 AM · Olde Point Country Club · Hampstead, NC

 

SEP 18

Tuesdays Music on the Deck!

Tue 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Sip + Paint Belmar Blues

Tue 6:30 PM · Wine & Design · Wilmington, NC

Game Night with Chris Butler

Tue 7 PM · Bombers Bev Co. · Wilmington, NC

 

SEP 19

Improv Wednesdays

Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

What’s Your Story Wednesday

Wed 6 PM · The Foxes Boxes · Wilmington, NC

Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market

SEP 19 – SEP 20 · Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC

 

SEP 20

Mykel Barbee Live at Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Thu 6 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Going Beyond the Pink Charity Golf Tournament

Thu 9 AM · Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club · Sunset Beach, NC

A Reading with Michael Branch

Thu 7 PM · UNCW Department of Creative Writing · Wilmington, NC

 

SEP 21

2018 Port City RibFest

SEP 21 – SEP 23 Port City Ribfest · Carolina Beach, NC

Jim Quick and Coastline at Airlie

Fri 6 PM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

Yacht Basin Presents Barefoot Steve & The Flip Flops

Fri 7 PM · Yacht Basin Eatery · Southport, NC

Flip Flop Friday

Fri 4 PM · Riggs Yacht Sales · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Shallotte Point King Classic

SEP 21 – SEP 22 · Inlet View BAR & GRILL AT HUGHES MARINA · Shallotte, NC

JPR

Fri 10 PM · Pelican’s Perch · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

 

SEP 22

Wilmington Symphony Masterworks Concert with Lilac 94

Sat 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

USS Battleship NC Ghost Hunt

Sat 6 PM · USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship · Wilmington, NC

Empire Strikes Brass

Sat 10 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Racing for the Gold – Hope Abounds Charity Event

Sat 9 AM · Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park · Wilmington, NC

Mandie Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament Awards Dinner

Sat 6:30 PM · Mandie Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament · Wrightsville Beach, NC

LakeFest 2018

Sat 10 AM · Greenfield Lake Boathouse · Wilmington, NC

 

SEP 23

Stede Bonnet 300 Living History

Sun 12 PM · North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport · Southport, NC

Dos Eddies at Oceanic (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

Sun 12 PM · Oceanic · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Moon Magick

Sun 6:30 PM · terra sol sanctuary · Wilmington, NC

 

SEP 24

Paddle & Yoga

Mon 10 AM · Summertide Adventure Tours · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC

 

SEP 25

Wilmington Youth Fall Cross Country and Sprints

Tue 6 PM · Hugh MacRae Park · Wilmington, NC

Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery

Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC

 

SEP 26

Infamous Stringdusters, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 9/26

Wed 5 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

Free wine tasting – Sweet n Savory Cafe
Wed 5 PM · Sweet n Savory Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Fore IV Invitational
Wed 8 AM · Compass Pointe NC · Leland, NC
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
SEP 26 – SEP 27 · Independence Mall · Wilmington, NC

SEP 27
Harvest Dinner at the Bellamy Mansion Museum
Thu 6 PM · The Bellamy Mansion Museum · Wilmington, NC
6th Annual Canines & Couture
Thu 6 PM · Waterman’s Brewing · Wilmington, NC
Car Seat Checkup Event
Thu 10 AM · Wilmington Fire Station#9 – “The Yacht Club” · Wilmington, NC
SEP 28
Moon Taxi at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 9/28
Fri 6 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC
Fourth Friday Gallery Night
Fri 6 PM · Arts Council of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

SEP 29
Cape Fear Highland Games
Sat 9 AM · 3400 Randall Pkwy · Wilmington, NC
Lollipopalooza – A kids concert event
Sat 12 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Nancy Olive at Brick Landing
Sat 6 PM · Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club and Restaurant · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Waitlist – Beach Sessions – 3rd Edition
Sat 7 AM · South End Topsail · Topsail Beach, NC

SEP 30

Angel Walk in Nature with efy

Sun 11 AM · Spiritquest · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Wilmington Home Show

Sun 10 AM · Wilmington, NC Convention Center · Wilmington, NC


August Events 2018

1-Aug

Birds of Prey
Wed 6 PM · Halyburton Park · Wilmington, NC
Trivia with Andre
Wed 7 PM · Joe’s Oasis · Wilmington, NC
One Team Mini Scavenger Hunt Adventure: Wilmington
Wed 7 AM · Recommended Parking to Begin Adventure · Wilmington, NC
Wine Down Wednesday Blind Wine Tasting!
Wed 4 PM · Swingbridge Cork & Brew · Surf City, NC
2-Aug

THE CALYPSO KID, STEEL DRUMS
Thu 6 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC
Nature is Wild About Reading
Thu 11 AM · Oak Island Nature Center · Oak Island, NC
Welcome to the City – Wilmington
Thu 6 PM · Osteria Cicchetti · Wilmington, NC
Social Under the Stars at Hotel Ballast
Thu 6 PM · 301 N Water St · Wilmington, North Carolin
Live Music in The Boat Yard
Thu 6:30 PM · Marina Grill – Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Music Featuring Jack Jack 180
Thu 6:30 PM · Carolina Beach Boardwalk
BLINDSIDE at American Fish Company
Thu 7 PM · American Fish Company · Southport, NC
Lies Women Believe
Thu 7 PM · Panera Bread · Leland, NC

3-Aug

Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC Tribute)
Fri 6:30 PM · Downtown Sundown Concert Series · Wilmington, NC
Chris Robinson Brotherhood 8/3 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Fri 6 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC
Remember the ‘50s and ‘60s Rock and Roll
Fri 7:30 PM · Amuzu Theatre · Southport, NC
Summer on the Square Concert Series – Soul on the Beach band
Fri 6 PM · Pender County Courthouse · Burgaw, NC
Summer Concert Series
Fri 6:30 PM · Oak Island Parks and Recreation · Oak Island, NC

4-Aug

RAGDOLL BAND 8 PM
Sat 8 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC
Pipeline to a Cure
Sat 5:30 PM · Wilmington, NC Convention Center · Wilmington, NC
Dustin Ybarra
Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
The “I-Tried-Athalon” Charity Fundraiser
Sat 10 AM · Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne · Castle Hayne, NC
WFM Summer Exhibit
Sat 9 AM · Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center · Wilmington, NC
Pet Paradise Wilmington Puppy Social
Sat 2 PM · Pet Paradise Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Create Your Own Mala with Spiritual Junkies
Sat 1 PM · Rebel Soul Yoga · Oak Island, NC
Touch Tank Feeding
Sat 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle

5-Aug

Beers and Yotas!
Sun 11:45 AM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC
Mary Chapin Carpenter (All Seated Event)
Sun 5 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC
Bald Head Island Getaway
Sun 8 AM · Bald Head Island Marina · Bald Head Island, NC
The Emoji Movie (PG) – Free Summer Movies at the Lake
Sun 8:45 PM · Carolina Beach Lake Park · Carolina Beach, NC
Coastal Area Auction
Sun 12 PM · Wilmington Moose Lodge #343 · Wilmington, NC

6-Aug

Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market
Mon 8 AM · Town of Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
Mon 8 PM · Ingram Planetarium · Sunset Beach, NC

7-Aug

National Night Out 2018
Tue 6:30 PM · Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Kure Beach Market
Tue 8 AM · Kure Beach Market · Kure Beach, NC
2 For Tuesday!
Tue 2 PM · Mel’s Ice Cream Shop · Wilmington, NC
Shallotte Guitar Meetup
Tue 6:30 PM · The Music Traders · Shallotte, NC
Junior Invertebrate Explorers Single Day Camp
Tue 9 AM · Ecological Marine Adventures Topsail Island NC · Surf City, NC
TIKI Tuesday – LIVE MUSIC Sunset Party!
Tue 7 PM · Tiki Tours · Surf City, NC
Surfing by Jessie McCrery
Tue 6 PM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market
Tue 9 AM

8-Aug

Psychic Development with Meditation
Wed 6:30 PM · Spiritquest · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Scavenger Hunt – August 8
Wed 10 AM Town of Ocean Isle Beach Recreation Department
HSTI Presents~~Aquarium Program by Fort Fisher Outreach
Wed 1 PM · Historical Society of Topsail Island · Topsail Beach, NC
Improv Wednesdays
Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens Monthly Bird Walk
Wed 8 AM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

9-Aug

Live on The Loop! Summer Music Series
Thu 6 PM · The Sailfish · Wilmington, NC
Topsail Craft Market 2018
Thu 10 AM · Topsail Beach Craft Market · Topsail Beach, NC
Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Music Featuring The Other Guys
Thu 6:30 PM · Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Friday Night Social
Fri 7:30 PM · Babs McDance Social Dance Club & Ballroom · Wilmington, NC
Yonder Mountain String Band, 8/10, Brooklyn Arts Center
Fri 7 PM
Live Music!
Fri 6 PM · Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
BACK OF THE BOAT BAND ( RED’S BIRTHDAY)
Fri 8 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC
The Wildflowers (Tom Petty Tribute)
Fri 6:30 PM · Downtown Sundown Concert Series · Wilmington, NC

11-Aug

Battleship 101
Sat 10 AM · USS NC Battleship · Wilmington, NC
Flannel Rebellion at SeaWitch
Sat 8 PM · SeaWitch Cafe’ & Tiki Bar · Carolina Beach, NC
Olde Southport Village FLEA Market
Sat 8 AM · Olde Southport Village Shoppes · Southport, NC
Outdoor Concert: Massive Grass
Sat 6 PM · RiverLights · Wilmington, NC
SIDE TRAC BAND
Sat 7:30 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC
Beach Cleanup Sponsored by OIB Surf and Java
Sat 10 AM

12-Aug

TRIFECTA BAND
Sun 8 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC
Deep (PG) – Free Summer Movies at the Lake
Sun 8:45 PM · Carolina Beach Lake Park · Carolina Beach, NC
Sip & Paint | Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Sun 4 PM · Wine & Design · Leland, NC
Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Car Truck and Bike Show
Sun 9 AM · Sneads Ferry Community Center · Sneads Ferry, NC

13-Aug

Blockade Runner Beach Sweep
Mon 5:30 PM · Blockade Runner Beach Resort · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
Mon 8 PM · Ingram Planetarium · Sunset Beach, NC
Touch Tank Feeding
Mon 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Sneaky Lion Fish
Mon 6 PM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Free Movie Night Every Monday
Mon 8 PM · Sloane Realty Vacations · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

14-Aug

Back to School Cleanup
Tue 9 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC
$5.99 Personal Cheese Pizza Day!
Tue 11 AM · Fat Tony’s Italian Pub at Waterford · Leland, NC
Let’s Play in the MUD! – Welcome Sign
Tue 6 PM · Earth to Fire:: An Artisan Pottery Studio & Art Gallery · Southport, NC

15-Aug

Wine Wednesday
Wed 12 PM · Check Six Brewing Company · Southport, NC 16-Aug
Topsail Craft Market 2018
Thu 10 AM · Topsail Beach Craft Market · Topsail Beach, NC
Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Music Featuring Zion Roots
Thu 6:30 PM · Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Junior Shark Discovery Single Day Camp
Thu 9 AM · Ecological Marine Adventures Topsail Island NC · Surf City, NC
Topsail Beach Craft Market~Pillage in the Village!

17-Aug

Fri 6 PM · Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Skydog (Allman Brothers Tribute)
Fri 6:30 PM · Downtown Sundown Concert Series · Wilmington, NC
Fri 7 pM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Bibis Ellison at Airlie
Fri 6 PM
SunCoast Cruisers Cruise-in
Sat 6 PM · RiverLights · Wilmington, NC
End of Summer Luau
Sat 7 PM · HopLite IRISH PUB and Restaurant · Carolina Beach, NC
18-Aug

Boiling Spring Lakes – Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament
Sat 9 AM · The Lakes Country Club · Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
Beach Cleanup Sponsored by OIB Surf and Java
Sat 10 AM
Alcohol Ink on Tile Intermediate
Sat 6 PM · Coastal Bound, Inc. · Southport, NC

19-Aug

CAROLINA RATTLER BAND
Sun 7 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC
Sensory Evening
Sun 4 PM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC
Reggae Sunday with Foundation Stone
Sun 3 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Family Summer Park Day
Sun 3 PM · Hugh MacRae Park · Wilmington, NC
Cats & Coffee Pop Up!
Sun 11 AM · Pet Supplies Plus – Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC

20-Aug

Movies In The Park presents The Little Mermaid
Mon 8 PM · Ocean Isle Beach · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Free Movie Night Every Monday
Mon 8 PM · Sloane Realty Vacations · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

21-Aug

ACE Presents: The Emperor’s New Groove
Tue 8:30 PM · Lumina Theater, UNCW · Wilmington, NC
The Battle of Fort Wagner
Tue 6 PM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

22-Aug

Live Trivia with Sam Melvin
Wed 7 PM · Joe’s Oasis · Wilmington, NC

23-Aug

Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Music Featuring Painted Man
Thu 6:30 PM · Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Dreamland in Brunswick, NC
Thu 6 PM · Odell Williamson Auditorium · Bolivia, NC
Thirsty Thursday
Thu 12 PM · iEscape Rooms · Carolina Beach, NC
ACE Presents: Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Thu 6 PM · Lumina Theater, UNCW · Wilmington, NC
Live Entertainment
Thu 6 PM · Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
THE CALYPSO KID, STEEL DRUMS
Thu 6 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC

24-Aug

Abbey Road Live (Beatles Tribute)
Fri 6:30 PM · Downtown Sundown Concert Series · Wilmington, NC
ACE Presents: Black Panther
Fri 6 PM · Lumina Theater, UNCW · Wilmington, NC
Alonzo Bodden (Special Event)
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Free Summer Concerts at Fort Fisher Feat Rebekah Todd & Odyssey
Fri 6:30 PM · Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area · Kure Beach, NC
4th Friday Art Gallery Walk
Fri 6 PM · Manifest Design · Wilmington, NC
Laugh Your Socks Off, Summer Edition 2018
Sat 8 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

25-Aug

Lagerfest 2018
Sat 1 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
SummerFest 18
Sat 9:30 AM · USS NC Battleship · Wilmington, NC
Shrimp and Slaw Chef Competition
Sat 11 AM · USS NC Battleship · Wilmington, NC
Peggy Waterman & The Travelers at Jinks Creek
Sat 7 PM · Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
THE CAROLINA BAND 8 PM
Sat 8 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC
The Great American Bar Crawl: Wilmington 2018
Sat 3 PM
Touch Tank Feeding
Sat 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
ACE Presents: Joseph Tran
Sat 8 PM · University of NC – Wilmington Campus Burney Center · Wilmington, NC
Open House
Sat 1 PM · Freedom Boat Club of Southport · Southport, NC

26-Aug

Lumina Daze 2018
Sun 6 PM
Zion Rootz Live
Sun 1 PM · Marina Grill – Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
GENE GREGORY
Sun 5 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC

27-Aug

Sneaky Lion Fish
Mon 6 PM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Blockade Runner Beach Sweep
Mon 5:30 PM · Blockade Runner Beach Resort · Wrightsville Beach, NC

28-Aug

9-11 Before, During, and After
Tue 6 PM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The Ocean Clean Up
Tue 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

29-Aug

Free wine tasting – Sweet n Savory Cafe
Wed 5 PM · Sweet n Savory Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Watermans Humpday Pub Run
Wed 6 PM · Watermans Brewing · Wilmington, NC
Wine Wednesday
Wed 12 PM · Check Six Brewing Company · Southport, NC
Improv Wednesdays
Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
BIKE NIGHT
Wed 7 PM · Mac’s Speed Shop, Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

30-Aug

John Toppings At Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille
Thu 6 PM · Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Topsail Beach Craft Market~Pillage in the Village!
Thu 10 AM
Pints & Paws
Thu 6 PM · Carolina Ale House · Wilmington, NC
Open Studio
Thu 6:30 PM · Wine & Design · Leland, NC
Live on The Loop! Summer Music Series
Thu 6 PM · The Sailfish · Wilmington, NC
Blind Wine Tasting Every Thursday
Thu 6 PM · The Second Row · Surf City, NC

31-Aug

Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute)
Fri 6:30 PM · Downtown Sundown Concert Series · Wilmington, NC
Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Music Featuring Phantom Playboy
Fri 6:30 PM · Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Marina Village Night Market
Fri 4 PM · RiverLights · Wilmington, NC
Bibis Ellison Band
Fri 10 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Jason Jackson
Fri 9 PM · Slainte Southport · Southport, NC


June 2018 Area Events

06/01
Airlie Summer Concert Series · Machine Gun 6-8pm (admission $2-9)
(FREE) Concert on the Coast · Museum of Coastal Carolina,  Ocean Isle Beach, NC
SunCoast Cruisers Cruise-in · Join us at Marina Village with the SunCoast Cruisers Car Club.
First Friday at the Village · Fri 5 PM · Olde Southport Village Shoppes · Southport, NC

06/02
33rd Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival · Sat 10 AM · Carolina Beach Municipal Strand at the Boardwalk
Rent  · Sat 7:30 PM · Wilson Center · Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
34th Annual Lobster Fest  Sat 11 AM · Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC

06/03
Kure Beach Boogie In The Park  · Sun 5 PM Kure Beach
Museum Ships Weekend Sun 9 AM · USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship · Wilmington, NC
The Big Paw Project + Cape Fear Raptor Center Sun 2 PM · The Husk Downtown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Turtle Talks 7pm OIB Community Center – Ocean Isle Beach

06/04
Salt Sanctuary Meditation – Mon 6:30 PM · Spiritquest · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The Aesthetic of Water Takeover: An Exhibit by EDA Surf – Mon 10 AM · The Bellamy Mansion Museum · Wilmington, NC

06/05
Summer Wine Series · Tue 6:30 PM · The Seasoned Gourmet · Wilmington, NC
Rubber Ducky Night · Tue 7 PM · Pine Valley Country Club · Wilmington, NC

06/06
MY FAIR LADY · Jun 6 · Jun 10 · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC

06/07
Southport Summer Concerts · Thursdays in the Park · 7pm  Franklin Square Park  – Southport
Junior Sea Turtle 101 Single Day Camp · Thu 9 AM · Ecological Marine Adventures Topsail Island NC · Surf City, NC

06/08
Touch Tank Feeding · 11am Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Wilmington Sharks Baseball · Fri/Sat  Buck Hardee Field-Legion Sports Complex

06/09
Kidstock: 3 Hours of Peace, Love & Kids’ Music  12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Wrightsville Beach Brewery, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Family Funkdown · Sat 7:30 PM · Terra Sol Sanctuary · Wilmington, NC
Rich Vos (Special Event) · Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

06/10
Little Pink Houses Cancer Benefit · Sun 8 PM · Riverfront Park · Wilmington, NC
Poolside Pig Pickin’ · Sun 4 PM · Beau Rivage Golf & Resort · Wilmington, NC

06/11
Nature Discovery Camp  Mon 8 AM · Halyburton Park · Wilmington, NC
Aura Photography · Mon 11 AM · Spiritquest · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

06/12
Primary Election Day 7 am
Reef Explorer with Gyotaku Fish Printing · Jun 12-Jun 13 · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

06/13
Barnyard Tours – Wed 10 AM · The Stables at Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC
Paws Place Dance Pawty · Wed 5 PM · Woodlands at St. James Plantation · Southport, NC

06/14
Basketball Camp for ages 7-14 · Thu 9 AM · Martin Luther King Center · Wilmington, NC
Memorial Golf Tournament · Thu 10 AM · Castle Bay Country Club · Hampstead, NC

06/15
15th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival · Jun 15 · Jun 16 · North Carolina Blueberry Festival · Burgaw, NC
First Annual Masquerade Ball · Fri 6 PM · The Bellamy Mansion Museum · Wilmington, NC

06/16
Stranger Things Escape Room · Jun 16 · Jun 17 · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC
2018 Tour de Blueberry · Sat 8 AM · North Carolina Blueberry Festival · Burgaw, NC

06/17
Clay Walker at Wilson Center · Sun 7:30 PM · Wilson Center · Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Dinos and Donuts · Sun 8 AM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC

06/18
Movies In The Park presents Despicable Me 3 · Mon 8 PM · Ocean Isle Beach · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market · Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC

06/19
Creative ART & Wheel Summer Camp · Tue 2 PM · Hot Mess Studios · Wilmington, NC

06/20
Bubbles n’ Blooms · Wed 6 PM · New Hanover County Arboretum · Wilmington, NC
Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market · Wed 8 AM · Farmers Market at Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC

06/21
I The 90’s Party · Thu 10 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC
John Toppings At Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille Thu 6 PM Ocean Isle Beach, NC

06/22
Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot-Ocean Isle Beach Concert – Fri 6:30 PM
Adult/Child Golf Tournament 6/22  Fri 3:30 PM · The First Tee of Greater Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

06/23
Candle Making Party at Bill’s Front Porch -Sat 12 PM · Bill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC
Carolina Beach Double Sprint · Sat 7 AM · Carolina Beach, NC

06/24
The 2018 Bow Wow Luau & The Cat’s Meow® Sun 6:30 PM · Bluewater Waterfront Grill · Wrightsville Beach, NC
LaPella Pottery Workshop in Southport, NC · Sun 10 AM · Franklin Square Gallery · Southport, NC

06/25
Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Movies In The Park presents The Lion King Mon 8 PM · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

06/26
Tuesday Trivia With RJ Tue 9 PM · Dig and Dive · Wilmington, NC
The Story of the Fort Fisher Hermit Tue 6 PM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

06/27
Tai Chi · Beginners Class! · Wed 9 AM · Morning Glory Coffeehouse · Wilmington, NC

06/28
Carolina Beach Summer Concert Series Thu 6:30 PM · Carolina Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park · Carolina Beach, NC
Team Trivia Every Thursday Thu 7:30 PM · Check Six Brewing Company · Southport, NC

06/29
Sharks Baseball Fireworks Night Fri 6 PM · Wilmington Sharks · Wilmington, NC
Lowcountry Bookshop Signing Fri 5 PM · Silver Coast Winery · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

06/30
Carolina Comedy Explosion Sat 8 PM · 2722 Carolina Beach Rd / VFW · Wilmington, NC
Fun In The Jungle Sat · 7 PM · Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park · Wilmington, NC
Riverfront Farmers’ Market · 7AM · Riverfront Farmers Market, Wilmington, NC


May Area Events

5/1 – 7: 2017 Wells Fargo Championship (PGA Tour Event) – Eagle Point Golf Club

  • 5/1-2: PGA TOUR Professional Practice Rounds
  • 5/4: First Round of Competition & Television Coverage
  • 5/5: Second Round of Competition & Television Coverage
  • 5/6: Third Round of Competition & Television Coverage
  • 5/7: Final Round of Competition & Closing Award Ceremony

5/1 – 9/11: Waterfront Market – Ocean Isle Beach

5/1-6: Paint Out Wilmington – Various Locations in Wilmington

5/2,3: Dirty Dancing LIVE – CFCC Wilson Center

5/4: It’s A Gimmie Movie Night (Happy Gilmore) – Pleasure Island Riverfront Park

5/5, 6: Caddy Shack Concerts – Pleasure Island Riverfront Park

5/6: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents: HMS Pinafore – CFCC Wilson Center

5/6, 13, 20, 27: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park/ 5 N Water St.

5/7, 21: Kure Beach: Boogie in the Park Concert Series – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

5/11: Arsenio Hall – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/11-20: The Nina & Pinta Visit Wilmington – Port City Marina

5/12: Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament – Kure Beach Fishing Pier

5/13: BBQ Cook-Off on BBQ Road – Ocean Isle Beach

5/13: 1st Annual Wine & Swine BBQ Cook-Off – BBQ Road, Ocean Isle Beach

5/18 – 28: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/19-21: Wilmington Greek Festival – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

5/19: Inaugural Pleasure Island Team Surf Fishing Challenge – Lazy Pirate, Carolina Beach

5/19: Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

5/19, 20: USA Beach Wrestling Nationals – Carolina Beach

5/20 – Summer: Oakdale Cemetery WWI Historical Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

5/20: Carolina Beach Arts Festival – Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach

5/20: Beach Wrestling Nationals – Carolina Beach, NC

5/20: 24th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic – Various Soccer Fields Wilmington

5/20, 21: Seaside Soccer Classic – Various Soccer Fields

5/24: Brit Floyd – Immersion World Tour 2017 – CFCC Wilson Center

5/24: Sunset Beach Concert Series – The Village Park on Queen Anne, Sunset Beach

5/26: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast: Jack Jack 180 – Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave N

5/26: Ocean Isle Summer Concert Series – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot – across from the Museum of Coastal Carolina

5/26: Fourth Friday Gallery Nights – Downtown Wilmington

5/27, 28: Orange Street Artfest – Orange Street between Front and Third & the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

5/27 – 10/7: Carolina Beach Farmers Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

5/28: Free Movie Night (Trolls) – Carolina Beach Lake Park

5/29: Memorial Day Observance – Battleship North Carolina (FREE)


Southeastern North Carolina Beach Access Rules for Dogs

By Judy Royal

If you’re in the market for Wilmington NC real estate or you just want to take a vacation in the area, there’s a good chance you might be factoring a four-legged family member into your plans, as pet ownership is steadily on the rise; 65 percent of U.S. households, or about 79.7 million, own a pet, according to the 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, an increase from 56 percent of U.S. households in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted.

While you’ll find a variety of pet types in American homes, the most common are dogs and cats. Cats can settle into (and, let’s face it, take over) practically any dwelling space and be perfectly content with never venturing beyond the walls of your residence. Dogs, however, are the pets you’ll be most likely to take on excursions with you. Southeastern North Carolina, with its numerous public beaches, is a prime location for an interactive adventure with your canine companion.

Before you pack up the pooch and embark on such an excursion, though, there are some things you need to know. It’s not a Fido free-for-all out there. Each beach has various rules (and hefty fines for those who don’t comply) so people and animals can live in harmony while enjoying fun in the sun. But no matter where you are, keep your dogs off the dunes and be sure to bring plenty of poop bags – and use them – so your furry pal doesn’t leave behind any unwanted surprises.

New Hanover County

Carolina Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the municipal beach strand anytime October 1-March 31 and only between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. April 1-September 30. Town Council recently voted on the latter, making its municipal beach strand the only one in New Hanover County to allow dogs during peak tourism months, even with restricted hours.

Freeman Park, however, located off the municipal beach strand on the north end of Pleasure Island, has the following rules: Leashed dogs are allowed year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control October 1-March 31 if the owner is within a reasonable distance.

Kure Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the municipal beach strand anytime October 1-March 1. They are not allowed at all April 1- September 30.

Fort Fisher State Recreation, however, located off the municipal beach strand on the south end of Pleasure Island, has the following rules: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours.

Wrightsville Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime October 1-March 1. They are not allowed at all April 1- September 30.

Masonboro Island, however, located across the rock jetty just south of Wrightsville Beach and accessible only by boat, has the following rules: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours.

Brunswick County

Bald Head Island: Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They must be on a leash from sunset to sunrise during sea turtle nesting season, which is May 1-November 15. They may be unleashed and under voice control at other times.

Caswell Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control year-round from dawn until 9 a.m. and additionally October 1-April 30 from 3 p.m. until dark.

Holden Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime September 11-May 19 and only between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. May 20-September 10.

Oak Island: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control October 16-March 15 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. in locations with the rule indicated on beach access signs.

Ocean Isle Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime Labor Day-Memorial Day and only between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Sunset Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime from the day after Labor Day-the Thursday preceding Memorial Day and only between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. from the Friday preceding Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Pender County

Surf City: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours.

Topsail Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control October 1-May 14.

Whether or not you have pets, Intracoastal Realty is here to meet your Wilmington NC real estate needs. We are a full-service real estate brokerage operating since 1976, and we currently have 12 offices with over 400 agents and staff to serve Southeastern North Carolina, including the areas of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Southport, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Leland, Hampstead, and Topsail Island. Let us know how we can make your home or vacation dreams come true!

 


June Area Events

6/1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Sunset Beach Concerts – Village Park, Sunset Beach

6/2, 9, 16, 23, and 30: Fireworks By the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo, Carolina Beach

6/3 and 17: Airlie Gardens Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

6/3, 10, 17, and 24: Downtown Sundown Concert – Princess & Water, Downtown Wilmington

6/3, 10, 17, and 24: Oak Island Summer Concerts – Middleton Park Soccer Field, Oak Island

6/3, 10, 17, and 24: Ocean Isle Beach Concerts – Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach

6/3:  SOJA with special guest Allen Stone – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/3-4 Fisherman’s Post Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge, Ocean Isle Beach

6/4: 31st Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival – Carolina Beach

6/5-6/12: Port City Music Festival Various Venues

6/5, 19: Boogie in the Park Series – Ocean Front Park, Kure Beach

6/5, 12, 19, 26: Holden Beach Concerts – Holden Beach Pavilion, Holden Beach

6/6-7: Cape Fear BBQ Festival – Old River Farms, Burgaw

6/7, 21, 25: Calabash Concert Series – Calabash

6/7, 21, 28: Calabash Concert Series – Calabash Town Park, Calabash

6/8:  The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/9, 23: Leland Concerts on the Coast – Leland Municipal Park, Leland

6/9:  Jazz at the Mansion – A Concert Series – Bellamy Mansion

6/10: Annual Bank Bridge to Bridge 4.0 – Wilmington

6/11: Art Moves Midtown 5K & Minnie’s Mile Fun Run, Wilmington

6/15-19: Jolly Mon King Classic – Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Ocean Isle Beach

6/18: East Coast Sports Annual Kids Fishing Tournament – Soundside Park, Topsail

6/18: Historical Southport Bicycle Tour – Southport

6/19: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

6/20: North Carolina Blueberry Festival – Burgaw

6/20: Blake Kearney Band – Duplin County Events Center, Kenansville

6/20: First Day of Summer

6/20: 15th Annual Snead Ferry Lions Club Pinfish Tournament – Sneads Ferry

6/20: Howl at the Moon – East Beach Access 39, Bald Head Island

6/21: The Hoppers and The Whisnants Gospel Music Concert – Duplin County Events Center, Kenansville

6/24: 4th Friday Gallery Night – Various Venues

6/25: NC 4th of July Festival Freedom Run and Color Outburst – Waterfront Park, Southport

For more June area events in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Pleasure Island, click here. For more events in the Oak Island / Southport area, click here. For more events in the Ocean Isle Isle, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here

 

 


May Area Events

5/5: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/5-8: Wilmington Wine & Food Festival, Wilmington

5/7: A Day on the Oleander Express, The Arboretum

5/7: 5th Annual Coastal Cluck Coop Tour, Wilmington

5/7: GFWC South Brunswick Islands 3rd Annual Juleps & Jazz Kentucky Derby FundRACER, Supply

5/7-15: Far Out Shoot Out, Ocean Isle Beach

5/8: Happy Mother’s Day!

5/12: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/14: South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Fore! Kids Golf Tournament, Ocean Isle Beach

5/14-15: 35th Annual Blue Crab Festival, Ocean Isle Beach

5/19: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/21: Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, Carolina Beach

5/21: Run Sunset Beach, Sunset Beach

5/26: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/27-30: Cobia Clash, Ocean Isle Beach

5/30-31: Fisherman’s Post Inshore Challenge, Ocean Isle Beach

For more May area events in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Pleasure Island, click here. For more events in the Oak Island / Southport area, click here. For more events in the Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here. Bookmark this page on our website for easy access to all of these events throughout the month of May.


April 2016 Area Events

4/2-3: Coastal Living Show, Wilmington

4/6-10: Annual NC Azalea Festival, Wilmington

4/9: 20th Annual Chowder Cookoff, Carolina Beach

4/9-10: Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour, Wilmington

4/16: Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk, Oak Island

4/14-17: Master Gardener Plant Sale, The Arboretum

4/23: British Motor Club of the Cape Fear, Wrightsville Beach

4/23-24: Days at the Docks, Holden Beach

4/30: 2016 Kure Beach Street Festival, Kure Beach

For more April area events in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Pleasure Island, click here. For more events in the Oak Island / Southport area, click here. For more events in the Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here. Bookmark this page on our website for easy access to all of these events throughout the month of April.


Intracoastal Realty Agents Lend A Helping Hand at Martha’s Kitchen

Intracoastal Realty agents from our Carolina Beach office gathered together to support Martha’s Kitchen. Intracoastal agents were able to serve approximately 60 people and 100 plates of food for the evening. Shirley James coordinated the efforts and planned the participation for the office. Mary Kruszon presented a gift to the child who was celebrating a birthday in addition to the cake that was given for the celebration.

Martha’s Kitchen was started in 2005 by Bob and Ruth Hodge at First Baptist Church in Carolina Beach.  The ministry, named after Bob’s mother, was created to feed needy people living on Pleasure Island and anyone else who needs a hot meal.  At first, meals were provided every Tuesday.

Bob Hodge and Mike Hall from First Baptist came to a St. Paul’s United Methodist Men’s meeting In March 2012 to see if we would be willing to help.  The answer was an enthusiastic YES.  With the extra help, Martha’s Kitchen now provides hot meals to anyone in need every Tuesday and Thursday night.

The number of diners varies from 60 to 100 and over 40 St. Paul men and women have volunteered since 2012. Originally, we formed two teams with separate team leaders and service dates.  As time went on, we found that there were a number of volunteers who want to participate each time, so while we still have two teams, on paper, all volunteers are welcome to come to each meal we serve.

St Paul’s currently host the dinner on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month.

Martha’s Kitchen
Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm
409 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC

Here are some photos from our night at Martha’s Kitchen in Carolina Beach:


17th Annual Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown Day

This Sunday, March 4th, is the 17th Annual Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown Day for New Hanover County Residents. Many participating area attractions are opening their doors to New Hanover County residents free of charge! This is a great way to have fun and learn more about this wonderful city we live in.

*Airlie Gardens, 9am-5pm, 300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, 798-7566. Stroll through the winding paths of this century-old garden by the sea. Enjoy 67-acres of gardens, including the 467-year-old Airlie Oak. NHC RESIDENTS ONLY; NHC ID REQUIRED.

Arboretum at New Hanover County Co-op Ext., 9am-6pm, 6206 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, 798-7660. Explore 6%20 acres of demonstration and trial gardens to discover the newest and best plants for area landscapes & gardens.

Bellamy Mansion Museum, 1-4pm, 503 Market St, Wilmington, 251-3700. Visit the formal areas and kitchen in the basement of the mansion, hear the history of the original slave quarters and its restoration, and peruse the gift shop.

Black Cat Shoppe, 1-5pm. 8 Market St., Wilmington. 251-6663. Aye, mateys, ‘yer looking for a bit of adventure in the Port City? Drop by to see some magic, hear some true Wilmington pirate stories or to have ye fortune told. Space is limited and we will entertain first come, first served.

Burgwin-Wright Museum House, 12-5pm, 224 Market St., Wilmington, 762-0570.  The house will not be open; however, visitors may tour the historic gardens and visit the Colonial kitchen and the former jail. A self-guided garden tour is available, with layout, historic facts, plant identification, etc.

Cameron Art Museum, 11am–5pm, 3201 S. 17th  St., Wilmington (corner of Independence Blvd and 17th  St.), 395-5999. Southeast NC’s premier art museum. Visit the Museum Shop and view two exhibits: Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection in the Brown Wing and North Carolina Living Treasures: Mark Peiser, Richard Ritter and Penland School of Crafts in the Hughes Wing.

Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, 1-5pm, 814 Market St., Wilmington, 798-4350. Discover the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. Visit the Museum’s newest exhibits – Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art; and Cape Fear Treasure: Shoes.

Carolina Beach State Park, 8am-7pm, State Park Rd, Carolina Beach, 458-8206. Bring picnic, fishing supplies. Explore nature trails, visitor center, marina and more. (Boat ramp/campsite rentals not included.)

Federal Point History Center, 1-4pm, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, 458-0502.  Enjoy exhibits & audio-visual presentations portraying periods in the Federal Point community, including pre-historic, colonial, Civil War and development of Carolina-Kure Beaches and Seabreeze as tourist attractions. Refreshments.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site-Civil War Fort, 1-5pm, Hwy. 421 Kure Beach, NC, 458-5538. Visitors to the site will enjoy our scenic quarter-mile tour trail, wayside exhibits, a reconstructed palisade fence, and a partially restored gun emplacement. The visitor center offers audio-visual programs and artifacts from blockaders and blockade runners, as well as a fiber optic map that shows the final battle for the fort.

*Ft. Fisher State Recreation Area, 8am-5pm, 1000 Loggerhead Road-off US 421, Kure Beach near Aquarium, 458-5798. Visitor center, free access to the 4WD beach and 4-mile stretch of undeveloped beach for shell-seekers, Bird-watchers. Must display valid NHC driver’s license. 4WD access free to NHC RESIDENTS ONLY; NHC ID REQUIRED.

*Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington, Meets at Cape Fear Riverwalk at Market & Water sts., Wilmington, 233-7630. Guided tours start at 5:30pm only. ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED. Tickets MUST be picked up at the Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market St. on Saturday March 3 from 11am-6pm. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. NO TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN OUT THE DAY OF THE TOUR. Guide will take larger than normal groups and tour will be somewhat abbreviated. Space is limited. NHC RESIDENTS ONLY; NHC ID REQUIRED.

Greenfield Grind Skate Park, 1-8pm, Burnett Blvd, behind Parks & Rec offices, Wilmington, 362-8222. Participants get free admission between 1-8pm. NOTE: All participants REQUIRED to wear helmet & pads.

Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 1pm-5pm. 2nd  & Orange St., Wilmington. 793-6393. Listed on U.S. Register of Historic Places. Spend a WWII History afternoon at one of the few remaining USO buildings. Tour the restored building, theatre, and mini-museum of the home front in Wilmington, “America’s World War II City.” Visit the HBHUSO/CAC Community Art gallery exhibiting works from local established and emerging artists.

*Halyburton Park, Guided hike at 1pm; park open all day. 4099 17th  St., Wilmington. 341-0075. Join a park naturalist and explore nature up close on a two-mile nature hike ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED for hike. Learn about the park’s history, Long Leaf Pine forest, Carolina Bays and enjoy the outdoors as you hike from the park to the Cameron Art Museum along the Cross City Trail. Guided hike (1pm) lasts about two hours. NHC RESIDENTS ONLY FOR HIKE; NHC ID REQUIRED FOR HIKE.

Haunted Pub Crawl at Fat Tony’s Italian Pub, 12pm-6pm, 131 N. Front St, Wilmington, 343-8881. Get a “taste” of the Haunted Pub Crawl and hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers and make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. Starts at 12noon on the hour every hour, with the last one at 6pm. ALL AGES welcome!  No reservations necessary.

*Hollywood Location Walk of Old Wilmington, Meets at Cape Fear Riverwalk at Market & Water Sts., Wilmington, 233-7630. Guided tour starts at 12:00 noon only. ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED. Tickets MUST be picked up at the Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market St. on Saturday the 3rd from 11am-6pm. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. NO TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN OUT THE DAY OF THE TOUR. Guide will take larger than normal groups and tour will be somewhat abbreviated. Space is limited. NHC RESIDENTS ONLY; NHC ID REQUIRED.

Haunted Cotton Exchange Tour. 1-3pm (Tours every half hour). Meets at The Cotton Exchange next to the German Café. 409-4300.Take a 20-minute tour of the Haunted Cotton Exchange, one of the most haunted locations in Wilmington. Groups limited to 40 people.

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park, 1-4pm, 5320 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, 791-0666. Offering a choice of one (1) of the following activities to each participant: 1-game of Jungle Golf –OR- 1-free Grand Prix go-kart ride –OR– 1-free Sky Tower ride.

N.C. Military History Museum, Noon-4pm, 116 Air Force Way, Kure Beach, 477-0499. Artifacts, memorabilia, displays from WWI through Desert Storm, w/photos, documents, letters, uniforms, field gear, hats, helmets, gift shop, more.

Old Books on Front Street, Storyteller at 3pm. 249 N. Front St., Wilmington, 762-6657. Storytelling by Madafo featuring traditional African storytelling and music. A family-friendly event for children of all ages.

SPECIAL GUESTS at Riverfront Visitor Information Booth: 12-3pm (weather permitting), Cape Fear Riverwalk (Water & Market Sts.), Wilmington, 341-4030. Team and event mascots will greet residents, hand out schedules/flyers, pose for photos, and sign autographs. Confirmed guests include “Salty Dawg” (Wilmington Sea Dawgs pro basketball team) from noon-2pm, “Sharky” (Wilmington Sharks baseball team) & “Sledge” (Wilmington Hammerheads pro soccer team) from 1-3pm; Azalea Belles (courtesy of the Cape Fear Garden Club) from 1-3pm; and storyteller/musician John Golden from 12:30-2:30pm. Educators from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s outreach classroom (1-3pm) will share information about marine life found along NC’s coast. Stop by to meet the special guests, get a “Hometown Tourist” sticker, and a list of attractions/tours offering free admission!

Thalian Hall, 1-5pm, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington, 632-2285. Thalian Hall has been the epicenter of culture and politics in the Cape Fear region since 1858. Take a self-guided tour of the facility, which has just undergone a $3.5 million dollar renovation and rediscover this historical gem.

Tour Old Wilmington History Walking Tours. 10am-12noon (tours on the hour).Meets at the foot of Market and Water Sts. 409-4300. Take a 30-minute tour of historic downtown Wilmington. Learn fun and interesting facts about Wilmington during the Victorian Era. Tours limited to 40 people.

*Wilmington Railroad Museum, 1-4pm, 505 Nutt St., Wilmington, 763-2634. Railroad history and features for everyone, all in an authentic 1883 railroad building. NHC RESIDENTS ONLY; NHC ID REQUIRED.

Wilmington Trolley, 1-4pm. Downtown Wilmington. 763-4483. The trolley will offer free shuttle service between the participating attractions in the downtown area. This is shuttle service only, not tours.

Wilmington Water Tours, Boards at 3:15pm; departs 3:30pm. 212 S. Water St., Wilmington. 338-3134. Eagles Island Tour. Learn the history of Eagles Island, view the beautiful downtown waterfront and get introduced to fascinating ecology of the Cape Fear River. Limited availability. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, 1-5pm, 303 W. Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, 256-2569. Visit this 1909 beach cottage and feel what life at the beach was like 100 years ago. Step back in time as you walk through a 1930’s kitchen, see our model of Wrightsville Beach in 1910, and rock on the shady porch.

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours & Taxi, 12Noon &1pm. Banks Channel across from Blockade Runner Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 200-4002. The Cape Fear Naturalist, Joseph Abbate, explores the tidal creeks of Masonboro Island. The 1-hour tour focuses on water bird and shorebird identification. Topics include shorebird identification, salt marsh function and water quality issues. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited.

*NEW HANOVER COUNTY I.D. REQUIRED FOR LISTINGS INDICATING “NHC RESIDENTS ONLY”. SOME ATTRACTIONS/TOURS REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATION. PLEASE READ DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOURS OF OPERATION AND RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL ATTRACTIONS.  IN CASE OF RAIN, CALL ATTRACTIONS TO CONFIRM OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

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