January 2018 Area Events


12/30 – 1/21: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Thalian Hall

1/1: Sunset Beach Day 1 Run – 5K & Polar Plunge – 1st and E. Main Sunset Beach

1/1:  Wrightsville Beach Polar Plunge – The Oceanic, Wrightsville Beach

1/2-27:  UNCW Men & Women’s  Basketball – Trask Coliseum

1/7:  Winter Bridal Expo – Wilmington Convention Center

1/12-14: Art & the Bloom – Blockade-runner Wrightsville Beach

1/12-13:  Jon Rineman Comedy – Dead Crow Comedy Room

1/13: An Evening with Bill Engvall – CFCC Wilson Center

1/14: NC Symphony: Pictures at an Exhibition – CFCC Wilson Center

1/14: In Conversation: ‘Created by Light’ – Cameron Art Museum

1/20: 9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic – Wrightsville Beach

1/19-20:  Ryan O’Flanagan Comedy – Dead Crow Comedy Room

1/19-28: A Year with Frog and Toad – Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

1/21:  Shakespeare Brunch: Twelfth Night – TheartreNOW

1/22: Fundraiser: Wine Around Italy – Museum of Coastal Carolina Ingram Planetarium

1/23: Wilmington’s 2nd Annual Fashion Show – Brooklyn Arts Center

1/26: The Port City Ping Pong throw Down – Brooklyn Arts Center

1/26-27:  Langston Kerman Comedy – Dead Crow Comedy Room

1/27:  Amazing Grace – CFCC Wilson Center

1/27:  James Gregory: “The Funniest Man in America!” – Thalian Hall

1/28: Precious Metals Area’s finest artisans – Brooklyn Arts Center

1/28: Beethoven 15K and 5K – Brunswick Forest


How to Make the Most of the Off-Season

For any local in a beach town, the slightest reprieve afforded by cooler weather can be refreshing, even if it does mark a lull in tourist season. And though North Carolina’s coast never truly suffers from persistent chills, January is a slower time of year for visitors.

So while traffic doesn’t lengthen your commute quite as much, and the breezes on the beach pick up, what is a local to do? The experts here at Intracoastal Realty have a few tips for how to spend the quieter months!

Home improvement

With the weather being less intense than it can get in the summer months, now is a great time to take advantage and tackle a few pet projects. The main thing you’ll have to keep in mind as you plan your next task for the house’s exterior is whether or not the necessary materials will stand up to the chance of rain. If not, make the necessary preparations for fixing something indoors or reorganizing your space to make being inside that much more enjoyable.

Take in the scenery

In the summer, many of our wonderful tourist attractions are crowded hotspots that any good local knows how to navigate around on his or her daily commute. While this might be a less popular time for vacations, you can always play tourist for a day and see the sights you might not get to enjoy at other times of year. There are plenty of places right in your backyard, and we have a few favorite suggestions that you might appreciate!

Play in the sand

Despite the realities of the typical winter season, our area can enjoy some fairly mild weather until spring returns. While the beaches are less populated and the temperatures aren’t keeping you away, take the opportunity to enjoy them! Be mindful of seasonal parking and other local limitations, and bring an extra jacket just in case of an unexpected chill. If nothing else, it’s a great way to cut the monotony of a routine and get your toes in the sand, even for just a little while.

Don’t let wintertime paces get you down – there’s so much to enjoy about North Carolina’s coast at all times of the year! For more information or suggestions for passing the time until the summer sun reappears, stay tuned to our blog and local happenings. And if you or a loved one is considering relocating to our coastal communities, contact us to get started and experience the exceptional!


December 2017 Area Events


 

11/20-12/31: Cape Fear Festival of Trees – North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

12/1: Island of Lights Christmas Parade – Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach

12/1-22: Enchanted Airlie – Airlie Gardens

12/1-3: The Holiday Flea at BAC – Brooklyn Arts Center

12/1-16: Star of Wonder, Star of Night – Poplar Grove Plantation

12/1-17: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) – Cape Fear Playhouse

12/1,2: Ballet for Young Audiences/ The Nutcracker – Thalian Hall

12/1, 2, 3, 9, 10: Christmas Toy & Train Show – Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue, Ocean Isle Beach

12/2: Battleship Alive! – USS North Carolina Battleship

12/2-3: Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour – Latimer House

12/2,3: A Carolina Nutcracker – CFCC / The Wilson Center

12/2: Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla – Snow’s Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin

12/2-1/7: Art of Illumination: Lanterns at CAM – Cameron Art Museum

12/2, 9, 16, 17, 23: Train & Light Spectacular – Wilmington Railroad Museum

12/2, 9, 16: Christmas by the Sea – Carolina Beach Boardwalk

12/2: The Shallotte Christmas Parade – Main Street and HWY 130

12/3: Wilmington Holiday Parade – Front & Water St. Downtown Wilmington

12/8-10, 15-17: A Christmas Story: The Musical – Thalian Hall

12/8-9: Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll – Downtown Wilmington

12/8: Greenfield Tree Lighting and Holiday Movie – Greenfield Lake Park at the Hugh Morton Amphitheater & Rotary Garden

12/9: 5K Jingle Bell Run – Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

12/9: Island of Lights Tour of Homes – Carolina & Kure Beach

12/9: A Christmas Stroll Through the Past – Bellamy Mansion, Burgwin-Wright House & St. James Episcopal Church

12/9: A Charlie Brown Christmas – CFCC / The Wilson Center

12/9-10: Poplar Grove Arts & Crafts Festival – Poplar Grove Plantation

12/10: CAM Floating Lantern Ceremony – Cameron Art Museum

12/14: Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas – Thalian Hall

12/14-17: Ebenezer: A Christmas Carol – Kenan Auditorium, UNCW

12/16-17: Santa by the Sea – North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

12/16: Southport Ugly Sweater 5K – Waterfront Park, Southport

12/17, 28, 30: UNCW Men’s Basketball vs. Greensboro College – Trask Coliseum

12/20: The North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops – CFCC / The Wilson Center

12/22: Choral Concert: Christmas at St. Paul’s – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

12/31: New Year’s Eve Gala – Thalian Hall

12/31: Children’s Museum New Year’s Noon – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington

12/31: Island of Lights 2017 New Year Celebration – Carolina Beach Boardwalk

12/31: New Year’s Eve Winner Party Boat Cruise – Royal Winner Princess II in Carolina Beach

12/31: New Year’s Eve 2017 Bacchanalia – TheatreNOW / Downtown Wilmington

12/31: Midnight in Paris – Le Catalan Café / Downtown Wilmington

1/1: Sunset Beach Day 1 Run – 5K & Polar Plunge – 1st and E. Main Sunset Beach


November 2017 Area Events

10/27-11/5: Cape Fear Fair & Expo – Wilmington International Airport
11/1: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/3-5: Coastal Carolina Clay Guild Annual Holiday Show & Sale – Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center
11/3-5: NC Surf to Sound Challenge – Blockade Runner
11/3-5: Fall Festival and Corn Maze – Hubb’s Farm, Clinton
11/3-5: Maze Craze – Galloway Farm, Hallsboro
11/3-5: Arts by the Shore – Oak Island Recreation Center
11/4: Island Women Flip Flop Ball – Marriott Courtyard Carolina Beach
11/4: Cape Fear Kite Festival – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
11/4: Cape Fear Stage presents: The Wizard of Oz – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/4: Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament – Dockside Marina
11/4: Polish Festival – St. Stanislaus Church
11/4: The Payne Sisters – Thalian Hall
11/4: Listen Up Brunswick County Concert – Odell Williamson Auditorium
11/4: FUNDRAISER: Wilmington Fur Ball – MasquerAID – Union Station/Cape Fear Community College
11/4: UNCW Chamber Singers – Kenan Chapel
11/5-12/15: Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation – Cape Fear Museum of History & Science
11/5: Bumper Jacksons (blend roots jazz, country swing and street blues) – Thalian Hall
11/6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29: Ocean Isle Beach Walking Group – Community Center
11/7: Ocean Isle Beach Pot Luck Dinners 6:00pm –  Community Center (Everyone is welcome!)
11/8-12: Cucalorus Festival – Jengo Playhouse, Thalian Hall, CFCC, Bourgie Nights, etc.
11/9: North Carolina Symphony presents: The Music of Star Wars – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/10: Port City Ribfest – Carolina Beach Boardwalk
11/11: Wilmington’s 1st Veterans Day Parade – CFCC down Front Street to the USO
11/11: The Good Shepherd Center presents: Flavor of North Carolina: Fall Harvest Fest – Blockade Runner Beach Resort
11/11: The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents: New World Symphony – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/11: The 25th Annual UNCW International Festival  – Burney Center
11/11: Festival Latino – Ogden Park
11/12: Cape Fear Stage presents Gobsmacked! – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/17-18: Sisters At Art: Holiday Art Show & Sale – Hannah Block Bldg. Downtown Wilmington
11/17: Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman – C.G.P. & Dawg Tour – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/18: Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk – Thalian Hall
11/18: Art for the Masses – UNCW Burney Center & Warwick Center
11/18 & 25: Kure Beach Holiday Market – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park
11/18: Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Show & Sale – New Hanover County Arboretum
11/19: Wilmington Conservatory of Fine Arts presents The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/20: Cape Fear Festival of Trees – North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
11/21: Cape Fear Stage presents Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/21: Ocean Isle Beach Pot Luck Dinners 6:00pm –  Community Center (Everyone is welcome!)
11/22: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – UNCW Kenan Auditorium
11/23: Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot – The Loop at Wrightsville Beach
11/23: Calabash Turkey Trot – Calabash City Park
11/24: Battleship Ho Ho Ho – Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
11/24: Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting – Downtown Wilmington
11/24: Island of Lights: Lighting at the Lake – Carolina Beach Lake Park
11/24 & 25: NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightville Beach – Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach Town Park & Intracoastal Waterway/Banks Channel
11/24 – 12/22: Enchanted Airlie – Airlie Gardens
11/24: Beer & Brats Festival – Museum of Coastal Carolina
11/25: Ocean Isle Beach – 2017 Super Saturday – mainland side of the bridge

  • 9:00am Meet and Greet
  • 2pm Christmas Parade
  • 4:30pm Tree Lighting at OIB Fire Department
  • 5pm Santa Visit at OIB Fire Department

11/25: 14th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla – Along the ICWW from Inlet View Bar to Sharky’s Restaurant
11/26: SkyQuest: Undiscovered Worlds — The Search Beyond Our Sun – Cape Fear Museum
11/30: Ballet For Young Audiences: Sleeping Beauty – Thalian Hall
11/30: Greenfield Tree Lighting – Hugh Morton Amphitheater @ Greenfield Lake & Rotary Garden


October 2017 Area Events

9/16 – 2/11: Created by Light – Cameron Art Museum

9/29-10/31: Carnevil in the Woods / Phobia Haunted Trail – Cardinal Lanes Parking

10/1: Craig Morgan – CFCC Wilson Center

10/3: TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band – CFCC Wilson Center

10/6: Farewell Summer Jazz Funeral – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion

10/6: Tony Danza – Standards and Stories – CFCC Wilson Center

10/ 6 – 31: Grissettown- Longwood Haunted Trail – 758 Longwood Road, Ocean Isle Beach

10/6-8: Wilmington’s Annual Riverfest – Water Street from Cape Fear Community College to Chandlers Wharf

10/6-8: Art in the Arboretum – 6206 Oleander Dr

10/7: Run Ocean Isle Beach – Start E. 2nd Street by Pelican’s Perch

10/7: Bark in the Park – Wrightsville Beach Park

10/7: Fort Fisher Fall Festival – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

10/8: State of the Art/Art of the State – Cameron Art Museum

10/8: Carolina Beach Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K – Harper Ave. & Canal Drive

10/13-15: Eyecon Wilmington / Return to Tree Hill – Wilmington Convention Center

10/14: Paws-Ability’s 7th Annual Bicycle Poker Run – Ocean Isle Beach, NC

10/14: Shallotte Harvest Market – Mulberry Park (123 Mulberry St.
Shallotte, NC)

10/14-15: NC Shell Show – Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

10/14-15: All-Breed Dog Show – Legion Stadium

10/14: Art in the Forest Fine Art Exhibition and Sale – Brunswick Forest Fitness and Wellness Center

10/14: Search 5K Color Run – Holden Beach

10/14: ROW Presents: Back Door Kitchen Tour – Various Homes in Downtown Wilmington

10/14-15: Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival – Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area

10/14: Fire In The Pines Festival – Halyburton Park

10/14: Guided Architectural Walking Tour – Downtown Wilmington

10/14: Mozart & Brahms – CFCC Wilson Center

10/17: To Drill OR Not to Drill? – CFCC Wilson Center

10/18: Los Lobos – CFCC Wilson Center

10/18-25: Encore’s Fall Restaurant Week – Various restaurants throughout the area

10/20-22: Brunswick County Parade of Homes

10/20-22: Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge – Oceanfront on Pleasure Island

10/21: Beach to Battleship / PPD Ironman 70.3 North Carolina – Starts on south end of Wrightsville Beach and ends in Historic Downtown Wilmington

10/21-22: 37th Annual NC Oyster Festival –  Ocean Isle Beach

10/21: Oysterberfest – Wrightsville Beach Brewery

10/21: Taste of Wrightsville Beach – Marine Max

10/21: Wilmington Music Festival – Thalian Hall

10/21: Wilmington Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races – Ogden Tap Room

10/22: Oakdale Cemetery Civil War Walking Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

10/24: Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash – Battleship NC

10/24: So You think You Can Dance / Season 14 Tour – CFCC Wilson Center

10/26-28: Trick or Treat Under the Sea – NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

10/26-31: Wilmington Horror Story – Bellamy Mansion Museum and Burgwin House & Gardens

10/27: Poplar Grove’s Paranormal Ghost Tour – Poplar Grove Plantation

10/27-11/5: Cape Fear Fair & Expo – Wilmington International Airport

10/27-28: Voracious & Rare Beer Festival – Waterfront Park, Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

10/28: Dwight Yoakam – The Shell Wilmington

10/28: Trick or Trot 5K + 1 Mile candy Dash – Greenfield Lake Park

10/28: Shallotte Trick or Trot – Mulberry Street Park in Shallotte

10/28: 4th Annual Oktoberfest – Calabash Trading Co.

10/27-29: Brunswick County Parade of Homes

 


September 2017 Area Events

9/1, 15: Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series – Airlie Gardens 

9/1: Downtown Sundown Concert Series – Riverfront Park

9/1: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast: – Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave N

9/1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: The Sunshine Boys – Thalian Hall: Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

9/2: Oak Island Labor Day Surf Off – Ocean Crest Pier, Oak Island Oak Island’s Ocean Crest Pier

9/3: New Hanover County Resident Free Admission – Airlie Gardens

9/3, 17: Kure Beach: Boogie in the Park Concert Series Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

9/3: Nelly – The Shell Wilmington

9/5: Willie Nelson – The Shell Wilmington

9/5-10: Annual Pooch Plunge – Legion Stadium pool

9/7-24: The Hermit of Fort Fisher Cape Fear Playhouse / Big Dawg Productions

9/7: Pints for Preservation with Good Hops – Bellamy Mansion Museum

9/8-10: Wilmington Boat Show – Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, Pier 33 & Battleship NC

9/9: Run Holden Beach – Under the Bridge on Jordan Blvd

9/9: Purple Feet FestivalSilver Coast WineryOcean Isle Beach

9/9: 5th Annual Heart of Hope Run – Main Stage Gazebo, Carolina Beach Boardwalk

9/9: 10th CBPD Bike Rodeo – Carolina Beach Rec Center

9/13, 20, 27: Hops & Talks – Wednesday’s at Airlie Gardens

  • 9/13: Butterfly Talk & Wilmington Brewing Company
  • 9/20: Plant Talk & Flytrap Brewing
  • 9/27: Imagine Exhibit Walk & Waterman’s Brewing Company

9/14: Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series – Bellamy Mansion\

9/16: Guided Architectural Walking Tours Temple Baptist Church

9/16: UNCW MarineQuest Youth Weekend Programs – UNCW Center for Marine Science

9/16-17: NC Shell Show – Cape Fear Museum

9/16: Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Presents: Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cello (2017 Sphinx Competition Winner) – CFCC Wilson Center

9/16 – 2/11: Created by Light – Cameron Art Museum

9/16-17: Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival Carolina Beach Yacht Basin and Marina

9/16: Pier-2-Pier Open Water Swim Race Johnnie Mercer’s Pier

9/16-17: Summer Harvest Festival – Poplar Grove Plantation

9/16: WDFL East National Championship Game & Benefit Concert Event by World Developmental Football League  Legion Stadium

9/17: The Doobie Brothers – CFCC Wilson Center

9/17: Oakdale Cemetery Music & Mausoleums Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

9/18: UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

9/21-24: ARTfall Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

9/22: Fourth Friday Gallery Nights – Downtown Wilmington

9/22: Paramount’s Laser Spectacular-Music of Pink Floyd – Thalian Hall

9/23: American Craft Walk Downtown Wilmington

9/23-24: North Carolina Spot Festival – 14221 US-17, Hampstead, NC 28443

9/23: YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon 2017 – Wrightsville Beach, NC

9/23: Cape Fear Roller Girls Season Finale Double Header – Jellybeans Family Skate Center

9/25: 6th Annual Brunswick County Golf Tournament – Cape Fear National

9/29-10/31: Carnevil in the Woods / Phobia Haunted Trail Cardinal Lanes Parking

9/30: 5th Annual Pleasure Island Day of Hope “Toes in the Sand” – CB Boardwalk Gazebo

9/30: Cape Fear Highland Games – 3400 Randall Parkway


August 2017 Events

August 2017 Events

Wilmington Sharks Baseball Home Games – 2149 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington

  • 8/2: Jaws-N-Paws – Fayetteville Swampdogs vs. Wilmington Sharks
  • 8/5: Hat Giveaway! – Morehead City Marlins vs. Wilmington Sharks
  • 8/7: Holly Springs Salamanders vs. Wilmington Sharks

8/2-20: South Pacific – Thalian Hall

8/2: 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Concert – Franklin Square Park, Southport

8/3, 10,17, 24: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast: – Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave N

8/3, 11, 18, 25, 31: Oak Island Summer Concert Series – Middleton Park Soccer Field

8/3, 10: WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts in the Park –  Wrightsville Beach Park

8/4, 11, 18, 25: Performing Arts Night – Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo

8/4, 18: Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

8/4, 11, 18, 25: Downtown Sundown Concert Series – Riverfront Park

8/4, 11, 18, 25: Ocean Isle Summer Concert Series – across from the Museum of Coastal Carolina

8/4-6: National Lighthouse Weekend Celebration: Old Baldy’s 200th Birthday – Old Baldy Lighthouse, Bald Head Island

8/6, 13, 20, 27: Free Movie Night – Carolina Beach Lake Park

8/6, 13, 20, 27: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park

8/6, 20: Kure Beach: Boogie in the Park Concert Series – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

8/7, 14, 21, 28: Ocean Isle Beach Turtle Talks – The Museum of Coastal Carolina

8/9: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

8/10: Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series – Bellamy Mansion

8/10, 24: Southport Summer Concert Series – Franklin Square & Garrison Lawn

8/12-13: Wahine Classic – Wrightsville Beach

8/17: Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers – CFCC Wilson Center

8/18-20: O’Neill / Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest – Birmingham Street Wrightsville Beach

8/18: Tony Bennett – CFCC Wilson Center

8/19: Leland Under the Lights Car Show – Brunswick Forest, Leland

8/24: Brian Regan – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

8/24, 25, 26, 27, 31: The Sunshine Boys – Thalian Hall: Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

8/25: Fourth Friday Gallery Nights – Downtown Wilmington

8/25: Donavon Frankenreiter – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

8/27: Lumina Daze – Blockade Runner Resort

8/31: The Righteous Brothers: Bill Medley & Bucky Heard – CFCC Wilson Center


July Area Events

Open until 9/11: Waterfront Market – Ocean Isle Beach

Open until 10/7: Carolina Beach Farmers Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

6/12 – 9/1: Wilmington Sharks Baseball Home Games – 2149 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington

7/1, 7, 14, 21, 28: Performing Arts Night – Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo

7/6, 13, 20, 27: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast: – Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave N

7/1-2: 8th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival | 2649 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach

7/1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Shallotte Farmers Market – Mulberry Park

7/1, 7, 14, 21, 28: Oak Island Summer Concert Series – Middleton Park Soccer Field

7/2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Free Movie Night – Carolina Beach Lake Park

7/2: NC Symphony Presents, Stars & Stripes – CFCC / The Wilson Center

7/2, 16: Kure Beach: Boogie in the Park Concert Series – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

7/3: Ocean Isle Beach Freedom Celebration Fireworks – Ocean Isle Beach Pier | 1 W First St

7/3: Independence Day Fireworks by the Sea, Pleasure Island – Ocean Isle Pier

7/3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Ocean Isle Beach Turtle Talks – The Museum of Coastal Carolina

7/4: Wilmington 4th of July Celebration – Riverfront Park & N. Water St

7/4: Ocean Isle Fourth of July Parade – Ocean Isle Beach Pier | 1 W First St

7/4: Vans Warped Tour 17 – Legion Stadium

7/4-23: MR. ROBERTS – A Thalian Association Ccommunity Theatre Production – Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

7/4: 2017 NC 4th of July Festival – Southport

7/ 6, 13, 20, 27: WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts in the Park –  Wrightsville Beach Park

7/7, 21: Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

7/7, 14, 21, 28 : Downtown Sundown Concert Series – Riverfront Park

7/7, 14, 21, 28: Ocean Isle Summer Concert Series – across from the Museum of Coastal Carolina

7/7-9: East Coast Got Em On King Mackerel Classic – Carolina Beach Municipal Docks

7/9: Yonder Mountain String Band plus Tyler Childers – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

7/13: Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series – Bellamy Mansion

7/13: Cody Jinks plus Paul Cauthen – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

7/13, 27, 29: Southport Summer Concert Series – Franklin Square & Garrison Lawn

7/14-30: UNCW / Lumina Festival of the Arts  – Kenan Auditorium

7/15: Oakdale Cemetery Angel Walking Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

7/28: Fourth Friday Gallery Nights – Downtown Wilmington

7/28: Sinbad – CFCC / The Wilson Center


June 2017 Area Events

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

6/1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast: – Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave N

6/1: 98.3 & Huka Entertainment Presents Delta Rae – Throne Theater / Market Street

6/2 – 10/7: Carolina Beach Farmers Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

6/2, 16: Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

6/2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Downtown Sundown Concert Series – Riverfront Park

6/2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Ocean Isle Summer Concert Series – across from the Museum of Coastal Carolina

6/3, 10, 17, 24: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park/ 5 N Water St.

6/3, 10, 17, 24: Shallotte Farmers Market – Mulberry Park

6/3: 32nd Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival – Boardwalk Downtown Carolina beach

6/4, 11, 18, 25: Free Movie Night – Carolina Beach Lake Park

6/4: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/2, 9, 16, 23: Oak Island Summer Concert Series – Middleton Park Soccer Field

6/5, 12, 19, 26: Ocean Isle Beach Turtle Talks – The Museum of Coastal Carolina

6/7, 14: Sunset Beach Concert Series – The Village Park on Queen Anne, Sunset Beach

6/7-25: Jesus Christ Superstar / Opera House Theatre Company – Thalian Hall

6/8, 10, 16, 29: Southport Summer Concert Series – Franklin Square & Garrison Lawn

6/10: Shovels & Rope – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/11: Sleeping Beauty Ballet – CFCC The Wilson Center

6/17: Oakdale Cemetery Angel Walking Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

6/23: Whoopi Goldberg – CFCC / The Wilson Center

6/23: Fourth Friday Gallery Nights – Downtown Wilmington

6/4, 18: Kure Beach: Boogie in the Park Concert Series – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

6/8: Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series – Bellamy Mansion

6/9, 23: Free Summer Concerts at Fort Fisher – Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

6/ 15, 22, 29: WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts in the Park –  Wrightsville Beach Park

6/16: Huka Entertainment: Reel Big Fish + The Expendables – The Throne Theater

6/16-18: Airpower History Tour – Air Wilmington

6/23-25: Cape Fear Blues Festival – Various Venues in Wilmington

6/23-24: The Children’s Museum MUD DAY – 116 Orange Street, Wilmington

6/24: Carolina Beach Double Sprint Triathlon – Carolina Beach

6/25: The Pointer Sisters – CFCC / The Wilson Center

6/30: Travis Tritt – CFCC / The Wilson Center


10 Parks to Visit in Southeastern North Carolina

By Judy Royal

A public parks system is a vital component of a successful community. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, parks and recreation have three values that make them essential services to an area: economic value, health and environmental benefits, and social importance.

While the health, environmental, and social ramifications are somewhat clear, many people don’t realize that parks can have a direct effect on real estate. A Texas A&M review of 25 studies investigating whether parks and open space contributed positively to the values of surrounding properties found that 20 of the 25 studies determined the values of properties closer to parks were higher. “The real estate market consistently demonstrates that many people are willing to pay a larger amount for property located close to parks and open space areas than for a home that does not offer this amenity,” according to the review. In addition, quality parks and recreation are one of the top three reasons that businesses cite in relocation decisions in a number of studies.

If you’re in the market for Wilmington NC real estate, you’ll be glad to know there is no shortage of public recreation space in Southeastern North Carolina. No matter which county or community you’re in, you’ll find plenty of spots to get out and get active. Below you’ll see one example of a great park to visit in each place where Intracoastal Realty has a location.

Hugh MacRae Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington

Offering 98 acres of walking/jogging trails, an all-inclusive playground, a splash pad, a dog park, baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, and a horse ring, Hugh MacRae Park is a popular spot for events and festivals throughout the year.

Wrightsville Beach Park, 1 Bob Sawyer Drive, Wrightsville Beach

Located along the John Nesbitt Loop that circles the town’s heart, Wrightsville Beach Park has 13 acres of tennis courts, basketball courts, athletic fields, sand volleyball courts, playground equipment, and a fitness trail.

Carolina Beach Lake Park, 400 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach

Once noted in the The Guinness Book of World Records as the freshwater lake closest to salt water, Carolina Beach Lake is the focal point of its namesake 11-acre park that includes a sheltered picnic area, a playground, four gazebos overlooking the water, kayaks and paddle boats available for rent, and a walking path. In the summer, it serves as the location for a weekly farmers’ market and outdoor movies shown on an inflatable screen, and during the holiday Island of Lights celebration it is decorated in seasonal splendor.

Joe Eakes Park, K Avenue and South 7th Avenue, Kure Beach

You’ll find a children’s playground, a picnic area, a full basketball court, a regulation baseball field, two bocce ball courts, two tennis courts with a practice backboard, and a disc golf course at Joe Eakes Park. There are also picnic tables and the Gurney Hood Barking Lot dog park.

Lowe-White Memorial Park, East Leonard Street and Willis Drive, Southport

Facilities at Lowe-White Memorial Park include a pair of enclosed tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic tables, and the enclosed basketball half-court. There are also walking trails and an overlook structure.

William S. “Bill” Smith Park, 4410 Fish Factory Road SE, Oak Island

Experience 24 acres of athletic fields, a disc golf course, a kayak launch, a picnic shelter, a community use building, and two dog parks, one for small dogs and one for large dogs, at William S. “Bill” Smith Park.

Ocean Isle Beach Park, 6483 Old Georgetown Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach Park features 58 acres of tennis courts, two playgrounds, a covered picnic area, a large multipurpose athletic field, and a 300-seat amphitheater.

Leland Community Park, 1490 Village Rd NE, Leland

Come to Leland Community Park to enjoy two baseball fields, two batting cages, three picnic shelters, a playground, two community buildings, and a paved walking path.

Hampstead Kiwanis Park, 586 Sloop Point Loop Road, Hampstead

You’ll find 82 acres of athletic fields, fitness trails, and a picnic area at Hampstead Kiwanis Park, and it’s also the site of events throughout the year, including the annual Easter egg hunt.

Soundside Park, 517 Roland Ave., Surf City

Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Soundside Park has a playground, boardwalk’s around the sound’s edge, viewing decks, a fishing pier, picnic shelters, and an amphitheater.

Are you ready to call Southeastern North Carolina home so you and your family can explore all of the parks it has to offer? 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.