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


April & May 2018 Events

4/26:  The Drifters Thalian Hall

4/27-28:  Comedian Emma Willmann Dead Crow Comedy Room

4/27:  Fourth Friday Gallery Walk Downtown Wilmington

4/28:  Battleship Alive USS North Carolina Battleship

4/28:  Peter Gros from the Original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom CFCC Wilson Center

4/28:  Kure Beach 70th Anniversary Celebration Ocean Front Park & Along Atlantic Avenue

4/28:  Wine Fest 2018 + Art Competition and Fest Museum of Coastal Carolina Ocean Isle

4/28-29:  Holden Beach Days at the Docks Festival Under the Bridge at Holden Beach

4/29:  5th Annual Strawberry and Wine Festival Sunset Beach Town Park

4/29:  Sunset Beach Strawberry & Wine Festival – Sundet Beach Town Park

4/29:  NC Symphony Present Romeo & Juliet CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center

4/29:  10th Annual Paws4People 5K + One Mile Fun Walk Greenfield Lake Park & Gardens

4/29 – 5/1, 5-6: Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

5/5: Humor Me / The Driver is Red – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/6: Past Life – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/1: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles – CFCC Wilson Center

5/2-5: Cape Fear Comedy Festival – Various Venues in Downtown Wilmington

5/3: Walker Hayes – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

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

5/5: Jam for the Kids – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

5/5: River To Sea Bike Ride – Downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach

5/6: Boogie in the Park Concert Series Kick Off:  Southern Trouble Concert –  Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

5/8: Buddy Guy – Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park

5/10: Jazz at the Mansion – Bellamy Mansion Museum

5/11: Bluegrass Bash – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/11: Brandy Carlile – Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park

5/11: Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament –  Kure Beach Fishing Pier

5/12: Family Farm Day – Children’s Museum of Wilmington

5/12: Showboat: Battleship Systems & Design – Battleship North Carolina

5/13: The Illusionists – Live from Broadway – CFCC Wilson Center

5/13: Mother’s Day Dessert Cruise – Wilmington Water Tours

5/15: Jay Leno – CFCC Wilson Center

5/18-20: Wilmington Wine & Food Festival – Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design

5/18-20: Wilmington Greek Festival – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

5/19: 2018 USA Beach Wrestling Nationals – Carolina Beach, NC

5/19: 5th Annual Crawl for Paws – Carolina Beach, NC

5/19-20: 25th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic – Various New Hanover County Soccer Fields

5/19: Stoked to go out Pier-To-Pier Swim – Crystal Pier to Johnnie Mercer Pier

5/19: Run Sunset Beach – 800 Sunset Blvd. N. Sunset Beach

5/20: Boogie in the Park Concert Series: Signal Fire Concert – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

5/21 – 9/3: Oak Island Farmer’s Market – Middleton Park Extension

5/24: Paul Taylor Dance Company: American Spirit – CFCC Wilson Center

5/24: Compton-Newbury – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/25: Downtown Sundown Outdoor Concert Series – Riverfront Park on Riverwalk

5/25: Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert Series – Museum of the Coastal Carolinas

5/25: Summer Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Gazebo Music – historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk

5/26: Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market – Carolina Beach Lake

5/26-27: Orange Street ArtsFest 2018 – HBHUSO/Community Arts Center

5/27: Fourth Friday Gallery Walk – various galleries in Downtown Wilmington

5/27: Holden Beach Concert Series – Pavilion Jordan Blvd

5/28: Memorial Day Observance – Battleship North Carolina

5/30 – 6/2: 45th Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament – Wrightsville Beach Marina

5/30: Sunset Beach Summer Concert Series – The Village at Sunset Beach

5/31: Summer Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Gazebo Music – historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk

5/31: Wilmington Sharks: Opening Day – 2149 Carolina Beach Road

5/31: CFCC Annual Bridge to Bridge Run – Behind the CFCC Union Station Building- Outdoor Ampitheater


March 2018 Events

2/15 – 3/30:  UNCW All-Student Art Show – UNCW Boseman Gallery

3/1:  JAZZ series: Light Under the Sun with Serena Wiley – Cameron Art Museum

3/1-4 & 8-11:  Weeki Wachee Mermaids – NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

3/2:  The Midtown Men – 4 Stars from the Original Cast of Jersey Boys – CFCC / The Wilson Center

3/2:  First Friday Gallery Walk – Downtown Southport

3/3:  Step Up for Soldiers Back Yard BBQ Cook-off – The Lake in Carolina Beach

3/8-25:  King Lear at McEachern’s Warehouse – 121 South Front Street

3/8:  Henry Cho – Thalian Hall

3/9-10:  Little Explorers: Superhero Science – Cape Fear Museum

3/9-10:  Marching into Spring – Arboretum at New Hanover County Cooperative

3/10:  8th Annual Cape Fear Beer & Wine Festival – Wilmington Convention Center

3/10:  Best Foot Forward 2018 – CFCC / The Wilson Center

3/10:  Program for Jazz: Stories | Poems | Percussion – Thalian Hall

3/10:  Battleship Firepower Tour – Battleship North Carolina

3/10:  2018 Wrightsville Beach Biathlon – Blockade Runner Beach Resort

3/14:  2018 Wilmington Theatre Awards – Thalian Hall

3/14:  The Annex Songwriter Session #14 – Brooklyn Arts Center

3/15:  Daughtry – CFCC / The Wilson Center

3/16-18:  Badwater Cape Fear – Ultra Marathon Race – Old Baldy Lighthouse, Bald Head Island

3/16:  Playtime! Toy & Game Collection – Cape Fear Museum

3/16:  Tres Bleu Presents: Midnight in Mykonos a Fashion Show Fundraiser – Brooklyn Arts Center

3/16:  The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba – Thalian Hall

3/16-17:  NHRMC: Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

3/17:  The Great Chowder Cook-off – High Tide Lounge on the North End Pier Carolina Beach

3/17:  US Open Fat Bike Championships – Wrightsville Beach

3/17, 18:  Peter Pan CFCC / The Wilson Center

3/17:  St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade – Downtown Wilmington

3/17:  The 14th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Day Lo Tide Run – Carolina Beach Board Walk

3/18:  4th Annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil Jamboree – Yacht Basin Eatery Southport

3/22 – 4/1:  Becoming Dr. Ruth – Thalian Hall

3/23:  HOU YING: TU TU (traditional Chinese classical dance)  – CFCC / The Wilson Center

3/23:  Fourth Fridays Gallery Walk – Downtown Wilmington

3/24, 30, 31:  Alligator Egg Hunt – NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

3/24:  Southport Easter Egg Hunt – Franklin Square Park and Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, Southport

3/24:  Chick Flicks Festival – Bourgie Nights Downtown Wilmington

3/24:  Bunny Dayz Easter Egg Hunt – Mulberry Park, Shallotte

3/24:  Mac & Cheese Fest – Good Hops Brewing in Carolina Beach

3/24:  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – The Shell

3/24:  Spectrum! A Tribute to Motown and R&B – CFCC / The Wilson Center

3/24:  Full Belly Feast 2018 – Brooklyn Arts Center

3/26:  Rockin’ Road to Dublin – CFCC / The Wilson Center

3/30-31:  Southport Spring Festival – Franklin Square Park, Southport

3/31 – 4/1:  Made in NC 2018 – Brooklyn Arts Center


February 2018 Area Events

2/1-3: 38th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival – Wilmington Hilton Riverside

2/1-4,8-11, 15-18:  Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love) – Cape Fear Playhouse

2/1:  UNCW Early Music Consort – Kenan Auditorium

2/2:  Birdland All Stars featuring Tommy Igoe – Thalian Hall

2/2, 9, 16, 23, 24: Little Explorers – Cape Fear Museum

2/2-4: Wine & Chocolate Festival – Coastline Conference and Event Center

2/2-3: Divine Divas Benefit Concert & Silent Auction – Hannah Block Historic USO Building

2/3: Brunsco Has It Business Expo – Sea Trail Resort in Sunset Beach

2/3: UNCW Day of Rhythm Concert – Beckwith Recital Hall

2/3: Sports City Presents: Corn Hole Classic – Brooklyn Arts Center

2/3: Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Presents: Polovtsian Dances – CFCC Wilson Center

2/3, 10, 17, 24: A Taste of Downtown Wilmington with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours – 5-6 restaurants and bars

2/4: Talk: Hugh Morton’s Rise to His Photographic Peak  – Cape Fear Museum

2/6: Art Garfunkel – CFCC Wilson Center

2/8: Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Presents: Daphnis and Chloe – CFCC Wilson Center

2/8-11: East Coast Shag Classic – Holiday Inn Resort

2/8: Jazz at the CAM with Jo Gore – Cameron Art Museum

2/8: Martin-Loparits Duo (piano) – Kenan Auditorium

2/8: Mardi Gras Art Auction Fundraiser – SeaWitch

2/9-18: Thalian Association presents: Oliver! – Thalian Hall

2/10: Sweethearts Dance – Shallotte Moose Lodge

2/10:  UNCW String Day Recital – Beckwith Recital Hall

2/10: Laugh Your Sox Off – CFCC Wilson Center

2/10: Big and Small Family Ball – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington

2/10:  Hearts A Poppin’ Swing Dance – Hannah Block Historic USO Building

2/11: Heart & Soul Dinner Dance in Support of the Wilmington Boys Choir – St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish Hall

2/11: Discovery Lab: Engineering Challenge – Cape Fear Museum

2/12: UNCW Jazz Ensemble I – Kenan Auditorium

2/13: Paws-Ability Mardi Gras – Jink’s Creek Waterfront Grille, Ocean Isle Beach

2/13: Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories – CFCC Wilson Center

2/14: Cape Fear Stage presents: La Bouche – CFCC Wilson Center

2/15-18 & 22-25: UNCW Department of Theatre presents: Dr. Faustus – uncw.edu/theatre

2/15: UNCW Community Music Academy Kenan Auditorium

2/15: An Evening of Valentines with Emile Pandolfi With Dana Russell – Thalian Hall

2/15: North Carolina Birding Trail Hike – Halyburton Park

2/15-19: Buyer and Cellar – Thalian Hall Cube Theater

2/16: Lunar New Year – Ingram Planetarium, Sunset Beach

2/17, 18: Art for All 2018 – Brooklyn Arts Center

2/17: Kure Beach 14th Annual Polar Plunge & 5K – Kure Beach Boardwalk

2/17: Run Oak Island Full & Half Marathon – 4602 E. Dolphin Dr.

2/17: Lego Mindstorm Robots – Cape Fear Museum

2/19: Barry David Salwen, piano / April Evans, soprano Beckwith Recital Hall

2/20-21:  Cape Fear Stage present: Cabaret – CFCC Wilson Center

2/20-21: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – CFCC Wilson Center

2/22: UNCW Symphonic Band Concert – Kenan Auditorium

2/23: Fourth Friday Gallery Walk – Downtown Wilmington

2/24:  68th Annual Camellia Show & Sale – New Hanover County Arboretum

2/24: The Best of Wilmington 2018 Encore Awards – Brooklyn Arts Center

2/25: Cape Fear Stage present: The Temptations and The Four Tops – CFCC Wilson Center

2/25: Chamber Music Wilmington presents Acronym – Beckwith Recital Hall

2/28: An Evening with The Celtic Tenors – CFCC Wilson Center


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