Wilmington, North Carolina

Upcoming Events in Wilmington North Carolina


January

17 - 19NC Jr. Sorosis Antique Show & Sale - Over 30 dealers from three states includes formal, primitives and country furniture, jewelry, Oriental rugs, clocks, silver, glassware, and china. Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm. For more information call 910.262.6161 or email cwilsonfnp@earthlink.net.

Address: Coast Line Convention Center
501 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)262-6161 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cwilsonfnp@earthlink.net
Fee: Fee

18 - 19Annual Cape Fear Model Railroad Show & Sale - The show will feature model railroad dealers as well as 'N' scale, Lionel and 'HO' scale modular layouts. There will be free modeling clinics presented by Tom Staley from Tom's Train Station in Cary NC on both days. Three will also be door prizes and raffles for train sets.

Address: American Legion Post 10 - 702 Pine Grove Dr. , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)270-2696 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 6-12 & 5 and under free.

23 - 25Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival - Our three-day festival is presented in one venue, the Hilton Ballroom, with cabaret-style seating. There will be over 14 musicians including Coastal Carolina Jazz Ensemble. Special hotel rates for Jazz Festival attendees. For additional festival information call or email us.

Address: Hilton Wilmington Riverside Ballroom, 301 N. Water Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)793-1111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sandyevans34@yahoo.com

February

25 - 26Annual Wilmington Garden Show - The annual Wilmington Garden Show will host over 40 vendors with unique gardening displays and items for sale. There will also be speakers to share their expertise, talents and slides on everything from water wise gardening to great native plants, to floral design, to plants you should be using.

I-40 to Wilmington, take Market Street (17 South) exit. Go approx. 4 miles to 3rd Street turn right. Go four blocks and turn left on Walnut Street. Turn right on Front St. and go three blocks, Schwartz Center is on the left.

Address: Schwartz Center
601 N. Front Street
, Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)798-7670 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pcain@nhcgov.com
Fee: Fee

48Romantic Valentine Horse Drawn Carriage Ride - Treat your sweetheart to a moonlit carriage ride for two. Surprise him/her with a red rose, a box of chocolates, and your private French evening coach. Reservations only.

Address: 0 Block Market Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-8889 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jimbo@ec.rr.com

68Sweethearts Cruise - Invite your special someone to a dinner cruise on the scenic Cape Fear River. Enjoy an appetizing Buffet Dinner, live entertainment & a cash bar with full ABC permits aboard North Carolina?s Largest Riverboat. Pre-paid reservations required. Boarding at 6pm.

Address: Cape Fear River
South Water St. at the foot of Dock St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)343-1611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: criverboats@ec.rr.com
Fee: Fee

14 - 16Civil War Living History Weekend, 3rd Annual - Military and civilian re-enactors will delight and inform with living history exhibits and encampments, small arms and artillery demonstrations, artifacts, period crafts and children?s activities.

Address:
3201 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)395-5999 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ncart@cameronartmuseum.com
Fee: Fee

March

69Annual Cine Noir Festival of Black Film - A four-day jury and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers, including features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and music videos. Other highlights include Family Cinema, celebrity guests, and filmmaker tours of Screen Gems. Sponsored by Black Arts Alliance, Inc

Address: Cameron Art Museum & other Wilmington venues, 3201 S. 17th Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)350-2681 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blackartsalliance.org

20 - 22Annual Scene First Student Film Festival - Together with EUE/Screen Gems Studios and UNCW's film studies department, Campus Entertainment has created SCENE FIRST to provide student filmmakers "access without attitude." The nation's only national film festival exclusively for student filmmakers brings together future filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over the world for three days of film screenings and educational programming.

Address: Thalian Hall & other Downtown Venues, 310 Chestnut Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (803)227-2600 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@campusentertainment.net

April

29Island of Lights Fashion Show - This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road. Click here for directions.

Fashions featured will be from Island Colors, Linda's Fashions, Southern Charm Boutique and Unique Boutique.

Lunch will be catered by Thyme Savor Catering, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction and Raffle.

Tickets for the event are on sale at the following businesses on Pleasure Island: Linda’s Fashions, Unique Boutique, Island Colors, Southern Charm Boutique, and Blue Water Realty.

The price is a $20 donation and all proceeds from this event support Holiday Events sponsored by the Island of Lights.

Tickets will be limited to 100 and must be purchased by March 28th.

For information call Linda Cheshire at 910-617-5945.

Address: Beau Rivage Golf & Resort , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-617-5945 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: linda@beachpropertync.com
Web: www.islandoflights.org
Fee: $20.00

26Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival - The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington's exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern.

Address: Water Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)794-4650 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@ncazaleafestival.org
Web: ncazaleafestival.org/

46Annual Azalea Garden Tour - Amid the glorious color of azaleas and spring flowers, the tour features 11 private gardens. Azalea Belles welcome visitors at each garden. During the Ribbon cutting ceremony visitors enjoy refreshments and homemade cookies.

Address: Various Gardens , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)262-3036 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dpend58@aol.com

12Rims on the River Vintage Car and Hot Rod Show - The show takes place in historic downtown Wilmington. Cars dating 1970
and older, line the streets of the downtown area, with the Cape Fear River
and the diverse collection of retail stores and restaurants, as their
backdrop.

Address: Downtown Wilmington
Orange Street
, Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-0727 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rimsontheriver@hotmail.com

19Easter Bunny Drawn Trolley/Carriage - Experience the picturesque beauty of Spring in historic downtown Wilmington. Free surprises for children.

Address: Downtown , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-8889 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jimbo@ec.rr.com

19Annual Antique Auto Show - Antique Automobile Club of America, Cape Fear Chapter, presents this annual show with over 125 Antiques and Classics from all around the state. Originally restored vehicles 25 years and older are on display with awards presented at shows end along with a 50/50 drawing, and door prizes.

Address: Independence Mall - 3500 Oleander Drive , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)343-1330 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: joaks@ec.rr.com

May

24 - 25Orange Street Artsfest - Street festival featuring art and crafts in all media, including watercolor, acrylics, oil, clay, wearable art, sculpture, and more. Several food vendors participate and musical entertainment is provided throughout the day. The event is free but donations are encouraged and accepted. The show will be open from 10am to 6pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.

Address: 2nd & Orange Streets , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thalian.org
Fee: Fee

26Annual Memorial Day Observance - Remember those who gave their lives in service and honor veterans at our traditional Memorial Day Observance featuring a military guest speaker, an all-service Color Guard, a 21-gun salute by a Marine Corps Honor Guard, military band, Taps, and a memorial wreath, cast onto the waters.

Address: Battleship North Carolina, #1 Battleship Road , Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: ncbb55@battleshipnc.com
Web: battleshipnc.com/
Fee: Free

June

21REEDS Diamond Dash - Teams of two will answer riddles and complete challenges right from their cell phones, as they follow clues throughout the downtown area for the chance to win a $11,000 Scott Kay diamond ring!
The event kicks off at The Convention Center at 10 AM.
Registration is FREE but spots are limited. Sign up at http://www.reedsdiamonddash.com/ Today!
Brought to you by REEDS Jewelers!

Address: 515 NUTT STREET  , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 310-291-3111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: amanda@scvngr.com
Web: www.reedsdiamonddash.com/
Fee: Free

July

44th of July Riverfront Celebration - The City of Wilmington 4th of July Celebration will feature entertainment provided by the 440th Army Band in Riverfront Park and food vendors along Water St. from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The fireworks display will begin at 9:05 pm and will be launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River.

Address: Downtown , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-341-4602 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.wilmington.net

5Classy-Chassis Car Show & Country Flea Market - Antique & Classic Cars and Motorcycles on the grounds of the historic Poplar Grove. Dash plaques-first 100 entries, Wall plaques-top 50, Specialty Trophies. Food & beverages, vendors and valve cover racing.

Address: Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Hwy 17 North , Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: pgp@poplargrove.com
Web: poplargrove.com

12Annual YMCA Tri Span 10K & 5K - Run the only 3-bridge 10K course on the east coast! You start at 7:00am in the downtown area near the Hilton Hotel, run over the Memorial Bridge and across two more bridges before finishing on Water Street with a 1/3 mile flat and fast run to the finish! You'll also have a short loop down Battleship Road where you'll run in front of the Battleship USS North Carolina and take in the view of downtown Wilmington across the Cape Fear River - very picturesque. There will be extensive coning on the race course so you'll run safe and fast over the bridges. Then you'll have a great time recovering with local watermelon, cantaloupes and cold drinks to cool down with while enjoying the post race activities and awards ceremony at the Cotton Exchange.

The 5K course travels through the downtown area and has some slight rolling hills and a couple of short, steep grades.

Address: Water Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-251-9622 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.wilmingtonfamilyymca.org/events/races/trispan5

18 - 19Greater Wilmington King Mackerel Tournament - Registration will be at Johnson Marine with Capt. Meeting at 7:00 pm on the 27th. Weigh in will be Dockside Restaurant on the 28th from 2- 5 PM with awards following at dockside. Fishing hours are from 6am to 5 pm on the 28th. First place $25,000.

Address:
1308 Airlie Road
, Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)409-5232 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

25 - 27Cape Fear Blues Festival - A 3-day celebration of blues music between the beautiful beaches of the Cape Fear Coast and the historic riverfront of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Events include a Blues Cruise, workshops, outdoor concert, live club shows, and an all-day blues jam in the park.

Address: Various Locations , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)350-8822 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: admin@capefearblues.org
Web: capefearblues.org/

August

2Mud Day - Get down and dirty with our annual Mud Day. Mud pies, mud painting, mud baths and much much more mud.

Address: Children's Museum of Wilmington
116 Orange Street
, Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: info@playwilmington.org

11 - 21Cape Fear Corvettes Annual All Corvette Show - All Corvette Car Show to benefit AARP & Jeff Gordon's "Drive to End Hunger" & Food Drive for The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. $25 for Scored Judging in all Corvette Classes OR $20 Display only. First 100 pre-registered participants receive a free event t-shirt. Silent Auction, Food Drive, 50/50, National Corvette Museum Store, Displays, Food and Music! Registration begins 9am. Judging begins at Noon. Awards at 3pm. See our website for more details. Public welcome!

Address: Jef Gordon Chevrolet, 228 South College Road , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-508-4347 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: gboyd1@ec.rr.com
Web: www.capefearcorvettes.com
Fee: $25 for Judging & Awards; $20 Display only

15 - 16Southeastern North Carolina African American Heritage Festival - The Wilmington Journal, the voice and mirror of Wilmington's African American community since 1927, will present the Annual Southeastern North Carolina African American Heritage Festival in conjunction with Urban Promotions. The two-day event will celebrate Wilmington's rich African American culture and history. This year's theme is "Unity In The Community".

The SENC African American Heritage Festival kicks off on Friday evening with an invitation only reception for sponsors, elected officials and other guests followed by a night of jazz music and dancing at a local club.

Urban Promotions will kick off the Festival at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday with its Annual Teen Summit event which reaches and mentors hundreds of youth. At noon, center stage will open with a ribbon cutting and pouring of libations ceremony. Thousands will enjoy live entertainment provided by national recording artists and local talent, have the opportunities to win prizes, buy food and merchandise from vendors and receive information from exhibitors. The Kid's Pavilion will have activities for children, storytelling, magicians, clowns and much more. One radio stations will have remote broadcasts from the site.

On Sunday, the SENC African American Heritage Festival will begin at 2:00 p.m. with regional and local gospel acts, children groups and others performing, along with a second day of the Kid's Pavilion and vendor area. For the first time, the Festival will hold a "Battle of the Choirs" competition between gospel choirs from surrounding areas.

The Wilmington Journal will distribute a special Festival Events Guide with a schedule of events, vendor location map and historic information.

For information on being a vendor, exhibitor, sponsor or performer at the Southeastern North Carolina African American Heritage Festival call 910-762-5502 or email sencfestival@aol.com.

Address: William E. Murphy Athletic Complex (Robert Strange Park) , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-762-5502 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 910-343-1334
Email: sencfestival@aol.com
Web: www.sencfestival.com
Fee: Free

September

29 - 30Secret Garden Tour - Unique and spectacular gardens will be open to the public. These hidden gardens complement beautifully restored homes exuding the charm of Old Wilmington. Located in the historic district, all are within strolling distance of each other.

Address: Downtown Wilmington
126 South Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)762-0492 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: latimer@latimerhouse.org
Fee: Fee

6Annual Art & Antique Walk - Annual show with local and regional artist and antique dealers. The event has the Emerging Artist area, where up and coming artist gain exposure, and the 50/50 Artist area, 50 artist selling works for $50 or less.

Address: Front Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-0727 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: artandantiquewalk@hotmail.com

12 - 14North Carolina Shell Show - Members of the North Carolina Shell Club and shell enthusiasts will present exhibits for viewing and judging in more than 20 categories - from North Carolina collections to land snail displays to shell photography. Nationally recognized awards, including the Conchologists of America Trophy, will be presented Friday. Three Cape Fear Museum galleries will display Shell Show exhibits.

Address: Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street
, Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)798-4350 (Always call and confirm events)

October

27 - 25Cape Fear Scarecrow Festival - This event is open to anyone with a yearning to design and decorate
a scarecrow and bring autumn to downtown Wilmington. Prizes are awarded and
maps are available to show the location of the various entries.

Address: Downtown Wilmington
Orange Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-0727 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chris@dbawilmington.com
Fee: Fee

10 - 18Ghost Ship - The Ghosts don't care how loud you scream! Come and experience Ghost Ship, NC's only haunted battleship! The hatches will crack open with all new unique designs and scares. It doesn't matter where you are on the ship, the ghosts will find you! 7pm-10pm. You must be in the ticket line by 9:30 pm to ensure your ticket. Fridays and Saturdays.

Address: Battleship North Carolina
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-251-5797 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ncbb55@battleshipnc.com
Web: www.battleshipnc.com
Fee: Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 6:30 pm.

10 - 11Annual Wilmington Oktoberfest - The annual Oktoberfest is a community-wide, family-oriented, two-day fun-filled festival with music, food, and free children's activities.

Address: Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive , Wilmington, North Carolina

11Free Admission All Ford Car & Truck Show - Classes for all Mustangs and Ford powered cars & trucks. 100 awards, dash plaques, 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

Address: Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)431-1164 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bellis1@ec.rr.com
Fee: Free

17 - 22Halloween Horse Drawn Ghost Trolley - Take a ghost story ride into the HAUNTED BARN for a Halloween spoof. Listen to ghost stories tailored for children. Let the whole family enjoy Halloween the way it used to be. $11 Adults;$5 children. Free treats for children.

Address:
0 Block Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-8889 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jimbo@ec.rr.com
Fee: Fee

17 - 26Poplar Grove Halloween Festival - A howling good time for Halloween fans, fun for the fearless and fearful alike. For thrills and chills try the haunted hayride or haunted barn. Afraid of the dark? There's plenty to do! Rides, games, food, daylight hayride, non-scary Kiddie Funhouse, pony rides, cake walk, fortune tellers and more. All ages enter the costume contest. A Cape Fear tradition! Call for more information. Two weekends, Fridays - Sunday.

Address: Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Hwy 17 North , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-686-9518 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pgp@poplargrove.com
Web: www.poplargrove.com
Fee: Free admission, activities priced separately.

18Lighthouse International Beer Festival - 60+ International Breweries in one place! There's no better way to try all the best beers available. Shuttle service will be available, so go ahead and enjoy yourself. Live music completes the experience. Food vendors will be on-site as well.

Address: Battleship Park , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)256-8622 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jason@lighthousebeerandwine.com
Web: www.lighthousebeerfestival.com
Fee: General, $30

231Cape Fear Fair & Expo - The fair serves New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. The focus is the agricultural heritage and industry in our three counties. It supports educational and industrial concerns as well.

Address: 1740 Airport Blvd , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)313-1234 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@capefearfair.com
Web: capefearfair.com
Fee: Fee

November

25Brits & Battleship Car Show - Join the British Motor Club of the Cape Fear for their annual car show at the Battleship North Carolina. All proceeds benefit the Battleship preservation fund. Come as a spectator or enter your car.

Address: Battleship North Carolina
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)233-2565 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: corbelljack@yahoo.com
Fee: Fee

25Festival Latino - Latin food, music and dancing. Kids fiesta with a pinata every hour and over 100 booths.

Address: Hugh MacRae Park
Oleander Drive and College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)341-0007 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

2Annual Battleship Half Marathon & 5K - This challenging USATF-certified race starts and finishes at the Battleship, encompassing three bridges and Greenfield Lake. This race is presented by Ed Fore with the support of over 100 volunteers. Funds benefit the Battleship and the Wilmington Family YMCA.

Address: Downtown Wilmington, #1 Battleship Road , Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: edfore@bellsouth.net

11Veteran's Day Service - Long hosted by the New Hanover County Veterans Council, this program features patriotic music, a short address, and a recurring presentation of "A Veteran Is," a homily long featured in Veterans Day programs.

Address: 2011 Market Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)763-3702 (Always call and confirm events)

12 - 16Annual Cucalorus Film Festival - An annual showcase of independent films from around the world. Occurring at various venues in historic downtown Wilmington, the festival is a unique stop on the hectic festival circuit, with screenings of over 100 films. The festival showcases narrative features, documentaries and shorts from a diverse collection of artists.

Address: Jengos, Thalian Hall & other downtown venues, 815 Princess Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)343-5995 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dan@cucalorus.org
Web: cucalorus.org/

14 - 13Season of Celebration - Series of Christmas events Downtown Wilmington has so much to offer this holiday season! Kick off your Christmas holiday season by attending the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony or any of the other planned events that will be happening each weekend leading up to Christmas.

Address: Downtown Wilmington
Orange Street
, Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-0727 (Always call and confirm events)

15 - 29Annual Festival of Trees - Celebrate the diversity of worldwide seasonal traditions with beautifully decorated trees, silent auctions, entertainment, holiday shopping and more. Festival scenery and decorations draw inspiration from the variety and uniqueness of international holiday cultural customs. Hours Mon-Fri 9am-9pm Sat & Sun 10:30am-6:30pm.

Address: Coast Line Convention Center,501 Nutt Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910-772-5444 (Always call and confirm events)

21 - 22Christmas Open House - The manor house never looks more beautiful than at Christmas. Imagine a magnificent tree decorated with all hand-crafted ornaments. Not just any kind, but ones that reflect those found on Christmas trees so long ago!

Address: Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Hwy 17 North , Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: pgp@poplargrove.com
Web: poplargrove.com

24 - 25National Women in Blues Festival - Celebrate the Arts presents the National Women in Blues Festival. This year's headliners are well-known to blue's lovers worldwide. Blues women from around the country will appear on this Festival's stage.

Address: Orange Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: Wilmywoodmayor@aol.com

28 - 30Island of Lights Festival - Every holiday season Pleasure Island turns into an Island of Lights. All events are family friendly and all are free with the exception of the fashion show and tour of homes fundraisers.

Starting with the lighting of the lake celebration the day after Thanksgiving and finishing with a New Year's celebration, the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach come alive during the Holiday Season.

Address: Pleasure Island , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910 458-5507 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wilmingtontrolley@yahoo.com
Web: www.islandoflights.org

December

22 - 23Old Wilmington by Candlelight - The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society is sponsoring its Old Wilmington by Candlelight tour in the historic district. Each year some of the most beautiful private homes in the area are opened and decorated for the holidays.

Address: Downtown Wilmington's Historic District
126 South Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)762-0492 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: latimer@latimerhouse.org
Fee: Fee

26 - 29Christmas Open House - The manor house never looks more beautiful than at Christmas. Imagine a magnificent tree decorated with all hand-crafted ornaments. Not just any kind, but ones that reflect those found on Christmas trees so long ago!

Address: Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Hwy 17 North , Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: pgp@poplargrove.com
Web: poplargrove.com

27 - 30A Christmas Story - Thalian Community Theatre. One of the most beloved holiday films of recent times bursts onto the stage with all the wit and warmth that marked the movie as a modern classic. This memoir of growing up in the Midwest during the late 30?s follows young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

Address: Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)343-3660 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: friends@thalianhall.com
Fee: Fee

27Holiday Lighting of the Battleship - Part of historic downtown Wilmington?s annual holiday light celebration, the Battleship will be dressed in lights strung from the bow up to the masts and down to the stern. Enjoy nightly from dusk to 11:00pm.

Address: #1 Battleship Road , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-5797 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ncbb55@battleshipnc.com
Web: www.battleshipnc.com
Fee: Free viewing from downtown Wilmington.

27Lighting of the World's Largest Living Christmas Tree - Holiday entertainment begins at 6:00 pm with the lighting of the tree and the arrival of Santa to follow. The tree will remain lit through December 31, 2006. Admission is free. For more information, contact Tammy at tammy.skinner@wilmingtonnc.gov.

Address: Hilton Park, 407 Hilton Street
PO Box 1810
Wilmington, NC 28402 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)341-4602 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tammy.skinner@wilmingtonnc.gov
Fee: Fee

28 - 29Pearl Harbor Remembrance Weekend - Commemorative weekend surrounding the remembrance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, the event that brought America into World War II. Activities include Battleship Alive interpreters aboard ship and Azalea Coast Radio Club will provide HAM radio operators the opportunity to contact the ship.

Address:
#1 Battleship Road
, Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-5797 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ncbb55@battleshipnc.com
Fee: Fee

29Cruise to the North Pole to pick up Santa - Holiday cruise aboard the HENRIETTA III to pick up Santa at the North Pole. Children can enjoy a clown on one deck while waiting to see Santa on the main deck. Admission is 6 cans of food.

Address: Cape Fear River
South Water St. at the foot of Dock St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)343-1611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: criverboats@ec.rr.com
Fee: Fee

1 - 31Island of Lights Festival - Every holiday season Pleasure Island turns into an Island of Lights. All events are family friendly and all are free with the exception of the fashion show and tour of homes fundraisers.

Starting with the lighting of the lake celebration the day after Thanksgiving and finishing with a New Year's celebration, the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach come alive during the Holiday Season.

Address: Pleasure Island , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: 910 458-5507 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wilmingtontrolley@yahoo.com
Web: www.islandoflights.org

12 - 15Christmas Caroling by Reindeer Drawn Trolley - Come and sing Christmas carols with Santa. See the beautiful lights of Old Wilmington snuggled under warm lap blankets in our enclosed "reindeer" drawn Christmas trolley or carriage. $11 adults, $5 children under 12. Free candy canes for children.

Address:
0 Block Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 , Wilmington, North Carolina
Ph: (910)251-8889 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jimbo@ec.rr.com
Fee: Fee

31Kidfest Downtown - We are ringing in the new year with multicultural countdowns, glow-in-the-dark experiments, noise makers silly hats and more.

Address: Children's Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange Street , Wilmington, North Carolina
Email: info@playwilmington.org
Web: www.playwilmington.org


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A video made about a recent trip to Wilmington, North Carolina. Most of the pictures are filming locations for the show One Tree Hill followed by video clips...

Discover Wilmington, North Carolina

A short movie depicting the natural beauty of Wilmington, NC and the surrounding areas. Movie was filmed and produced by Cape Fear Film and is featured on ht...

Hurricane Arthur to Hit Wilmington North Carolina on Thursday July 3, 2014

Hurricane Arthur is on its way for Wilmington North Carolina and the Surrounding Areas on Thursday July 3, 2014 and it will bring 30+ mm of Rain and it will ...

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