Apr 5 – Nov 22
Riverfront Farmers’ Market
Visit this farmers' market held every Saturday along the historic Downtown Riverfront.
Location: Riverfront Park
Phone: +1 (910) 538-6223
May 2 – Nov 28
TGIF Dinner Cruise
Unwind and enjoy a delicious dinner as you sail up the Cape Fear River on the Henrietta III.
Phone: +1 (910) 343-1611
Aug 9 – Nov 29
Saturday Dinner Dance Cruise
A two-and-a-half-hour scenic cruise, dinner and music are all yours when you board the Henrietta III Saturday evenings.
Location: Riverwalk – Henrietta III
Phone: +1 (910) 343-1661
Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast
Take the whole family out to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for great entertainment and a spectacular free show at the last fireworks extravaganza of the season. Gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks are at 9 p.m.
Location: Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave
Phone: +1 (910) 458-8434
Wilmington Hammerheads vs. Orlando City SC Game II
Cheer on the Wilmington Hammerheads in their last home game of the season.
Location: Legion Stadium
Phone: +1 (910) 777-2111
Opening Night for the Wilmington Symphony Masterwork Series
Get swept away by Mary Jo White and Christina Brier as they star at the Wilmington Symphony orchestra's opening night performance of Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp.
Location: UNCW Kenan Auditorium
Phone: +1 (910) 791-9262
This triathlon is the biggest in the Inside-Out Sports North Carolina Triathlon Series. With more than 1,400 participants, the event is also the largest single distance, one-day event from northern Virginia to Florida.
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Phone: +1 (910) 251-9622
Oct 3 -5
Wilmington's 36th Annual Riverfest comes to life in October, with more than 200 craft and food vendors plus the Run the River 8K Race, fireworks, two stages with live entertainment, the Riverfest Standup Paddle Race, the Great Waiters Wine Race and a children's area.
Location: Water Street from CFCC to Chandlers Warf
Phone: +1 (910) 452-6862
Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon
If you're trying to find a fun but challenging, internationally recognized iron and half-iron distance competition, check out the Beach2Battleship Triathlon. Triathlete Magazine even named the race as one of the "Top 5 Iron Distance Triathlons in the World." Additional information is available at the triathlon's website.
Location: Starts on south end of Wrightsville Beach and ends in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
Nov 28 – Nov 29
31st Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla At Wrightsville Beach
Get into the Thanksgiving spirit like a local at the 31st Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29. This event has been voted as a Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Event.
Location: Wrightsville Beach Town Park, Blockade Runner Resort & Intracoastal Waterway/Banks Channel
Phone: +1 (910) 256-2120
Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting
The Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting is guaranteed fun for the whole family, with caroling, music, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus the lighting of the Holiday Tree. Stroll the shops and warm up with refreshments as you celebrate the holidays coastal-style!
Phone: +1 (910) 254-0907