Wilmington doesn't get the summer's over memo until around October. So the summer buzz of events, theatre, music, and culinary celebrations continue. Here are a few of our September favorites that just had to share. The first is ever so slightly time sensitive. 


September Favorites


9.9.18 Opera House Presents VIOLET - LAST SHOW! Main Stage at Thalian Hall 3pm


9.15 - 9.16 Summer Harvest Festival at Poplar Grove Plantation - Saturday 9/15 9am-5pm; and Sunday, 9/16 10am-4pm; concessions, music, crafters, games, food, and a carnival


9.29 Wilmington Fall Wine & Beer Walk - 1-6pm at various establishments in Downtown Wilmington. Self-guided tour is $16. 


9.29-10.1 43rd Annual North Carolina Shell Show - Friday & Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm at the Coastline Conference and Convention Center; Kids are FREE! Adults $4

For Goodness' Sake...Get it on the Calendar! 

Here are a few fundraising and community-building events that we highlyrecommend attending.  


9.18 Racing for the Gold at Jungle Rapids - Hope Abounds Charity Event


From the organizers: 


MarineMax Wrightsville Beach is proud to partner with Hope Abounds, Inc. Join us on September 22 to help raise funds to support women, children, teens and their families who are battling cancer.


Get more information here


9.22 Shave for Sean


From the founders: 

Our son, Sean, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma at 3 years old.  Following a year of chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries our oldest boy, Cole, came to us with an idea.  He said, "I want to shave my head for Sean! I want to have a St. Baldrick's event to make people aware that childhood cancer is not rare!"  So we did! 2018 will be our 6th year! Together the last 5 years has raised over $135,000! You can join us and raise money and awareness! 


Find out when, where and how to contribute here


9.30 Foster Pantry's One Year Celebration!! 


From the Foster Pantry: 


Come help us celebrate our First Year! We want to open our doors and show everyone what we have been working so hard to create. Come meet the foster parents that started the Foster Pantry and the board members. Along with folks from different foster agencies and local supporters. Come learn about where we are and where we are hoping to go.


Get more information here