January Events: Pencil it in

But, don't wait too long to commit...tickets sell fast around here.

Wilmington is rarely not hopping, and January's no different in this cultural hub of a town. The weather looks like it may be anything but frightful this month, so plan to get out in sunshine or into a cozy art museum or theatre to catch some of these fabulous events.  


January 10th – Jazz at Cam


La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quintet is kicking off the New Year at The Cameron Art Museum with a Latin Jazz beat. Click here for info and tickets.


Where:  Cameron Art Museum

When:  6:00pm


January 10th-January 19th: Mamma Mia! 


Opera House Theatre Company presents Mamma Mia! at Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, Wilmington’s oldest theatre. The show has received rave reviews, so might want to grab tickets while you still can. Click here for tickets. 


January 13th from 4-7pm: Floating Lantern Ceremony


*Rescheduled date*

Lucky for all of us, the Floating Lantern Ceremony at CAM’s reflecting pond was rescheduled! Write or draw your New Year wishes or last year’s memories on lanterns and watch them float onto the pond in a collective expression of Remembrance, Reflection and Gratitude. Click here for more information.


Where:  Cameron Art Museum Reflecting Pond

When:  Decorating begins at 4pm and floating begins at 5pm. 


January 18-20: Wilmington Antique Show & Sale


A Wilmington antiquing tradition continues! The Antique Show and Sale will celebrate 49 years this year at the Wilson Center. Click here for tickets or more information.


Where:  Wilson Center

When:  Friday & Saturday – 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-4pm


January 25th: Fourth Friday Gallery Night 


One of our favorite Downtown Wilmington events, Fourth Friday is a perfect opportunity to meet and support local artists, and to find and buy gorgeous local art! Wine and hors d’ouevres are offered at select galleries. Find more information and maps here


Where:  Galleries throughout Downtown Wilmington

When:  6:00 – 9:00pm


January 26th: The Wilmington Coffee Crawl


Feel the buzz as you hop from coffee shop to coffee shop supporting the local baristas who fuel our days! Click here for tickets and more information.


Where:  Participating downtown cafes and coffee shops 

When:  10am-4pm



January 31st-February 2nd: North Carolina Jazz Festival


The 39thAnnual Jazz Festival will open with The Great Grenoldo Frazier on Thursday at 7:30pm, and it will jazz up from there with Brazilian artists and more. Expect seven sets each night! Get tickets asap.


Where:  Hotel Ballast

When:  Thursday, January 31 – Saturday, Febrary 2nd7:30pm-Midnight