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The fair has come to town! The almost two week long event includes livestock exhibits and competitions, acrobats, horticultural contest, rides, activities, food and live entertainment.
November 2nd @ 11- 5
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
Enjoy authentic polish food at the 21st Annual Polish Festival. What's on the menu? All of the polish favorites: kielbasa, pierogi, and golagki, plus drinks and an array of sweets. See polka dancing, visit craft venders, and a variety of entertainment for kids. Domestic and imported beers available including St. Stan's Baltic Porter, brewed especially for the Polish Festival by Front Street Brewery.
*Cucalorus Screenprints, 1994-2018
October 25, 2019 to November 18, 2019
Aces Gallery downtown, Wilmington, showcases the original screenprints made by the Cucalorus Festival’s artists and staff. See all the posters from 1994 all the way up to last years.
*Carolina Pines Fest
November 8th- 10th
This weekend festival features music and arts of all forms.
*Cucalorus Film Festival
The 25th Annual Cucalorus Festival in showcases over 150 films from all over the world. The festival includes global cinema, indie hits performances and so much more.
*Listen Up Brunswick County Concert
November 16th at 7:00pm
Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College
Listen Up Brunswick CountyNikki Talley and Jason Sharp. Opening is Lockwood River Trio.
*Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Concert
November 16th @ 7:30 PM
Latin Soul comes to the Wilson Center featuring the return of the Austin Piazzolla Quintet in a concert and features El Amor Brujo by De Falla with its familiar "Ritual Fire Dance."
*7th Annual Taste of Wrightsville Beach
November 16th to
Join this outdoor tent event that celebrates the area's diverse tastings with more than 35 local food, beer and wine tasting booths. Proceeds support the Weekend Meals on Wheels program, which provides nutritious meals and social contact to senior and disabled persons in New Hanover County.
*Wine & Beer Walk
November 16th at to
Participate in a sampling tour of some of the island's finest!
*2nd Annual German Christmas Market
November 23rd at to
The 2nd Annual German Christmas Market will feature live music by the Harbour Towne Fest Band, German food and beverages, gifts and crafts, local vendors and service providers, and 50/50 raffle.
*Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Show & Sale
November 23rd at to
Come see hundreds of prize-winning blooms grown by club members and local residents, plus camellia care displays and demonstrations, tours of the Arboretum's camellia garden, and an interactive Children's Corner.
*10th Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant
November 23rd at
Join the 10th Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant just like any other beauty pageant featuring an Evening Gown Competition, Talent Competition, and Interview -- except all of the contestants are men.
*Island of Lights: Lighting at the Lake
November 29th at
Tis the season! Join in on the Carolina Beach tradition of Lighting at the Lake. This event features an opening ceremony with the President of the Island of Lights Committee, Pleasure Island elected officials, and musical entertainment. Santa makes an appearance and free refreshments are available.
*Battleship Ho Ho Ho
November 29th to
Battleship Ho Ho Ho features a chance to fly an American flag with Santa, plus compose a retro e-card by posing in the ship's Happy Huladays banner; type a Christmas wish list on a vintage typewriter using genuine radio message paper; call the North Pole from the Battleship’s main radio room; and track Santa’s journey in the Combat Information Center.
*Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa
November 29th at
Join Santa and the Wrightsville Beach community in their annual holiday Tree Lighting.
*Downtown Wilmington Tree Lighting
November 29th to
Another Tree Lighting but this time, it's in Downtown, Wilmington! Event will have live entertainment, a countdown to tree lighting, hot cocoa, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause.
*North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Festival in the Park
November 30th at to
The NC Holiday Flotilla Festival in the Park features arts and crafts booths, and an antique car show, fun activities for kids, festival food, and more. AND AFTER THIS IS THE...
*34th Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla
November 30th at
This highly anticipated event attracts more than 50,000 people to the area. It begins with fireworks followed by a procession of colorfully lighted boats filling Banks Channel. A traditional fireworks display follows the Boat Parade.
Victoria and Tamal Dodge have brought their yogi fame and expertise, a clean palate, and more good vibes to the place we love.
Living and working in Wilmington, NC were both dreams and goals for Victoria and Tamal Dodge, owners of Yoga Salt (in LA and now Wilmington) for many years. Visions of raising their son here were tucked away in the background of growing their business and nurturing a family in Los Angeles, CA.
Tamal Dodge has made a name for himself both as a yogi and as a yoga teacher training instructor. Born and raised in Hawaii, he grew up in and around his family’s yoga ashram, so practicing yoga was akin to the instinct to walk for him.
He took a deep dive into training and teaching early on and has become renowned worldwide as a result of both.
Tamal founded Yoga Salt in Los Angeles, one of the most popular and well-known yoga studios in LA, and hosts yoga teacher trainings around the world.
Tamal and Victoria discovered Wilmington nearly ten years ago when Tamal was invited to lead a yoga teacher training at the Wilmington Yoga Center. And, it was love at first sight.
“We instantly felt very at home here,” Victoria said. “We fell in love with Wrightsville Beach. The people here are just so friendly and welcoming. There’s a close-knit, community feel but also a progressive, health-conscious vibe.”
Being a small-ish town, she says, with all the right ingredients, made it ripe for what she and Tamal have to offer.
And, since they’ve arrived in Wilmington, their dreams have flourished. Their son Kanai, now ten years old, gets to run around their sound-side neighborhood with friends and attend a nearby school they love, their new downtown studio has attracted a community of Vinyassa-lovers and has grown a mindful mix of followers and practitioners; and Victoria’s new cookbook, The Yoga Plate, a user-friendly, plant-based approach to food prep, has reached thousands.
“We bought rental property in Wilmington a few years ago so we could sort of put down roots,” Victoria said. “Then, we waited for the right time. And, everything just fell sort of fell into place when it needed to.”
And, when the right time came, they called Coastal Select Properties Realtor®/Broker, Teresa Krebs.
“We love Teresa,” Victoria said. “Like we LOVE Teresa,” she reiterated. “I recommend her to literally everyone.”
The Yoga Plate
Just as Victoria and Tamal were instantly smitten with Wilmington, when they arrived, the community seemed to mirror that affection. Yoga Salt immediately took off, with 8-25 students in every class almost off the bat, The Wilmington Parade of Homes jumped at the chance to feature their gorgeous new home near the water, and Wilmington connections inspired Victoria and Tamal to write and publish their now coveted cookbook, The Yoga Plate.
While Tamal grew up homeschooled in an ashram, Victoria’s life before meeting Tamal was quite a bit different. She had been raised in Wisconsin on a meat and potatoes diet and was a single mom when she met Tamal, of now 23-year-old daughter, Savannah, currently a fashion designer in LA. So, Victoria is able to appreciate the need for ease, simplicity, and accessibility in an approach to a plant-based diet, making her book more palatable (in more ways than one) for the masses. With 108 easy-to-follow and stock-for recipes, The Yoga Plate makes food prep less daunting and healthy living more fun for health and wellness seekers in Wilmington and far beyond.
You can find The Yoga Plate online at theyogaplate.com or at Barnes & Noble right here in Wilmington.
Whatever you’re doing to improve your health and well-being, we highly recommend wrapping in a little love from Yoga Salt and/or The Yoga Plate to expand on your endeavors. The space alone at Yoga Salt has been known to inspire visitors and yoga practitioners to start or dive deeper into their practice. Visit yogasalt.com to book a class, or simply stop by for a visit.
Namaste to all you yoga and Wilmington lovers alike. We’ll see you on the mat…in our new favorite studio.
Welcome to one of Wilmington's most desirable areas! Situated on a quiet cul de sac this home is sure to please. Enjoy the rocking chair front porch and large private lot that features a large salt water in-ground pool. The kitchen has been updated with many custom features such as a large window seat with storage, an over-sized island, and extra cabinets...Read more here.
4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms
OPEN HOUSE this Saturday
October 12th, 10:00am-1:00pm
Please contact Jordyn Rice for details.
Investors Alert! Fantastic contemporary home on desirable Edgewater Club in Porter's Neck Plantation. Sale includes 2 lots with over 2 acres, circular drive leads up to brick home with porte cochere, modern design, lots of natural light hard to find basement, two indoor fireplaces and amazing outdoor fireplace. This home was damaged in Florence but now has brand new roof and walls are opened up - waiting for your personal updates and touch... Read more here.
OPEN HOUSE this Saturday
October 12th 10:30am - 12:30pm
Please contact Steve Swart for details.
Rachel and Randy Fox might be two of our favorite people in the Wilmington business community. One - the menu and atmosphere that they've created are unique, satisfying, and feed both the body and the spirt; two - almost every business decision that the Foxes make somehow incorporates and/or benefits the greater community in some way; and three - their goals both in life and in business involve lifting people up...in every way possible.
What's not to love, right?
These are the people and business owners that we want to support, those who support others and work to fortify the community we love. So, when we heard that Rachel and Randy were incorporating a non-profit into The Foxes Boxes mix, we immediately decided to make The TFB Externship Academy our 3rd quarter nonprofit partner.
Why the TFB Externship Academy? Largely because of its mission and unique value proposition.
The goal of the Externship?
"...to inspire and empower individuals with employment barriers by providing innovative on-the-job training, building leadership, communications, and job skills that lead to self-sufficiency, professional fulfillment, and a confident value-added workforce for the always growing hospitality and service industry."
We see The TFB Externship Academy as the missing link for many young people in our community. So, we were honored to deliver our 3rd quarter giving check to Rachel and Randy Fox earlier this month. And, we were thrilled to get to spend some time together as a team, surrounded by good food and good people - two of the components we deem to be the main ingredients in a happy life.
We all had a few questions about the TFB Externship Academy, and Rachel was kind enough to fill us in. Check out our interview with Rachel below for more information:
CSP: Did you for see that The Foxes Boxes would eventually need nonprofit status?
Rachel: The original idea was to become an LLC b-corporation (for-profit, social enterprise). We are recognized by our customer base as a social enterprise, however that alone does not permit donations to be tax-deductible. Many of our supporters have asked that we pursue 501c3 to open more funding options in order to grow our job-training program.
CSP: Why did you choose nonprofit over social enterprise in the end?
Rachel: We are both a nonprofit and social enterprise. Many (most) social enterprises are nonprofits, but not all. For our situation,The Foxes Boxesis the “enterprise” or for-profit entity, and theTFB Externship Academyis the 501c3. Because our training program takes place inside a restaurant, there are many ways the two are able to support one another. The restaurant can host fundraisers for the nonprofit, contract out the externs for corporate catering opportunities, and on the flip side the nonprofit can rent the space of the restaurant for training.
CSP: Describe the evolution - i.e.: When and how did all of this come about? The restaurant, the mission, nonprofit application, etc.?
Rachel: We have always been a family of ideas. Randy has worked over 30 years in the service industry, so that world has always been part of our conversations. My passions have always focused on social and economic justice (equity). My first degree in nursing provided me opportunities to work at the VA Hospital with chronic psychiatric patients living independently, as a high school nurse for a large high school in the suburbs of Indianapolis, and work from home after having kids, as an after-hours telephone triage nurse.
When we moved to Wilmington I was fortunate to connect with the ONE Campaign, an anti-poverty advocacy organization founded by Bono and others to address the issues of extreme poverty across the globe. I became a volunteer Congressional District Leader and later a founding member of the ONE Moms Advisory Council where I attended a trip to Kenya with ABC World News to visit programs that are saving millions of lives.
These experiences led me to sit on local boards, public speak locally and beyond, and finally back to graduate school to obtain my MPA (Master’s in Public Administration), with a public policy concentration. While in graduate school the idea for The Foxes Boxes began forming. I found a business counselor at SBTDC to support me along the way. I graduated on Thursday, December 1, 2016 and opened the restaurant on Saturday, December 3, 2016. It was a whirlwind of a yearJ
CSP: Are your family/children involved? Excited?
Rachel: This is definitely a family endeavor. When Randy and I get tired and want to quit—our kids lift us up and tell us to keep moving forward. Nothing about this (ad)venture has been easy. All three of our kids have worked in the restaurant and all of the brainstorming we do is the five of us together. Our daughter’s boyfriend in NYC has even helped with some graphic design.
CSP: What segment of the population will benefit from the work you do?
Rachel: Our entire community benefits from the work we do! We have had 22 externs in our program since opening and all have either transitioned into work, school, or both upon completing their externship. The majority of our externs are 16-25 years old with a variety of employment barriers. Most come from families experiencing generational poverty and lack of opportunities. Some have criminal backgrounds, others have literacy struggles, and all have very limited work experience. Together with our community partners we can provide the externs with as much support as they are willing to receive.
When we as an entire community lift up any one person we are making our economy stronger, our streets safer, and ALL of our citizens feel worthy of an equal opportunity.
CSP: What kind of support will your nonprofit need/want from the community?
Rachel: Eat with us. Have patient with our externs. Support our fundraising efforts. Donate uniforms. Donate computers, ink cartridges, training materials, etc. Join us as a star volunteer. Follow us on social media, and spread the word.
CSP: Where does the desire to dedicate your life to helping others come from?
Rachel: I don’t know…..I guess I am naïve enough to think that we are all together in this world and should help lift each other up always!
CSP: What fuels you to keep moving toward this goal every day?
Rachel: Somedays I feel really tired and question if what we are doing is making a difference, then one of our past externs will walk through the door. Whether it is with good news or they need some support, it tells me that this space is important enough for them to share what is going on in their lives. Our young adults are often left to navigate transitioning to adulthood with little to no guidance. We have to be that stable place…..they need to know that we are not going anywhere, so that thought keeps me going.
CSP: What defines a happy life for you?
Rachel: Tough question! Finding balance is important. I think I am still working on that. The struggle is real to work 70 hours/week and not have a paycheck. I am told by my mentors to hang in there…5 years is a turning point when you start your own business. I do look forward to every evening going home, turning off the phone, and finding a binge worthy tv series that one of my kids will watch too.
CSP: Who is (or are) your “right-hand(s)” in all of this and how does that change things?
Rachel: Oh my, do I ever have the BEST humans lifting me up!! ...Tricia, and Fred (Ireland) being some of them!! When I went to ask for board members, I created a list of about 30 people who have been eating with us and supporting us since we opened our doors. My thought was maybe I would get 8-10 people to say “yes”…….not a single person said “no”, so the first 12 people who I saw to ask are my first round of board members. They are an incredible, diverse group of professionals that motivate me and remind me that I can lean on them. Something several of the board members said at the first meeting that meant so much was that they saw my vision for theTFB Externship Academyand that was why they wanted to be involved. I sometimes think my ideas are unattainable and this group as told me otherwise.
I am blessed!
CSP: Why do you do it?
Rachel: Why not? I have always felt that if you know something is not right and have an idea of how to make it better, then take action. Also, don’t think too long about it. You will be able to adjust things as you go, but at least get the ball rolling.
Meet Amy Jones-Yerdon! She is a Wilmington native, and proud of it. And...she's the newest member of the Coastal Select Properties team!
Growing up in Wilmington and attending public schools in New Hanover County. She says she has loved watching the home she adores grow into one of the most coveted places to live in the southeast. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication and returning to graduate school earning a master’s degree in Elementary Education. There was no question when she graduated, she says, where she would end up. She was already home.
She began her real estate career in 2007. While keeping her license up to date she continued to stay closely tuned into the local market condition, trends and the needs of clients, family and friends that were actively pursuing property in the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach areas.
“I am very excited to be able to grow my real estate career with Coastal Select Properties.” - Amy
Amy's husband, Derek, is a native New Yorker, and they stay busy raising four beautiful children. They all love spending time outdoors and traveling. The six of them can usually be found on the beach or on their boat. The family splits their time between their two homes near Wrightsville Beach and on Carolina Beach.
Why did you choose real estate?
Amy: I love helping people and their families find home.
What's your favorite thing to do?
Amy: I enjoy spending time with my family and being outside enjoying nature, whether is being poolside, on our boat or sitting on the beach.
Why did you choose to stay in Wilmington?
Amy: I grew up in Wilmington and attended UNCW. I earned my undergraduate degree in Communications and my master’s degree in Elementary Education. And, when I graduated, I honestly just didn't want to be anywhere else. I feel so fortunate to be able to raise my kids in a coastal town.
Why did you choose Coastal Select Properties?
Amy: The uniqueness that Coastal Select offers its clients and the support of local charities in the community puts CSP in a league of its own. I'm super-proud to be part of this team.
Favorite thing to do in Wilmington?
Amy: Anything outdoors
What motivates you to do what you do every day?
Amy: My children. Being a good example for them and being supportive of their daily, changing needs.
What do you hope your work will accomplish?
Amy: I hope to establish a legacy for my children while showing them how investing in real estate and working in real estate is a rewarding career. Helping people find the perfect home for them is a quite a privilege.
October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ocean Front Park
Say goodbye to Summer in a New Orleans-Style Jazz Funeral. The procession will be led by the Smokehouse Ramblers band, with a concert to follow. T'Geaux Boys Food Truck
Will be serving New Orleans cuisine. The Town will provide beads and masks!
October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Thalian Association Community Theatre presents a production of Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical. The story follows a gifted girl who with her powers, imagination she can overcome awful situations and finds happiness and a better life.
October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
2019 Carolina Surf Film Festival at Waterman's Brewery! See amazing surf films under the stars, great food and drinks, local vendors and an amazing family friendly event!
October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Wrightsville Beach Park
Check out this fun and free event. Dogs compete in different events and the one with the most points in distance/accuracy will be declared winner! Extra points awarded for air catches. Also, help by casting your vote for the Best Dressed Dog, Best Dressed Team, and Dog Displaying the Most Personality Title!
October 5, 2019 to October 6, 2019
Downtown Wilmington (Market and Water)
Annual street fair features street food, arts and crafts, dance performances, fireworks (Saturday at 8pm), children's activities, car shows, stand-up paddle (SUP) race, live music and other attractions such as Adventure Zone, Kidz Zone, Skateboard Tournament, Wakeboard Competition, Film Festival, Motocross, and Great Waiters Wine Race.
October 11, 2019 @ 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Wilmington Convention Center
Wilma Magazine’s The Women to Watch Awards features food, wine and beer, live music with Lunar Tide, an awards ceremony, and a special reveal of the overall category winners.
October 12, 2019 @ 10:45 AM to 8:00 PM
St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church
The 2nd Annual Cape Fear Bluegrass and BBQ Festival features four bands, and food and drinks Kids Only Zone includes magic shows between sets. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs (outside food and drink are not permitted).
October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The annual Fire in the Pines Festival at Halyburton Park features an appearance by Smokey Bear; fire truck tours; live animals; hayrides; scavenger hunts; hands-on activities with more than 40 environmental and youth organizations; and a controlled burn.
October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Harlem 100 at Thalian Hall is a multi-media show that captures the sights and sounds of the best of Harlem.Music from Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Ethel Waters.
October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Waterline Brewing Company
The Port City Rumble Hot Rod and Custom Car Show at Waterline Brewing in Wilmington features vintage vehicles from 1969 and before; plus live music.
October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
The Fort Fisher Fall Festival at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area in Kure Beach features Halloween games, arts and crafts, a magic show, bounce house, and food trucks.
October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve
The 3rd Annual Wilmington Oktoberfest at Palate Bottle Shop features German food and drink, and the 17-piece Little German Band & Dancers.
October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Seven is a documentary play by seven female writers is based on personal interviews with seven women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Audi Cape Fear
What happens when you mix October, beer and German superior ingenuity? A party, of course.
To celebrate the launch of the 2020 Audi Q3 and the new, all-electric Audi e-tron, we invite you to come party with us, Quattroberfest-style, Saturday, October 19th from 6-10pm.
We're partnering with Wilmington's only solar-powered brewery, Mad Mole Brewing, and the folks at The Foxes Boxes to throw the (2nd) party of the year this fall. And, we'd love for you to join us. Good music, amazing food, some of the best micro-brews in town, and activities for kids AND adults promised.
October 19, 2019 @ 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wrightsville Beach Brewery
October 20, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
The evening includes creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, in his final tour with those movie riffing robots -- Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy.
October 19, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Historic Assembly Building
See the arts & crafts court with more than 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work, plus live music, beer & wine garden, food court, bouncy fun and crafts for kids, and more.
October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Battleship North Carolina
The event features 50 breweries with their favorite limited release beers, appetizers, and live music on the deck of the Battleship North Carolina
October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Bellamy Mansion Museum
A double feature screening of Night of the Living Dead (1968) and House on Haunted Hill (1959). Hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, beer and wine available to purchase.
October 24, 2019 to October 26, 2019 @ 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
A family friendly event featuring diving skeletons, sunken jack-o-lanterns, stalking dinosaurs, games, live animal encounters, magic show, and candy. Trick or Treat with the fish!
October 26, 2019 @ 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Satellite Bar & Lounge
The 10th Annual Zombie Fest is a Wilmington Halloween tradition and features a costume contest, live music, horror movies, and a Zombie Dance Cage.
October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019
The classic story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter. The musical is rich with Broadway hits, choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli Hofesh Shechter; and musical direction by Ted Sperling.
Yes, the approach of a hurricane can be daunting, and often overwhelming. That's why being prepared is paramount. And, while the list of things to do can feel endless, it's important to focus on the essentials - food, water, safety and protection. Then, we highly recommend letting the rest go.
Here's a quick list of what we've found to be "essential" through the years, having experienced a couple of East Coast hurricanes ourselves.
1. Don't underestimate the power of preparation. No matter the category, time of day, or whether or not the eye plants itself over our sweet coastal town, hurricane force winds can be destructive. First and foremost, make sure that all potential projectiles are securely stored and keep yourself and your family away from windows during the height of the storm.
2. Food and Water
There are numerous other steps that can be taken to ensure a more idyllic hurricane experience, but these are the must-haves. So, if you're one of many of us stuck between "should I stay" and "should I go" checking these few items off the list (most of which are already in your home) will allow you to be ready regardless of when, where and what you choose.
While we all love summer, pretty much everywhere, in Wilmington locals tend to celebrate the month of September almost as much. Kids are back in school, vacationers have settled in at home, and the weather and the beach are in their most delightful state. It also happen to be an event-rich month filled with opportunities to get out on the town. See a few of our favorites below and plan to join us there!
September Happenings not to be missed:
Wilmington Boat Show
September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019
For the high seas-lover, the Wilmington Boat Show features over 80 boat brands with boat displays, exhibits and seminars at the Wilmington Convention Center. For in water displays and demos head down to the Port City Marina and Point Harbor Marina.
The Gipsy Kings in Concert
September 7, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
The Wilson Center, downtown presents The Gipsy Kings. This band has been touring the world together since the 80s and is considered to be largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco to the world.
Bellamy Birthday Bash
September 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Bellamy Mansion Museum
Bellamy Mansion in downtown Wilmington, NC was built in 1859. In 1994 it was made into a museum. Come and celebrate the museum's 25th birthday with music, dancing, birthday party games, a photo booth, a silent auction and birthday cake.
2nd Annual Rock the Beach
September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
The 2nd Annual Rock the Beach at the Boardwalk in Carolina Beach, NC, features performances by live bands, bring your own coolers (no coolers or hard liquor) and also enjoy local breweries and vineyards offering their best craft beers and vino specialties on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. “Drink YOUR own beer & listen to the songs you KNOW”
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
September 9, 2019 to September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Cinematique @ WHQR/Thalian Hall
WHQR Radio and Cinematique present a screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Amat Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, NC. The documentary examines the storyteller’s life, her works and powerful themes such as race, history, America and the human condition in an intimate and artful way.
Wilmington Life Expo
September 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wilmington Convention Center
The Life Expo at the Convention Center in downtown Wilmington, NC, with Special guest is actress Cindy Williams, best known as Shirley on the 1970s TV show Laverne & Shirleywill feature resources for you to live your best life. Exhibits will showcase health & wellness, health screenings, assisted living, real estate, travel, financial planning, shopping, food, entertainment, fitness and more.
Summer Harvest Festival
September 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Poplar Grove Plantation
The Summer Harvest Festival at Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington, NC, features local artisans and crafters, a special row designated just for local farmers, food, games, bounce house, and live entertainment.
The Main Event Band in Concert
September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Leland Cultural Arts Center
The Leland Cultural Arts Center presents The Main Event Band in concert. They are a great party band ready to make you dance to the classics! Come enjoy an evening of good music and dancing.
American Craft Walk
September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Downtown Wilmington (Front Street)
Come enjoy six blocks lined with beautiful handmade art with over 90 local and reginal artists in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, NC.
FUNDRAISER: A Taste of the Town
September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Thalian Hall and the finest restaurants in downtown. Wilmington have partnered together to present an evening that is sure to make your taste buds happy. Grab your map at Thalian Hall, of all participating restaurants and take off to enjoy appetizer portions of each of the restaurant’s best dishes.
Wine & Beer Walk
September 28, 2019 @ 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The fun semi-annual Wine & Beer Walk is a self-guided tasting tour where you will receive two samples drinks per restaurant/drinking establishments participating in downtown Wilmington, NC.
Feast of the Pirates Festival
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville
Yo Ho Ho it’s time for the Feast of the Pirates Festival at Brunswick Riverwalk Belville. The festival features pirate encampments, cutlass play, comedy skits, black powder demonstrations, mermaids, vendors, games and so much more. These pirates are no joke- Pirate groups include Crew of the Scarlett Dragon, Shadow Players Stage Combat Group, Pirate Trading Co., and the Tryon County Militia of North Carolina.
Oktoberfest 15K & 5K
September 29, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Brunswick Forest Fitness and Wellness Center
The Oktoberfest 15K & 5K course travels through the beautiful master planned community of Brunswick Forest in Leland, NC along paved running trails, through picturesque Meadow Park, across wooden bridges and over a 1/3 mile boardwalk through a nature area. After you run enjoy post party which includes awards with free beer, good snacks, exhibitors and prize drawings for gifts from our sponsors.