Summer is sweet no matter where you are, but in Southeastern NC it's downright decadent. Good times, awesome surf, and a variety of events are rampant around here in May, June and July. Summer can get busy fast, so you may want to get ahead of a few things in order to plan your summer around them. See what's happening over the next few months below. If you know of any that we didn't cover, but should know about, please let us know in comments! 


Sweet Summertime Events 


May 24 - August 30

Downtown Sundown Series

Riverfront Park


June 1 – 2 

7th Street SurfShop Shredfest Surf Contest

Carolina Beach Fishing Pier


June 1 

48th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival

Carolina Beach Boardwalk (10am - 6pm)


June 6 - August 29

Summer Tiki Shows starting with Zion Rootz

Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar


June 13 - August 8

Sounds of Summer at Wrightsville Beach Concert in the Park 

Wrightsville Beach Park


June 14 – 15  

Blueberry Festival

Burgaw, NC


June 15 – 16  

Living History Weekend 

Fort Fisher State Historic Site


June 21 – 23

Cape Fear Blues Festival 

Various Venues


July 1 – 4

North Carolina 4th of July Festival 

Southport, NC



July 4th

Celebration & Fireworks in Downtown Wilmington


July 6

Port City Reggae & Music Arts Festival



July 12 – 28

Lumina Festival of the Arts