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Let The Water Guide You To Annual Festivals And Events

Immerse yourself in dynamic cultural, musical, entertainment, and artistic scenes that make Wilmington, N.C., one of America's most creative destinations.

Below is a sampling of the types of events. Enjoy original events year-round and use the search box below to find a complete list.

Indulge in three days of food and fun during Riverfest. Catch an outdoor concert during one of the city's many music festivals, such as the popular Carolina Beach Music Festival and the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival. Enjoy drinks, good times and spirits in the form of ghosts and ghouls during a haunted pub crawl. Sample cinematic work - from thought-provoking to hilarious - of up-and-coming directors during the Cucalorus Film Festival. Breathe in the sweet smell of blossoms during our world-famous NC Azalea Festival.

Recharge your heart and soul - and surround yourself with friends and family - during Wilmington and our island beaches' jam-packed calendar of events.

 


A vibrant arts scene offers year-round arts and entertainment from music to ballet and theatre, from pop, to jazz and folk.

 

Family-friendly attractions and events span an historic downtown riverfront to quaint seaside towns.

 

 

From sweet southern belles to re-living history, experience many authentic and one-of-a-kind events.

 

Hear a variety of live entertainment interwoven throughout the area’s cultural tapestry.

 

From our historic riverfront city to our three island beaches, go hiking at our parks, paddle boating on our lakes, and find many ways to play outdoors.

 

 

Experience extraordinary historic sites and events. By land, seven National Register Historic Districts. And by sea, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

 

 

Featured Events

Jul
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Jul
27
Cape Fear Blues Festival
The Cape Fear Blues Festival is a cultural fixture in our region and a rising star…
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Aug
01
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Aug
01
Downtown Sundown Presents: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Enjoy the tunes of the The Dave Matthews Band played by their most well-known tribute band.…
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Aug
15
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Aug
17
Port City Rib Fest
Last year, the inaugural Port City Rib Fest drew a crowd of over 17,000 people from around…
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Sep
13
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Sep
14
CALIFORNIA ROOTS: The Carolina Sessions
The producers of this West Coast Festival are bringing the show across the country to…
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