Wilmington, NC Events & Festivals

Let the Water Guide You

Immerse yourself in the dynamic music, art, and entertainment scenes that make Wilmington one of America's most vibrant riverfront cities. 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. Breathe in the sweet smell of blossoms during our world-famous North Carolina Azalea Festival. Gather friends to enjoy drinks and good times during the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Fly a kite with the whole family at the Cape Fear Kite Festival. Or celebrate the holidays coastal-style at holiday flotillas and an island of lights festival.

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Events this Weekend

There is always something special happening in Wilmington and our Island Beaches.  Find fun activities and events to make the most of your weekend. 


Recharge your heart and soul during our jam-packed calendar of festivals. Relive history during a Civil War reenactment.