Arts, Theater, Museums & Historical Events

Discover Events Sure to Inspire in Wilmington, NC

Theater-goers, fine arts enthusiasts and more can find a cultural event sure to inspire and enliven them. Enjoy history and art events at one of Architectural Digest’s “America’s Great Old Theaters” or in a renovated church built in 1888. See Broadway plays at a modern technologically advanced center or find your muse at an art museum’s outdoor sculpture garden. A vibrant arts and culture scene offers year-round entertainment and events sure to be crowd-pleasers. Get the latest events scoops here, including show times, ticket information and more!

Explore family-friendly special interests when you attend ‘learning meets fun’ events at a history and science museum, a railroad museum and a children’s museum. Other favorite sites include historic home museums, an art museum featuring an outdoor sculpture garden and even a museum of the bizarre!

As a historic destination with seven districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as other prominent historic sites, you can be assured there are a variety of events hosted commemorating the significance of Wilmington’s place in history.

Civil War reenactments are a staple at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Events held on the deck of the WWII Battleship NORTH CAROLINA command respect for the men and women who defended America’s freedom. Jazz concerts on the lawn or family fun day at the Bellamy Mansion Museum help to showcase the historical significance along with the beauty of this and other historic homes.

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