Wilmington NC Sporting Events

A Distinctive Venue for Sporting Events of All Kinds

From Olympic-caliber softball and pro-am volleyball tournaments to IRONMAN North Carolina and seaside soccer tournaments, Wilmington and our Island Beaches have hosted many diverse events filled with good times and record-breaking participation. Our welcoming year-round weather, breathtaking beaches and bustling riverfront are fan favorites.

There’s something for every athlete and outdoor enthusiast here, and we’re always game with endless opportunities for all kinds of watersports activities. In addition to the variety of watersports, Wilmington’s venues and facilities are best suited for youth and amateur sporting events including soccer, softball, volleyball, rugby, baseball, basketball, pickleball, tennis, triathlons, marathons, wrestling, bowling, lacrosse, flag football, gymnastics and cheerleading competitions.

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 The Swing into Spring Unified Doubles Tournament and Skills Clinic was held at Althea Gibson Tennis Complex, which is a first rate tennis facility. We contacted the CVB to help in our search for a hotel and they can also help find fields and other types of facilities. Our tournament is an event the athletes and their families look forward to each year because Wilmington and the surrounding area have much to offer in the way of things to see and do. With top notch recreation facilities, plenty of local accommodations, beaches and nearby attractions, everything a sports event organizer needs can be found in Wilmington.

Billie Fitzsimons
Abilities Tennis

USA Wrestling has loved our relationship with the Wilmington and Beaches CVB! Our wrestlers, parents and fans are at "home" when they come to Carolina Beach. The welcoming, relaxed atmosphere is a great break from the stress of everyday events, and our participants look forward to Beach Nationals with great enthusiasm. We often hear about participants who were reluctant to come the first time, but vow to never miss another because they are "hooked" after their visit! It is not just a great event, but also a great community that helps create that "hooked" feeling, and we have seen our event grow every year as a result.

Ed Duncan
NCUSA Wrestling