Blooms and Beaches Abound

It’s time to plan your coastal spring break vacation to savor a spring seaside! Azaleas will bloom city-wide during the 70th anniversary of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, voted a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Join us for a celebration of gardens and rich history with tours, concerts including Cole Swindell, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran and more. Visit our island beaches for seafood festivals featuring Grammy Award-winning artists, and join in as island SUP events and marathons kick off the race season.

Spring is the season to get outside and play! Explore Wilmington by foot, Segway or even horse-drawn carriage on sightseeing tours and trails. Stroll through picturesque parks as they come alive with blooming flowers, or reel in a big catch aboard one of our many fishing charters. Treat your family to a guided nature cruise along the Cape Fear River, or enjoy an action-packed day at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park.

Besides sand and surf this spring, our island beaches get you right in the action with sporting events like the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon and the Carolina Cup for paddlers at Wrightsville Beach as well as live music and local seafood at the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival featuring Grammy Award-winning music and some of the best seafood in the region.

Book your spring getaway now to Wilmington with plenty of sunshine and seasonal events!