Spring Events in Wilmington NC

Spring Blossoms Bring Renewal

Have a spring renewal in Wilmington and beaches and stray off course with outside activities. Stroll our spacious parks, gardens and trails or explore the brick-lined streets and scenic Riverwalk of historic downtown. Take a spring break outing with activities like hiking, self-guided town walks or bicycle excursions, as spring has arrived in Wilmington and our island beaches.


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Spring Time Welcomes Outdoor Time

Savor some much-needed peace and quiet or gear up for an outdoor adventure to discover hidden treasures. Enjoy miles of walking trails at Carolina Beach State Park including sights of the native Venus Flytraps growing wild along the Flytrap Trail. Get fit with a jog, walk or run on The Loop at Wrightsville Beach, a nearly two mile scenic trail around the island. Enjoy an outing at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area along the scenic six miles of protected shoreline.

Nature Lover Explorations

Step into a nature-lover's paradise as you explore the area's scenic history, parks and gardens. Go on a self-guided tour of the 230-block National Register Historic District to view antebellum architecture. Stroll through acres of lush gardens and majestic live oak trees at Airlie GardensGreenfield Lake Park has over 250 acres of open space to enjoy. Find a sense of peace at the New Hanover County Arboretum with acres of blooming trees and plants to admire including a Japanese garden and tea house.

Tours and Tales

Put a "spin" on the conventional tour exploring the Wilmington Riverwalk and historic downtown.  Wilmington.Tours uses your device's GPS with an app to explore Wilmington at your own speed and pace, including five historical tours such as African-American, Pub Crawl Wilmington, Old Wilmington and more. Each stop features a three-to-five minute history lesson and photos.

Find the perfect place to stay

Reserve a suite at full-service hotels and resorts and take advantage of amenities like a rooftop bar and oceanfront gardens. Boutique area hotels offer a curated experience along the Wilmington Riverwalk or Historic District where area shopping and nightlife are just steps from the front door. From historic bed and breakfasts and modern full-service hotels to oceanfront vacation rentals, you'll find accommodations for every vacation and budget. Book now to get a jump on summer rental reservations.