This Week

Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

  • Friday, April 3rd - Sunday, April 5th
Wilmington

Take advantage of an opportunity to see some of the most prestigious and breathtaking gardens in the downtown Wilmington area and beyond with this special tour that coincides with the annual Azalea Festival. The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour is an annual tour that has been featured in multiple publications like Southern Living magazine, and which introduced garden fans to some of the most stunning landscapes that the Cape Fear area has to offer.

Week of April 6, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Spring Eggventure

  • Thursday, April 9th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington

Ring in the Easter holiday with a world of fun for the youngest vacationers in your crew by attending the annual and aptly named Spring Eggventure. Held at the Halyburton Park in Wilmington, which is a beloved spot for exploring the wild terrain of the Cape Fear region, this morning event features an array of games, activities, and a popular Easter Egg hunt to the delight of nature fans of all ages.

Night Hunt

  • Thursday, April 9th 7:30 PM
Leland

You don’t have to be a kid to get a kick out of treasure hunting, and the annual Night Hunt is an Easter-themed event that is designed just for adults. Held at the Leland Municipal Park on the outskirts of Wilmington, this nighttime Easter Egg hunt features live music, food, and plenty of drinks, and is a cool little holiday party that will get the adults in the group in a fun and festive mood.

Easter Egg Hunt Leland

  • Saturday, April 11th 10:00 AM
Leland

The small community of Leland on the edges of Wilmington is a great destination for family fun, and newcomers can get into the spirit of this small town by attending the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Held at the local high school, this Easter Egg Hunt is divvied into multiple age groups to ensure that everyone has a great chance of finding plenty of candy-stuffed and colorful eggs, regardless of age or ability.

Annual Oak Island Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 11th 10:00 AM
Oak Island

Everyone in the family – including the furry family members – can have a blast with an Easter treasure hunt at this annual event that shows how festive and fun the community of Oak Island can be. The Annual Oak Island Easter Egg Hunt features a number of searchers designed for kids of different age groups, and even has a Doggie Eggstravaganza to ensure that everyone in the party can join in the good times.

Dog Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 11th 11:30 AM
Southport

Let the furry family members have a little holiday fun at this annual event that is sure to be a hit with canines and their human companions alike. The yearly Dog Easter Egg Hunt is a popular and free “Easter Egg” hunt that features an array of doggie-appropriate treats that are scattered and hidden in one of the most popular spots for furry visitors, the Bill Smith Dog Park.

Holden Beach Family Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

  • Sunday, April 12th 7:00 PM
Holden Beach

Both kids and adults alike can join in the fun of this Easter Egg hunt which is a challenging evening treasure hunt that will delight attendees of all ages. Held in the heart of Holden Beach, this annual Easter Egg hunt challenges friends and family members to scour the grounds of a popular public park in search of tons of colorful eggs that will be even more hidden when the sun sets.

Week of April 13, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Oak Island Earth Day Festival

  • Saturday, April 18th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Oak Island

Celebrate the beauty of Oak Island while learning a little bit about what makes this coastal environment and community so unique at this annual festival that features a range of corresponding events for visitors of all ages. The Oak Island Earth Day Festival showcases a wide array of family and Earth friendly activities, and is a great opportunity to learn how to help the environment, while discovering the gorgeous coastal landscape of Oak Island and the Brunswick Islands.

Week of April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Earth Day Trail Hike

  • Tuesday, April 21st
Carolina Beach

Earth Day is a great day to get outside and celebrate the wild Cape Fear landscape, and at this annual guided hike, visitors and locals alike can discover all the amazing things that make the Carolina Beach State Park so special. Winding through a variety of unique habitats and environments, this guided Earth Day Trail Hike is a great opportunity for adventurers of all ages to uncover just how unique the local landscape can be.

Earth Day Celebration

  • Wednesday, April 22nd
Wilmington

Kids of all ages will have a ball while learning a little bit more about our precious planet at the annual Earth Day Celebration which is held in the heart of Wilmington. During this special afternoon event, the Hugh MacRae Park in the central region of the Port City will be transformed into a fun, festival atmosphere complete with exhibits, drinks, food, and live music, which all combine to provide an educational yet entertaining day that kids and adults alike will adore.

Star Party

  • Friday, April 24th - Saturday, April 25th
Carolina Beach

The skies over Carolina Beach are brimming with stars and natural wonders, and visitors and locals alike can learn more about this beautiful canopy by attending the Star Party at Carolina Beach State Park. Free and undeniably fun for stargazers of all ages, the Star Party features plenty of events including outdoor shows, telescope viewings, vendors, and other activities to help starry-eyed visitors discover all there is to know about this distinct and always stunning nightly display.

NatureFest Southport

  • Friday, April 24th - Saturday, April 25th
Southport

Discover the wild side of Southport at this educational and enlightening annual event that puts the stunning landscapes of coastal North Carolina in the spotlight. NatureFest Southport is a fun event that is held during the spring when the weather is ideal for explorations, and which features a wealth of activities to appeal to visitors of all ages who want to learn more about the local Southport environment.

Work on Wilmington

  • Saturday, April 25th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington

Make the local Port City community a little brighter by signing up to volunteer for the springtime’s Work on Wilmington – an annual event that brings together volunteers and local businesses to do a world of good for the local community. Held at various venues around town that change every year, Work on Wilmington is a great opportunity to help neighbors and friends, and to keep the Port City the shining destination that attracts visitors from all over the world.

WAIT- Women Anglers in Training

  • Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th
Oak Island

Leave the gentlemen at home and enjoy a getaway that’s dedicated to fishing at the WAIT- Women Anglers in Training event. Held in the heart of Oak Island, this two-day seminar is a fun and immersive fishing tutorial that’s just for the ladies, and which will help anglers of all abilities improve their skills and knowledge of fishing along the North Carolina coastline.

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Family Farm Day

  • Saturday, May 16th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington

Kids of all ages can discover how much fun life on the farm can be with this entertaining and educational event that is held at the Children’s Museum of Wilmington. During Family Farm Day, kids can meet and greet with local barnyard residents of all varieties, and enjoy plenty of activities that pay homage to the important roles that farms play in everyday life.

Week of May 18, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

  • Saturday, May 23rd - Monday, May 25th
Bald Head Island

Memorial Day on Bald Head Island is a true celebration that will introduce newcomers and longtime vacationers alike to all the amazing things to do and see in this island community. Known as the official kick-off to the summer season, the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration features a wealth of hikes, watersports, art-centric events, and plenty of good food and great times to encourage everyone to escape to the beach and join in the fun.

Week of May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

  • Saturday, May 23rd - Monday, May 25th
Bald Head Island

Memorial Day on Bald Head Island is a true celebration that will introduce newcomers and longtime vacationers alike to all the amazing things to do and see in this island community. Known as the official kick-off to the summer season, the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration features a wealth of hikes, watersports, art-centric events, and plenty of good food and great times to encourage everyone to escape to the beach and join in the fun.

Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

North Carolina Treasures Weekend

  • Saturday, June 6th - Sunday, June 7th
Bald Head Island

North Carolina, and specifically Bald Head Island, is renowned for a wealth of treasures including historical sites and landmarks, a vibrant cultural scene, and plenty of unique things to eat and drink, and visitors can experience all of these treasures and more at the annual North Carolina Treasures Weekend. Traditionally held in early June, this weekend is a toast to the wonderful things that Bald Head Island has to offer, and features a wealth of food, art, history, and spirits to please everyone in the party.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Fourth of July Celebration

  • Saturday, July 4th
Bald Head Island

The Fourth of July is easily one of the most festive days on Bald Head Island, and visitors can join in the fun with a wide array of activities that are found around town. The annual Bald Head Island Fourth of July Celebration is packed with tours, games, food, and fun – as well as a famed annual parade – and is a great way to truly enjoy everything this island community has to offer.

Week of August 31, 2020 - September 6, 2020

Labor Day Cookout

  • Saturday, September 5th - Monday, September 7th
Bald Head Island

Labor Day weekend on Bald Head Island is truly a celebration, and the annual Labor Day Cookout offers a lot more besides a chance to feast on burgers and beachy fare. With corresponding activities and events held all along the island, and plenty of unique attractions to discover along the way, the annual celebration is a prime opportunity to uncover everything this popular North Carolina vacation destination has to offer.

Week of September 7, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Labor Day Cookout

  • Saturday, September 5th - Monday, September 7th
Bald Head Island

Labor Day weekend on Bald Head Island is truly a celebration, and the annual Labor Day Cookout offers a lot more besides a chance to feast on burgers and beachy fare. With corresponding activities and events held all along the island, and plenty of unique attractions to discover along the way, the annual celebration is a prime opportunity to uncover everything this popular North Carolina vacation destination has to offer.

Week of September 28, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Bark in the Park

  • Saturday, October 3rd
Wrightsville Beach

Celebrating its 27th year in 2020, the annual Bark in the Park is a playful competition that pits high flying canines of all varieties in a number of competitions that will delight participants and their human spectators alike. Featuring a number of activities, and absolutely free to the public, Bark in the Park is a great outing for family members of all varieties, and especially the furry ones who love to make new friends and show off their stuff at one of the coolest parks in Wrightsville Beach.

Week of November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Cape Fear Kite Festival

  • Saturday, November 7th - Sunday, November 8th
Kure Beach

With fall winds at their peak, the annual Cape Fear Kite Festival is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to be awed by a colorful display of kites of all varieties. Held at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area on the Cape Fear coastline, this impressive event is always a crowd pleaser, with an unforgettable overhead show that will make everyone look to the skies.

Week of November 23, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Enchanted Airlie

  • Friday, November 27th - Wednesday, December 23rd
Wilmington

Ring in the holiday season with this magical display of lights, greenery, and gorgeous local scenery with this month-long event that brings plenty of spirit to the season. The Enchanted Airlie celebration is an opportunity to discover how beautiful and glittering this beloved local landmark can be during the holidays, thanks to a dazzling array of lights, and plenty of activities that will leave young and old visitors alike grinning from ear to ear.

NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach

  • Saturday, November 28th 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wrightsville Beach

Get a jumpstart to your holiday celebrations with this annual event that is always a crowd pleaser for visitors and local Cape Fear residents like, The NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach is an enchanting evening that combines holiday celebrations with the allure of the coastline, courtesy of a festive boat parade, fireworks, and so much more.

Week of November 30, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Enchanted Airlie

  • Friday, November 27th - Wednesday, December 23rd
Wilmington

Ring in the holiday season with this magical display of lights, greenery, and gorgeous local scenery with this month-long event that brings plenty of spirit to the season. The Enchanted Airlie celebration is an opportunity to discover how beautiful and glittering this beloved local landmark can be during the holidays, thanks to a dazzling array of lights, and plenty of activities that will leave young and old visitors alike grinning from ear to ear.

Week of December 7, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Enchanted Airlie

  • Friday, November 27th - Wednesday, December 23rd
Wilmington

Ring in the holiday season with this magical display of lights, greenery, and gorgeous local scenery with this month-long event that brings plenty of spirit to the season. The Enchanted Airlie celebration is an opportunity to discover how beautiful and glittering this beloved local landmark can be during the holidays, thanks to a dazzling array of lights, and plenty of activities that will leave young and old visitors alike grinning from ear to ear.

Week of December 14, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Enchanted Airlie

  • Friday, November 27th - Wednesday, December 23rd
Wilmington

Ring in the holiday season with this magical display of lights, greenery, and gorgeous local scenery with this month-long event that brings plenty of spirit to the season. The Enchanted Airlie celebration is an opportunity to discover how beautiful and glittering this beloved local landmark can be during the holidays, thanks to a dazzling array of lights, and plenty of activities that will leave young and old visitors alike grinning from ear to ear.

Week of December 21, 2020 - December 27, 2020

Enchanted Airlie

  • Friday, November 27th - Wednesday, December 23rd
Wilmington

Ring in the holiday season with this magical display of lights, greenery, and gorgeous local scenery with this month-long event that brings plenty of spirit to the season. The Enchanted Airlie celebration is an opportunity to discover how beautiful and glittering this beloved local landmark can be during the holidays, thanks to a dazzling array of lights, and plenty of activities that will leave young and old visitors alike grinning from ear to ear.

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