This Week

Oakdale Cemetery Camellia Tour

  • Tuesday, February 25th 2:00 PM
Wilmington

Discover a unique tour that combines a little history with an in-depth look at the camellias and additional flora and fauna that call the Cape Fear region home with this event that shares a wealth of information in a unique local landmark. The Oakdale Cemetery Camellia Tour is a guided exploration of this historic site that focuses on the unique species found within the cemetery, and which provides tons of fascinating information along the way, courtesy of a local guide who has decades of experience.

Week of March 9, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Hidden Battleship Tour

  • Saturday, March 14th 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Wilmington

Go behind the scenes of one of the most famous attractions along the Cape Fear River with this in-depth tour of Wilmington’s most treasured landmark, the USS Battleship North Carolina. This special one-afternoon-only tour takes participants deep into the depths of the ship, and is an illuminating look into one of the most famous battleships of the World War II era.

Week of March 30, 2020 - April 5, 2020

North Carolina Azalea Festival

  • Wednesday, April 1st - Sunday, April 5th
Wilmington

For more than 70 years, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has reigned supreme as one of the biggest and best festivals along the southeast coastline, and newcomers are welcome to join in the fun to experience full days of vendors, live music, parades, and other events that shine a spotlight on the lively city of Wilmington. Founded in 1948, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has emerged as one of the most anticipated events in the state, and the celebration attracts visitors from all over the world who want to discover how enchanting the Cape Fear region can be.

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.

NC Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour

  • Saturday, April 4th - Sunday, April 5th
Wilmington

Arguably one of the most anticipated corresponding events of the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival, the NC Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour is a rare opportunity to take a peek into both private and public sites in the heart of downtown Wilmington, and to learn more about this historic Port City community. Featuring an array of eye-catching residences that can be admired inside and out, this tour gives an inside look into centuries of local history in an engaging and educational way.

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.

Week of May 4, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Showboat: Battleship Systems and Design

  • Saturday, May 9th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilmington

The USS North Carolina Battleship that’s docked along the edge of downtown Wilmington is remarkable in more ways than one, and during this special presentation, visitors will be able to learn about all the important markers this impressive vessel signifies. The Showboat: Battleship Systems and Design event is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of this historic vessel, and learn how it became a model for all the battleships that followed.

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Hidden Battleship Tour

  • Saturday, May 16th 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Wilmington

Go behind the scenes of one of the most famous attractions along the Cape Fear River with this in-depth tour of Wilmington’s most treasured landmark, the USS Battleship North Carolina. This special one-afternoon-only tour takes participants deep into the depths of the ship, and is an illuminating look into one of the most famous battleships of the World War II era.

Week of June 22, 2020 - June 28, 2020

North Carolina 4th of July Festival

  • Sunday, June 28th - Saturday, July 4th
Southport

Revered as one of the oldest Independence Day celebrations in the state, the North Carolina 4th of July Festival is a big event that attracts visitors from all along the coastline and miles beyond to the charming town of Southport. Boasting a parade, a fair-style collection of vendors, a myriad of shows and activities, and a stunning display of fireworks over the water, this annual event lives up to its reputations as one of the most beloved 4th of July celebrations on the coast.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

North Carolina 4th of July Festival

  • Sunday, June 28th - Saturday, July 4th
Southport

Revered as one of the oldest Independence Day celebrations in the state, the North Carolina 4th of July Festival is a big event that attracts visitors from all along the coastline and miles beyond to the charming town of Southport. Boasting a parade, a fair-style collection of vendors, a myriad of shows and activities, and a stunning display of fireworks over the water, this annual event lives up to its reputations as one of the most beloved 4th of July celebrations on the coast.

Week of November 30, 2020 - December 6, 2020

A Merry Little Christmas Festival

  • Tuesday, December 1st
Wilmington

Head to one of the Cape Fear region’s most charming and historic destinations just north of the Wilmington city limits for this annual event that adds a little extra sparkle and fun to the holiday season. A Merry Little Christmas Festival is held at the Poplar Grove Plantation, and is a fun-filled celebration that will delight visitors of all ages with a host of holiday activities and events.

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