Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market
Every Wednesday Now through November 18, 2015
November 24, 2015
Get to know your farmer, your baker, your artisan maker! One of the great opportunities at the Farmers’ Market is the interaction with the people growing, catching, baking and producing your food and other products. Shopping with our local growers and producers for fresh produce, landscape & bedding plants, herbs, baked goods and the best in handmade art & craft items at the market is an awesome experience! The grounds of beautiful historic Poplar Grove Plantation will be open on market day, there is easy access from highway 17 and plenty of free parking. Join us on opening day and every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM to meet and support our truly local growers and producers!

Free Fireworks by the Sea - July 2015 Schedule
July 9, 2015 - The Cut
July 16, 2015 - Machine Gun
July 23, 2015 - Beachbilly Brothers
July 30, 2015 - Eastbound
Enjoy FREE fireworks by the sea in Wilmington, North Carolina. Entertainment and fireworks take place at the beach near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset every Thursday night during the summer months. Live gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30PM and the fireworks begin at 9PM. Arrive early to grab a spot at the gazebo or on the beach. This exciting Wilmington event is free and open to all, weather permitting. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Click here for additional information.

Wilmington Sharks Baseball Home Games
July 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 27, 29, 30 & 31, 2015
Wilmington’s 56 games will be played in just 68 days from late May to early August before the Petit Cup Playoffs begin on August 5th. During the 2015 season, the Sharks will host 27 contests, including seven “Thirsty Thursday” games, during which fans can spend an evening at the ballpark while enjoying $1.00 beers. Don't miss your chance to see the Wilmington Sharks Baseball team compete at home! Click here for additional information.

Airlie Gardens - Summer Concert Series
July 17, 2015: L Shape Lot
August 7, 2015: Boba Funk
August 21, 2015: Signal Fire
September 4, 2015: The Other Guys
September 18, 2015: The Imitations
Airlie’s Summer Concert Series runs every 1st and 3rd Friday through September 18th. Concerts are from 6-8PM each scheduled evening. Concerts are open to the general public and admission is free for Airlie Members. General admission parking is offsite at the Old Cinema 6 at 5335 Oleander Drive across from Jungle Rapids. A free trolley service will run throughout the evening from the Cinema to the Gardens. Concert tickets are now available for purchase online and at the Airlie Gift Shop. Free for children under 4 years.

Carolina Beach Summer Movie Series - July Showings
July 12, 2015 - Into The Woods
July 19, 2015 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 26, 2015 - Night at the Museum
Carolina Beach Lake invites you to enjoy a FREE movie with your family every Sunday from May 24, 2015 to September 6, 2015. Concessions will be available on site or you can bring your own food and beverage. Bring your chairs and blankets and kick back for any evening of fun. Movies are subject to change. Click here for the full movie schedule.

Inshore Tournament Trail
July 17-18, 2015: Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge
August 21-22, 2015: Topsail Inshore Challenge
September 11-12, 2015: Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge
Welcome to the 2015 Fisherman’s Post Inshore Tournament Trail! Each event is a solid standalone tournament, but each one also allows participants to accumulate points towards our crowning of a pair of 2015 Inshore Champions at the culmination of our Carolina Beach event. Anglers can expect food, beverages, raffles, camaraderie, and more surrounding the Registration and Awards Ceremonies of each of the tournaments. Of course, the backbone of any tournament is the competition, and to that end, there will be over 20 ways to take home a check from the leaderboard of any of the event. Click here for additional information.

10th Annual O'Neill / Sweetwater Pro-Am
July 17 - 19, 2015
The 10th Annual O'Neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf and Music Festival is scheduled for July 17-19, 2015 at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Guppies, Amateurs and Professionals are encouraged to enter now at Sweetwater Surf Shop or via the online entry form at wblivesurf.com. This event begins at 8AM. There will be a $15,000 Pro Purse and great prizes for all finalists.

Cape Fear Blues Festival
July 24-26, 2015 
The 13th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival will feature Dave Fields, Elliott & The Untouchables, Tad Walters / Randy McQuay II, The Rickey Godfrey Band, The Marcus King Band, The Rusted Rails, Rose Lucas and Nelson & the Rock-A-Fellas. Friday night, there will be a Cape Fear Blues Cruise on Henrietta III and a Blues Cruise After Party. Saturday, there will be an acoustic blues workshop and live blues music. Sunday will be an all day blues jam under the tent at The Rusty Nail. Click here for more information about the Cape Fear Blues Festival.

Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open
July 31 - August 2, 2015
Pull out your planers, torpedo weights, and Clarkspoons. Maybe have a few pogies and live bait rigs on hand. And it couldn’t hurt to try out some ‘Bama Rigs and Spanish Daisies (or maybe have a spinning rod or two to cast some Stingsilvers and Sling Shots). What you pull behind your boat doesn’t matter. Just make sure you’re part of the action, as we predict a strong showing from our local fishing community at the 2015 Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open. Click here for additional information.

EVP Beach Volleyball
August 8, 2015 at Carolina Beach
The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour’s primary aim is to support beach volleyball events that engage families, fans, athletes, students, communities and sponsors in a great day at the beach. At each event, spectators will not only see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors, they also have the chance to interact with the pros by participating in contests and promotions at hosting venues. EVP® Tour events channel local resources and draw all participants together, benefiting the entire community. Pro Teams who finish 1st in these event are awarded travel packages to compete in the EVP® World Finals of Beach Volleyball in Stockton, CA.

4th Annual SARUS Festival
August 15-23, 2015
The 4th Annual SARUS Festival presents performances and events by professional local, regional and international artists, workshops, outreach, master classes, a youth program, a week-long retreat in July, a summer school, installations, exhibitions and concerts, social events, film showings, a fundraiser and discussion rounds. The eclectic programming focuses on works that are either uniquely created for natural and urban spaces in the greater Wilmington area or that are experimental or avant-garde in nature. The festival seeks to enrich the cultural landscape, by fostering artistic growth and cross-pollination between community members, local, regional and international artists. Click here for additional information.

Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival
September 18-19, 2015
The 3rd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival is scheduled for September 18-19, 2015 in Sunny Carolina Beach. Participants will be racing on the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin, a protected area of water lined with beach homes, condos and marinas on a 300m race course along the shore. Teams will be competing for trophies with awards for the Fastest time, Slowest time, Most Spirited team, Best Costumes, Match Race Winners and more. The “Awards Ceremony and Celebration Party" will begin at 6PM on Saturday evening at the Marina. Click here for more information.

Rhiannon Giddens at BAC
September 28, 2015 | Doors Open at 6PM
Founding member of supergroup New Basement Tapes and Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens, is coming to the Brooklyn Arts Center September 28, 2015. It was toward the end of the T Bone Burnett–curated September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis—when singer Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show. Performing Odetta’s “Water Boy” with, as the New York Times put it, “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues,” Giddens brought the star-studded audience to its feet. She was the talk of the lobby during intermission as those attendees unfamiliar with her Grammy Award–winning work as a member of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops wondered who exactly Rhiannon Giddens was, with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit. Click here for tickets and additional details.

Topsail Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge
October 2 - 4, 2015
Welcome to the Topsail Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge, a brand-new event that Fisherman’s Post is proud to be bringing to the island’s beachfront this October. The Topsail Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge is modeled after our extremely popular Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge fall event (attracting 500 anglers last year), as it features round-the-clock fishing from midnight on Friday, October 3, to noon on Sunday, October 5. The challenge is for entrants to weigh the heaviest speckled trout, flounder, bluefish, pompano, sea mullet, and/or black drum over the 36 hours of fishing. Click here for additional information.

Pleasure Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge
October 16 - 18, 2015
Fisherman’s Post is excited to return to the shores of Carolina, Kure, and Fort Fisher to shine the spotlight on the island’s superb fall surf fishing with the Eighth Annual Pleasure Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge. Attracting nearly 500 anglers last year, the event is the largest surf fishing contest outside NC’s Outer Banks, and the catches, stories, and camaraderie we’ve seen, heard, and felt in the past seven years have us motivated to return and make this the best year yet. The basic format of the event remains the same—a 36-hour fishing marathon lasting from midnight on Friday, October 16, to noon on Sunday, October 18. Click here for additional information.
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Wilmington Sharks Baseball Home Games
July 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 27, 29, 30 & 31, 2015
Wilmington’s 56 games will be played in just 68 days from late May to early August before the Petit Cup Playoffs begin on August 5th. During the 2015 season, the Sharks will host 27 contests, including seven “Thirsty Thursday” games, during which fans can spend an evening at the ballpark while enjoying $1.00 beers. Don't miss your chance to see the Wilmington Sharks Baseball team compete at home! Click here for additional information.


Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open
July 31 - August 2, 2015
Pull out your planers, torpedo weights, and Clarkspoons. Maybe have a few pogies and live bait rigs on hand. And it couldn’t hurt to try out some ‘Bama Rigs and Spanish Daisies (or maybe have a spinning rod or two to cast some Stingsilvers and Sling Shots). What you pull behind your boat doesn’t matter. Just make sure you’re part of the action, as we predict a strong showing from our local fishing community at the 2015 Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open. Click here for additional information.
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