Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC
A Trailer Park Christmas
Now through - December 21, 2014
From Durham writers Rachel Klem and Jeffrey Moore comes the wildest, most absurd Christmas show ever! Journey to the Whispering Pines Trailer Park where Meemaw Hussey and her family gather to celebrate the holiday with some spiked Sunny D and tasty delights from Meemaw's kitchen. Lorraine and Dale, Meemaw's daughter and son-in-low, try and keep their kids, Dale, Jr. and Jolene, on the straight-and-narrow, but you know young'uns these days. Plus, there's a whole mess of neighbors like Ratsnake, Eddie Mac Taylor, Fancy Nancy and them that'll have you in stitches. TheatreNOW presents this rowdy Christmas show that features live music, audience interaction and a whole mess of hilarity all served with a "city-fied" meal! Call 910-399-3669 for more information.

Wilmington Water Tours River Club
December 19, 2014 | January 2, 9, & 16, 2015 | February 13, 20 & 27, 2015 | March 6, 2015
The Wilmington Water Tours "River Club" is OPEN! On Friday nights we will be doing LIVE Music on the River with a subtle change....we will be staying at the dock. The bar will open at 6:30PM and music will start at 7PM (club closes at 9PM), so come out and support our local musicians...no charge! Experience a different venue to watch the amazing talent in this area. Instead of a dark bar or restaurant, enjoy a night at the dock on our boat! Stay for just a couple drinks or stay the whole evening. It's up to you! We remain dockside so you can come and go as you please. The boat is enclosed & heated for your comfort. Click here for additional information.

Enchanted Airlie
December 18-22, 2014
A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2014 marks our 10th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie! NEW this year, in addition to more spectacular lights, The WOW Factor of Wilmington presents, a meet and greet with Winter Princesses! Call 910-798-7700  for more information.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) 
December 18-21, 2014
Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told - plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons form ancient times to topical pop-culture and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season. Call Big Dawg Productions at 910-367- 5237 for more information.

Courtyards & Cobblestones in Wilmington NC
January 17, 2015 from 4PM - 8PM
Courtyards & Cobblestones is an event designed to showcase historic wedding venues and wedding professionals in a downtown Wilmington self-guided tour setting. We aim to provide an inspirational and transitional atmosphere for Brides to tour and plan their wedding day. A self-guided tour will lead you through seven themed reception and ceremony sites in our city's oldest landmarks. Let Wilmington's history be a part of your future! Mingle with Wilmington's top wedding professionals as they showcase their products and services. Enjoy music from local artists as you sample scrumptious bites and tasty treats! Happy brides could walk away winning fantastic jewelry giveaways from Reeds' Jewelers and more. Attend for your chance to win! Click here for additional information.

7th Annual Cold Stroke Classic
January 17, 2015
Coastal Urge's seventh Annual Cold Stroke Classic will be held on January 17th, 2015. With 2 divisions, paddlers can opt to do the 3.5 mile Recreational course or the 7 mile Elite course. Cash purse for the Elite Division will be $1,250.00 spread across the top finishers in each division.

Mystery at the Museum
January 24, 2015 from 1PM - 4PM
Oh no, something mysterious has happened at Cape Fear Museum! During a photo shoot for a new program, some animals got loose and created a ruckus! The animals are under control and back at the zoo, but something is missing from the Museum. Did one of the animals take it? Was it a human thief? Use forensic science, observation skills, logic, and technology to solve the mystery. Be on the lookout for red herrings and hidden evidence. Think you know the culprit? Report your observations to New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David. Click here for additional information.

East Coast Shag Classic
January 29 - February 1, 2015 
The East Coast Shag Classic is an annual fund raising event to support Women of Hope. Get your shag on to support women with cancer. Enjoy music from Band of Oz, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, Jim Quick & Coastline, The Entertainers and more.

Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival
January 31 - February 2, 2015
Ten years ago, what began as “a simple fundraising idea” to benefit the New Hanover County Senior Centers has grown to become a much-anticipated “Downtown Event and Annual East Coast Festival.” Always the perfect pairing; wine & chocolate will reunite at the Historical Downtown Coastline Event Center, 503 Nutt Street for the Annual Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival. Click here for additional information.

NC Jazz Festival
February 5 - 7, 2015
Wilmington gives a warm welcome to all of the jazz lovers attending our 35th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival! This historic city located on the bank of the Cape Fear River has many interesting shops, art galleries, museums and restaurants, as well as a movie studio, nearby beaches, plus Revolutionary and Civil War sites to explore during your days here. We will fill your evenings with exciting performances by some of the greatest traditional jazz musicians from around the globe! Call 910-793-1111 for more information.

Cape Fear Sweetheart Cruise
February 13, 2015
Dinner, entertainment and cruise! Take your sweetheart for a cruise Valentine's Day Weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina. The menu for the evening features salad, rolls, baked chicken, beef carved to order, fresh catch, two vegetables, potato or rice pilaf, dessert, coffee and tea. Tickets are just $56.00 per person, tax and service included. Fully stocked bars on board. Board at 6PM, cruise from 6:30PM - 9PM. Call 910-343-1611 for tickets and additional information.

Valentine's Day Cruise in Wilmington NC
February 14, 2015
Cape Fear Riverboats presents a 2015 Valentine's Day Cruise! Enjoy this two and a half hour dinner dance cruise with your loved one on February 14, 2015. The menu for the evening features salad, rolls, backed chicken, beef, fresh catch, two vegetables, potato or rice pilaf, dessert, coffee and tea. Tickets are only $56 per person, tax and service included. Fully stocked bars on board with ABC Permits. Board at 6PM, cruise from 6:30PM - 9PM. Call 910-343-1611 for tickets and additional information.

Wilmington Spring Home Show
February 20 - 22, 2015
 Find Experts, Inspiration & More at the Wilmington Spring Home Show. At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel. Our events feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you'll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence. More importantly, we want you to be excited for all the fantastic possibilities that come with your project! When it's all said and done and you're ready to celebrate your home, we'll do a little celebrating ourselves, knowing we had some part in it. Click here for additional information.

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo
March 20 - 22, 2015
The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is a family fun-filled event to be held on March 20th through March 22nd, 2015. As a family event, the expo will feature wildlife art and decoy displays; book signings by regional outdoor writers; hunting and fishing products; boats and accessories; truck and ATV displays; fly-fishing and decoy-carving demonstrations; conservation exhibits; outdoor sports guides and outfitters. The cost to attend the 2015 Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is $10.00 for Adults, $7 for seniors age 65 or older and for Military. Children ten years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. 3 Day Pass available for $20.

NC Black Film Festival
March 26 - 29, 2015
The Black Arts Alliance (BAA) will present the North Carolina Black Film Festival (NCBFF), March 26-29, 2015 in Wilmington, NC. In its 14th year, the four day juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers will showcase features, shorts, animation, and documentary films. Prizes of $500 will be awarded in each category, provided there is a minimum of three entries to be screened in any given category. This year NCBFF is adding a Student Film category. There will be an evening showcasing film submissions from students from various film programs around the country Friday evening, March 27, 2014 during this year’s festival. Click here for additional information.
Upcoming Events Wilmington NC - Upcoming Events in Wilmington, North Carolina include exciting festivals, concerts, museum displays, social gatherings, holiday festivities, and more. We want YOU to participate and share in the excitement! Take a glance at these upcoming events taking place in Wilmington North Carolina, and start planning your trip to this beautiful coastal city today! Enjoy comfortable Wilmington beach accommodations and take part in all of the wonderful events that Wilmington has to offer. 

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Polar Express Family Shows
December 20 and 21, 2014
The charming holiday classic returns for an 11th season! This favorite program provides a live reading of the story by WWAY-TV personalities, visit with Santa, all the festive decorations in the Museum and hot cocoa afterward! This Wilmington event is scheduled for December 6, 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2014. Shows begin at 4:30PM and at 5:30PM. These shows sell out, so tickets are by prepaid reservation. Tickets are only $5 per person. Kids under age 2 are free. Call 910-763-2634 for more information.

2014 Holiday Events in Wilmington NC
December 2014
Celebrate the holiday season in Wilmington, North Carolina! Enjoy twinkling lights, holiday tunes, visits with Santa and more at popular holiday events including Enchanted Airlie, Christmas Train & Light Spectacular and more. Wilmington is the place to be this holiday season. Mark your calendar today so that you can experience all of Wilmington's favorite holiday festivities! Click here for a complete list of 2014 Wilmington NC holiday events.
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