Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10k
February 13, 2016 at 9AM
Get ready for a unique 10K course that begins in Wrightsville Beach Park, circles underneath the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge and over the Causeway to the magnificent view of Banks Channel along Waynick Boulevard. Runners can enjoy waterway views through most of the course. So, wear your red, white, and pink and bring your Valentine for the Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K! Participants may choose to run or walk this timed 10K course. There is a 1 Loop Walk that is untimed. Proceeds from the race will benefit Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation’s events and activities that are provided free to the community including concerts and movies in the park, Bark in the Park canine disc championships, and the sand wheelchair program. Click here for additional information.

2016 Polar Plunge and 5K
February 13, 2016
The 2016 Polar Plunge and 5K will be held Saturday, February 13 at the Carolina Beach boardwalk. We hope you are ready to grin and bear the cold weather to benefit Special Olympics NHC and our local athletes. Special Olympics is a Year-round program that supports about 600 local athletes. With no government funding we rely solely on individual and corporate support as well as volunteers to help make our program a success. Join us this year at the Polar Plunge to help support our local athletes. This year, you can choose to run the 5K only, walk in the 1 mile All Abilities Fun Walk only, Take the Polar Plunge into the Atlantic Ocean only, do a combo plunge and run / walk or become a spectator! Click here for additional information.

Anders Osborne with Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers Live at the BAC! 
February 17, 2016
Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with raw, inspired guitar. --USA TODAY Rich and glorious…Osborne possesses a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a soulful, tremulous wail. He is a consummate showman and shaman, bending successive moments to suit his majestic purposes. Osborne seeks an epic quality to much of his music, crafting layer upon layer of hugely scaled soundscapes.…never lazily derivative…every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric, seems to come from an authentic place. Do not miss your chance to see this live performance in Wilmington, NC. Click here for additional information.

Art for All 6
February 20-21, 2016
The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce “Art for All 6” on Saturday, February 20, from noon to 6PM and Sunday, February 21, from noon to 6PM. Renowned as "downtown's cutting-edge art show" and attended by more than 1,000 shoppers and dozens of artists from around the region, Art for All 6 is a two-day event that will again be the go-to cultural experience of the month. With a wide array of paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and more, Art for All 6 is always an exceptional community event for art lovers and artists alike. Wilmington’s finest food trucks, a full coffee shop in the courtyard tent, and the BAC cash bar will supply sustenance to one and all. Admission to Art for All 6 is $5 at the door—good for both days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free. Click here for additional information.

US Open Beach Fat Bike Championships 
March 12, 2016
The US Open Beach Fat Bike Championships is a race like none other in the USA. Being held on an all sand course along the pristine shores of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina this course will prove both challenging for competitors and fun to watch for families and fans. With the recent and fast rising popularity of Fat Bikes, bikes with tires wider than 4″, riding a bicycle in the thick sand has become easier than ever. Combine Fat Bikes with an ever changing beach and the competitive spirits of a bunch of bicycle riders and we couldn’t help but design a race. Click here to register.

Made In NC
March 12 - 13, 2016
The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce 'Made In NC'. Renowned as 'downtown's handmade marketplace' and attended by more than 1,000 shopper and dozens of artisans from around the region, Made In NC is a two-day show that will again be the go-to event of the month for handcrafted creations. With a wide array of art, jewelry, household items, pottery and more, Made In NC is always an exceptional cultural community event for craft lovers and craftsmen alike. Wilmington's finest food trucks, a full coffee shop in the courtyard tent and the BAC cash bar will be available to one and all. Click here for additional information.

An Evening with Shovels & Rope!
March 18, 2016
It’s not all that unusual for musicians to talk the talk about taking a less-is-more approach to their work – but it’s rare indeed for artists to really walk the walk, and apply that philosophy across the board. Over the better part of a decade, Shovels & Rope have done just that, cutting unnecessary frills from their songs, not to mention the very way they live their musical lives. “Consciously or not, we’ve always insulated ourselves from outside influences,” says Cary Ann. “The key, for us, is to be authentic to ourselves – and, sometimes to a fault, we’ve managed to do that. I don’t think we’d be able to keep doing this if we backed off from what we were doing when we started.” Do not miss this exciting live performance in Wilmington, NC. Click here for additional information.

Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon
March 18-20, 2016
Whether you are new to running or are a seasoned professional, the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon presented by Landfall Realty is an exciting way to push yourself to your limits. The race is run on a street course overlooking the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Because the marathon course has an elevation of just 32 feet, you may just run your best race yet. The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon is also a Boston Marathon qualifier. The marathon is incredibly popular in the community, and has been known to sell out—register early! Family, friends, and spectators are welcome to come cheer on their favorite runners. Remember, all levels are welcome and all athletes will be treated to free beer at the finish line and a Without Limits t-shirt custom-made for each event. Come enjoy marathon madness at the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon! Click here for additional information.

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo
March 18-20, 2016
The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is a family fun-filled event to be held on March 18th through March 20th, 2016. 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 2016 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. Click here for additional information.

Piecework at BAC
April 2 - 3, 2016
The Brooklyn Arts Center and Quilters By The Sea Guild are thrilled to announce "Piecework: Quilting and Fiber Arts Show" on Saturday, April 2, from 12-6PM and Sunday, April 3, from 12-6PM. With Quilters By The Sea Guild, Wilmington's superb quilting guild, we are creating and presenting what we fully intend to be the coolest quilting and fiber arts show in the Southeast. This is not your grandmother's quilt show! BAC shows are renowned for being exceptional, full-scale, community events, with food trucks, coffee shop, and the BAC cash bar. Attendance at our events, locally and regionally, is outstanding. Admission to the event is $5 at the door—good for both days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free. Click here for additional information.
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​Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon
March 18-20, 2016
Whether you are new to running or are a seasoned professional, the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon presented by Landfall Realty is an exciting way to push yourself to your limits. The race is run on a street course overlooking the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Because the marathon course has an elevation of just 32 feet, you may just run your best race yet. The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon is also a Boston Marathon qualifier. The marathon is incredibly popular in the community, and has been known to sell out—register early! Family, friends, and spectators are welcome to come cheer on their favorite runners. Remember, all levels are welcome and all athletes will be treated to free beer at the finish line and a Without Limits t-shirt custom-made for each event. Come enjoy marathon madness at the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon! Click here for additional information.
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