Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Sharks Baseball
July 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 2014
August 2, 2014
Cheer on the Wilmington Sharks Baseball team as they challenge opponents at home this summer 2014. The Sharks will play Petersburg, Wilson, Morehead City, Florence, Peninsula and more at home this season. Make plans today so that you can cheer for the Sharks this summer with family and friends in Wilmington, NC.

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2014 Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Music
July 24, 2014 - JackJack 180 | July 31, 2014 - Mark Roberts Band 
August 7, 2014 - 40 East | August 14, 2014 - Drew Smith Band | August 21, 2014 - Lynne and The Wave | August 29, 2014 - Big Time Party Band
Enjoy free fireworks by the sea on the beach near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset every Thursday night during the Summer Months. The fireworks and gazebo entertainment are free and open to all, weather permitting. The fireworks will begin at 9PM and the gazebo entertainment begins at 6PM. Be sure to arrive early to grab your spot at the gazebo or on the beach. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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Free Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake
July 27, 2014 - Hoot | August 3, 2014 - The Lego Movie | August 10, 2014 - Sammy 2 | August 17, 2014 - Tad The Lost Explorer | August 24, 2014 - West Side Story (1961) | August 31, 2014 - Planes
Enjoy Free Movies at the Lake Sunday nights throughout the summer at Carolina Beach Lake Park. Bring your chairs and find a spot on the lawn where the whole family can enjoy newly released movies. This is a true summertime treat for adults and kids alike. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more will be for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price. Bring your own food and beverages as well. Stay in tune for additional movies playing this summer!

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Airlie Garden Summer Concert Series
August 1, 2014 - BLP | August 15, 2014 - Signal Fire
September 5, 2014 - Stardust | September 19, 2014 - The 360 Degrees
The Airlie Garden Summer Concert Series invites you to enjoy music of every genre this summer 2014. Dance these summer nights away with family and friends. Enjoy pop, alternative, country, rock n' roll classics, reggae, jazz and more at Airlie Gardens. Call 910-798-7700 for more information.

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Tim Sell's Tribute to the Gambler the music of Kenny Rogers
July 18 - 26, 2014
Performer Tim Sells presents a show that provides smiles, crowd participation, and enjoyment for all ages, and honors the music and persona of "The Gambler," KENNY ROGERS. Tim has the look and sound of Kenny, and provides all the favorites that make Kenny Rogers the musical icon he has become. Ticket includes show and 3-course meal. Call 910-399-3669 for tickets.

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Music on the Town Summer Concert Series
July 25, 2014 - 40 East
Mayfaires Music on the Town Concert Series will fill the air with the sounds of local bands every Friday evening from 6pm until dark beginning Friday, May 2nd and concluding Friday, July 25th. The 13 week free Friday night concert series will take place on the Mayfaire Event Lawn located directly behind Ulta and HH Gregg. Plentiful free parking is available on site, just bring a blanket or chairs for comfort and pack your picnic basket with whatever you please. Its the best FREE music in Wilmington!

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Cape Fear Blues Festival in Wilmington
July 25 - 27, 2014
The Cape Fear Blues Festival with Lee Oskar and Friends will be held at The Art Factory in Wilmington, NC July 25 - 27, 2014. Experience the sound of Lee Oskar at The Art Factory. Lee will be backed by an ensemble of the region's finest performers including Randy McQuay II, Brett Johnson, Brandon Snow, Jared Evans and Rich Zimmerman. Call 910-452-7752 for more information about this Wilmington event.

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Free Summer Concert Series at Ft. Fisher
July 25, 2014 - Mark Roberts Band
August 8, 2014 - South of K
August 22, 2014 - Bakkwoodz
September 5, 2014 - Polar Bear Blues Band
Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! So we're bringing you our FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away. Food IS allowed so pack your picnic and enjoy dinner to the grooves of live music - for free! However we do ask that you please do NOT bring pets or beverages. Beverages will be for sale. Call 910-458-8434 for more information.

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Wilmington Hammerheads Soccer
July 25, 2014 - Wilmington vs. Arizona
August 1, 2014 - Wilmington vs Richmond
August 9, 2014 - Wilmington vs Dayton
August 28, 2014 - Wilmington vs LA Galaxy II
August 30, 2014 - Wilmington vs Sacramento
September 3, 2014 - Wilmington vs Orlando
Head on over to Legion Stadium to see the Wilmington Hammerheads Soccer Team challenge their opponents right here in Wilmington, NC. Click here to purchase tickets! Visiting from out of town? Our local hotel partners offer spacious guest rooms, complimentary breakfast and complimentary wi-fi. We look forward to seeing you at the soccer field!

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Port City Ribfest 
August 15 - 17, 2014
The Port City RibFest is a celebration of great BBQ and great music, with some other tasty libations thrown in. It features champion pitmasters from around the country who participate on a summer circuit. These guys have been at their trade for a long time. Added to the succulent BBQ offerings is a good helping of side items, desserts and a multitude of drink options. The first annual Port City RibFest was held in the park adjacent to the majestic USS North Carolina battleship and on the shores of the Cape Fear River. 17 - 20,000 attendees braved the hottest weekend of the year to partake in the festivities that included a full line-up of exceptional music, a marketplace and extensive Kids' Zone. Call 336-707-9188 for more details about the 2014 Port City Ribfest.

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Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic
August 16 - 17, 2014
The 2014 Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach is Wilmington's annual All Female Surfing Contest. Women ages 5 to 65 compete in this annual surfing competition in Wilmington. Last year, surfer girls, undeterred by the elements, showed up en masse to surf in the rain on Saturday. Laughing, blinded by the rain, they surfed on, heat by heat, through squall after squall. When the rain abated on Saturday, we called our last heat, and the sun came shining through! Participants and parents enjoyed a golden evening of gentle surf. Airlie Pickett described this wahine event as “Dads and daughters”, an apt description! Call 910-465-9638 for information about the 2014 Wahine Classic.

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SARUS Festival in Wilmington NC
August 21 - 24, 2014
The SARUS Festival for Site-Specific & Experimental Art presents non-commercial, intellectually stimulating interdisciplinary performances and outreach that are uniquely created for natural and urban spaces in the greater Wilmington area. To enrich the cultural landscape, by fostering artistic growth and cross-pollination between community members, local-, regional- and international artists. The festival offers a platform for all artistic disciplines and interdisciplinary projects. Music, dance, installation, sculpture, performance art, video, theatre, film, etc...Festival artists, who are selected by audition and invitation, will create works for specific locations around town, on the beach, on streets, in buildings, on fields, etc.

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Leon Russell at Brooklyn Arts Center
August 22, 2014
Progressive Music Group presents music legend Leon Russell at Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews on Friday, August 22, 2014. Leon Russell, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. Mark your calendar today to enjoy this live, seated performance with family and friends. Click here to purchase your tickets today.

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Wilmington's Epicurean Evening
September 4, 2014
With a gourmet theme and a winning cause, Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening brings together the area’s most talented and innovative chefs. As our guest, you will taste the competition as epicureans bring their best to the table for awards and bragging rights. This Wilmington event will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Wilmington Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30PM. This evening will benefit Methodist Home for Children. Call 919-833-2834 for more information.

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4th Port City Ping Pong Throwdown
September 5, 2014 
The Wilmington Table Tennis Club presents the biggest and coolest Ping Pong event since the super successful 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Port City Ping Pong Throwdowns. All players are welcome: playing for fun, playing for keeps. There will be two competition categories -- an A-group for anybody who wants to play with the best of the best and a B-group for those who want to play against more casual players. There will be prize money for both groups. Games are played to 11, best of 3, double elimination. Eight tables, cool tunes, cash prizes for top finishers, and lots of room for cheering fans. Call 910-538-2939 for more information.

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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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Upcoming events in Wilmington, North Carolina
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Featured Upcoming Wilmington NC Events:
Cape Fear Blues Festival 
July 25 - 27, 2014
The Cape Fear Blues Festival with Lee Oskar and Friends will be held at The Art Factory in Wilmington, NC July 25 - 27, 2014. Experience the sound of Lee Oskar at The Art Factory. Lee will be backed by an ensemble of the region's finest performers including Randy McQuay II, Brett Johnson, Brandon Snow, Jared Evans and Rich Zimmerman. Call 910-452-7752 for more information about this Wilmington event.

2nd Annual Port City Ribfest 
August 15 - 17, 2014
The Port City RibFest is a celebration of great BBQ and great music, with some other tasty libations thrown in. It features champion pitmasters from around the country who participate on a summer circuit. These guys have been at their trade for a long time. Added to the succulent BBQ offerings is a good helping of side items, desserts and a multitude of drink options. The first annual Port City RibFest was held in the park adjacent to the majestic USS North Carolina battleship and on the shores of the Cape Fear River.
17 - 20,000 attendees braved the hottest weekend of the year to partake in the
festivities that included a full line-up of exceptional music, a marketplace and extensive Kids' Zone. Call 336-707-9188 for more details about the 2014 Port City Ribfest.
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