Outdoor Activities / Festivals
|Airlie Summer Concert Series: Cosmic Groove Lizards|
The annual Summer Concert Series at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC, features local Americana, folk and alternative rock band Cosmic Groove Lizards. Picnics, chairs, coolers and blankets welcome. Fre...
|Downtown Sundown Concert: The Revival (Allmans Tribute)|
Downtown Wilmington -- Riverfront Park
The Downtown Sundown Concert Series at Riverfront Park in historic Wilmington, NC, presents The Revival: Allman Brothers Tribute. Beer and wine for sale. No outside beverages, dogs or coolers, please....
Wrightsville Beach (North End)
Audubon North Carolina naturalists present a free guided birding tour beginning at Public Beach Access 36 in Wrightsville Beach, NC, every Friday through Sept. 13. The program features up-close-and-pe...
|FUNDRAISER: Island Independence 5K|
The Island Independence 5K begins and ends at Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel at the southern end of Topsail Beach (1040 South Anderson Blvd.), and includes a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Participants are encou...
|Farmers' Market & Art Show|
Carolina Beach Farmers' Market
The Carolina Beach Farmers' Market & Art Show at Carolina Beach Lake Park runs Saturdays through Sept. 28, and features the freshest locally grown fruits and vegetables and other goodies...
|Baseball: Wilmington Sharks vs. Peninsula|
Buck Hardee Field-Legion Sports Complex
The Sharks take the field against the Peninsula Pilots in a Coastal Plain League game at Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington, NC.
|Riverfront Farmers' Market|
Riverfront Farmers' Market
The Riverfront Farmers' Market in downtown Wilmington NC convenes along the banks of the Cape Fear River each Saturday through Dec. 21 (except Azalea Festival and Riverfest weekends), and features loc...
|Residents Free Day|
Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC, offers free admission the first Sunday of each month. HOURS: 9am to 5pm.
|Movie at the Lake: Madagascar 3|
Carolina Beach Lake Park
Carolina Beach Lake Park hosts Movies at the Lake each Sunday evening through Sept. 1. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and drinks, and the venue offers popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton can...
|Summer Music Series: Back of the Boat Tour|
The Summer Music Series at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach, NC, features the "yacht rock" of Back of the Boat Tour. HOURS: 4-8.