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Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market 
Season : April through October
Enjoy fresh, locally produced, nourishing, and safe food at Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. This weekly event at the lake allows residents and visitors to come together with local food producers in a great community location! Visit Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market and support 'grow local, buy local, play local', just like they do! 

Wilmington, North Carolina is full of free things to do, FREE exciting attractions and special offers & discounts. Take a glance at Wilmington's free stuff to make sure that you are taking advantage of all that Wilmington, North Carolina has to offer! See our incredible free things to do in Wilmington, North Carolina listed below!

Our number one free attraction - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina! 
 Relax and enjoy some fun in the sun at Wilmington's beautiful beaches, take your very own walking tour of historic downtown, or stroll along the Riverwalk and enjoy Wilmington's spectacular scenery!

So many free things to do in Wilmington, North Carolina! There are so many wonderful sights and sounds in Wilmington to take in. In addition to some awesome free things to do in Wilmington NC there are a lot of other great attractions to check out while you're in town. Take in a theatre show at Thalian Hall, marvel at natures wonders in Airlie Gardens, or take a peek at where the cinematic magic happens at Screen Gems Studios.
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The Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove
Open Every Wednesday from 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Take a stroll through the open air market on the front lawn of the historic plantation under the shade of the beautiful trees. Browse through the produce and products brought to you by local vendors at the Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove. Fresh food, herbs, flowers, and more are available for purchase! Parking is FREE! 
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Kids Get In Free at the following Wilmington, NC Attractions:
  • Airlie Gardens - Children 5 and under are free
  • Bellamy Mansion - Children 4 and under are free
  • Cape Fear Museum - Children 3 and under are free
  • Cape Fear Serpentarium - Children under 2 years of age are free
  • Cameron Art Museum - Children under 2 years of age are free
  • Fort Fisher Aquarium - Children 2 and under are free
  • Poplar Grove Plantation - Children 5 and under are free
  • The Children's Museum of Wilmington - Children under 12 months are free
  • USS North Carolina Battleship - Children 5 and under are free
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Fort Fisher
Tour the remains of Fort Fisher's land face featuring an impressive reconstruction of a 32-pounder seacoast gun at Shepherd's Battery. Shaded by gnarled live oaks, a scenic trail leads tourists from the visitor center past the gigantic earthworks and around to the rear of the fort. Guided tours and wayside exhibits provide historical orientation. Other exhibits include items recovered from sunken blockade runners.
Country Attractions Day
The first Sunday of every month is County Attractions Day. Airlie Gardens, Cape Fear Museum, and the Arboretum are FREE to New Hanover County residents. For questions call 910-798-7700.
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