Wilmington Water Tours River Club
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.
TheatreNOW Upcoming Events
January 9 - February 14, 2015: Love Happens by Richard Orlaff.
January 11, 2015: Sunday Jazz Brunch with Lee Venters Trio
Mark your calendar for TheatreNOW's January 2015 events. Love Happens by Richard Orlaff is a romantic comedy dinner show and the Sunday Jazz Brunch on January 11th will feature the Lee Venters Trio. Get your tickets today so that you can enjoy these Wilmington events. Click here for additional information.
Big Dawg Productions Auditions
January 12-13, 2015: Laughter On The 23rd Floor
January 26-27, 2015: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Big Dawg Productions will kick off auditions for the 2015 season on December 15, 2014. All auditions will be held from 7-9PM on the dates listed above at the Hannah Block Historic USO - Community Arts Center. Mark your calendar today so that you can audition for Dearly Beloved, Laughter On The 23rd Floor and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Click here for additional 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.
65th Annual Tidewater Camellia Club Winter Show
February 28, 2015
The Tidewater Camellia Club proudly announces its annual camellia show at the New Hanover County Arboretum This historic show is free and open to the public from 1PM - 5PM. The Plant Sale starts at 9:00AM. The 65th Tidewater Camellia Club Show attracts exhibitors from all over the Southeastern United States. Camellia experts will display over 1,000 blooms for evaluation by American Camellia Society judges. At 1PM the public will then be invited to enter the hall and view the magnificent camellia blooms. Floral arrangements highlighting camellias will also be presented by various garden clubs. A children’s art display will be presented by local elementary schools students. An excellent selection of camellias will be available for purchase.
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.