Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC
​​Wilmington Water Tours River Club
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.

5th Annual Cape Fear Beer Fest
March 7, 2015 from Noon - 5PM
Join us for the 5th Annual Cape Fear Beer Festival in historic downtown Wilmington North Carolina. We're gearing up for a great beer fest that will feature over 100 great American Beers, Ciders and a few Wines. Enjoy unlimited sampling on this epic day of beer. The Cape Fear Beer Festival is a true beer tasting (and wine) event featuring a wide variety of beer styles from the most creative brew masters in the world. We’ll be pouring their tasty creations inside the Wilmington Convention Center along the scenic Cape Fear River. Click here for additional information.

Brooklyn Jazz Hop
March 13, 2015 at 8PM
Coming to the Brooklyn Arts Center on March 13, 2015 first Annual "Brooklyn Jazz Hop". Reggae, Hip Hop, Jazz under one roof for one night. Line up will include the best local artist that wilmington has to offer. Give Thanks Reggae Band, D.H.I.M Reggae Band, Temple 5 with specialguest apperance by Fuzz Jackson and Con Sci of Minds One, Darryl Murril and Jazzpel, D.J. Slim Deluxe, D.J. Rusty. Special Guest Host for this event. "Night Nurse" of Reggae Redemption and Modern Rock 98.7 Proceeds from the event will be given to the "Pretty in Pink" Foundation to fight breast cancer. Click here for additional information.

Made In NC
March 20, 2015 from 3PM - 9PM
March 21, 2015 from 11AM - 7PM
The Brooklyn Arts Center will host Made In NC, Wilmington’s modern handmade marketplace. This perennially popular community event features the original work of 50 local craftsmen and artisans, who once again will fill the Brooklyn Arts Center, balcony, and heated courtyard tent with their beautiful, one-of-a-kind work. Wilmington's food trucks, cash bar, coffee shop in the tent, raffle prizes, ATM onsite, free parking, and tons of fun! Click here for additional information.

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.

Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra & Junior Strings Matinee
March 22, 2015 at 4PM
Bring the kids and introduce them to the joy and excitement of an orchestra concert featuring the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Steven Errante, along with the Wilmington Symphony Junior Strings, conducted by Jane Tierney. General Admission tickets are $5 (plus tax) for adults, FREE for youth 17 and under, and are available at the Kenan Auditorium Ticket Office one hour prior to each concert. Click here for additional information.

Delta Rae Concert at BAC 
March 26, 2015 at 8PM
It's been a good few years for the relentlessly hard working six piece rock band from Durham, NC, whose sophomore album After It All will be coming out on April 7, 2015. Since the release of their debut album Carry The Fire in the summer of 2012 and 2013's follow-up EP Chasing Twisters, Delta Rae has been profiled everywhere from NPR and Time to Forbes. Live is where Delta Rae truly flourish, having spent the last year and a half playing to sold out venues from coast to coast, even sharing the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama when they performed during a Democratic rally at UNC Chapel Hill. They've played pretty much every festival under the sun, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Voodoo, and are excited to be hitting the road again this spring. Click here for tickets.

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.

The Wizard of Oz
April 2, 2015
This will be the second annual Easter week special screening of the beloved classic, starring the iconic Judy Garland. Presented on the Main Stage, seeing this digitally mastered film on the big screen, as it was intended, is like seeing it for the very first time. Bring along the kids and grandkids for a truly magical experience. Click here for additional upcoming Thalian Hall events.

Submerged Fashion Show Fundraiser
April 3, 2015
Hot Wax Presents the Submerged Fashion Show Fundraiser. Enjoy live music by The Midatlantic and food by Middle of the Island Catering. There will be a silent auction benefitting s.h.a.r.e. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at hotwax surf shop & lula balcu. For more information about reserving tables contact Candance Lea at 910-616-2930. Doors open at 7PM, show begins at 8PM.

North Carolina Azalea Festival
April 8 - 12, 2015
Celebrate Spring Southern Style at the North Carolina Azalea Festival. This annual festival is a 'scene to be seen'. For more than 60 years, the folks of Southeastern North Carolina have been throwing the best party in the South and you’re invited! There’s something for everyone among our community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history and culture. Come join us for the 68th North Carolina Azalea Festival, April 8-12, 2015. Click here for additional information.

Civil Twilight at BAC
April 17, 2015 at 8PM
Civil Twilight is a mystifying blend of atmospheric sounds with swirling guitars and hazy storytelling centered on the struggles and triumphs of human existence. Three parts South Africa and one part Nashville, Steven McKellar, his brother Andrew, Richard Wouters and Kevin Dailey combine power and grace to provide a soundtrack for everything from the cracking of a heart to a walk around the block. Their sophomore release, Holy Weather is a remarkable journey through a dense forest of emotion and has been heralded as some of the best music to come out in 2012. Click here for ticket information.

5th Annual Carolina Cup
April 22-26, 2015
The 5th Annual Carolina Cup is a week-long festival with clinics, races, surf, and fun. Join the world's best paddlers in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina for this 3 day expo featuring paddleboard and equipment demos, clinics and certifications. Plus there will be 4 races, one for every level.

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
April 23 – 26, 2015
Join us for 4 days of festivities and commemorations at the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. We are honoring all veterans, all wars to celebrate the unity and strength of all veterans. “Never Again Shall One Generation Of Veterans Abandon Another”. Please join us at the following 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War events taking place at Hugh MacRae Park, the Coastline Convention Center, the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and the Battleship:
April 23, 2015 at 9:30AM: Registration at the Coastline Convention Center
April 23, 2015 from 1PM – 4PM: Vietnam Remembrance Ceremony
April 24, 2015 from 1PM – 3:30PM or 3:30PM – 5:30PM: Movie Screening “To Heal A Nation”
April 24, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM: Welcome Aboard Reception
April 25, 2015 from 10AM – 4PM: Concert in the Park
April 25, 2015 from 6PM – 9PM: Veterans Appreciation Reception & Banquet
April 26, 2015 from 7AM – 10AM: Breakfast On The Battleship
To register in advance for 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War events, please click here.

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
May 12, 2015
Featuring guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, horns, flute and backing vocals, the aptly titled Xavier Rudd & The United Nations brings together musicians from all corners of the globe, representing the diverse cultures of Australia, Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany and Papua New Guinea. Today, the band shares the first taste from the album called “Come People.” Click here for additional information.

Rims on the River 
May 15 - 17, 2015
Welcome Friends to another Rims On The River Vintage Car, Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show! This year marks the 11th annual event that takes over Downtown Wilmington, NC. As in previous years, it is sure to please both the nostalgic on-lookers and the motorheads alike. Vehicles will be on display throughout the downtown area vying for several trophies given out for different classes. Rims On The River kicks off on Friday with our "Welcome To The Rims On The River Weekend" parties. Several of our downtown venue partners will be hosting parties as participants and spectators roll into town. Be sure to check out our Bands page for updating entertainment information. Saturday is the big day with our anticipated car show. Parking of participating vehicles begins at 9:00AM. Click here for additional information.
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5th Annual Cape Fear Beer Fest
March 7, 2015 from Noon - 5PM
Join us for the 5th Annual Cape Fear Beer Festival in historic downtown Wilmington North Carolina. We're gearing up for a great beer fest that will feature over 100 great American Beers, Ciders and a few Wines. Enjoy unlimited sampling on this epic day of beer. The Cape Fear Beer Festival is a true beer tasting (and wine) event featuring a wide variety of beer styles from the most creative brew masters in the world. We’ll be pouring their tasty creations inside the Wilmington Convention Center along the scenic Cape Fear River. Click here for additional information.

Made In NC
March 20, 2015 from 3PM - 9PM
March 21, 2015 from 11AM - 7PM
The Brooklyn Arts Center will host Made In NC, Wilmington’s modern handmade marketplace. This perennially popular community event features the original work of 50 local craftsmen and artisans, who once again will fill the Brooklyn Arts Center, balcony, and heated courtyard tent with their beautiful, one-of-a-kind work. Wilmington's food trucks, cash bar, coffee shop in the tent, raffle prizes, ATM onsite, free parking, and tons of fun! Click here for additional information.
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