Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market
Every Wednesday Now through November 18, 2015
November 24, 2015
Get to know your farmer, your baker, your artisan maker! One of the great opportunities at the Farmers’ Market is the interaction with the people growing, catching, baking and producing your food and other products. Shopping with our local growers and producers for fresh produce, landscape & bedding plants, herbs, baked goods and the best in handmade art & craft items at the market is an awesome experience! The grounds of beautiful historic Poplar Grove Plantation will be open on market day, there is easy access from highway 17 and plenty of free parking. Join us on opening day and every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM to meet and support our truly local growers and producers!

Battleship Night at the Wilmington Hammerheads FC Game
July 1, 2015 from 7-9PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, is Battleship Night at the Wilmington Hammerheads FC game at Legion Stadium. Join us, as we watch them take on Saint Louis FC in what has become one of the most attended games of the year. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will take center stage both for pre-game and half-time activities as we honor all who have served and continue to serve for our country. After the game, stay around as fireworks will light up the sky as we recognize the upcoming Independence Day holiday. For this game only, Wilmington Hammerheads players will be wearing special camouflage jerseys. Click here for additional information.

Cupcakes for the Battleship
July 2 – 5, 2015
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is honored to announce the support of the Generations Campaign from Apple Annie's Bake Shop. Located at 837 S. Kerr Ave and 1121-I Military Cutoff Road in The Forum, they will donate $1 to the restoration fund of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA for every red, white, and blue cupcake purchased during the Independence Day weekend, from Thursday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 5th. Click here for additional information.

Free Fireworks by the Sea - July 2015 Schedule
July 2, 2015 - Southern Trouble
July 9, 2015 - The Cut
July 16, 2015 - Machine Gun
July 23, 2015 - Beachbilly Brothers
July 30, 2015 - Eastbound
Enjoy FREE fireworks by the sea in Wilmington, North Carolina. Entertainment and fireworks take place at the beach near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset every Thursday night during the summer months. Live gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30PM and the fireworks begin at 9PM. Arrive early to grab a spot at the gazebo or on the beach. This exciting Wilmington event is free and open to all, weather permitting. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Click here for additional information.

Wilmington Sharks Baseball Home Games
July 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 27, 29, 30 & 31, 2015
Wilmington’s 56 games will be played in just 68 days from late May to early August before the Petit Cup Playoffs begin on August 5th. During the 2015 season, the Sharks will host 27 contests, including seven “Thirsty Thursday” games, during which fans can spend an evening at the ballpark while enjoying $1.00 beers. Don't miss your chance to see the Wilmington Sharks Baseball team compete at home! Click here for additional information.

Airlie Gardens - Summer Concert Series
July 3, 2015: Hearbeat of Soul
July 17, 2015: L Shape Lot
August 7, 2015: Boba Funk
August 21, 2015: Signal Fire
September 4, 2015: The Other Guys
September 18, 2015: The Imitations
Airlie’s Summer Concert Series runs every 1st and 3rd Friday through September 18th. Concerts are from 6-8PM each scheduled evening. Concerts are open to the general public and admission is free for Airlie Members. General admission parking is offsite at the Old Cinema 6 at 5335 Oleander Drive across from Jungle Rapids. A free trolley service will run throughout the evening from the Cinema to the Gardens. Concert tickets are now available for purchase online and at the Airlie Gift Shop. Free for children under 4 years.

Fireworks from the Fantail
July 4, 2015 from 7-9:30PM
Watch the City of Wilmington’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks display from the deck of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Members of the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA have exclusive access to the ship Saturday evening beginning at 7PM for the viewing on Independence Day. One MUST be a member of the Friends organization in order to enjoy the show from the ship. The battleship, battleship park and parking lot will be closed at 6PM for the event. Memberships starting at only $35.00* are available online, at the Battleship Gift Shop, or by calling 910-251-5797. For full details and information on the membership drive, visit battleshipnc.com. *plus tax.

Carolina Beach Summer Movie Series - July Showings
July 5, 2015 - Dolphin Tale 2
July 12, 2015 - Into The Woods
July 19, 2015 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 26, 2015 - Night at the Museum
Carolina Beach Lake invites you to enjoy a FREE movie with your family every Sunday from May 24, 2015 to September 6, 2015. Concessions will be available on site or you can bring your own food and beverage. Bring your chairs and blankets and kick back for any evening of fun. Movies are subject to change. Click here for the full movie schedule.

Inshore Tournament Trail
July 17-18, 2015: Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge
August 21-22, 2015: Topsail Inshore Challenge
September 11-12, 2015: Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge
Welcome to the 2015 Fisherman’s Post Inshore Tournament Trail! Each event is a solid standalone tournament, but each one also allows participants to accumulate points towards our crowning of a pair of 2015 Inshore Champions at the culmination of our Carolina Beach event. Anglers can expect food, beverages, raffles, camaraderie, and more surrounding the Registration and Awards Ceremonies of each of the tournaments. Of course, the backbone of any tournament is the competition, and to that end, there will be over 20 ways to take home a check from the leaderboard of any of the event. Click here for additional information.

10th Annual O'Neill / Sweetwater Pro-Am
July 17 - 19, 2015
The 10th Annual O'Neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf and Music Festival is scheduled for July 17-19, 2015 at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Guppies, Amateurs and Professionals are encouraged to enter now at Sweetwater Surf Shop or via the online entry form at wblivesurf.com. This event begins at 8AM. There will be a $15,000 Pro Purse and great prizes for all finalists.

Carolina Beach Summer Movie Series - June Showings
June 28, 2015 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Carolina Beach Lake invites you to enjoy a FREE movie with your family every Sunday from May 24, 2015 to September 6, 2015. Concessions will be available on site or you can bring your own food and beverage. Bring your chairs and blankets and kick back for any evening of fun. Movies are subject to change. Click here for the full movie schedule.

Battleship Night at the Wilmington Hammerheads FC Game
July 1, 2015 from 7-9PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, is Battleship Night at the Wilmington Hammerheads FC game at Legion Stadium. Join us, as we watch them take on Saint Louis FC in what has become one of the most attended games of the year. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will take center stage both for pre-game and half-time activities as we honor all who have served and continue to serve for our country. After the game, stay around as fireworks will light up the sky as we recognize the upcoming Independence Day holiday. For this game only, Wilmington Hammerheads players will be wearing special camouflage jerseys. Click here for additional information.

Wilmington NC July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2015
Celebrate the July 4th holiday in Wilmington, North Carolina from 5 - 9PM with live entertainment and food vendors in historic downtown Wilmington. A spectacular fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River at 9:05PM. Share these event details with family and friends to make this an Independence Day Celebration to remember for years to come. Click here for additional information.

Cape Fear 7's Rugby Tournament
July 4 - 5, 2015
Cape Fear 7’s will be held July 4th and 5th, 2015 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Matches on both days will kickoff at 9 AM sharp and run every 20 minutes all day long. Saturday is pool play and Sunday in knock out rounds with the Final typically finishing up around 3 PM on Sunday. We look forward to having everyone back this year for another great tournament. Cape Fear 7′ is held at Ogden Park in Wilmington, North Carolina. There is plenty of onsite parking at the complex and it’s conveniently located in the middle of Wilmington.

Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open
July 31 - August 2, 2015
Pull out your planers, torpedo weights, and Clarkspoons. Maybe have a few pogies and live bait rigs on hand. And it couldn’t hurt to try out some ‘Bama Rigs and Spanish Daisies (or maybe have a spinning rod or two to cast some Stingsilvers and Sling Shots). What you pull behind your boat doesn’t matter. Just make sure you’re part of the action, as we predict a strong showing from our local fishing community at the 2015 Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open. Click here for additional information.

Topsail Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge
October 2 - 4, 2015
Welcome to the Topsail Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge, a brand-new event that Fisherman’s Post is proud to be bringing to the island’s beachfront this October. The Topsail Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge is modeled after our extremely popular Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge fall event (attracting 500 anglers last year), as it features round-the-clock fishing from midnight on Friday, October 3, to noon on Sunday, October 5. The challenge is for entrants to weigh the heaviest speckled trout, flounder, bluefish, pompano, sea mullet, and/or black drum over the 36 hours of fishing. Click here for additional information.

Pleasure Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge
October 16 - 18, 2015
Fisherman’s Post is excited to return to the shores of Carolina, Kure, and Fort Fisher to shine the spotlight on the island’s superb fall surf fishing with the Eighth Annual Pleasure Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge. Attracting nearly 500 anglers last year, the event is the largest surf fishing contest outside NC’s Outer Banks, and the catches, stories, and camaraderie we’ve seen, heard, and felt in the past seven years have us motivated to return and make this the best year yet. The basic format of the event remains the same—a 36-hour fishing marathon lasting from midnight on Friday, October 16, to noon on Sunday, October 18. Click here for additional information.
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Wilmington Sharks Baseball Home Games
July 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 27, 29, 30 & 31, 2015
Wilmington’s 56 games will be played in just 68 days from late May to early August before the Petit Cup Playoffs begin on August 5th. During the 2015 season, the Sharks will host 27 contests, including seven “Thirsty Thursday” games, during which fans can spend an evening at the ballpark while enjoying $1.00 beers. Don't miss your chance to see the Wilmington Sharks Baseball team compete at home! Click here for additional information.

Celebrate July 4th in Wilmington NC
July 4, 2015
Celebrate the July 4th holiday in Wilmington, North Carolina from 5 - 9PM with live entertainment and food vendors in historic downtown Wilmington. A spectacular fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River at 9:05PM. Share these event details with family and friends to make this an Independence Day Celebration to remember for years to come. Click here for additional information.
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