Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC

Upcoming Events in Wilmington, NC
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.

Jarabe De Palo in Concert
April 21, 2015
Thirty two concerts in the USA, more than 40 in Latin American, three nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards and SOMOS selected by NBC News as one of the Top 10 Latin albums, 2014 was a great year for Jarabe De Palo. In 2015, Tour Americano brings Jarabe back to America playing a set of their best known hits across the US. 2016 will mark a new album, the 20th anniversary of the band and the 50th birthday of Dones, its leader. Click here for tickets.

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.

Cape Fear Comedy Festival
April 29 - May 2, 2015
The Cape Fear Comedy Festival is a four day Independently run live comedy festival held each spring in Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The event takes place at multiple venues all within walking distance of one another in the heart of the city. The home base of the Cape Fear Comedy Festival is Dead Crow Comedy Room. Comedians from all over the country come to Wilmington to perform during the course of the festival. Click here for additional information.

Topsail Island Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge
May 1 - 3, 2015
Welcome to the 1st Annual Fisherman’s Post Topsail Island Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge (technically second annual for surf, but first for the combined event), a spring event that we’re thrilled to be expanding to include not only Topsail’s many miles of ocean beachfront perfect for surf fishing, but now our participants can fish from the island’s three fishing piers as well. This year’s schedule of events will follow the model of last year’s Topsail Island Surf Challenge, with round-the-clock fishing from the piers and sand starting at midnight on Friday, May 1, and wrapping up at noon on Sunday, May 3. Click here to see a full list of 2015 Wilmington fishing tournaments.

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.

Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament
May 15, 2015
Got-Em-On Live Bait Club provides a day of fishing, food and fun for those with disabilities on the Kure Beach Pier. There will be an awards ceremony at the end of the event for participants. Over the past 16 years this event has grown such that we accommodate about 275 participants with the only limit being the size of the pier! 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.

22nd Annual KickBack Jack's Seaside Soccer Classic
May 16 & 17, 2015
Welcome to the 22nd KickBack Jack's Annual Seaside Soccer Classic! Over 300 teams participated in the 21st Annual Seaside Soccer Classic last year. Last May 2014 roughly 50 teams were placed on the waiting list. Teams traveled from all over North Carolina, as well as South Carolina and Virginia. This tournament is only open to USYS/Affiliate State Associations that play Challenge, Select, Classic and Premier Boys U10-U18 league play and USYS/Affiliate State Associations that play Challenge, Select, Classic and Premier Girls U10-U15 league play.

42nd Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament
May 27 - 30, 2015
Registration for the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament is Wednesday, May 27th from 3PM - 5PM at the Wrightsville Beach Marina. There will be a Captain's Party from 6PM - 10PM featuring an open bar, food and live music. Fishing Days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a party under the gazebo at the Wrightsville Beach Marina on Thursday, May 28th. The Awards Ceremony will be Saturday, May 30th at 7PM featuring an open bar, food and live music. Click here for a full list of 2015 fishing tournaments.

Inshore Tournament Trail
May 29-30, 2015: Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge
June 19-20, 2015: Southport Inshore Challenge
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 a full list of 2015 fishing tournaments.
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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.
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