Wilmington is a port city in coastal southeastern North Carolina. It's home to a vibrant riverfront and scenic pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk that winds around the famous Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches. The banks of the river embrace a variety of architectural styles, and moss-draped live oaks line the 230-block National Register Historic District, which is one of the largest in the U.S.
You can see the city on a guided walking tour, by horse-drawn carriage or trolley ride. Wilmington boasts a favorable mild climate, varied landscapes, and spectacular architecture so it's easy to see why over 400 film-related credits belong to the city. You'll find over 40 locally owned restaurants, pubs, and breweries in the river district, many of which feature live music long after the sun goes down.
Beach lovers will enjoy island time at Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, which are no more than 25 minutes apart. There are family-friendly attractions and programs from surf lessons at one of the world?s nationally recognized surf destinations to a superhero kid?s camp at area resorts. Fly down the 40-foot- tall waterslide or float the lazy river at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park. Ride a surrey bike at a beachside boardwalk, nationally-recognized as one of the top boardwalks in the country by USA Today. Discover under-the-sea animals at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, voted one of the best aquariums in the U.S. by the Travel Channel or a day at the playground at the Ocean Front Park. Wilmington has much to offer the resident and visitor!
Events in Wilmington
Black and White Party
Come and start the conversation at TRU Colors Black and White party. Enjoy food and drinks while getting to know someone different.
at St Paul's Episcopal Church
Come join St. Paul's Episcopal Church in support of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.
Announcing our second annual Lagerfest, a summertime celebration of North Carolina lagers! Our NC brewery friends will join us in the Beer Garden to showcase different versions of bottom fermenting deliciousness.
Back to School Bar Crawl
at The Husk Wilmington Find Tickets
Scavenger Hunt style themed back to school bar crawl. Grab some friends for a fun day of drinking, prizes, giveaways & a few surprises!
Dining In Style
at 4037 Masonboro Loop Rd Find Tickets
Join us for our Dining In Style event at Big Sky Design on Friday September 6th from 5-7pm. Experience six unique dining schemes to get you planning for holiday entertaining. A $15 ticket includes drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, immense inspiration, and exclusive discou
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Jenny Lewis at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater With The Watson Twins
Sold Out: Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog at GLA
Monday Sep 9, 2019 Doors: 5:00 PM Show: 6:00 PM
Sweat & Sip at Social Coffee
at Social Coffee and Supply Co. Find Tickets
Join Buffy of the Made Well Center for Wholeness for a little power yoga, followed by a great time to hang and get your drank on (wine or coffee drinks available).Your ticket price includes a drink, and your sweat sesh. Bring your mat, bring a friend, and get ready to f
JJ Grey & Mofro
JJ Grey & Mofro return to Greenfield Lake to help celebrate REDIX's 50th ANNIVERSARY !
Strut for Kids presents the 3rd Annual Owen Preston Bingo Night
at Pine Valley Country Club Find Tickets
Strut for Kids is proud to present the 3rd Annual Owen Preston Bingo Night! Join us for a super FUN night of bingo, amazing prizes, buffet dinner, and cash bar.