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
Wine & Wheel
at Pineapple Studios Find Tickets
Personally, my favorite way to enjoy a glass of wine is when I'm elbows deep in clay! This class is perfect for anyone craving some weekday socializing!
February Beer and Wine Dinner - SE Asian Fusion
Please join us for a monthly beer AND wine paired dinner here at the brewery. This month's theme is Southeast Asian Fusion. All tax and gratuity is included. Tickets are transferable to friends (please call the brewery at least 24 hours before the event) but not ref
9th Annual "Swing Into Spring" Abilities Tennis Unified Doubles Tournament
at Althea Gibson Tennis Complex Find Tickets
Get ready for Unified Doubles! Grab your doubles partner and register for the 9th Annual Swing into Spring! Need a partner? We'll find one for you.. Participation is free! Schedule 9:00am - 9:30am - Player Registration 9:30am - 12:00pm - Group photo and Doubles Play Be
Power Up at the Park
Power Up at the Park is a 60 minute FREE Circuit Workout with some HIIT at Hugh MacRae Park. Workout can be modified by our personal trainer, Lucianna, to suit your needs! Mom's: feel free to bring your kids if you'd like!
Wilmington Dessert Market
at Waterline Brewing Co. Find Tickets
Coming this spring on March 10th, Waterline Brewing will be the SWEETEST place in Wilmington! Local dessert shops and bakeries will have desserts available for purchase.
BASS PLANET - Feat. Toadface w/ Frog Pocket (Birthday Set!) + Dredlok + More
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
at Downtown Wilmington Riverfront Park
The St. Patrick's Day Festival at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington, NC, features live music and dancing.
The Arts Friendly Awards 2019
at theArtWorks™ Find Tickets
Join us to celebrate excellence in our arts community. We recognize: ARTIST: Joshua Marquez for Music Composition ADVOCATE: Tony Rivenbark for Thalian Hall Best Practices & Restorations ARTS IN EDUCATION: Brandon Guthrie for Higher Education Teaching & Arts Administra
St. Patrick's Day at the Dubliner
at The Dubliner
t’s that time of year again. St.Paddy’s Day is just around the corner, and we have a great day planned. We’ll have live music all day long on our outdoor stage starting at noon.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Halligan’s Public House
at Halllington's Public House
3317 Masonboro Loop Road, 900 Eastwood Rd (Lumina Station) Whatever your plans are for Friday–cancel them! Halligan’s is having a huge St. Patrick’s Day party with food, drinks, live music, and more!