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
3rd Annual PVBC Youth Golf Tournament
at Magnolia Greens Golf Course Find Tickets
The 3rd Annual PVBC Youth Golf Tournament will take place on May 26, 2018 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course in Leland, NC. Similar to the last two years, the format will be 4 man teams-best ball with a shotgun start!
Ms. Veteran American Motivational Seminar
at Port City Sports Performance, LLC Find Tickets
An educational seminar by Ms. Veteran America to raise money for Final Salute; Health Possible Inc. will be a vendor along with numerous other vendors.
2018 Raider Ball
at Battleship North Carolina Find Tickets
Prepare to be transported back to the 1940s as you dance the night away on the historic USS North Carolina in downtown Wilmington, NC on May 26, 2018.
Flannel Rebellion Memorial Day Show
at The Whiskey
Memorial Day weekend show at The Whiskey! 10pm.
Memorial Day Cook Out w/Street Clones, Parties With Strangers
at Reggies 42nd Street Tavern
Memorial Day Weekend Cook - Out
Ink & Arms Tattoo and Gun Expo
at Wilmington Convention Center Find Tickets
The 2018 Expo will feature over 100 -plus tattoo artists from around the globe, firearms dealers as well as other unique exhibitors, including a variety of gear, clothing, and novelty vendors.
Eagles Gathering Conference 2018
at The Force Outreach Ministry Find Tickets
The wait is over! Apostle G. Wilson brings to you Eagles Gathering Conference 2018 June 1st - 2nd.
Release It Worship Experience Conference
at Scottish Rite Temple Find Tickets
The Balanced Room presents our Keynote Speaker Real Talk Kim (Pastor Kim Pothier) as she continues to fulfill her passion and purpose by loving people back to life!!!
Museum Ships Weekend
at USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship
Operating aboard Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual Museum Ships Weekend. The Battleship is NI4BK and HAM operators may contact the ship via Voice, Digital and Morse Code.
The Rooftop Experience: All White Day Party
at The Rooftop Bar Find Tickets
Are you ready for a party like no other? This will be the event of the summer! The Wilmington Black Professionals are thrilled to bring you The Rooftop experience: All White Day Party Saturday, June 2 from 4-8pm.
Today at 11:00 AM - 02:00 pm
Port City Sports Performance, LLC
Today at 09:00 AM - 02:00 pm
Magnolia Greens Golf Course
May 25 at 11:00 PM · May 26, 04:00 AM
DefyGravity Wilmington Trampoline Park