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Wilmington, North Carolina

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  • Visit Wilmington, N.C.: Events
    • Carolina Cup
      Wrightsville Beach, NC
      April 23, 2014 - April 27, 2014
      Enjoy five days of events at the Carolina Cup where you can attend clinics taught by professional paddleboarders and watch competitors race to the finish at the largest paddleboard race on the East Coast.  … more
    • Waterman Ocean Festival
      Wrightsville Beach, NC
      April 29, 2014 - May 4, 2014
      Celebrate 50 years of surfing with the inaugural Waterman's Ocean Festival. Held in conjunction with the Surfalorous Film Festival, enjoy five days of surfing with competitions, special guest stars and history surf lessons for kids. … more
    • Surfalorus Film Festival
      Wilmington, NC
      May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
      The Surfalorus Film Festival hits screens this spring with the hottest new surf films, action sports flicks and docs about coastal issues. Surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos, and fans of good film will enjoy three days of outdoor screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington. The three-day event will include live music, film screenings as well as a free outdoor board expo and the shaper show.  … more
    • Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival
      Carolina Beach, NC
      May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014
      Come and enjoy the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, a celebration of visual, culinary, and performing arts at the beach! Artist vendors from around the region will have their fine arts and crafts available for sale and will demonstrate their creative processes from iron pouring and blacksmith techniques. Artistic performances include comedic dueling pianos, jazz bands, salsa dancers and much more!  … more
    • Boogie in the Park Concert Series
      Kure Beach, NC
      May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014
      Join us at Ocean Front Park for live music by the sea as the Boogie in the Park series kicks off with The MAKO Band. The series continues every Sunday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., May through September with a variety of music including 80s, classic rock and pop hits.  … more

Wilmington overview

Wilmington's Historic River District and island beaches boast a bounty of extraordinary experiences from the river to the sea. You will be surrounded by water, history and natural beauty in North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination. Stroll the nearly two-mile-long Riverwalk, lined with boutiques, pubs, cafes and vibrant nightlife along the Cape Fear River. And escape to island time at three island beaches: Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.
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