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As North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination, Wilmington, North Carolina, features a scenic Riverwalk lined with boutiques, cafés and vibrant nightlife along the Cape Fear River. The city’s historic charm comes from its brick-lined streets, Victorian and antebellum architecture, and mossy oaks. A short drive away are three island beaches—Carolina Beach,...
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    Boogie in the Park Concert Series
    May 3, 2015 - October 18, 2015
    Kure Beach, NC
    Grab a lawn chair or blanket and your boogie shoes for some family-friendly entertainment by the sea at the Kure Beach Ocean Front Park!
    Downtown Sundown Concert Series
    May 22, 2015 - September 4, 2015
    Downtown Wilmington, NC
    Enjoy free, weekly cover bands in beautiful downtown Wilmington as they put on some of the most entertaining shows featuring your favorite tunes.
    City of Wilmington 4th of July Celebration
    July 4, 2015 - July 4, 2015
    Downtown Wilmington, NC
    Spend a night to remember with the whole family at this year’s Independence Day celebrations complete with live entertainment, food vendors and fireworks!
    East Coast "Got-Em-On" Classic King Mackerel Tournament
    July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015
    Carolina Beach, NC
    Join in the fun with the annual East Coast "Got-Em-On" Classic King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, now in it's 36th year!
    July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    Attracting surfers from around the world, the O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest has grown into one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast.
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