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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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    Wilmington, NC and Island Beaches: Events

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    Island of Lights New Year\
    December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014
    Kure Beach, NC
    Head to Kure Beach Fishing Pier and watch as a giant lighted beach ball drops at this family-friendly event featuring live music, party favors and more.
    New Year\
    December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014
    Wilmington, NC
    Spend your New Year's Eve aboard North Carolina's largest riverboat, the Henrietta III! The cruise includes a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvers, entertainment, par...
    Cold Stroke Classic
    January 17, 2015 - January 17, 2015
    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    Watch as paddleboarders race through the Intracoastal Waterway at this signature winter event. The event includes two divisions, an exhibitors' expo and more. ...
    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher
    January 17, 2015 - January 18, 2015
    Kure Beach, NC
    Head to Kure Beach for a weekend full of events as hundreds of living history actors reenact the battle that helped seal the fate of the Confederacy. This two-d...
    NC Jazz Festival
    February 5, 2015 - February 7, 2015
    Wilmington, NC
    One of the largest jazz festivals on the East Coast and voted a STS Top 20 event, the NC Jazz Festival is a must-see for music lovers. Featuring three days of ...
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