Wilmington, North Carolina is primarily known as a beach town, but it has so much more to offer visitors and locals in the way of entertainment. Wilmington has a rich history and besides many historic sites, such as Fort Fisher, Historic Downtown can be like stepping into the past, with its stately historic homes and the Cape Fear River waterfront and walking tours, the popular Battleship North Carolina and much more. But Wilmington is also a college town and that means a young and vibrant nightlife and restaurant and bar scene. You’ll also find we are known for the arts, with musical concerts, art shows and theatrical performances throughout the year.
Wilmington has a lot to offer besides its beautiful and wide sandy beaches. There are many weekly activities that kids will enjoy, as well as parents and grand parents. Many of these events are free of charge and are held during the day or the early hours of the evening. So get out there and enjoy Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Downtown and Wrightsville Beach with the family.
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Painting With A Twist is a fun way to be creative, enjoy friends and leave with your own work of art. Instructions are provided along with all the materials you will need. You bring your own beverage and snacks.
Gibby’s Dock and Dine offers the only Harbor Views of any dining establishment in Carolina Beach. Steps from the beach, the Boardwalk and with free parking, Gibby’s is the place to go for great seafood, burgers, wings and more. Open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 2:00 am.
When you sail the Cape Fear River with Captain Alan, you will have a whole new vantage point of Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding natural region. You’ll experience how the first arriving sailors felt as they coasted up the river with the tide. Sailboat rental, excursions, tours and weddings on the water under sail.
Halloween Events abound during the month of October in Wilmington, NC, from the famous Ghost Walking Tour to the Zombie Walk downtown to the infamous Panic Attack Haunted Attraction, Wilmington knows how to scare the daylights out of you for a delightful fright night!
Jerry Allen’s is Wrightsville Beach’s favorite handout and sports bar, with mouthwatering food when you get hungry and lots of cold beer choices. We’re located in the heart of Wrightsville Beach and steps from the Ocean.
Odell Williamson Auditorium is a performing arts theater located on the campus of Brunswick Community College, Bolivia, NC, serving the citizens of Brunswick County and surrounding areas of southeast North Carolina and northern South Carolina.
Captain Robbins’ Cape Fear River Adventures offers guided excursions and camping trips on the Cape Fear River and Black River near Wilmington, NC.
Admit it, you want to try it, SUP, which is short for Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Carolina Paddle Board Co. in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach has what you need from the boards and equipment to clothing, rentals and instruction. So get out there and paddle.