Events

Yard Sales September 14

Yard sales for September 14, 2019

  They’re back! Legends of Tennis tournament returns to Landfall

  Inclusive fashion show celebrates beauty of a special group of models

Yard sales September 7

  Comedians compete for the title of Port City’s Top Comic

Football to farming: Former NFL standout donates fresh produce to homeless and hungry

  First Act: ‘Wolfcrush’ explores adolescent struggles as four teenagers wrestle with sexuality, identity and social standing

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  Block party, dance party and bar crawl planned to celebrate Port City Pride

  You can help end the blood shortage by donating in Southport

Yard sales August 24

  Educate, exercise, and empower: Walk with a Doc program gets resident on their feet towards a healthy lifestyle

  Children with autism enjoy fun-filled day at Surfers Healing Camp

  Get your child a free haircut before school starts

  Celebrity dog trainer shares tips for pet owners

Celebrity dog trainer Joel Silverman is known for his work with Dreyfuss on NBC’s 'Empty Nest.' Now, he travels the country working with Humane Societies to train shelter dogs to help them become more adoptable.

  Support the next generation of entrepreneurs

An event offers kids ages 7 to 17 a chance to set up a 3 hour pop-up-shop to showcase products or services they created

  Clear the Shelters: How to prepare after adopting an animal

Tips to help you get your family and your home ready for a furry new addition.

  Fundraising campaign underway to help hire staff for Arts Council

The organization is currently a one-woman operation with Rhonda Bellamy leading the charge.

Dogs, Cats, and Bunnies! Over 100 animals at adoption event

  Chance of storms inside Thalian Hall is 100 percent Saturday

Wilmington Police hosts National Night Out event

  Dinner honors Purple Heart recipients in the Cape Fear region

Yard sales August 3

  Calling all artists! Wilmington art center searching for show submissions

  “Conference on Government” gives residents a chance to learn and engage with community programs and services

New Hanover County leaders are hosting the two-day event for residents to learn what the county has to offer.

  Incluza Palooza invites community to support programs for those with intellectual disabilities

Incluza Palooza will celebrate the employment, liberal arts, health and social programs for persons with intellectual disabilities in the Cape Fear Region

National Lighthouse Weekend: Celebrate the oldest NC lighthouse

Old Baldy in Brunswick County is the state's oldest lighthouse. This weekend is full of activities to celebrate National Lighthouse Weekend on Bald Head Island.

  Young actor taps his way to a milestone in ‘Billy Elliot’

Liam Redford stars as Billy Elliot in his fifth production of the show, opening Thursday, Aug. 1 at Thalian Hall

  Fundraiser will help Survivors Best Friend pair sexual violence victims with shelter animals

Survivor’s Best Friend pairs survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse with pets who will help them heal

Commission on African American History honors ‘Living Legends’

The City of Wilmington’s Commission on African American History will host a dinner Saturday, July 27 to recognize seven people who have made significant contributions to Wilmington’s history.

  Smiles and strikes will fill bowling alley at weekend fundraiser for Special Olympics

Bowling with Badges will benefit the Special Olympics

  First Act: ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ on stage Wilmington for the first time

In the show, Marty, an acting teacher, holds an “adult creative drama” class at the local community center

  Support the life of Reilly, Airlie Gardens’ working dog

A night of family fun will help support a dog with a job

Yard sales July 20

Yard sales for July 20, 2019

  Recipe: Serve a healthy, tasty cold watermelon soup for lunch (or breakfast?!)

Here's a recipe you can try with the watermelon you pick up at this weekend's Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff

  TheatreNOW’s final act: ‘Clue, the Musical’ marks the beginning of the end

It’s the final act for a beloved theater company in our community

  Talented, young thespians star in ’Thoroughly Modern Millie’ as part of new theater program

Opera House Theatre Company recently launched its Apprentice Theatre, which gives young people a place to showcase their talents

  All things hurricane: Southport Maritime Museum educates with new exhibit and lecture series

The museum offers free, monthly lectures during this Hurricane season. They are also opening a new exhibit on hurricanes this fall.

  Recipe: Salsa includes ‘watermelon surprise’

Here's an unique way to serve up the juicy, sweet watermelon you pick up at this weekend's Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff

  New art exhibit uses the moon as inspiration

The exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

  Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moonwalk

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took man’s first steps on the moon on July 20, 1969

Yard sales July 13

Yard sales for July 13, 2019

  Gospel jazz concert to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

A gospel jazz benefit concert Saturday will feature Tyrone Hill, Shellie Hill, Darryl Murrill and other artists

  Festival celebrates arts in the coastal south

Rhiannon Giddens, Regina Carter and John Jeremiah Sullivan will take the stage during the Lumina Festival of the Arts

  Experienced musicians put on a show to help out the next generation of music makers

The Rhythm of the River concert is Friday, July 12, at the Brooklyn Arts Center

Yard sales July 6

Yard sales for July 6, 2019

  Walk the beach and get a guided tour of ocean life

One beach town offers family-friendly walks with experts on a variety of topics including shell and fossil finding

  Animal rescue group opens new thrift store

Monty's Home animal rescue opens Animal Lovers Thrift Store.

  PortCity Reggae Music & Art Festival brings good jams and good vibes to Wilmington for second year

Organizers encourage you to enjoy a day of unity, love, and reggae

Celebrate Fourth of July with these Independence Day events

Here is a list of events happening on the Fourth of July in the area.

  Cape Fear 7′s Rugby Tournament celebrates 45th year in Wilmington

One of the nation’s largest Summer 7′s rugby tournaments returns to Wilmington this weekend

  Let the good times roll with Five Guys Named Moe

'Five Guys Named Moe' is written by 'The Wire' and 'Treme' actor Clarke Peters and features the music of Louis Jordan

Yard sales June 29

Yard sales for June 29, 2019

  Up-and-coming thespians take to the stage with a classic tale of life in small town America

Opera House Theatre Company's Apprentice Theatre debuts its first show

  Steamroller used to create art

Artists used a steamroller to create art during a daylong public printmaking showcase on the UNCW campus

  Cape Fear Museum welcomes two new exhibits

The museum is hosting a free, open house tour of the new exhibits on Thursday, June 27th along with free admission all weekend long.

  Fundraiser on Figure Eight Island supports LGBTQIA community

The Beach Blast Fundraiser is Saturday, June 29 at a private home on Figure Eight Island. The event supports the Frank Harr Foundation, a LGBTQIA education and outreach organization.

  See the best of the Historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk past and present

Go to the spot where shag dancing was born and learn about the history of Britt’s Donuts during a walking tour

  Solved in seconds: Do you have what it takes to win a Rubik’s cube competition?

For some, it takes a lifetime; for others, solving a Rubik’s cube can be done in just seconds.

  Is your pup the next Picasso?

A Wilmington group will hold a family and pet friendly fundraiser that will help people get their pets spayed and neutered

  Get support to ‘Climb out of the Darkness’

1 in 7 new mothers and 1 in 10 new fathers will suffer from some form of mental illness around the birth of a child

  Volunteers needed to clean up coast on America’s birthday

Dozens of volunteers will spend their Fourth of July picking up trash and passing out garbage bags on Masonboro Island to fight trash troubles on the uninhabited island

  Quirky and sweet story of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ on stage this week in Wilmington

A show based on an Academy Award-winning indie film comes to the stage in Wilmington this week

  Find inspiration aplenty for outdoor painting at Southport’s Plein Air Festival

Enjoy the arts and the outdoors with an event in Southport this weekend

  Wilmington food bank plans to kick out hunger for the summer

Annual kick off ofthe Stop Summer Hunger initiative at The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington. By July 31, the hope is to provide 220,000 meals to children in New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus and Pender Counties.

  If Old Glory has gotten really old, retire that flag at upcoming American Legion event

On June 15 at the Brunswick Forest Community Commons, Post 68 is holding a fundraiser and flag collection day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  History comes alive this weekend at Fort Fisher

The event features costumed interpreters, small arms demonstrations, special tours, and periodic firings of the site’s 12-pound bronze Napoleon cannon

  First Act: ‘The Cake’ tackles controversial issue that’s making headlines

A baker is faced with a choice between faith and family.

Yard sales June 8

Yard sales for June 8, 2019

  Practice swim safety as we dive into summer

YMCA shares tips for keeping the kids safe in the water this summer along with offering free swim lessons in June.

  Plant sea oats along the coast, clean the beaches on World Oceans Day

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will host its first Party for the Planet on World Oceans Day, which is on Sat., June 8. World Oceans Day is a global event to celebrate and clean up the sea.

  Watch independent films with ties to NC

The 2019 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival kicks off Thursday, June 6, at Ironclad Brewery

  St. James hosts public seminar, fair on upcoming hurricane season

The Town of St. James held events Tuesday to get communities ready for hurricane season.

  New Hanover County Relay for Life event works to raise money and awareness for cancer survivors

The annual event is Saturday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

Yard sales June 1

Yard sales for June 1, 2019

  Charity concert to benefit programs that help feed children over summer break

Saturday is the 2nd Annual Jame to Help the Kids put on by the City of Wilmington.

  Make summer boredom disappear with magic camp

Michael Rosander says the No Sleeves Magic Camp teaches magic skills and life skills too

  Red Cross in need of volunteers for disaster relief response

The Cape Fear Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to respond to disaster. The agency will offer a two-day training session for anyone interested in volunteering.

  Lucky duck has a chance to win thousands

The Annual Coastal Duck Derby benefits Coastal Horizons Crisis Intervention Services (Open House Youth Shelter and The Rape Crisis Center).The event is on Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Jungle Rapids. Those who adopt a duck have a chance to win prizes.

  Bow Wow Luau & the Cat’s Meow celebrates 10 years of raising money for needy animals

This year marks the ten year anniversary of The Bow Wow Luau & the Cat’s Meow, which raises money to help save lives of homeless and abused dogs and cats in our community.

  Thalian Association boasts the 24th Orange Street ArtsFest on Memorial weekend

More than 80 artists will fill the street with their works for the annual Orange Street ArtsFest this weekend.

Yard sales May 25

Yard sales in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, and Bladen counties for May 25