Events

  Large crowds gather as curfew approaches

Wilmington restaurant provides free meals to Community Boys and Girls Club

  Young thespians to star in classic movie turned stage musical, Xanadu Junior

Cameron Art Museum postpones United States Colored Troops Sculpture event

UPDATE: Pineapple-Shaped Lamps updated its ‘Puffs’ performance times due to coronavirus concerns

NHRMC’s Pink Ribbon luncheon cancelled

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  Fill up Empty Bowls at annual fundraiser that supports those who struggle with food insecurity

  Just desserts for those with a sweet tooth

  BBQ cook-off to benefit Step Up For Soldiers

Free rabies clinic for New Hanover County residents. Shelter volunteers needed,

  Get ready for a bloody good time with ’Lizzie: The Musical’

  Power of the Purse comes in clutch to raise money for Wilmington Health Access for Teens

  ‘This Country’ TV pilot to begin filming in Wilmington

According to reports, Seann William Scott will star in the new FOX show.

  Works from female filmmakers showcased at upcoming festival

Films from female directors will be screened at a festival that celebrates stories made from a woman’s perspective

  Marchtoberfest to bring a taste of Germany to Wilmington

Marchtoberfest, a German-themed beer festival, will bring hundreds out to enjoy live music, German food, festival games and craft beer

  Get ideas for your garden during greenhouse tours this weekend

The Hobby Greenhouse Club will hold its 30th Anniversary Greenhouse Tour on Sat., Feb. 29

  Woman Crush Wednesday: Wimbledon winner, WWI nurse and other fabulous females celebrated at upcoming event

  Hundreds of volunteers pack 85k meals for children in Haiti

  Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Brunswick County

  Come to the Cabaret, a night of Broadway favorites, to benefit Thalian Association Youth Theatre and She ROCKS

  Art is accessible and affordable at Art for All 10

  Event for pet owners coming to Coastline Conference Center

  Skippy and The Comedy Warriors perform at Thalian Hall Saturday

Veterans turned comedians have a night of cathartic healing planned for the people of Wilmington.

Cooler weather this weekend for 16th Annual Polar Plunge

Hundreds of brave souls will dive into the water this weekend for the 16th Annual Polar Plunge, which benefits the Special Olympics New Hanover County

  Learn about food that fuels your body and the economy at the Local Food Conference

Feast Down East will host its 10th annual Local Food Conference, which brings together community members and farmers, with the focus of supporting the local food system in Southeastern North Carolina

  Irish Music Night to support St. Patrick’s Parade, Cape Fear Literacy Council

Three bands, the Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums and dancers from the Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dance will entertain the crowd at Irish Music Night, Sat., Feb. 15, which supports the Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

  Perfect for date night: Fan favorite, ‘Guys & Dolls’, on stage Valentine’s Day weekend at UNCW

It’s considered by some to be the best Broadway musical of all time; Guys and Dolls opens Thurs., Feb. 13 at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium

  Hundreds take part in Night to Shine Wilmington

Over 1,000 people take part in Night to Shine event in Wilmington.

  New Hanover County School’s Magnet Fair

New Hanover County Schools is hosting a Magnet and Choice Schools Fair.

  Holli Saperstein stars as humorist who found laughter in suburban home life in ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wits End’

Erma Bombeck, an author and top syndicated columnist whose articles appeared in more than 900 newspapers, is known as the original female humorist

An “Event-Full” weekend full of peace, love and music

On this weekend before Valentine’s Day, grab the whole family and check out these events aimed at sharing the love and community support.

  StriperFest lures families for day of education about about the Cape Fear River’s ecosystem

StriperFest returns again this year to educate the public about ways to protect the Cape Fear River’s ecosystem

  As neighbors continue to recover from two devastating hurricanes, Whiteville aims to get the attention of HGTV ‘Hometown Takeover’

Volunteers in Whiteville are hard at work in an effort to convince HGTV to select the Columbus County town for its “Hometown Takeover.”

  ‘What Goes Where?’ event clears up confusion around recycling, composting and waste diversion

The rules of recycling change often. Many have questions about what can and can’t be recycled

  It won’t take ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ to ‘Help!’ JDRF

An evening of music from the Beatles raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

  New Community Arts Center Choir gives singers a chance to hit a high note

Have you ever wanted to sing in a choir? Get in tempo with the new Community Arts Center Choir

  Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate, is featured guest at upcoming Writers’ Night

Green is a poet, teacher, community arts advocate, and the author of eight collections of poetry, published in over eighty national and international anthologies and magazines

Dancing, Laughing and Coffee: three ingredients for a good time this weekend

What do Football, the 1970s, Mardi Gras, coffee and oysters have in common? They’re all the focal point of events taking place this weekend.

  Little Black Dress Initiative increases awareness about human trafficking

The Junior League of Wilmington’s Little Black Dress Initiative is a week-long campaign designed to harness the power of social media to increase awareness around human trafficking and to raise money to support the League’s efforts

  Community invited to forum on Black History Month & Martin Luther King Jr.

CastleBranch to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month with forum at the company's headquarters

  Concert event brings together rap and R&B artists

Organizers want the event to have the feel of 'America’s Got Talent' meeting 'P Diddy’s Starmaker.'

  Evening of culinary delights helps to make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses

Wish Upon a Chef, an event that includes culinary delights from 16 regional chefs, will make sure wishes come true for children with critical illnesses

  Enjoy a 70’s dance party fundraiser for Access of Wilmington

70's themed dance party fundraiser for Access of Wilmington at Edward Teach Brewery

  Fitness, Fishing and Fantasy: See what’s happening this weekend

if you’re looking for a way to relax, we’ve got you covered.

  North Carolina Jazz Festival: 40 and going strong

The North Carolina Jazz Festival is 40 and going strong

  Former ‘Essence’ Editor-In-Chief is keynote speaker for UNCW’s 35th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration

Former 'Essence' Editor-In-Chief Susan Taylor will be the keynote for an event on the campus of UNCW to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  Hundreds come together for Martin Luther King Jr. parade

Despite the cold temperatures, the community honored MLK Jr. by attending the parade in downtown Wilmington Monday.

  This weekend: 155th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher

This weekend, Fort Fisher will mark the 155th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. The event will feature a tactical demonstration.

UNCW women’s basketball team to host Pink Day for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

UNCW women’s basketball team to host Pink Day for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

  Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores 1898 Massacre in ‘Wilmington’s Lie’

David Zucchino, a contributing writer for The New York Times and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will be in Wilmington this weekend to discuss his latest book, which focuses on the 1898 Massacre

Rally planned for Ebonee Spears on anniversary of disappearance

Rally planned for Ebonee Spears on anniversary of disappearance

  A must-see show: Put on ‘A Little More Mascara’ and go see ‘La Cage aux Folles’

'La Cage aux Folles' centers around a gay couple, one of whom is a drag queen, who have been together for 20 years. Their son plans to marry a woman with ultra-conservative parents, who would not approve of the two fathers. Sound familiar? It's the show on which 1996's 'The Birdcage' is based.

Yard sales January 11

Yard sales and an estate sale in New Hanover and Brunswick counties

SQUAT CHALLENGE: News anchor, personal trainer pair up to take on YMCA

WECT’s Frances Weller and personal trainer, LaMaine Williams have paired up to take on the YMCA in a squat challenge

  Port City Rip the Runway to raise money for scholarship that honors the life of a longtime educator

Rip the Runway, a fashion show this weekend, supports the Lillie Ann Heggins Scholarship Fund

  YWCA expands three programs into Pender County

The organization will bring What’s Wrong with Different?, Reach Girls Empowerment Program and the Grandparent Support Network to the county.

  Floating Lantern Ceremony provides community with opportunity to remember and reflect

The Floating Lantern Ceremony is in its fifth year at Cameron Art Museum

  Let your creative side flourish at Art & The Bloom

Art & The Bloom is an exhibition of floral designers who create beautiful arrangements to interpret a piece of art

Yard sales January 4

Yard sales January 4, 2020 in Pender and Brunswick counties.

  Cape Fear Volunteer Center delivers 1,200 meals to low-income residents

Over 200 volunteers joined with the Cape Fear Volunteer Center to help deliver 1,200 meals to low income families and the elderly from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  Wilmington church invites families to take photos under fake snow

The Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church welcomed families to take photos on a display in the church’s pumpkin patch while a snow machine created a winter wonderland overhead.

  Saint Nicholas Christmas Foundation gives over 230 presents to seniors

Seniors at Cedar Cove Assisted Living were treated to a special Christmas experience after the Saint Nicholas Christmas Foundation handed out over 230 presents to residents.

Yard sales December 21

Yard sales in New Hanover County and tips for planning a yard sale

  Wilmington Police Department hosts 29th annual ‘Santa Cop’ event

Christmas came a little early for 67 students at Wilmington’s 29th annual ‘Santa Cop’ Event.

  Free trees: homeowners can pick up trees to replace ones lost to Hurricane Florence

Hundreds of trees will be given to homeowners on Sat., Dec. 14

  Pleasure Island neighbors invite you to tour their homes this holiday season

Take a self guided tour through some of Pleasure Island's most beautiful homes

  Two Wilmington moms host ‘Autism Closet Exchange’

Two Wilmington moms are teaming up on a special project in hopes of making every child feel excited and comfortable this holiday season.

  Children of all needs visit with Santa this holiday season

The event is free on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m at the Mayfaire Town Center.

Yard sale December 7

Yard sales today in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties.

  Good Friends come together to support those in need

Women come together for luncheon to help those who slip through the cracks of other aid organizations

CENC Food Bank hosts Giving Tuesday Volunteer event

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina hosted a Giving Tuesday volunteer event.

Yard sales November 30

Yard sales November 30 in New Hanover and Pender Counties

  American Legion Post changes name to honor fallen soldier

Ceremony to honor and rename American Legion Post 68, Leland to John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68, Leland

  Street Turkeys taking donations for families in Southeast North Carolina

Street Turkeys event taking donations for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

  What it takes to light up Enchanted Airlie and your holiday spirit

Planning for the big light show in Wilmington is a full-time job and takes a village to make it all come together.

Yard sales November 23

Yard sales November 23, 2019 in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties

Wilmington FD demonstrates cooking safety at fall open house

The Wilmington Fire Department presented an open house to demonstrate ways to keep Thanksgiving as safe and possible.

  Beauty pageant has a plot twist

All of the contestants have one thing in common

  St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church hosts its second annual German Christmas Market this weekend

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church hosts its second German Christmas Market this weekend

Yard sales November 16

Yard sales in New Hanover and Pender counties