Week of March 21, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

  • Friday, March 25th - Sunday, April 3rd
Wilmington

Beer lovers can enjoy a full week of sampling brews, food, live music and more when they pop into an event or two that corresponds with the Cape Fear Beer Week. Held annually in the spring, this week-long event takes place at venues, breweries and restaurants all across the Wilmington area and beyond, and is a fine opportunity for beer lovers to explore all the tempting flavors of the Cape Fear region.

Week of March 28, 2022 - April 3, 2022

Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

  • Friday, March 25th - Sunday, April 3rd
Wilmington

Beer lovers can enjoy a full week of sampling brews, food, live music and more when they pop into an event or two that corresponds with the Cape Fear Beer Week. Held annually in the spring, this week-long event takes place at venues, breweries and restaurants all across the Wilmington area and beyond, and is a fine opportunity for beer lovers to explore all the tempting flavors of the Cape Fear region.

Week of April 4, 2022 - April 10, 2022

North Carolina Azalea Festival

  • Wednesday, April 6th - Sunday, April 10th
Wilmington

For 75 years, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has reigned supreme as one of the biggest and best festivals along the southeast coastline, and newcomers are welcome to join in the fun to experience full days of vendors, live music, parades, and other events that shine a spotlight on the lively city of Wilmington. Founded in 1948, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has emerged as one of the most anticipated events in the state, and the celebration attracts visitors from all over the world who want to discover how enchanting the Cape Fear region can be.

Week of April 18, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Dosher Foundation Gala

  • Friday, April 22nd 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
St. James

Known as one of the most glamourous events of the season for the small town of Southport, the annual Dosher Foundation Gala is a great opportunity to get dressed up to the nines to celebrate and toast a very worthy cause. A benefit that goes to assist the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation, this springtime gala is a fun and festive way to mingle with community members while enjoying a glitzy evening of food, drink, and music.

5K Run for the Planet

  • Saturday, April 23rd 7:30 AM
Kure Beach

Discover a beautiful little corner of the globe while celebrating Earth Day by participating in this engaging run, jog or walk that explores one of the prettiest sections of Kure Beach. The 5K Race for the Planet begins and ends at the Fort Fisher Aquarium, and the no-pressure race is a fun way to uncover all the beauty of this southernmost strip of coastline in the Cape Fear region.

Week of April 25, 2022 - May 1, 2022

Kure Beach Street Festival

  • Saturday, April 30th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kure Beach

Enjoy a full day of feasting, live music, entertainment, games, food, and so much more with a fun-filled stop at the at the Kure Beach Street Festival. This enticing street fair that’s put on every year by the Town of Kure Beach showcases the beauty of this small coastal town, as well as all the fun things that are found in this hopping vacation destination.

Week of May 23, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Annual Orange Street ArtsFest

  • Saturday, May 28th - Sunday, May 29th
Wilmington

Celebrating its 26th year in 2022, the Annual Orange Street ArtsFest is a great way for newcomers to discover the myriad of talented artists who live, work and thrive in the coastal Cape Fear region. Featuring dozens of artists, live entertainment, food, and many more enticements, this annual festival is a must for art lovers everywhere.

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

  • Saturday, May 28th - Monday, May 30th
Bald Head Island

Memorial Day on Bald Head Island is a true celebration that will introduce newcomers and longtime vacationers alike to all the amazing things to do and see in this island community. Known as the official kick-off to the summer season, the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration features a wealth of hikes, watersports, art-centric events, and plenty of good food and great times to encourage everyone to escape to the beach and join in the fun.

Week of May 30, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

  • Saturday, May 28th - Monday, May 30th
Bald Head Island

Memorial Day on Bald Head Island is a true celebration that will introduce newcomers and longtime vacationers alike to all the amazing things to do and see in this island community. Known as the official kick-off to the summer season, the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration features a wealth of hikes, watersports, art-centric events, and plenty of good food and great times to encourage everyone to escape to the beach and join in the fun.

Week of June 13, 2022 - June 19, 2022

Flag Day at Battleship NC

  • Tuesday, June 14th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wilmington

Celebrate fly flag by flying your own colors on board one of the biggest landmarks in downtown Wilmington with this special event that combines history and patriotism with ease. The annual Flag Day at Battleship NC is a prime opportunity to celebrate the holiday while exploring one of the most impressive battleships to come out of the WWII era.

Week of July 4, 2022 - July 10, 2022

Fourth of July Celebration

  • Monday, July 4th
Bald Head Island

The Fourth of July is easily one of the most festive days on Bald Head Island, and visitors can join in the fun with a wide array of activities that are found around town. The annual Bald Head Island Fourth of July Celebration is packed with tours, games, food, and fun – as well as a famed annual parade – and is a great way to truly enjoy everything this island community has to offer.

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