Coastal NC Beach Events

Coastal NC Beach EventsCheck out these Coastal NC Beach Events! We hope that these events, festivals and attractions are of interest to you.

Coastal NC Beach events, festivals, attractions at Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Southport NC, Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach and other coastal towns of North Carolina.

Some of these include the Southport, NC 4th Of July Festival, The Cape Fear Blues Festival, The Bald Head Island Pirate Festival, Riverfest in Wilmington NC, The Annual Sunset at Sunset at Sunset Beach, NC, The North Carolina Oyster Festival held on Ocean Isle Beach, NC, The NC Festival By The Sea on Holden Beach and The Cucalorus Film Fest in Wilmington NC!

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Dec
14
Fri
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Candy Cane Flashlight Hunt @ Bill Smith Park
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Candy Cane Flashlight Hunt

Don’t miss this great family holiday hunt on Friday, December 14th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Find candy canes and green & red eggs on the softball field at Bill Smith Park while enjoying hot chocolate and a visit with Santa.

For more information visit www.oakislandnc.com

 

Dec
15
Sat
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Dec
16
Sun
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Dec
17
Mon
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Dec
18
Tue
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Dec
19
Wed
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Dec
20
Thu
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Dec
21
Fri
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Dec
22
Sat
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: airlieinfo@nhcgov.com

 

Howl at the Moon @ East Beach Access 39
Dec 22 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Howl at the Moon Bald Head Island copyJoin a Bald Head Island tradition and the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The “Howl” party (as it’s called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39 when the Moon rises and the entire group breaks into a collective “howl!” around a blazing bonfire.

Attendees bring food and drink to share and the Maritime Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers as well.

The event draws hundreds each Summer and is free and open to all.

 Howl [houl]

verb (used without object)

  1. to utter a loud, prolonged, mournful cry, as that of a dog or wolf.
  2. to utter a similar cry in distress, pain, rage, etc.; wail.
  3. to make a sound like an animal howling: The friends howl when the sun sets and the moon rises.
  4. Informal. to go on a spree; enjoy oneself without restraint.

verb (used with object)

  1. to utter with howls: to howl the rising moon.
  2. to drive or force by howls (often followed by down): to howl down the beach.
For a list of Howl Dates visit: www.maritimemarketbhi.com/howl.aspx
Dec
23
Sun
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Dec
24
Mon
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Dec
25
Tue
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Dec
26
Wed
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Dec
27
Thu
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Dec
28
Fri
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Wilmington’s Fourth Fridays @ Various Venues Wilmington, NC
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are a free monthly event in downtown Wilmington, where several galleries, studios, and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture.

Taking place from 6 to 9 pm on the fourth Friday of each month, the Art Walk is a self-guided tour featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, wood, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more.

Showcasing art and art-related events, Fourth Fridays also include opening receptions, demonstrations, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional and non-traditional art-activities

Additional information can be found on their website.

http://artscouncilofwilmington.org/

2018 Participating Galleries

“A” Studio / 802-B North 4th St / 908.337.5220

ACES Gallery / 221 N Front St / 910.343.0998

Acme Art Studios / 711 N 5th Ave / 910.763.8010

Art in Bloom Gallery / 210 Princess St / 484.885.3037

The Artworks™ / 200 Willard St / 910.352.7077

Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens / 224 Market St / 910.762.4523

Expo 216 / 216 N Front St / 910.769.3899

The Gallery at Dreams / 901 Fanning St / 910.772.1501

Going Local NC / 208 N Front St /  910.769.4833

The Golden Gallery / 311 N Front St / 910-762-4651

MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR / 254 N Front St / 910.343.1640

New Elements Gallery / www.newelementsgallery.com / 910.343.8997

Peacocks Fine Art / 215 S Water St #102 / 910.254.4536

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts /307 N Front St / 910.763.7111

River to Sea Gallery / 224 S Water St / Unit 1-A / 910.763.3380

Sarah Sheffield Studio / 802-A N. 4th St / 919.815.2097

The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery @ CFCC / 200 Hanover St / 910.362.7442

Dec
29
Sat
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Dec
30
Sun
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Jan
19
Sat
Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run For Food @ Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run for FoodThe Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run for Food will be held January 19, 2019, in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach NC. Choose the Half-Marathon, 10K Run/Walk or the 5K Run/Walk to get the distance that is just right for you. Any one of these races will both challenge and inspire you while you enjoy the spectacular views from atop the Ocean Isle Beach Bridge. Get active and have a lot of fun along the way!

Online Registrations will close on Friday, January 18th at 8 AM.

In its 15th year, the Race is a major fund-and-friend raising event for the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry.