Rims on the River is an annual event beginning May 18th through May 20th, featuring cars and motorcycles dating to 1980 and older lining the streets of historic downtown Wilmington, NC, with the Cape Fear River as their backdrop.
Festivities begin Friday, May 18th, with a taste of local entertainment and fun at our various partner venues, bars, and restaurants. Welcome to Rims weekend!
Saturday the 19th is Car Show Day, participants are invited to come down beginning at 9:00 AM to get admitted and parked, with the show starting at 11:00 AM to the public.
Participants parking is $10.00 in advance and applications can be obtained by clicking on our Car Participant page or $15.00 the day of the show (based on space remaining). If you wish to park near a friend, you must arrive together, no spaces will be held.
Awards are presented at approximately 4:00, at the intersection of N. Front St. and Chestnut, in front of the Post Office. We are also bringing back last year’s Pin Up Contest which was a blast! Perfectly Pinned Up will be hosting this fun event that actually helps raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund.
Another part of the event is the returning of the Free Concert featuring Phantom Playboys, Skye Paige, and the Dew Drops. The concert will be beginning earlier in the afternoon during the actual car show.
Saturday evening following the car show and concert will be an after party concert held at Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern featuring Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles, Katie and the Teardrops, Rocket 77, and The Rachet Brothers.
Sunday the 20th, we close out our weekend with a casual group cruise. Those wishing to join us, we meet at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center Parking lot on N. Front St.
This is a free fun event!
For more information about this event visit their website https://www.rimsontheriver.com/