New Hanover County
NC Azalea Festival
Various venues in Wilmington
Annual festival featuring live concerts, a street fair, garden party, pageantry, juried art show and sale, home and garden tours, afterparty, boxing tournament, coin show, gala, parade, shag contest, fireworks and more.
Carolina Pro-Am SUP Championship
South Lumina Ave & Nathan St, Wrightsville Beach, 28480
Two day stand up paddle surf event, drawing the world’s best professional and amateur paddle surfers offering a prize purse of $15,000. The pro division will earn qualifier series points toward the APP World Tour ranking.
Earth Day Festival
4700 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465
This free event will teach all ages how to protect and take care of the planet. Area conservation groups will be on site as well as hands-on exhibits, displays, food and more.
Southport Spring Festival
Franklin Square Park
130 E West St, Southport, NC 28461
Festival featuring musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, food vendors and plant sales. There will also be a 5k on Saturday.
Reel Housewives of Topsail Island Bike Ride
517 Roland Ave, Surf City, NC 28445
Annual bike ride to benefit local breast cancer patients and survivors. Registration is $25 and includes entry to all events and lunch. Afterparty will be held at Gilligan’s in Surf City. Route is approximately 26 miles and will start and end in Southside Park.
Easter Egg Scramble
Pender Memorial Park
601 S Smith St, Burgaw, NC 28425
Join Pender County Parks and Recreation and the town of Burgaw for a new Easter tradition hunting eggs at Pender Memorial Park.
Run for the Warriors
Riverwalk Crossing Park
421 Court St, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Hope for the Warriors hosts a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1st mile. Proceeds benefit service members and their families. Race series is open to civilians and military members and honors those in Iraq and Afghanistan and celebrates their strength and resolve.
Onslow Pines Park
1244 Onslow Pines Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Outdoor classes where children can learn through play. In a 10-week class, Tinkergarten Leader, Taylor Roth will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together.
Save the 22 Gala
3850 Butler Rd, New Bern, NC 28560
Experience the roaring twenties for the annual gala and spread awareness to end veteran suicide. Includes entertainment and dinner. Proceeds benefit For the Fighters and Helping Veterans. Features raffle prizes, 50/50 auction and guest speakers.
Boots & Bowties
2301 Trent Rd, New Bern, NC 28562
Gala and Auction featuring food and drinks from The Chelsea, 300+ live and silent auction items, music and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Carter County Junior Livestock Show.
Easter Egg Hunt
Beaufort Historical Site
130 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516
Annual Easter egg hunt on the Beaufort Historical Grounds for children ages 7 and younger. Features prizes, refreshments and an egg hunt with over 2,000 eggs. Event is free, just bring a basket.
Beaufort Wine & Food Festival
Various venues in Beaufort
Annual wine and food festival featuring an art unveiling, wine luncheon and dinners, artist reception and wine seminar, fashion show luncheon, tasting and auction, culinary village, historic wine walkabout, throwdown and champagne brunch.