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    April 2019 Events


    New Hanover County


    April 3-7

    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.


    April 20-21

    Carolina Pro-Am SUP Championship

    Wrightsville Beach

    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.


    Brunswick County


    April 18

    Earth Day Festival

    Middleton Park

    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.


    April 19-20

    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.


    Pender County


    April 6

    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.


    April 7

    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.


    Onslow County


    April 6

    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.


    April 15


    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.


    Craven County


    April 6

    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.


    April 6

    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.


    Carteret County


    April 20

    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.


    April 24-28

    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.



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