New Hanover County
Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic
August 11th & 12th, 8am
South End, Wrightsville Beach
The Wahine Classic Surfing Competition features all levels of female surfers, amateur to professional and a SUP division. Spectators will see up to 100 competitors ages 5 to 65.
Jazz Rendezvous Festival
August 17th & 18th, 5pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
The inaugural Jazz Rendezvous Festival at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater features performances by Phil Deny, Oli Silk, Althea Rene, Jeanette Harris, and Marcus Anderson. Music Schedule: Friday: Opening Act; 6pm: Phil Denny & Oli Silk; 7pm: Althea Rene & Jeanette Harris; 8pm: Marcus Anderson. Saturday: 5pm: Opening Act; 6pm: George Freeman; 7pm: Danny Kusz; 8pm: David P Stevens; 9pm: Jackiem Joyner.
Wilmington Fur Ball
August 25th, 5:30-10:30pm
The Terraces on Sir Tyler
1826 Sir Tyler Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405
The 13th Annual Fur Ball features hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, champagne, live music by the Bibis Ellison Band and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit animal rescue groups in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.
Ocean Isle Community Center
44 East 1st Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
You will be sent off with a clue sheet to find prizes on the island distributed by local vendors. Enjoy hotdogs, popsicles, prizes, and tons of fun.
Leland Under the Lights Car Show
August 18th, 3-8pm
1152 East Cutlar Crossing, Leland, NC 28451
Join the 14th Annual Under the Lights Car Show for cars, entertainment, vendors, dining, and music from Brian White with Jammin’ 99.9. Goody bags, dash plaques and t-shirts will be given to the first 100 cars to pre-register.
Oak Island Farmers & Artisan Market
August 20th, 8am-1pm
Middle Park, East Dolphin Drive & 49th Street SE, Oak Island, NC 28465
Vendors offer local fresh produce, homemade jams, cakes, and a variety of homemade goods including jewelry, furniture, rugs and potholders.
Fairy Garden Workshop
August 14th, 9am-12pm
Burgaw Community House
102 E Wilmington Street, Burgaw, NC 28425
Paint pots and build special fairy gardens limited only by their imagination. This is the third and final program between 4-H and Park and Recreation.
August 17th, 6-8pm
Pender County Courthouse Square
The Summer on the Square Concert Series features various food vendors and blankets and chairs are encouraged. Enjoy the classic rock sounds of Dos Eddies.
National Night Out
August 7th, 6-7pm
Riverwalk Crossing Park
421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540
The city of Jacksonville, along with community partners, hosts this exciting annual event to celebrate community and promote crime prevention. More than 12,000 citizens attend each year.
Snead Ferry Shrimp Festival
August 10th-12th, Fri: 5-10pm; Sat: 10am-10pm; Sun: 10am-5pm
Snead Ferry Community Center
126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
The 48th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival headlined by Donnie Lee Strickland includes a parade, rides, food, live music, vendors, and a fireworks display.
Sneads Ferry King Mackerel Tournament
August 17th & 18th,Friday: 5:30-8pm, Saturday:6:30am-5pm
New River Marina, 104 River Marina, 104 James Rd, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
The 28th Annual Sneads Ferry King Mackerel Tournament features over $40,000 in cash prizes and TWT based on 100 boat entry. Entry fee is $100 per boat. Tournament includes a Captain’s Dinner, Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony.
August 10th, 5pm
New Bern Farmer’s Market
421 S front Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Join the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce for the 3rd in their 2018 Summer Concert Series starring The Embers featuring Craig Woolard and Jupiter Jones. Food trucks will be on site.
August 14th, 7pm
City Stage, 901 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28562
City Stage presents a poetry happening hosted by Melissa Black. This is an open event and all forms of poetry are welcome. The evening will include an open mic session and an interactive round robin.
Tryon Palace Beer Festival
August 18, 5-9pm
NC History Center, 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562
This exciting event will feature local breweries, locally owned food trucks, and live music performed by local artists. Learn about the brewing process by seeing a live brew demo.
The Beaufort Pirate Invasion
August 10th & 11
Beaufort Historical Site
Turner Street in Eury Park
For 2 full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia. Enjoy living history demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing, black powder weapon displays, and a mock trial.
Taste of Core Sound
August 31st, 6-9m
Held twice throughout the year to cater to summertime and winter visitors, this event is always brimming with fresh flavors, local seafood, down-home hospitality, and plenty of reasons to dig in and enjoy.