New Hanover County
22nd Annual Golf Classic
Eagle Point Golf Club
8131 Bald Eagle Lane, Wilmington, NC 28411
The Wilmington Symphony presents their 22nd Annual Golf Classic. The tournament format is best ball. Breakfast and registration start at 7am. Proceeds benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and its youth education programs.
20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Front Street, Downtown Wilmington
The Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at Front Street and Red Cross and features live Irish music, traditional dance performances, food, beverages and crafts for purchase. Cape Fear First Responders will be the Grand Marshals and NourishNC is the parade charity.
Mardi Gras by the Sea Parade & Festival
SE 46th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465
The parade begins at 1pm, starting at SE 63rd Street and ends at SE 46th Street. Includes food and entertainment.
Brunswick County Intercultural Festival
Odell Williamson Auditorium
150 College Road NE, Bolivia NC 28422
Festival goers will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures that reside in and around our county. The festival includes ethnic food, numerous cultural performing artists, activities for children, displays, diversity workshops, dance demos, and exhibits.
March 22nd – 24th
Gathering of the Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail
Roland Avenue, Beach Access, Surf City, NC 28443
The central events of the weekend include a reception at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, dinner at the Surf City Community center, annual membership meeting, sunset hike of the new Surf City Bridge and a full schedule of excursions and service opportunities to enjoy outdoors.
March 30th & 31st
Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Fair
Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 Hwy 17, Wilmington, NC 28411
Two day event featuring some of our state’s best herb and plant vendors as well as local artisans and crafters. There will be food and activities for kids. Proceeds benefit the conservation of Historical Poplar Grove Plantation.
Kids Night Out: Mardi Gras Party
Onslow Pines Park
1244 Onslow Pines Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Drop your kids off with Onslow County parks and Rec while you enjoy some grown up fun. Features Mardi Gras themed activities, games and snacks. Pre-registration is required.
2019 Shuck & Shag
Courtyard by Marriot
5046 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546
This is the College Foundation’s annual special event fundraiser which benefits the student scholarship program. The event features steamed oysters, clam chowder, barbecue, side dishes and beverages served from 5:30-7pm. The Band of Oz will perform.
Foundation Gala & Awards
220 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Black tie event celebrating the Folks Journal’s first year. Evening includes curated cocktails, culinary delights, and a co-creative awards ceremony. Featuring NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, Embire Fire Arts, Strung Together, and Bryan Mayer.
Carnival of Colors
NC History Center
529 S Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562
Free carnival themed event including live entertainment, food trucks, face painting, photo booth, games, activities and a raffle where 100% of proceeds directly benefit the cancer patients in our community.
Taste the World
NC Maritime Museum
315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC
Savor internationally inspired bites from area restaurants, sip wine or beer, and listen to music. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Arts Program at Cateret Community College and other charities.
31st Crystal Coast Home & Garden Show
3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
The area’s largest consumer show, there promises to be many unique exhibits, products and services. Professionals will be on hand to share the latest trends in color and style design. The show offers a full spectrum of exhibitors offering ideas for outdoor living, gardening and landscaping, sunrooms, yard décor and ways to eliminate pests.