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    May Events in New Hanover County

    Art Exhibit with Niki Hildebrand

    When: May 3rd to May 15th

    Where: The ArtWorks on 200 Willard Street

    Admission: Free!

    The ArtWorks in Wilmington presents an Art Exhibit with Niki Hildebrand, who recently returned from an artist residency in the North Carolina mountains and created 400 glass leaves which she has now melded into an installation titled Dreams of the Lungs of the Earth.


    Cape Fear Comedy Festival

    When: May 18th to May 21st

    Admission: Click here to purchase tickets

    The Cape Fear Comedy Festival in downtown Wilmington, NC, is a four-day event at venues including Dead Crow Comedy Room, Reel Cafe, City Stage, The Lazy Pirate, and Bombers Bev Co.


    Rims on the River

    When: May 21st at 11am

    Where: Front Street

    Admission: Free! For more info visit

    Rims on the River is an annual event 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. The event takes place on North and South Front Street from Orange Street to Red Cross Street and includes more than 600 vehicles.


    The Independent Film 5K

    When: May 28th at 10am

    Where: Greenfield Lake Park on 301 Willard Street

    Admission: Free! Register here

    The Independent Film 5K at Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington, NC, brings awareness to the cause of the movie industry in the Cape Fear area.

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