New Hanover County
Barn Dance BBQ
September 15th at 6:30pm
175 Whipporwill Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409
Enjoy square dancing with live caller, live music with the Folkstone String Band, a barbecue dinner including wine and beer plus raffle prizes drawing for a 7-day stay-cation or choice of 3 luxury vacation packages. Proceeds benefit Be the Adult.
September 20th – 22nd from 10am-5pm
Community Arts Center
120 S 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Juried art show and sale as part of the American Craft Walk Wilmington, a celebration of visual and performing arts at various locations in downtown Wilmington. Only artwork completed within the last two yeard will be considered. The show will be judge by Owen Wexler and Miriam Oehrlein.
International Peace Day in Southport
September 15th from 2-4pm
105 E West Street, Southport, NC 28461
The fifth annual commemoration of the International Day of Peace will include two hours of events. After the opening ceremony, enjoy peace songs, dances, children’s crafts, and peace educational literature.
Brunswick County Intercultural Festival
September 29th from 10am-4pm
Odell Williamson Auditorium
150 College Road NE, Bolivia, NC 28422
The Intercultural Festival celebrates cultural diversity in all aspects, while honoring the cultural history of Brunswick County. Learn about the different cultures that reside in and around our area, enjoy ethnic food trucks, cultural performing artists, children’s activities, displays, diversity workshops, dance demos, and international village exhibits.
Summer Harvest festival
September 15th & 16th, Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 10am-4pm
Poplar Grove Plantation
1200 US Hwy 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411
The Summer Harvest Festival features plantings for winter, local artisans and crafters, concessions, food, and activities for kids including carnival games, live entertainment, barnyard fun and bounce houses.
Bark at Soundside Park
September 29th from 9am-2pm
517 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28455
5k fun run featuring a pet parade, dog costume contest, and working dog demo along with raffles, prizes, bouncy houses and more. Proceeds support pet adoptions. Participants are encouraged to run with their dogs.
Riding for Wreaths Festival Bike Run & Car Show
September 15th from 9am-5pm
522 W Willis Landing Road, Hubert, NC 28539
This event is sponsored by the Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation each year. This event is to raise money for Wreaths Across America for Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. This year we will have Casey Chesnutt the son of Mark Chesnutt a Nashville Recording artist perform.
New River Splash
September 22nd – 23rd; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 7:30am-3:30pm
135 S Marine Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28540
This event will feature Stand-up paddleboard races on Saturday and a Triathlon and 5K on Sunday featuring some of the best athletes from around the region competing against nature. Includes food vendor and a DJ.
MCAS Cherry Point Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament
September 14th at 5:30pm
Sound of Freedom Golf Course, MCAS Cherry Point
Havelock, NC 28532
Traditional “pairing party” will be on Friday, September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm at Miller’s Landing including heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The format for Saturday is “best ball” using the net ball of the foursome. Teams will be formed using a blind draw system. There will be lots of door prizes, good bags and a tournament hat.
Pickin’ on the Pamlico
September 22nd from 5-8pm
Washington, NC 27889
Come early for all-you-can-eat local crabs, shrimp, fried chicken and more. Cash bar available. Features live music by the Tar River Community Band & DieDra Ruff, the Blues Queen. Reserved tables available. Table decorating contest with prizes.
Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival
September 28 at 3:30pm & 29th at 7pm
Beaufort Wine & Food
129 Middle lane, Beaufort, NC 28516
Two day festival featuring beer seminars, luncheons and dinners in area resaurants, pubs and breweries as well as a pub crawl and Beer, Bubbles and BBQ event. Thes festival will focus on NC craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state.
Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival
September 29th from 11am-5:30pm
101 Islander Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Free music festival on the beach at the western ocean regional access featuring Band of OZ, Fantastic Shakers, Chairmen of the Board, The Embers, The Tams, and Sammy O’Banion.