June 2nd from 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Riverfront Park on Water Street
The 12th Annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series returns to Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington, NC each Friday through Sept. 1. This week’s performance features Skydog, an Allman Brothers’ tribute band. The opening act is Boba Funk. Wristband sales benefit the North Brunswick Kiwanis Club.
June 1st through 3rd
Wrightsville Beach Marina at 6 Marina Street
The Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament at the Wrightsville Beach Marina is part of the North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series promoting conservation, protection, and preservation of our marine resources. Free for spectators.
Performances throughout Wilmington
June 4th through June 11th
The 9th Annual Port City Music Festival is under the direction of cellist and conductor Dr. Stephen Framil, and the festival’s ensemble-in-residence Camerata Philadelphia features pianist Daniel Lau, violinist Luigi Mazzocchi, clarinetist John Laughton, and mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler. Admission is free to this celebration of music!
June 15th through 17th
Hannah Block 2nd Street Stage at 120 S 2nd Street
The Cape Fear Independent Film Festival is back for its 17th year!! The event celebrates local, regional, national, and international films and the Don and the Creative Spirit Awards will be distributed. Past winners have gone on to compete in other film festivals throughout the US.
June 21st from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
10200 US Highway 17 North
The Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market in Wilmington, NC, meets every Wednesday through Oct. 25, and features fresh local fruits and veggies, dairy products, meats and seafood, baked goods, and sweets, plus arts & crafts, cut flowers, wine, and more.
June 2nd from 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Shoals Club on Bald Head Island
Guest Chef Dean Neff from PinPoint Restaurant, one of Southern Living 2016 Best New Restaurants, will be creating a one of a kind menu to celebrate North Carolina cuisine. Each course will be paired with selected ciders from the Foggy Ridge Cider Company. During cocktail hour, enjoy tastings from our guest distillers including Covington Vodka and Trey Herring Carolina Bourbon.
June 17th at 8:30 PM
Leland Municipal Park at 102 Town Hall Drive
The Lego Batman Movie (running time: 1 hour, 44 minutes; rated PG) will be airing on this occasion, so bring your family with a blanket, lawn chairs, and a picnic, but please no pets or alcohol.
Mondays and Tuesdays from June through August
The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization (OIBSTPO) proudly presents Turtle Talks during the summer months. The Talks are free with regular admission to the Museum of Coastal Carolina and will cover topics such as sea turtle migration habits, nesting and protection.
June 25th through July 4th
Southport Waterfront at Yacht Basin Drive
The North Carolina 4th of July Festival in Southport is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the state and includes a Farmers’ Market, art show, beach day, skateboard competition, concerts, shag contest, food concessions, activities for kids, arts & crafts, parade, car show, regatta, pro wrestling, and culminates with a huge firework display on July 4 at 9 pm.
June 1st through June 15th
Jacksonville Parks & Rec Department
Join us for our Family Fun Night kickoff! $10 per person or 4 tickets for $30! Admission gets you in for all three hours to enjoy our Rockin’ Game Trucks, Battle Ball and Laser Tag!
June 9th and 10th
MacDaddy’s Entertainment Center
Bring the whole family and participate in the festivities beginning on Friday, June 9th at 4 pm and continuing Saturday, June 10th at 10 am. Enjoy a dynamic car show, experience fun rides for adults and children, play challenging games, meet family friendly vendors, shop for creative crafts, don a glitter tattoo, and much more!
June 17th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
830 Main Street in Swansboro
This is a great opportunity to come out and shop your favorites! Get up close and check out what’s new with LuLaRoe, Perfectly Posh, Damsel in Defense, local artisans, and many more!
June 3rd from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington
Join the 4th Annual Cape Fear BBQ Festival for a smokin’ hot good time. Sample the best of the best BBQ while enjoying music, vendors and more on the grounds of Poplar Grove Plantation.
June 16th and 17th
The Blueberry Festival provides an opportunity for people to enjoy a full day of family entertainment while experiencing the southern hospitality of a small town. More than 30,000 people are estimated to attend the annual one day event. The Festival is a great source of local pride, with the entire community involved in promoting Burgaw to the world in its finest shade of blue. Be sure to check it out!!