What to Do In Wilmington NC - April 2016
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What to Do in Wilmington – April 2016

Can you believe April is already upon us? We can’t, either. There are plenty of spectacular spring events going on around Wilmington, NC this month! Here’s what to do in Wilmington NC this month.

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What to Do in Wilmington: April 2016

Friday, April 1, 2:00pm-4:00pm: Race It!

Race It! at the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington features a chance for kids to explore how things move and why they stop. Participants can build their own marble roller coaster, race a Lego car, and make a balloon rocket and see how far it can travel. Parental participation is required.

Location: Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: FREE!

Contact: (910) 798-4362 or email info@capefearmuseum.com

Saturday, April 2, 9:00am: Cape Fear Highland Games

Cape Fear Highland Games holds its 2nd annual Highland Games Exhibition featuring traditional Scottish events such as Caber Toss, Scottish Hammer Throw, Sheaf Toss, Stone Put and more. The event also includes food vendors, a beer tent, and Scottish and traditional vendors. Kids under 11 get in free. Tickets much be purchased online.

Location: Behind the IRS Building at 3400 Randall Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28403

Cost: $8.00 to $10.00

Contact: (910) 386-6884 or email joseph.ra.b2@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 6-Sunday, April 10: North Carolina Azalea Festival

One of Wilmington’s biggest events, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s Azalea Festival. A tradition spanning 60+ years, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy at this festival. Learn local culture & history and enjoy amazing artwork and fragrant gardens.

For details, visit http://www.ncazaleafestival.org/

Thursday, April 7, 7:00pm: Azalea Festival Concert: The Avett Brothers

The Azalea Festival presents The Avett Brothers live in concert at the Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington, NC. They will perform at the Belk Main Stage, an outdoor, standing room, general admission, non-smoking venue. The show will go on, rain or shine! Doors open at 5pm.

Location: Cape Fear Community College, 411 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: $55.00

Contact: (910) 794-4650 or email info@ncazaleafestival.org

Thursdays-Sundays, April 14-May 1, 2016, 7:30pm: The Tempest

Dram Tree Shakespeare presents a performance of The Tempest at McEachern’s Warehouse in downtown Wilmington, NC.

Location: McEachern’s Warehouse, 121 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost for Thursday, Friday and Sunday tickets (including service fee):

$18.59 (Senior, military, student discount)

$18.59 (Group discount)

$21.69 (General Admission)

Cost for Saturday tickets (including service fee):

$22.59 (Senior, military, student discount)

$22.59 (Group discount)

$25.69 (General Admission)

Contact: (910) 726-3545 or email info@dramtreeshakes.org

Friday, April 22, 3:00pm: Earth Day Art: DIY Recycled Magazine Coasters

Earth Day Art: DIY Recycled Magazine Coasters at Northeast Library in Wilmington features a quick and easy way to make a set of coasters for your home or for a gift. Bring your old magazines with you and do your re-purposeful part in saving the planet! No special skill or experience is required, and no registration is required either.

Location: Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405

Cost: FREE!

Contact: (910) 798-6371 or email asevett@nhcgov.com

Saturday, April 23, 8:00am-1:00pm: Riverfront Farmers’ Market

The Riverfront Farmers’ Market in downtown Wilmington, NC, convenes along the banks of the Cape Fear River every Saturday featuring local farmers, produce, arts and crafts, music, and more. Items change weekly depending on the season and include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables and herbs, eggs and cheeses, plants and flowers, meat and seafood, doggie treats, tea, honey, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, wine, art, and more. Rain or shine, it will be there.

Location: Riverfront Farmers’ Market, North Water and Princess Streets, Wilmington, NC 28401


Contact: (910) 538-6223 or email farmersmarket@wilmingtondowntown.com

Friday, April 30, 9:00am: Culinary Techniques: Small Plates

Culinary Techniques: Small Plates at Union Station (Room 517) in downtown Wilmington, NC, covers a variety of tapas-style plates, including a cheese board, along with sweet and savory appetizers and desserts. Students must wear non-skid shoes, an apron, and head covering, and must bring a chef’s knife, a paring knife, and two clean hand towels to class. Pre-registration is required by April 27.

Location: Cape Fear Community College, 502 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: $50.00

Contact: (910) 362-7572 or email dmckoy@cfcc.edu

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