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What to Do in Wilmington, NC: August 2016 Edition

what to do in wilmington, nc august 2016

The all-too-short summer begins to wind down, calling for school bells, hand-me-downs, and new shoe blues. Here’s how to maximize the remainder of your summer:

Summer Pop-Up: Underground Explorers

August 1, 2016 to August 6, 2016, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC, presents Summer Pop-Up: Underground Explorers. Bring the kids along for a chance to learn about fossils found in our area, explore what makes a good compost, and plant a seed to take home. Adult participation is required.

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

Cost: FREE!

For more info, call (910) 798-4362 or email info@capefearmuseum.com

Ogden Park Farmers’ Market

August 3, 2016, 8:00 AM

The Ogden Park Farmers’ Market in Wilmington, NC, meets Wednesdays through November 16 and features fresh, local produce. It closes at 1pm, so get there nice and early!.

Ogden Park Farmers’ Market, 615 Ogden Park Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411

Cost: FREE!

For more info, call (910) 538-6223

Board Game Night

August 4, 2016, 6:00 PM

Board games are a great way to spend time with family and friends. Cape Fear Games in Wilmington, NC, hosts Board Game Night. The night is set for a friendly evening, so no experience is necessary to come have a good time.

Cape Fear Games, 4107 Oleander Drive, D, Wilmington, NC 28403

Cost: FREE!

For more info, call (910) 798-6006 or email info@capefeargames.com

Fireworks by the Sea and Live Music

August 11, 2016, 6:30 PM

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk hosts live music featuring the roots rock and Americana of L Shape Lot, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the shimmering Atlantic Ocean.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Cost: FREE!

For more info, call (910) 458-8434 or email visitor@pleasureislandnc.org

Kayak Eco-Tour

August 16, 2016, 5:30 PM

Hop in a kayak and head out to Masonboro Island from Halyburton Park in Wilmington, NC. Pre-registration is required.

Halyburton Park, 4099 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28412

Cost: $45.00

For more info, call (910) 341-0075 or email info@halyburtonpark.com

Move & Groove Summer Storytime

August 23, 2016, 10:00 AM

Move & Groove Summer Storytime at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington, NC, features an hour-long session where kids and parents can dance and sing their way through interactive stories and games, using rhythm instruments and colorful scarves and ribbons. No registration is required.

Main Library, 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: FREE!

For more info, call (910) 798-6303 or email jcriser@nhcgov.com

4th Friday Gallery Night

August 26, 2016, 6:00 PM

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County presents 4th Friday Gallery Night, a free monthly self-guided tour of galleries, studios, and art spaces featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, glass, metals, wood, ceramics, mixed media and more. 4th Fridays also include opening receptions, artist discussions, demonstrations, live music, wine, food, and other art-related activities.

Participating venues:

  • ACES Gallery (Arts Council Exhibition Space)
  • MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR
  • Acme Art Studios
  • Art Factory Gallery & Studios
  • Bottega Art Bar
  • Dan Beck Gallery
  • The Golden Gallery
  • ArtWorks
  • New Elements Gallery
  • Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts
  • River to Sea Gallery
  • Crescent Moon
  • Spectrum Gallery
  • The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery

Cost: FREE!

For more info, call (910) 343-0998 or email info@artscouncilofwilmington.org

Movie at the Lake

August 28, 2016

The Movie at the Lake at Carolina Beach Lake Park features Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962). In a family comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, the title character wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them. The unrated, 1 hour and 56 minute film begins at dusk and is subject to change.

Carolina Beach Lake Park, Atlanta Ave. and S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Cost: FREE!

For more info, call (910) 458-8434 or email visitor@pleasureislandnc.org

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