What to Do in Wilmington, NC: September 2016 Edition
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What to Do in Wilmington, NC: September 2016 Edition

what to do in wilmington, nc september 2016

There are still a few days of summer left, and although September is when it tips it cap before taking its leave, there is still plenty to enjoy. Here are a few suggestions of what to do in Wilmington, NC in September 2016:

September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM

Downtown Sundown Concert

The 11th annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series sets up across from the Riverwalk in Wilmington, NC. David Dixon will open for Departure, a Journey tribute band. Beer, wine, and food are all available, although alcohol requires the purchase of a $1 wristband. Rain or shine the show will go on!

Princess Street and North Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost: FREE!
For more information, call (910) 763-7349

September 8, 2016, 5:30 PM

Knife Skills 101

Sharpen this feature of your kitchen skills at Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington, NC. Knife Skills 101 is a two-hour workshop teaching selection of, sharpening, and holding knives. Learn techniques to ensure precise cuts that lead to even cooking and perfect presentation. Register before September 5 to participate.

Cape Fear Community College, 411 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost: $40.00
For more information, call (910) 362-7572 or email interncfccce@gmail.com

September 8, 2016 to September 11, 2016

Cirque Italia

Wilmington International Airport hosts Cirque Italia, the European style, animal-free, traveling circus featuring a custom designed stage with 35,000 gallons of water and includes clowns, contortionists, a rogue dinosaur, mermaids, a jet ski act, and more. Show times vary through the four days.

Wilmington International Airport, 1740 Airport Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28405
Cost: $10.00 to $50.00
For more information, call (941) 704-8572 or email corpteam.cirqueitalia@gmail.com

September 9, 2016, 3:30 PM

Teen Literary Club

Teen Literary Club at Myrtle Grove Library in Wilmington, NC, is for youths between the ages 13 to 18. Meet other youths and swap recommendations and reviews about favorite books, music, movies, and TV. Refreshments, games, stories, and activities to break the ice will all be there. No pre-registration is required.

Myrtle Grove Public Library, 5155 S College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
Cost: FREE!
For more information, call (910) 798-6393 or email mweinman@nhcgov.com

September 11, 2016, 5:00 PM

Grooves in the Grove Concert

Grooves in the Grove is a fall concert series at the historical Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington, NC. The September 11 performance features the bluegrass and Americana of the Folkstone String Band. Coolers and picnicking is, not only welcomed, but encouraged.

Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Hwy 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411
Cost: $5.00 (under 13 is FREE)
For more information, call (910) 686-9518 or email info@poplargrove.org

September 17, 2016, 9:00 AM
September 18, 2016, 1:00 PM

North Carolina Shell Show

The North Carolina Shell Show at the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington features hundreds of seashells collected by N.C. Shell Club members and other exhibitors, plus arts and crafts exhibits in more than 20 categories, from North Carolina collections and single shells, to molluscan natural history and shell photography. Dealers will be on hand selling shells and shell-related items. Free admission for kids under 6, military personnel and their families.

Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost: $5.00 to $8.00
For more information, call (910) 798-4362 or email info@capefearmuseum.com

September 19, 2016 – Semifinal
September 20, 2016 – Semifinal
September 22, 2016 – Final

Wilmington Chefs Battle for Your Vote

Wilmington Chefs Battle for Your Vote at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach is part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state’s food, agriculture and culinary talent. For each dinner battle, two teams of some of the finest local chefs will battle it out in a blind full-service, six-course meal. Alongside culinary and guest judges, diners rate each dish using an interactive app, ultimately determining who moves on to the next round and who goes home. All-Star Dream Teams allows chefs from different restaurants to partner together to create a three-person team, upping the potential caliber of talent and creating a more fun and competitive atmosphere. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Cost: $59.00 to $69.00
For more information, call (828) 265-9075 or email jimmy@competitiondining.com

With events like these, September is bound to be an action-packed month here in Wilmington, NC.

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