What to Do In Wilmington, NC This Month: July Edition
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What to Do in Wilmington, NC this Month: July Edition

July is upon us, which means a ton of midsummer activities are in full swing. Here are just a few of the events going on this month in the Wilmington, NC area.wrightsville beach

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 AT 10AM: SUPERHERO TRAINING

If you have a young superhero in your midst, it’s time you got them some proper training! The Superhero Training at the Main Library on Chestnut Street has you covered. School-age kids can climb through a laser maze, fight bad guys and face a whole myriad of superhero challenges. But keep in mind that even superhero children need to be accompanied by an adult for their safety.

Cost: Free!

Location and Contact: 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, www.nhclibrary.org, jcriser@nhcgov.com

SATURDAY, JULY 4 TO SUNDAY, 5 JULY: CAPE FEAR 7’S RUGBY TOURNAMENT

With a history spanning centuries, rugby is a rugged sport that is well worth watching! As one of the largest and most respected rugby tournaments in the U.S., Ogden Park is sure to be the place to be this weekend. The games start at 9am sharp, running every 20 minutes and feature teams from all over the country.

Cost: Free!

Location and Contact: Ogden Park, 615 Ogden Park Drive; fear7s.com, 910.264.5277

 

MONDAY, JULY 6 AT 3:30PM: MEET K-9 HEROES

Whether you have a child infatuated with dogs, or one obsessed with police officers, the Meet K-9 Heroes event will be special for anyone, not matter the age. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department will have their K-9 team at the Myrtle Grove Library in Wilmington, NC. The Sheriff’s office will demonstrate the special training the canine officers go through and how they help keep the community safe.

Cost: Free!

Location and Contact: Myrtle Grove Public Library, 5155 S College Road; www.nhclibrary.org; jcriser@nhcgov.com

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10 AT 6PM: DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN CONCERT

This summer marks the 10th annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series at Riverfront Park. Running every Friday until September 4, Riverfront Park will hear a mix of music from all genres. This week’s concert will take you back to the 80s with the band, The Breakfast Club. Food, wine and beer are available for purchase.

Cost: Free!

Location and Contact: Downtown Wilmington – Riverfront Park, Water Street at Princess; wilmingtondowntown.com; 910.763.7349

 

TUESDAY, JULY 14 AT 10AM: SUMMER LEGO CHALLENGE

The Myrtle Grove Library is the place to be for Lego lovers on Tuesday, July 14. School-age kids can practice their problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills by visualizing 3D structures and motor skills. Preregister online.

Cost: Free!

Location and Cost: Myrtle Grove Public Library, 5155 S College Road; www.nhclibrary.org; mnunez@nhcgov.com; 910.798.6393

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17 TO SUNDAY, JULY 19: O’NEILL/SWEETWATER PRO-AM SURF FEST

As one of the biggest surfing competitions on the East Coast, the O’Neill/Sweetwater Surf Fest is a must! It attracts surfers from around the globe and is sure to be a great sight. Head down to the shore and see pro and amateur surfers cut the water. The competition starts at 8am each day.

Cost: Free!

Location and Contact: Wrightsville Beach, Birmingham Street; www.sweetwatersurfshop.com.

 

MONDAY, JULY 20 TO SATURDAY, JULY 25: SUMMER POP-UP! MOVEMENT CHALLENGE

Here’s a chance for kids to experiment with force and motion! The Cape Fear Museum’s Movement Challenge will teach kids the basics of physics by having them work together to lift loads, move weights and use machines. There are two sessions each day, with the first at 11am to 12noon and the second starting at 2:30pm and ending at 3:30pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Location and Contact: Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market Street; info@capefearmuseum com; 910.798.4362

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