What To Do In Wilmington, NC - May 2016 Edition
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What to Do in Wilmington – May 2016

It’s a new month here in Wilmington, NC, and that means there are lots of great activities going on in town! What are you most looking forward to this month?

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Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10:00am: Historic Downtown Marketplace

Sundays from 10am to 3pm, the Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace will feature more than 30 rotating artists for an ever-changing collection of locally made art, jewelry, and handmade items. The marketplace will be there every Sunday through October 26.

Location: Historic Downtown Marketplace, Front Street between Market and Dock, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: FREE!

Contact: (910) 254-0907 or email info@historicdowntownwilmingtonmarketplace.com

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00am: NHCS Teacher Trot 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

The New Hanover County Schools Teacher Trot 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run at Ashley High School in Wilmington, NC, encourages wellness for students, staff, and the community. The 5K begins and ends at the track and loops around Anderson Elementary and Ashley High School. Apple Awards will be given to Age Group Winners. Registration is online.

Cost: $10.00 to $30.00

Location: Ashley High School, 555 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy, Wilmington, NC 28412

Contact: (919) 302-4393 or email abby@its-go-time.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00am: Little Explorers: Digging in the Dirt

Little Explorers: Digging in the Dirt, at the Cape Fear Museum is a chance for kids ages 3 to 6 to explore the world with hands-on outdoor activities, experiments, and story time. Moved inside in case of inclement weather. Parental participation is required.

Cost: FREE!

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

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:30pm: The Hit Men: Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

The Hit Men: Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons comes to the Mainstage at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, NC, featuring hits by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John and KiKi Dee.

Cost: $22.00 to $40.00

Location: Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: (910) 632-2285

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12:00pm: Southern Exposure: A Photographic Arts Show

The Brooklyn Arts Center and SALT Studio Photography present Southern Exposure: A Photographic Arts Show from noon to 6pm. Food trucks, coffee shop, and cash bar available. Attendance at our events, locally and regionally, is outstanding. Admission fee includes a raffle ticket. Kids under 13 get in free.

Cost: $5.00

Location: Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: jessica@brooklynartsnc.com

Saturday, May 21, 2016, sunset: Movie in the Park: Inside Out

The Movie in the Park at Leland Municipal Park features “Inside Out”, starring Amy Poehler and Bill Hader (Rated PG; 1 hour, 35 minutes). Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic. Pets and alcohol are not allowed.

Cost: FREE!

Location: Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451

Contact: (910) 332-4814 or email info@townofleland.com

Monday, May 30, 2016, 8:00am: Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market

The Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, open from 8am to 1pm, meets near Seawater Lane at the town’s municipal grounds, and features vendors offering fresh and local produce, plus flowers, crafts, bread and other baked items, herbs, dairy products, meat and seafood, treats for dogs and more. The market will be there every Monday until September 26.

Cost: FREE!

Location: Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, 321 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach , NC 28480

Contact: (910) 256-7925 or email parksandrecreation@towb.org

May is jam-packed in Wilmington, NC, so don’t miss out on the fun! Bookmark this blog so you have all the events right at your fingertips!

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