What To Do in Wilmington – June 2017 Edition
Summer has arrived and there is plenty to get out and enjoy! As school ends and vacation begins, we have some recommendations for local events in Wilmington that we think you’ll enjoy as a family, and some you can enjoy without the kids when you need a break.
Live Music and Fireworks by the Sea
June 1, 2017, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach
The Carolina Beach Boardwalk hosts live music featuring Uncle Hairy, followed by some spectacular fireworks over the shimmering Atlantic Ocean once the sun goes down.
FUNDRAISER: Blues, Brews and BBQ
June 4, 2017, 1:00 PM
Goat & Compass, 710 North 4th Street, Wilmington
Blues, Brews and BBQ at the Goat & Compass in downtown Wilmington, NC, features a pig pickin’, blues music by Randy McQuay, a silent auction, and a whole hog raffle. The proceeds benefit Wilmington Cooperative School.
FUNDRAISER: 20th Annual Wilmington Symphony Golf Tournament
June 5, 2017, 8:30 AM
Country Club of Landfall, 1550 Landfall Drive, Wilmington
The 20th Annual Wilmington Symphony Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus Course Marsh-Ocean) benefits the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and its exceptional youth education programs.
Shakespeare on the Green: As You Like It
June 9, 2017, 8:00 PM
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 1941 Amphitheater Drive, Wilmington
Cape Fear Shakespeare presents Shakespeare on the Green at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, featuring As You Like It, the Bard’s light-hearted satire on the popular genre of the pastoral romance. The play contains many of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, including the heroine Rosalind, her cousin Celia, and the downcast traveler Jacques who speaks many of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches (“All the world’s a stage”, “too much of a good thing” and “A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest!”). Gates open at 6:30pm.
Snake & Turtle Feeding
June 7, 2017, 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Halyburton Park, 4099 South 17th Street, Wilmington
Halyburton Park in Wilmington, NC, presents a Snake & Turtle Feeding for ages 3 and older. A brief presentation about the live animals on display in the Event Center is followed by the feeding of at least one snake and a turtle.
Kure Beach Market
June 13, 2017, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Kure Beach Market, Ocean Front Park, 105 Atlantic Avenue, Kure Beach
The pet-friendly Kure Beach Market meets at Ocean Front Park on Tuesday mornings through Aug. 29, and features local fruits and vegetables and locally made crafts.
June 21, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Main Library, 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington
Drop-In Crafts at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington, NC, allows kids to create their own works of art with the variety of supplies that will be available for use in the room.
Movie at the Lake
June 25, 2017
Carolina Beach Lake Park, Atlanta Ave. and S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach
The Movie at the Lake at Carolina Beach Lake Park features The Jungle Book featuring the voices of Bill Murray and Ben Kingsley. Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes. Rated PG. Food and drinks are permitted, and concessions are available. The film begins at dusk and is subject to change.