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2021 Azalea Festival

This year, the 2021 Wilmington, NC Azalea Festival is a year-long event! From parades, concerts, tours, beautiful gardens, parties, auctions, art shows, and more, we're in for a fun-filled year of exciting Azalea Festival events!

A New Way to Cruise the Cape Fear

Earlier this year, Cape Fear Riverboats welcomed its newest boat, Henrietta, to its fleet. Built in 1985, this two-deck boat joins Cape Fear Riverboats’ other two vessels, Captain J.N. Maffitt and Jacob’s Run, as part of downtown Wilmington’s longest continuously running boat tour.

Steam Engines

None of the folks running the chic restaurant in Wilmington’s Embassy Suites hotel is named James Watt (who perfected the steam engine). Their names are Alan Nelson, Nicole Boudrieau and Tyler Powell. But eventually, they could collectively take on the name Hero, the Greek who actually invented the device in the first century.

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series 2019

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time season subscriber, you will thoroughly enjoy an evening with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Audience members are delighted each year by the Masterworks concerts presented by the orchestra, which includes 65 to 70 experienced musicians from around the Cape Fear Region. Founded in 1971, the WSO is one of the region’s distinctive cultural treasures.

Best Bachelorette Party Ideas in Wilmington NC

Whether you’re the bride, MOH or just part of the girl gang, Wilmington is an amazing place to plan a bachelorette weekend. Here are our bachelorette party ideas in Wilmington, NC that you can use to fill your itinerary.

Circa 1922

Circa 1922 is known for its creative craft cocktails and a wide variety of tapas and sushi. Experience an atmosphere perfect for both a date night or a night out with friends.L

Candles, Etc

Candles Etc. carries an assortment of local bath products, gifts, and décor in addition to their selection of candles with over 60 signature fragrances.

YoSake

Found on the second floor of the historic downtown Wilmington, YoSake offers the best sushi alongside a full Pan-Asian menu that diners have been enjoying for years.

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