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There is no better place to visit or raise your family than the Cape Fear region. Whether you are here on a fun getaway or are fortunate enough to live in this beautiful coastal area year-round, you will find much to see and do together. Featuring an abundance of kid-friendly attractions and activities, the area provides many services to keep your kids healthy, happy, educated and entertained.

 

Chicken Salad Chick

Having the courage to try new things isn’t always easy. For Haley Pinder and her husband, Shane, deciding to change course in life and take a leap of faith was the best decision they ever made. The couple opened Chicken Salad Chick in 2019 after relocating with their children from Virginia, a move motivated by their desire to slow down and enjoy life to its fullest.

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.

Wilmington’s Original Mexican Restaurant

When Manuel Ibarra and his two brothers first opened the doors of El Cerro Grande in Wilmington in January of 1991, the restaurant drew so many that it ran out of food in less than two hours. Nearly three decades later, the Ibarra family continues to impress the Port City with quality Mexican food and exceptional service. Now with three locations in Wilmington, El Cerro Grande is proud to be known as Wilmington’s original authentic Mexican restaurant. 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Musical Beginnings

When violinist Gaile Zack and her family moved to Wilmington in 1971, she couldn’t find a home for her music. Having played in community orchestras in Arkansas, Florida and Tennessee, Zack quickly realized that although Wilmington had many community offerings, live classical music wasn’t one of them.

5 Reasons to Support Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

For nearly half a century, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has regaled the Cape Fear area with an extensive lineup of live musical performances, including five masterworks classical concerts and two pops concerts each year. The orchestra’s rich history and cultural arts significance makes it an invaluable asset to the community.

Carolina Ale House

Two giant, flat-screen televisions and 46 other broadcast sports throughout the family-friendly restaurant. In between are all manner of sports memorabilia from local and state teams. Watch all the games at booths, bar tables, an inside bar and beautiful outside bar and patio.

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