November 3, 2018  (12 PM – 4:30 PM) The Battleship is a floating weapons platform, but the finest guns are of little use without the means to direct their fire accurately at the target. Program presenters will discuss the various types of fire control equipment (directors/optical range finders, radar, computers) and...more about Battleship NORTH CAROLINA - Fire Control: The Brains Behind the Guns

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Ho Ho Ho Wilmington Events
1 Battleship Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-5797

TBA November 2018  (10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM) Celebrate the Season at the Battleship! Santa welcomes everyone on board and volunteers stationed throughout the ship will help children and parents understand this floating city. Create your own retro e-card by posing in our Happy Huladays...more about Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Ho Ho Ho

300 Airlie Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7700

November 24 - 25, December 1 - 2 and 8 - 22, 2018  Capture the holiday magic at Airlie Gardens by visiting the Holiday Light Show. This elaborate show of landscape lighting and colorful light displays run from 5 to 7 PM and 7 to 9 PM....more about Airlie Gardens' Enchanted Airlie - A Holiday Light Show

Wilmington International Airport
Wilmington, NC
(910) 313-1234

October 29 - November 7, 2018  For 10 days each year the Cape Fear Fair & Expo comes to town. Ever popular for family-style fun, the fair seems to get bigger every year. A midway offers approximately 40 rides plus food and games. Enjoy livestock exhibits/competition, an agricultural tent, animal shows,...more about Cape Fear Fair & Expo

120 South Second St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 341-7860

TBA November 2018  Join potters from the region for the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild's 12th annual Holiday Show and Sale in November at the Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center at 2nd and Orange Streets. Events will kick off on Friday,  with an artists' reception from 5 PM to 8 PM...more about Coastal Carolina Clay Guild

815 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-5995

TBA November 2018  Known for its gorgeous riverside setting and its laid-back, rock n' roll atmosphere, the non-competitive festival showcases more than 300 films from all over the world and attracts an accumulated audience of over 17,800 cultural travelers who come to celebrate the art-form and connect with peers. The festival's...more about Cucalorus Film Festival and Connect Conference

1941 Amphitheatre Dr.
Greenfield Lake
Wilmington, NC Promo.Dir.
(910) 341-7855

TBA December 2018  Celebrate the season with the annual Christmas tree lighting at 6 PM at Greenfield Lake with free Santa visits at the Rotary Garden immediately following the tree lighting. A free holiday movie will be shown at the Amphitheater at 7 PM....more about Holiday Tree Lighting and Movie

Various locations
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-2120

November 23 and 24, 2018  Held each year on the weekend following Thanksgiving, the Flotilla is a top 20 "Must See Events in the Southeast." This illuminated boat parade captures all imaginations. The celebration begins on Friday with a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony where Santa is a special guest. Dining and dancing...more about N.C. Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach

N. Water St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 538-6223

April 14th - November 17, 2018  Located on North Water Street along the banks of the Cape Fear River in historic downtown Wilmington, this market runs every Saturday (except for the weekend of Riverfest) from 8 AM until 1PM, rain or shine. The Riverfront Farmers' Market is a curbside market featuring...more about Riverfront Farmers' Market

Thalian Hall
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-1640
(910) 632-2285

January - December 2018  This weekly film series of foreign, classic and notable films is sponsored by WHQR and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Show times at Thalian Hall are weekly at 7 PM with occasional variations in schedule due to holidays or film popularity.  To purchase tickets, visit...more about WHQR Cinematique

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