What Are The Fun Things To Do in Wilmington NC and Nearby Areas this February 2023?

It's love month and the best time to spread more love and positivity to the world. Love comes in all forms and perspectives. So what fun activities and events will you be going to this February 2023? Check them out below.

February 10, 11 & 14

Romantic Valentine Carriage Ride

Venue: Water & Market Streets, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • By reservation only
  • Please call to book your carriages and event times
  • Call Springbook Farms Inc. at (910) 251-8889

February 11

Annual Cape Fear Hooley under the Bridge presented by Port City Irish Productions

Venue: Waterline Brewing Co., 721 Surry Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Celebrate all things Irish. This event is rain or shine under the huge tent.
  • Free entrance. Food and Drink are available for purchase.
  • 12:00PM until 6:00PM
  • For inquiries, you may call (978) 460-1404


Battle of Sugar Loaf Line Tour presented by Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Venue: Joseph Ryder Lewis Jr. Park, 1018 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

  • Free to attend
  • Tours start 11AM and 3PM
  • For more info visit their website here or call (910) 251-7340


The Conquest at Castle Hayne Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament

Venue: Northern Reginal Park at Castle Hayne, 4700 Old Avenue, Castle Hayne, NC 28429

  • Free for spectators. More info and Registration on the website.
  • Event times: 9AM until approximately 4PM


Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run: 5K, 10K, 15K

Venue: Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation, 321 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

  • Free for spectators. More info and registration on the website here.
  • Registration opens 7:00AM
  • 5K & 15K start at 8:00AM ; 10K start at 9:00AM

February 13, 14, 15

Valentine's Sweetheart Sunset Stroll

Venue: Wilmington Walking Tours, Riverwalk, corner of Water & Ann Streets, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Enjoy this guided tour during the golden hour and sunset together with your special someone.
  • Advance registration required: $20
  • Tour begins at 5:30PM
  • For inquiries and registration, call (910) 264-5970

February 14

Bugaboo: Wine and Edible Insect Pairing

Venue: Fermental Beer and Wine, 600 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Try something new and peculiar with edible bugs.
  • Must be age 21+ with ID for wine tasting; People with known shellfish allergies are advised not to consume insects.
  • 6:00PM until 9:00PM
  • For inquiries, call (910) 821-0362

February 18

Living History: Battle of Forks Road Commemoration

Venue: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412

  • Park is free and open to public; outside activities are free
  • Lectures & Films: $5 suggested donation
  • Saturday: 10:00AM until 5:00PM ; Lecture Sunday: 1:00PM


Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Venue: Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion, 105 Atlantic Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449

  • Free for spectators; Registration fee applies for participants.
  • Sign up here for the events.
  • Registration: 11:00AM ; Costume Contest: 12:00PM
  • 5K Walk: 1:30PM ; 1 Mile Fun Run: 1:35PM ; Plunge Line-up: 2:45PM

February 20-March 5

Port City Taste Restaurant

Venue: Various Locations around Wilmington, NC

  • Try various food in this 14-day celebration of the best specials from local restaurants
  • Price varies from restaurant to restaurant
  • Event time: please see individual restaurant hours
  • To see participating restaurants and keep you updated, visit this Facebook page.

February 22

Birding Outing at Johnnie Mercers Pier

Venue: Johnnie Mercers Pier, 23 E Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

  • Join the excitement of winter birding.
  • Preregistration by phone is required: $55 per person; dress for the weather and bring binoculars
  • Event time is 7:00AM until 10:00AM
  • Call (910) 343-6001

February 25

Tidewater Camellia Club Show & Sale

Venue: New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

  • Be part of the one of the largest and best-attended shows in the US.
  • Free for spectators.
  • Experts & Tours: 10AM to 4PM; Plant Sale begins at 11AM; Judge Blooms displayed 12:30PM-4:00PM in the Auditorium
  • For more details, visit this website.

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