What Are the Fun and Exciting Things to Do in Wilmington NC and Nearby Places?

Start the new year with a blast! Don't miss out on these January 2024 activities in the Port City and surrounding places.

January 05

Ellipsis Tasting Adventures
1502 S Third St., Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Discover and experience various culinary taste for each event date.
  • See their website here for schedules and tickets.
  • Various event dates until March 29, 2024.

History & Architecture Walking Tour of Wilmington
1 Orange St., Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Enjoy a 1 1/2 mile stroll through the National Register Historic District while seeing the towns most notable homes and churches.
  • Tour starts at 11:30AM. Other available dates are January 6, 11, 12.
  • Tickets start at $25. To learn more about the tour and to purchase your ticket, click here.

Night Tour at the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens
Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, 224 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Have a glimpse into the Colonial nightlife at the Historic Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, and look into the rituals and superstitions of bygone times.
  • $15 per person | Advance registration by phone is required. Dial 910-762-0570
  • Nightfall tours usually begin between 8PM and 9PM.

January 06

Firepower! Big Bang Tour
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, 1 Battleship Rd., Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Aboard the battleship and explore the gun batteries learning the steps to fire from target identification/acquisition in the Combat Information Center to the fire control solution. 
  • Tour around the battleship. | Requires going up and down several narrow stairs and is not recommender for younger children or those with mobility issues. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
  • Tickets start at $32. Get yours here. Tour begins 9AM. Other dates for the month are on January 13,20 & 27.

The Wilmington Farmers Market at Tidal Creek
Tidal Creek Co-op Café, 5329 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

  • A producer-only market providing you fresh and farm-grown and farm-raised produce.
  • Open 8AM until 1PM, every Saturday of each month.
  • Stay updated, visit their social media here. 

Baby-and-Me Yoga 
Studio A of Wilmington, 6626 Gordon Rd., Wilmington, NC 28411

  • Relax, unwind and enjoy connecting and sharing with other moms around you. Open to all levels with your little one. Advance registration is required.
  • 10AM to 10:45AM Saturdays. Call 910-477-3034 for inquiries.
  • Know more and book your tickets here for $15 exclusive of tax.

January 8

Childrens' Yoga 
Studio A of Wilmington, 6626 Gordon Rd., Wilmington, NC 28411

  • Have your kids sing, practice poses, play games, make friends and learn.
  • 5PM | Open to ages 5-8. $15 per child or $20 for a buddy pass.
  • For more info and to purchase tickets, go here.

January 10

Design Trends 2024 - Interior Design Workshop 
Mickler & Co Design Studio
, 2007 Dawson St., Wilmington, NC 28403

  • Discover the latest design trends and learn how to apply them effortlessly in your own home.
  • 10AM-11PM. Ticket starts at $41.65. Get it here.

Painting for Teens 
Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451

  • Unleash your creativity in this Painting for Teens program for ages 13-16.
  • From January 10 to February 14.
  • Register online or in person at the LCAC. Keep posted here.

January 13

Wilmington Best of 2024 Vendor Market 
Front Street Brewery
, 9 North Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Enjoy a day of shopping some of the best vendors from the area selling jewelry, candles, decor, clothing, and more.
  • 12NN to 4PM. FREE for shoppers. Stay updated through their FB page here. To register as vendor, visit here. 

January 14

Botanicals & Brews: Pressed Floral Frames Workshop 
The Eagle's Dare, 420 N. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Join, The Plant Ecologist, in creating a beautiful and lasting display using dried and pressed flowers.
  • Ticket is at $45, all materials included. Add-Ons are at $25. Starts at 1PM.
  • For more details and to purchase your ticket, click here

2024 Vision Board Making Workshop 
Sundial Coffee and Tea, 104 Charlie Medlin Dr., Surf City, NC 28445

  • Create the life you want for yourself with people of the same energy.
  • 2PM-5PM | Supplies will be included in the ticket worth $40 exclusive tax. Get your tickets here. 

January 19

Mom Prom 
Hampstead Women's Club, 14335 Highway 17
, Hampstead, NC 28443

  • Dress to impress in this Mom Prom night with a Mom-themed Chinese auction, vendors, food truck, and a fabulous goodie bag filled by local businesses.
  • Starts at 6:30PM. Ticket is $50 exclusive of tax. Check out additional details and tickets on eventbrite here.

January 22

Beach Vibes Soaps Candle Pouring at Mannkind Brewing 
Mannkind Brewing Company
, 9600 Ploof Road Southeast #7, Leland, NC 28451

  • Enjoy a fun-filled evening of candle pouring. Select your jar and fragrance.
  • Tag your friends along to this event while chilling with beer and more.
  • 7PM-9PM. Ticket is $20 exclusive of tax. See more info and purchase ticket here.

January 23

New Year, New Health: 'Welcome to the Med' Seminar 
New Hanover County Arboretim | N.C. Cooperative Extension
, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

  • Eating the Mediterranean way promotes health and decrease risk of many chronic disease. Join this seminar for an introduction with seven steps to incorporate into your life.
  • Event time: 6PM-7PM. | FREE admission. Reserve a spot here.

January 26

Swing Dance 
Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451

  • It's time to Swing Dance and get on the dance floor for a night of toe-tapping and sensational moves.
  • 7PM | No partner or experience is necessary.
  • $12 per person. Get your tickets here or in person at the LCAC.

Candyland Carnival
Brunswick Center at Supply, 101 Stone Chimney Rd, Supply, NC 28462

  • All youth from Kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to bring adult chaperones and enjoy an evening of dancing, games, pizza, snacks and a more. 
  • 6PM-8PM | $10 per person. Pre-registration required. Register here.

Enjoy the start of the year!


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