What Fun Activities To Do in Wilmington NC and Surrounding Areas This Spring 2023?

Sunny days and blooming flowers are here. Adding to that are more activities and more time to enjoy the outdoors this spring time. You wouldn't want to miss the exciting things to do in Wilmington NC and in nearby places.

March 24

Japanese Magical Journey

Venue: Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451

  • $15 to be dazzled by interesting Japanese folktales, magic tricks, origami, and music.
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • Check out your ticket here.

March 25

Astronomy Program

Venue: Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Rd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

  • FREE
  • Begins at sunset and ends 15 minutes before the park closes
  • View the night sky, planets, starts and a lot more with the telescopes that the Cape Fear Astronomy Society will set up
  • For more details, call 910-458-8206

Spring Festival

Venue: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449

  • FREE to enter and play games
  • 11:00AM-3:00PM, Magic show at 2:00PM
  • To learn more, call 910-458-5798 or click here.

Afternoon Tea at 6th & Queen

Venue: Church of Good Shepherd, 515 Queen St., Wilmington, NC 28401

  • $25 ticket to join an elegant, traditional English tea party with fresh scones, tea sandwiches, pastries, and listen to harpist Julie Rehder
  • 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • For tickets, book here.

Spring Garden Workshop

Venue: Sacred Wild Roots, 360 Friendly Ln, Wilmington, NC 28409

  • $60, learn practical skills and knowledge in this hands-on garden workshop
  • 9:30AM-12:00NN
  • For more details, click here.

March 26

For the Love of Tea

Venue: 921 Princess St. (Inside the CocaCola Bottleworks building), Wilmington, NC 28401

  • $40 ticket to enjoy the tea party filled with delicious teas and food.
  • 3:00PM-6:00PM
  • For ticket reservations, click here.

March 31

Bill's Brewing Mullet Pageant

Venue: Bill's Taproom, 4238 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28403

  • $15 to $40
  • Door opens 5:00PM; contestants must arrive by 5:30PM; competition starts 7:00PM
  • All attendees must be 21+ yrs old and will be ID'd upon entry
  • Get your tickets here.

April 1

Egg Hunt

Venue: Northwest District Park, 1937 Andrew Jackson Hwy, Leland, NC 28451

  • Bring a basket and meet Mr. E.B. himself.
  • 10:00AM, starting with the youngest group
  • Age groups: 0-12mos, 12-23mos, 2-3yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-7yrs, 8-10yrs
  • For more details, click here.

CFCC Riverfront Boat Show

Venue: North Water Street, next to the Aloft Hotel, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • FREE for spectators; Please see website for boat registration prices.
  • 9:30AM -4:00PM
  • Read more information here or call (910) 362-7151

Wilmington Geek Expo

Venue: Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Enjoy a family fun day with TV stars, Comic Book creators, anime, cosplayers and so much more.
  • $20 VIP Pass; $10 Regular Pass; free for 10 years old and under
  • 10:00AM VIP entry; 10:30AM-4:30PM General admission
  • For your tickets, get it here or call (757) 578-5177

Herb & Garden Fair

Venue: Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Highway 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411

  • $5 General admission; Free for 12 years old and below
  • Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM
  • Purchase your tickets here or for inquiries call (910) 398-5673

Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine

Venue: North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449

  • Taste the best craft beers paired with delectable cuisine in the region.
  • $100 admission ages 21+ with ID
  • 7:00PM until 10:00PM
  • For more details and tickets, click here.

April 2

New Hanover County Resident Free Day

Venue: Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

April 7

Easter "Bunny" Drawn Carriage Tours

Venue: Market & Water Streets, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Experience the beauty of spring in the historic downtown while on the "bunny" horse carriage.
  • $16 for adults; $8 for children 12 years old and under
  • 10:00AM -10:00PM on April 7 and 8
  • See website for more information or call (910) 251-8889

April 8

Oyster Farm Tour & Tasting

Venue: Epic Excursions, 206 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

  • Enjoy a guided boat ride to the Middle Sound Mariculture Farm and cruise over Masonboro Island.
  • Tour includes sampling of raw and steamed oysters with complimentary wine selection
  • $150 per person | reservation recommended
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM
  • For more details, click here or call (910) 239-9248

April 12-16

North Carolina Azalea Festival

Venue: Wilmington NC areas

April 14-16

Cape Fear Garden Club's Azalea Garden Tour

Venue: Various Locations in Wilmington, NC

  • $50 for all days; online ticket sales end on April 3
  • 10:00AM-5:00PM unless otherwise noted
  • For more details and to purchase tickets, click here. 

April 15

NC Azalea Festival Parade

Venue: South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Free for spectators; Parade Bleacher seats may be purchased through the NC Azalea Festival Office
  • No pets allowed
  • 9:30AM-12:00PM
  • Get your tickets here.

April 15-16

NC Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour

Pleasure Island Spring Surf Fishing Challenge

Venue: 224 Canal Dr, Municipal Docks, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

April 18

Family Friendly Spring Eco-Tour

Venue: Cape Fear River Watch, 298 Park Street, Greenfield Lake Boathouse, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Free; All ages
  • 60-minute walking tour
  • Please bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, water, and comfortable walking shoes
  • Additional information here or call (910) 762-5606

April 20-23

Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale

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

  • Usually FREE to enter; Plants are available for purchase
  • Thursday to Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday 12NN-4:00PM
  • Read more info here.

April 21

Star Party: Celebrating the Night Sky

Venue: Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

  • Free event; bring a flashlight and insect repellant
  • 7:00PM-10:00PM
  • Check out more detail here.

April 21-23

Carolina Pro-Am SUP Surf

Venue: Beach Access 38-40, South of Crystal Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

  • Free for spectators; Registration here.
  • SUP Surfing Usually Fri: 9:30 AM to 4:30PM; Sat:8:20 AM to 4:30PM; Sun: 8:20 AM until 2:40PM
  • Sun Awards: 4:30 PM
  • Find more details here or call (910) 520-1483

April 22

Earth Day Yoga in the Gardens

Venue: Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

NC Science Festival Celebration

Venue: Children's Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • TBA, usually Free admission or $5 with membership
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • For updates and more info, click here.

Wilmington Earth Day

Venue: Long Leaf Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409

  • Free event; Food and drinks are available for purchase
  • 12:00NN-6:00PM
  • Dogs are allowed at the event and park, but not inside Kid's Zone and Exhibitor's tent.
  • Find more information here.

Have fun throughout the spring season here in Wilmington, NC and nearby places.


To search Homes for Sale in Wilmington, NC, click here.

Wondering what your home could sell for? Click here for a Free Instant Home Value Report.


We Can Help!

Are you looking for the best real estate agency in Wilmington, NC? When choosing a real estate agent, be sure to go with someone who has the expert knowledge of listing and selling property.  The Regina Drury Real Estate Group has that and more.  We are a Full-Time real estate company in Wilmington, NC; our crew can provide you with all of our expert knowledge and focus on maintaining a high degree of customer service that will leave a lasting impression.  Contact us today to talk more about your real estate needs. 

Contact Us

Regina Drury



Search for Homes by Location 

Location Description

Search Type

Homes for Sale in Carolina Beach

Property List | Map Search

Homes for Sale in Castle Hayne

Property List | Map Search

Homes for Sale in Hampstead

Property List | Map Search

Homes for Sale in Kure Beach

Property List | Map Search

Homes for Sale in Leland

Property List | Map Search

Homes for Sale in Wilmington

Property List | Map Search

Homes for Sale in Wrightsville Beach

Property List | Map Search