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​Welcome to the "Unofficial Start Of Summer"! Memorial Day Weekend

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Whether you are vacationing with us or are lucky enough to live here, there’s no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than in Wilmington, North Carolina or at one of our beaches. There's no shortage of things to do in our area. But if you are need of some ideas we have you covered. Choose from some of the many free things to do this holiday weekend listed below.

While you are having fun, don’t forget to take some time out to remember the reason for Memorial Day, those that gave their lives in service to their country, and are the reason we are able to enjoy the day.

 

Friday May 27, 2016

Downtown Sundown Concert
6:00-10:00 pm
Downtown Wilmington
Princess Street and North Water Street
Tonight's concert features 42, a Coldplay tribute band. Beer, wine and food available Opening act is Striking Copper. Rain or shine.
www.wilmingtondowntown.com

Fireworks by the Sea and Live Music
6:30-9:30 pm
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Music at the Gazebo Stage from 6:30-9:30
Fireworks on the Beach at 9:00 pm (weather permitting)
JackJack 180 (Rock/Pop/Dance/Party)
www.pleasureislandnc.org

Monkey Junction Summer Concert Series
6:30-9:30 pm
Home Depot Parking Lot
5511 Carolina Beach Road
Chillin Dixie (Country)
Kids Zone. Coolers not allowed however food can be brought in. Beer, wine, soda, and water available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Step Up For Soldiers
www.stepupforsoldiers.org/

Shakespeare Youth Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
8:00 pm - Gates open at 6:30 pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive
www.capefearshakespeare.com

 

Saturday May 28, 2016

21st Annual Orange Street Arts Fest
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Wilmington
2nd and Orange Streets
The largest arts festival in the Wilmington with more than 80 artists and $550 in prize money. Live entertainment and food from Catch, Poor Piggy’s BBQ, North Carolina Sweet Tea, and Snowy of the Carolinas.
wilmingtoncommunityarts.org/orange-street-artsfest-2

Shakespeare Youth Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
8:00 pm - Gates open at 6:30 pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive
www.capefearshakespeare.com

 

Sunday May 29, 2016

21st Annual Orange Street Arts Fest
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Wilmington
2nd and Orange Streets The largest arts festival in the Wilmington with more than 80 artists and $550 in prize money. Live entertainment and food from Catch, Poor Piggy’s BBQ, North Carolina Sweet Tea, and Snowy of the Carolinas.
wilmingtoncommunityarts.org/orange-street-artsfest-2

Shakespeare Youth Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
8:00 pm - Gates open at 6:30 pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive
www.capefearshakespeare.com

Movies at the Lake
The movie begins at dusk
This week's movie - Minions
Bring chairs or a blanket. Coolers welcome, cotton candy, popcorn, candy, soft drinks and more available for purchase.
Carolina Beach Lake Park
Atlanta Ave. and S. Lake Park Blvd
www.pleasureislandnc.org

 

Monday May 30, 2016

51st Annual Memorial Day Observance
5:45 pm
Battleship North Carolina
#1 Battleship Road
An opportunity to remember those who gave their lives in service. Features patriotic music and guest speaker.
www.battleshipnc.com/Events/MemorialDay