Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Wilmington & Coast Kure Beach 1976 $$ Jan-Dec IFEA
Intercultural Week Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1993 Free Feb
NC Jazz Festival Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1980 $$-$$$ Jan
Carolina Beach Music Festival on Pleasure Island Wilmington & Coast Carolina Beach 1985 $$ Jun
Mumfest Wilmington & Coast New Bern 1980 Free Oct
North Carolina Seafood Festival Wilmington & Coast Morehead City 1987 Free Oct IFEA
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1974 $$$ Dec
Island of Lights Festival Wilmington & Coast Carolina Beach 1995 Free Nov
St. Nicholas Greek Festival Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1992 $ May
Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament Wilmington & Coast Wrightsville Beach 1974 $$$ Jun
North Carolina Oyster Festival Wilmington & Coast Ocean Isle Beach 1980 $ Oct
Cucalorus Film Festival Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1994 $ Nov
Riverfest Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1979 Free Sep-Oct
Poplar Grove Plantation Herb & Garden Fair Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1886 $ Mar
Poplar Grove Paranormal Ghost Tours Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1886 $ Oct
North Carolina Black Bear Festival Wilmington & Coast Plymouth 2015 Free Jun
Wahine Classic Wilmington & Coast Wrightsville Beach 2013 Free Aug
North Carolina 4th of July Festival Wilmington & Coast Southport 1972 Free Jul
U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Wilmington & Coast Southport 1978 $$$ Oct
Autumn with Topsail Festival Wilmington & Coast Topsail Beach 1988 $ Oct
North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Wilmington & Coast Wrightsville Beach 1983 Free Nov
North Carolina Azalea Festival Wilmington & Coast Wilmington 1947 Free Apr IFEA
Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Wilmington & Coast Sneads Ferry 1971 $ Aug
Beaufort Old Homes Tour Wilmington & Coast Beaufort 1960 $$-$$$ Jun
Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival Wilmington & Coast Kure Beach 1993 $$ Oct
Wright Kite Festival Wilmington & Coast Kill Devil Hills 1979 Free Jul
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