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Pink Ribbon Golf Event

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This week the Pink Ribbon Golf Event is taking place at the Country Club of Landfall. Open to all CCL lady golf members and their guests, this event it limited to the first 100 players. The event starts at 12:30pm on September 12th at the Nicklaus Golf Course. In addition to the golf there will be door prizes and a raffle. Following the tournament there will be post golf gathering at 5:30pm in the Nicklaus Clubhouse Ballroom, which includes drinks by signature and hors d’oeuvres. This tournament is a wonderful event that brings women together and raises funds for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Pink Ribbon Project.

Historic Downtown Wilmington Artisan Market

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Spend your Sunday browsing a variety of vendor tents at the Historic Downtown Artisan Market. Taking place every Sunday until the end of October this popup market is ideally located right along the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington. There is something for everyone with dozens of vendors including painters, illustrators, woodworkers, pottery, sculpture, handmade jewelry, photography, live music, and more! This is perfect place to find a one of a kind gift or unique art piece.

After visiting the Artisan Market, explore the rest of Downtown Wilmington, which boasts numerous critically acclaimed restaurants and many locally owned boutiques.

For more about the Artisan Market visit their website

The Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic Surf Contest

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Come check out the best woman and girl surfers around at the Wrightsville Beach WahineClassic! The surf contest taking place next weekend showcases all levels of female surfers, including professional, amateur, beginner, experienced, and even a Stand Up Paddleboard division. The contest is one of the only all-female surf competitions on the East Coast, and Wrightsville Beach has been the proud host since 2013.

The “Wahine” takes place at the South End of Wrightsville Beach at Access 39. Events run Saturday and Sunday 8:00am until 3:30pm, with the finals taking place at 10:15 Sunday morning. For more about this exciting event visit their website,

Wrightsville Beach Museum Shrimperoo Fundraiser

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Come join the fun at the Wright Holman Shrimperoo fundraiser next Saturday for the Wrightsville Beach Museum! There will be delicious boiled shrimp plates, live music, a silent auction, and tours of renovations the museum is currently undergoing.

The fundraiser directly benefits the new site for the museum, which recently moved locations and is now located at 303 West Salisbury Street. Wrightsville Beach has a rich, full history, and the Wrightsville Beach Museum does an excellent job presenting and preserving the history. Guests visiting the museum will learn interested facts, such as the town was originally known as “The Banks” and then was named Ocean View Beach before becoming Wrightsville Beach in 1899, and that over 100 homes were destroyed on the north end of the island in a fire in 1934.

The Shrimperoo will be held at Causeway Cafe from 6-8pm. To buy tickets or for more on the Wrightsville Beach Museum visit their website

This is a exciting event for a great cause!

Lumina Festival: Opera Wilmington Orchestra Concert

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This Saturday the Opera Wilmington’s Orchestra will be performing at Beckwith Recital Hall, located at UNCW. Led by UNCW’s Department of Music Professor, Dr. Joe Hickman, the orchestra will be playing multi-generation music. The music will include Peter and the Wolf, a classic fairy tale, which will be narrated by in addition to the music. Additionally, there will be dance music by Johann Strauss, Thunder and Lighting Polka, Radetsky March, and The Blue Danube Waltz.

This performance is part of the Lumina Festival of the Arts, which is taking place July 12-July 29. This festival involves numerous forms of art including opera, concert, dance/poetry/film, theatre, and children’s entertainment. For a full list of events taking place visit their website

July Fourth at Landfall

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Celebrate July 4th at the Country Club of Landfall! The festivities start on July 3rd with a Buffet Dinner, kids games, music and spectacular Firework show. Dinner is from 6:00-8:00pmwith seatings every 15 minutes, but be sure to make a reservation and slots fill up fast! From 7:00-9:00pm there will kids games, music, and drinking. The fireworks start at dusk, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets to get comfortable while enjoying the show!

The following day, July 4th, there will be a Pool Party! The party includes a DJ, activities with Ms. Judy for the kids, and a buffet from 11:00am until 3:00pm. This is always a fun event, filled with friends, sun, and great food!

Downtown Sundown Concert Series

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It’s one of the premier events of the Summer, the Downtown Sundown Concert series! Enjoy great music while watching the sun set over the scenic Cape Fear River.

The Downtown Sundown Concerts take place at Water St and Princess St every Friday night in the summer from 6:30 until 10:00. This is the 13th year the season-long event will take place. The event is free, but there is beer, wine, and food for sale.

This week’s band is Hey Johnny Park, a Foo Fighters tribute band. Additional bands playing this summer are Satisfaction (a Rolling Stones tribute band), The Core (Eric Clapton tribute), 20 Ride (Zac Brown tribute), Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute), and Abbey Road Live (Beatles tribute).

Downtown Sundown is the perfect opportunity to experience everything Historic Downtown Wilmington has to offer. There are quaint shops, delicious restaurants, art galleries, and historic sites.

For more on the Downtown Sundown Concert series visit their website

Memorial Day Pool Party at Landfall

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Celebrate your Memorial Day at the gorgeous newly renovated pool at the Country Club of Landfall! This is the perfect way to kick off summer! Swim in the azure pool, sunbathe in the warm May sun, and socialize with friends and neighbors. There will be a Poolside Buffet featuring all the Memorial Day classics, including burgers and hot dogs. Additionally, there will be a DJ and activities with Ms. Judy for the kids. You wont want to miss this fun event!

Airlie Summer Concert Series

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It’s time for the Airlie Summer Concert Series! The concert series is an outdoor event open to the public held at the beautiful Airlie Gardens. Airlie Gardens is 67 acres of gorgeous flowers, scenic walking paths, a freshwater lake, and formal gardens along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Performing this Friday is Signal Fire, a reggae and rock group, an ideal band to listen to while enjoying the summer weather! This is the first concert in the series of nine performances, all held on the first and third Friday of every month from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Additional bands that will be performing include Wilmington Big Band. L Shape Lot, Jack Jack 180, and Jim Quick and Coastline. The concert series has something for everyone with music genres ranging from patriotic and big band to beach music and blue grass.

For more information on the Airlie Gardens’ Concert Series visit their website

Wrightsville Beach Should Be On Your Radar

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Wrightsville Beach was just chosen as one of “30 Small Beach Towns That Should Be On Your Radar” by U.S. News. The article, which included 30 beaches from all over the world, singled out Wrightsville Beach as being one of the best. Our local beach made the list due to the “impressively wide beaches, large vacation homes, and lively bars.” Additionally, the article mentioned the various array of watersports the area is ideal for, including sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing. Wrightsville Beach is in great company on this list since other towns that were mentioned include Elba Island, Italy; Florianópolis, Brazil; Rallay Beach, Thailand; Kailua, Hawaii; Benidorm, Spain; and Biarritz, France. For the full article visit