The Riverfront Farmers’ Market is now open in Downtown Wilmington. Open on Saturdays from 8:00am until 11:00am, the Farmers Market is a great place to start your weekend. An array of fresh food is available, some of which are fruit and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, jams, wine, meats, seafood, honey, eggs, and cheeses. Located along Water and Princess Streets the market is right in the heart of the Historic Wilmington. There are gorgeous old houses, cobblestone streets, and tours to explain the history of Wilmington. Additionally, there is the scenic Cape Fear River with boardwalk running along side it, making for a stunning walk. Next Saturday visit the Riverfront Farmers’ Market and see all that Downtown Wilmington has to offer!
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Ideal-Living magazine recently chose Landfall as one of their ideal living communities. Landfall was featured because it is one of the premier gated communities in the southeast.
With over 2,200 acres that include spectacular coastal views, lush championship golf courses, and gorgeous homes, Landfall is an idyllic place to call home. The article highlights the amenities Landfall offers, including two clubhouses, tennis and pickleball courts, fitness center, pool and restaurants.
Additionally, the article talks about all that Wilmington has to offer. From the festivals, to the beach activities, such as boating, surfing, fishing, and kayaking, to the historical culture, and shopping, Wilmington has something for everyone!
To read the full article visit Ideal-Living’s website at http://www.ideal-living.com/community-locator-2/north-carolina/landfall/
Downtown Sundown Concerts are back! Come watch the sun set over the scenic Cape Fear River while listening to a great band.
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 12th year the season-long event will take place. The event is free, but there will be beer, wine, and food for sale.
Friday’s band is Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Additional bands playing this summer are 20 Ride (Zac Brown tribute), Skydog (Allman Brothers tribute), Abby Road Live (Beatles tribute), and 42 Coldplay (Coldplay 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 a full list of the bands playing and more information about the Downtown Sundown Series visit the website http://www.wilmingtondowntown.com/events/downtownsundown/schedule-3.
Wrightsville Beach Marina had its grand reopening last weekend. Three years of renovations and $4 million dollars later the marina is open!
The updated marina is all about convenience for the boaters, who can stock up on supplies and groceries at the new dock office and connect to the Wi-Fi. Additionally, the boats will be better protected thanks to the newly installed concrete perimeter docks. The concrete perimeter lessens the impact of wakes from boats passing by. Also, there was new infrastructure built, which includes an office, clubhouse, and pool deck.
Due to the renovations, the Wrightsville Beach Marina is now expecting an increase of luxury mega yachts to dock with them throughout the year.
The PGA is coming to Wilmington! The Wells Fargo Championship is being held this week at Eagle Point Golf Club. The tournament will host legends including Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Jon Rahm, Kevin Kisner, and Phil Mickelson.
Eagle Point’s golf course is a prestigious course that is 7,259 yards full of live oaks, sable palms, and stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The course, ranked in Golf Digest’s top 100 golf courses in America, is an idyllic setting for the Wells Fargo Championship.
This is the first PGA Tour event to visit Wilmington in 45 years. The Landfall Realty team will be attending the event. If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch at home. The tournament will be broadcast live all weekend on CBS and Golf Channel.
For more information on the event visit the Wells Fargo Championship website: https://wilmington.wellsfargochampionship.com/home.
Get ready to party in Palm Beach! Saturday is the Landfall Foundation’s 21st annual black tie gala, and the theme this year is Palm Beach Grand. Held at the Country Club of Landfall, this gala features the warm, rich colors of Southern Florida that will make you feel like you’re relaxing on South Beach.
There will be signature cocktails, haute cuisine, and “Empty Pocket”, a five-piece band playing music to dance to all night. Additionally, there will be a live auction that includes a catered boat cruise, an Eagle Point golf package, a David Yurman bracelet, bartender service for your next party and a 4 day 3 day night at the luxury, 5 star hotel, The Breakers in Palm Beach and includes a $500 gift card. Don’t forget the most sought after prize of the night, a week long vacation in Italy at a villa with 6 bedrooms!
The annual gala is Landfall Foundation’s largest fundraiser and raises almost 70% of the foundations revenue. The Landfall Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps organizations in the Wilmington area, which include arts, education, health, and welfare. In 2016 the Foundation contributed $351,500 to the local community. Additionally, another $15,000 was awarded to Landfall employees to help them further their education goals. In the past 21 years $3.75 million dollars has been raised by the Landfall Foundation.
Spring is here! Come celebrate at the 2017 Springfest at Landfall. There will be something for everyone. Landfall Realty is one of the sponsors of the event! The main event is the car show lasting from 10:00am until 1:00pm. There were will be five winners chosen from the selection of cars.
Adults and children are encourage to bike to the event because there will be a bicycle safety event. Here families can also donate used and unwanted bikes to help families in need. Additionally, the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, and the New Hanover County Paramedic bike units will all be there as a part of their new community outreach program. The children will be excited to see their specially equipped bikes and gear they carry.
Springfest is also the perfect excuse to some spring-cleaning! For a 5$ donation, attendees will be able to drop off documents to be shredded, and a various array of items to be recycled, including, batteries, paint, cell phones, herbicides, solvents, smoke detectors, light bulbs, and old electronics.
There is always a chance to win something! Raffle Prizes and Door Prizes will be given out to lucky the winners. For everyone else it will still be a great day because there will be delicious food available. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, popcorn, soda, and coffee will be available.
This is a fun event to admire unique cars, learn bike safety, get rid of old clutter, and enjoy a lunch with your neighbors!
Seventy years ago the first Azalea Festival was celebrated. Now this festival has come to represent the beginning of spring. The week is filled with activities and has something for everyone. Azaleas found all over Wilmington are in full bloom, painting the town in shades of pink, purple, and white.
The festival starts Wednesday with the Queen’s coronation at 3:00pm. The coronation is a free event where you have a chance to meet the queen. Held at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, this event is attended by celebrity guests, city officials, board members, and the garden club azalea belles. The events continue that day with the Loop the Lake 5K, 10K, and 1 mile fun run around the Greenfield Lake. Wrapping up the day’s excitement is a Temptations Concert featuring Dennis Edwards. The concert featuring one of the most legendary bands to come from the Motown Era is going to be a fun time!
Thursday, the Azalea Festival Queen, celebrities, and the official party visit Parsley Elementary School and the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital. That night another exciting concert is taking place, Cole Swindell with Micheal Ray and CJ Solar performs at the Miller Lite Main stage on Front Street in Downtown Wilmington.
Friday is a busy day with nine events happening! One of the most popular events of the festival is the Airlie Luncheon and Garden Party. Attended by 2,500 guests, the Garden Party, is a luncheon held in the idyllic Airlie Gardens. Also starting on Friday are the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour and Juried Art Show. Friday night’s concert is Duran Duran and opening act Roadkill Ghost Choir.
Saturday and Sunday the events continue with the historic home tour, art show, garden tour, and Jason Derulo performing Saturday night. Additionally, the street fair will be taking place in Historic Downtown Wilmington, and includes vendors selling clothes, photography, jewelry, candles, wine, funnel cakes, and ice cream. The parade, taking place at 9:30am Saturday, is one of the largest events in Southeastern NC, with over 100,000 viewers attending each year! Ending the Saturday night festivities is the fireworks show which starts at 9:00pm.
Wrightsville Beach Elementary School will be able to hire a full-time teaching assistant and two part-time tutors next year, thanks to the 4th annual Casino Night held on February 4th at The Country Club of Landfall, sponsored by the WBS Foundation. This year’s event – which attracted more than 250 people and a record number of sponsors – was the most successful yet, according to Beth Adams of The WBS Foundation.
The Foundation was founded in 2012 to provide extra financial support to the school. During that time, the Foundation has played an important role in the school’s rise to national renown, culminating in its recent selection as one of the 100 best elementary schools in the country.
Over the years, the Foundation has helped the school purchase a variety of supporting technology and materials, including IPads, SmartBoards™, books, manuals, and more. This year’s donation is the first to go for human resources, Adams said.
Landfall Realty has been a proud supporter of the WBS Foundation since its inception and has sponsored the Casino Night event since it started.
The Landfall Council of Associations (COA) invites you to join the fun at this year’s SpringFest at the Landfall Recreation Park on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Landfall Realty and hosted by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) at Landfall.
Bicycle safety is the prime focus of this year’s event. CERT members will be on hand to demonstrate safe riding practices and the latest in bicycle safety gear. They’ll also provide free safety inspections for residents who bring their bikes to the event. Younger riders can test their skills on a bicycle safety circuit, with prizes for every youngster who completes it without mishap.
There’ll also be plenty of great food, a raffle, and a vintage car show, featuring a number of prized vehicles from the collections of Landfall residents. For more information, please call the COA at (910)-256-7651.