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Riverfest

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This weekend it’s one of Wilmington’s most anticipated festivals, Riverfest! The festival, which features street fairs, live music, fireworks, and more kicks off this Friday at 6:00pm.

Riverfest was started in 1979 by Wilmington locals who wanted to showcase Historic Downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear River. In the 37 years since the festival was founded it has grown tremendously, and now attracts nearly 250,000 people every year.

Friday evening Riverfest opens with a concert featuring Chillin Dixie from 6:00-8:00 and Machine Gun 8:45-11:00. One of the main attractions, the street fair, opens at 9:00am on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon the Bloody Mary Regatta takes place on the Cape Fear River, which is always an exciting event. Wrapping up Saturday activities are the fireworks, which happen at 7:30 along the Cape Fear River. Also happening all weekend is the Car Show, BMX Bike Show, a pirate parade along Water Street, live music, and live performances.

This weekend enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and come to Downtown Wilmington for the Riverfest.

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Cucalorus Film Festival

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The much anticipated 22nd Annual Cucalorus Film Event is taking place this week in Downtown Wilmington! The event started yesterday and lasts until Sunday.

The festival, which celebrates independent and international film, has been recognized as “One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” for three years in a row by MovieMaker Magazine. Now one of the largest film festivals in the South, Cucalorus shows over 200 movies, thousands of attendees, and over 300 artists participating.

In addition to film the festival also includes dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, speakers, and workshops. Events are held in multiple venues in Wilmington including, Thalian Hall, CFCC Union Station, Bourgie Nights, Ironclad Brewery, Blind Elephant, Hell’s Kitchen, The Throne Theater, Expo 216, and Jengo’s Playhouse.

For a full list of events visit their website http://www.cucalorus.org/calendar.asp.

 

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Featured Listing

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1232 Pembroke Jones Drive Listed for $535,000

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This beautiful brick home in the premier waterfront, gated community of Landfall is situated on a high lot with a spectacular lawn and garden. With 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a bonus room, gourmet kitchen, and an open floor plan, this is an ideal family house in a great location in the neighborhood. The home is bright and welcoming, making it perfect for entertaining. The lush, private backyard offers plenty of space for outdoor furniture and a large grilling area. The home is in an ideal location, close to the Intracoastal Waterway and Landfall Lake.

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Results for the Landfall Tradition College Women’s Golf Tournament

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1.   University South Carolina & Wake Forest University

  1. Furman University
  2. Purdue University
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Alabama
  5. North Carolina State & Texas Tech University
  1.  University of Central Florida
  2. University of Iowa
  3. University of Virginia
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Clemson University
  6. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  7. Penn State University
  8. Michigan State University
  9. University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  10. Brown University
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Wilmington Fur Ball

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Happening this Saturday night is the Wilmington Fur Ball, a black tie, red carpet fundraising event that raises money for no-kill shelters in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. Since its start in 2005 the Fur Ball has raised $167,375, which has been given to the Pender Humane Society, Adopt an Angel, SkyWatch Bird Rescue, Forever Friends Animal Rescue, and others. The fundraising gala will have spirits, hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, and a live band, The Nigel Experience Band.

The event, which is located at Union Station at Cape Fear Community College lasts from 6:30pm until 10:30pm. Tickets are $95.00 and can be purchased at http://www.wilmingtonfurball.com/tickets-2/. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a night out while at the same time helping animals find loving homes!

Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational

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This weekend it’s the Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational at the Country Club of Landfall! Now in it’s 14th year, the golf tournament is held in honor of baseball great Willie Stargell who died of kidney disease in 2001.

The event starts Friday night from 7:00 until 10:00, with a private VIP Celebrity and Sponsor reception. Then on Saturday night the Willie Stargell Auction Dinner and Dance, which is black tie optional, will take place at 6:00 in the Landfall Ballroom. The golf portion of the event happens Sunday morning at 9:00 after a light breakfast at 8:00 for the golfers.

Celebrities at this year’s event are Olympians, actors, retired coaches, and retired athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and college athletes. A few celebrity attendees include, Ron Robinson, Reggie Sanders, Cliff Levingston, Harvey Glance, Anne Donovan, Kirnari James, Dwight Hicks, Tony Womack, Dominic Santana, and Jerry Royster.

The Willie Stargell Foundation’s mission is to provide funds to support kidney disease research and treatment for those suffering from the disease. Last year’s Celebrity Invitational raised $100,000 for the Foundation.

A limited number of tickets are sold to the public for $100 per ticket. The ticket includes entry to the Gallery Public Tent, food, and beverages. For more on the Willie Stargell Foundation or to purchase a ticket visit their website http://www.williestargellfoundation.org.

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Flavor of North Carolina Fall Harvest Festival

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The 3rd Annual Flavor of North Carolina Fall Harvest Festival is taking place this Saturday at the Blockade Runner Resort. This event, which benefits the Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington, is a huge fundraising event. This year’s theme is fall harvest at the beach. Taking place from 7:00pm until 10:00pm, the event includes a harvest feast, beer, wine, a signature drink, music, dancing, and games. Additionally, guests will be able to win prizes by playing trivia and corn hole.

The auction is a major event during the evening, with items donated by over 100 companies and organizations in North Carolina. Some of the auction contributors include The Dale Earnhardt Foundation, Hope From Helen, Island Passage, Carolina Hurricanes, 22 North Restaurant, NC Zoo, Silver Coast Winery, Raleigh Marriott City Center, and Port City Java. Tickets are $60 per person. Come out and enjoy this exciting fall event and help a great cause at the same time!

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Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament

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This weekend it’s the 15th Annual Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament! The college women’s golf tournament is one of the best in the nation with 18 teams competing.

This years teams are:

University of NC at Wilmington

University of NC at Chapel Hill

North Carolina State

University of Alabama

Brown

University of Central Florida

Furman

Michigan State

Penn State

Purdue

University of South Carolina

Texas Tech

University of Virginia

Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

Wake Forest

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The tournament starts Friday morning on the Dye Golf Course at the Country Club of Landfall. Golfers will start Friday and Saturday morning at 8:30 and Friday morning at 8:45. The events end Sunday evening with an awards ceremony.

On Thursday before collegiate tournament there is a College-Am Tournament, which ends with a reception, Dinner of Champions, and an award ceremony. This College-Am Tournament has contributed over $300,000 to the UNCW golf scholarship program.

Everyone is welcome to this fun event, and admittance and parking are free. The Landfall Tradition is a great opportunity to see the top college women golfers in the country compete and to come out and support your favorite team.

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Featured Listing

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1621 Landfall Dr Listed for $679,000

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This lovely villa home is nestled in a beautiful section of the gated community of Landfall, with views of the Intracoastal Waterway and close to the Dye Clubhouse. This home has been meticulously maintained, and represents the best of coastal living with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a gourmet kitchen. The house has a cozy warm feel in the study and gracious living areas that include built in shelving and a gas fireplace. The private terrace out back is spacious and perfect for entertaining. For your convenience the landscaping is maintained by the HOA.

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Beach2Battleship Iron Triathlon

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This Saturday it’s the Annual Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon! The internationally recognized competition attracts athletes from all over the world to compete across Wilmington. The race starts with a 2.4 mile (1.2 mile for the half) swim in Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 am. The swim is followed by a 112 mile (56 mile for the half) bike ride which starts at Wrightsville Beach and takes competitors through Wilmington and three surrounding counties towards White Lake, before ending in Historic Downtown Wilmington. From there the running portion begins with the athletes running 26.2 miles (13.1 miles for the half) around Downtown Wilmington and Greenfield Lake before finishing on the Cape Fear River right across from the USS North Carolina Battleship. This exciting race sponsored by PPD brings thousands of competitors to Wilmington every year. If you see the swimmers, bikers, and runners this Saturday be sure to cheer them on!

Banks Channel, where the race begins with a 2.4 mile swim

Banks Channel, where the race begins with a 2.4 mile swim

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