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March Area Events


New Hanover County


March 11th

22nd Annual Golf Classic

Eagle Point Golf Club

8131 Bald Eagle Lane, Wilmington, NC 28411


The Wilmington Symphony presents their 22nd Annual Golf Classic. The tournament format is best ball. Breakfast and registration start at 7am. Proceeds benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and its youth education programs.


March 16th

20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Front Street, Downtown Wilmington


The Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at Front Street and Red Cross and features live Irish music, traditional dance performances, food, beverages and crafts for purchase. Cape Fear First Responders will be the Grand Marshals and NourishNC is the parade charity.


Brunswick County


March 9th

Mardi Gras by the Sea Parade & Festival

Middleton Park

SE 46th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465


The parade begins at 1pm, starting at SE 63rd Street and ends at SE 46th Street. Includes food and entertainment.


March 10th

Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

Odell Williamson Auditorium

150 College Road NE, Bolivia NC 28422


Festival goers will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures that reside in and around our county. The festival includes ethnic food, numerous cultural performing artists, activities for children, displays, diversity workshops, dance demos, and exhibits.


Pender County


March 22nd – 24th

Gathering of the Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail

Roland Avenue, Beach Access, Surf City, NC 28443

The central events of the weekend include a reception at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, dinner at the Surf City Community center, annual membership meeting, sunset hike of the new Surf City Bridge and a full schedule of excursions and service opportunities to enjoy outdoors.


March 30th & 31st

Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Fair

Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 Hwy 17, Wilmington, NC 28411

Two day event featuring some of our state’s best herb and plant vendors as well as local artisans and crafters. There will be food and activities for kids. Proceeds benefit the conservation of Historical Poplar Grove Plantation.


Onslow County


March 8th

Kids Night Out: Mardi Gras Party

Onslow Pines Park

1244 Onslow Pines Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540


Drop your kids off with Onslow County parks and Rec while you enjoy some grown up fun. Features Mardi Gras themed activities, games and snacks. Pre-registration is required.


March 21st

2019 Shuck & Shag

Courtyard by Marriot

5046 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546


This is the College Foundation’s annual special event fundraiser which benefits the student scholarship program. The event features steamed oysters, clam chowder, barbecue, side dishes and beverages served from 5:30-7pm. The Band of Oz will perform.


Craven County


March 8th

Foundation Gala & Awards

The Jarvis

220 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560


Black tie event celebrating the Folks Journal’s first year. Evening includes curated cocktails, culinary delights, and a co-creative awards ceremony. Featuring NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, Embire Fire Arts, Strung Together, and Bryan Mayer.


March 30th

Carnival of Colors

NC History Center

529 S Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562

Free carnival themed event including live  entertainment, food trucks, face painting, photo booth, games, activities and a raffle where 100% of proceeds directly benefit the cancer patients in our community.


Carteret County


March 1st

Taste the World

NC Maritime Museum

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

Savor internationally inspired bites from area restaurants, sip wine or beer, and listen to music. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Arts Program at Cateret Community College and other charities.


March 2nd

31st Crystal Coast Home & Garden Show

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC


The area’s largest consumer show, there promises to be many unique exhibits, products and services. Professionals will be on hand to share the latest trends in color and style design. The show offers a full spectrum of exhibitors offering ideas for outdoor living, gardening and landscaping, sunrooms, yard décor and ways to eliminate pests.

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