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May Events in New Hanover County

Art Exhibit with Niki Hildebrand

When: May 3rd to May 15th

Where: The ArtWorks on 200 Willard Street

Admission: Free!

The ArtWorks in Wilmington presents an Art Exhibit with Niki Hildebrand, who recently returned from an artist residency in the North Carolina mountains and created 400 glass leaves which she has now melded into an installation titled Dreams of the Lungs of the Earth.


Cape Fear Comedy Festival

When: May 18th to May 21st

Admission: Click here to purchase tickets

The Cape Fear Comedy Festival in downtown Wilmington, NC, is a four-day event at venues including Dead Crow Comedy Room, Reel Cafe, City Stage, The Lazy Pirate, and Bombers Bev Co.


Rims on the River

When: May 21st at 11am

Where: Front Street

Admission: Free! For more info visit

Rims on the River is an annual event featuring cars and motorcycles dating to 1980 and older lining the streets of historic downtown Wilmington, NC, with the Cape Fear River as their backdrop. The event takes place on North and South Front Street from Orange Street to Red Cross Street and includes more than 600 vehicles.


The Independent Film 5K

When: May 28th at 10am

Where: Greenfield Lake Park on 301 Willard Street

Admission: Free! Register here

The Independent Film 5K at Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington, NC, brings awareness to the cause of the movie industry in the Cape Fear area.

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