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May Events


New Hanover:

UpScale ReSale & Design Challenge

May 4th & 5th

TheArtWorks: 200 Willard St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Admission: $5-$40

Wilmington’s most creative interior design competition, the Upscale ReSale & Design Challenge, is back for its 4th year! This 2-day fundraising event brings together local design firms who are challenged to utilze ReStore resources to upcycle, recycle, and repurpose donated items into beautiful vignettes. All items are then made available for resale to benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. The VIP Preview Party & Sale will be held on Friday, May 4th from 6pm to 9pm with tickets at $35-$40. General admission on Saturday, May 5th is only $5 and will be held from 9am to 2pm. New venue this year at TheArtWorks. For more information, visit


Wilmington Wine & Food Festival

May 17th – 20th

Various venues in Wilmington, NC

Admission: Cost varies per event

The 6th Annual Wilmington Wine & Food Festival in downtown Wilmington, NC, features local and statewide culinary masters, special guest chef dinners, bartender challenges, wine and food samplings, live music, and a food truck rodeo with local breweries. For a detailed schedule, visit


4th Friday Gallery Night

May 25th

21B Market St, Wilmington NC

Admission: Free

Join Century 21 Sweyer & Associates for Fourth Friday Gallery Night, Wilmington’s premier monthly art event. The after-hours celebration of art and culture at 20+ galleries and art spaces in downtown Wilmington. For more information, visit



Spring Car & Truck Show

May 5th

1671 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461

Admission: Free admission, $20 to register

Cape Fear Cruisers Car Club hosts its annual car and truck show, open to all makes and models.  Enjoy live music by The Back Porch Rockers.  Win a 50/50 raffle or one of the over 75 trophies and awards at 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit


Memorial Day Observance & Parade

May 28th

223 E Bay St, Southport, NC


The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of N Lord and W 10th streets and down Leonard Street to the John N. Smith Cemetery, where a Memorial Ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. Southport’s Annual Memorial Day Observance, Days of Remembrance, will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Southport Community Building, 223 E Bay Street.  The remembrance ceremony will honor those who served in the United States armed forces and conclude with the firing of the Historical Society’s cannon “Thor.” Home-made apple pie and ice-cream social will be held afterwards. For more information, visit


Pender & Onslow:

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

May 4th – 6th

Marine Corps Air Station: 100 Roosevelt St, Cherry Point, NC 28533

Beginning with a spectacular night show on Friday, May 4th, the skies will light up with jet afterburners, jet-assisted takeoffs, wingtip pyrotechnics, sky-diving demonstrations, incredible speed demonstrations by the jet truck Shockwave, plus the crowd-pleasing “wall of flame,” all culminating with a fireworks display. Saturday and Sunday, May 5th & 6th, will both have full day shows featuring a dizzying variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations. You will get up close and personal to dozens of historic and modern aircraft displays, as well as a wide array of military vehicles and equipment. The Blue Angels will provide the grand finale both days. For more information, visit!/127480-mcas-cherry-point-air-show


Carolina Strawberry Festival

May 11th & 12th

100 NW Railroad St, Wallace, NC 28466

Admission: $5-$40

The Carolina Strawberry Festival in historic downtown Wallace, NC, features live music, a car show, vendors, games, carnival rides, helicopter rides, Joy the Clown, and a Dare Devil Dog Show. HOURS: Friday, 7-10pm; Saturday: 11am to 11pm. LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE: Friday, 6pm — The Johnson Boys; 7:30pm — Band of Oz; Saturday, 11:30am — Trainwreck; 1:30pm — Barefoot Gypsies; 2pm — The Polar Bear Blues Band; 4:30pm — Barefoot Gypsies; 5:30pm — All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute Band); 7:30pm — Chocolate Chip & Company. For detailed schedule, visit

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