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October Events

NC Aquarium
Trick or Treat Under the Sea

Admission: $11.00 for children and adults. NC Aquarium Members receive a 10% discount. Kids 2 and under are admitted free.

When: October 27th – 29th from 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Bring the kids to the Aquarium for early Halloween trick-or-treating! Candy stations, special programs and decorations provide a fun and safe Halloween building for this event.
ATTENTION PARENTS: No masks for adults please. No refunds or exchanges. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For information and to purchase tickets, please visit:


Halloween Story Time by the Sea

Admission: Free!

When: October 29th from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Halloween Story Time by the Sea at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach, NC, features a chance to dress in a Halloween costume and join the Fairytale Princesses for stories, games, and music. For more information, please email:


15th Annual Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival

Admission: $15 – $50

When: October 29th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

The 15th Annual Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival at North Waterfront Park in downtown Wilmington, NC, features more than 100 breweries and wineries featuring 250+ samplings; plus live music with American Aquarium, Travis Shallow, and the Deep End; Food Truck madness; and a fleet of taxis to take attendees home free of charge. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Carousel Center in their efforts to aid abused and neglected children. Tickets may be purchased here:


Trick or Trot for Preservation

Admission: $15 – $30

When: October 29th at 8:30am

Trick or Trot for Preservation 5k/Mile Walk is presented by Port City Java in support of the Tar Heels Go Walking third grade educational walking tour and Historic Wilmington Foundation. Super heroes, princesses, ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all ages will invade Greenfield Lake Park on Saturday morning, October 29, to run a 5K or stroll the trick-or-treat 1 mile walk.

The 1 mile walk is free with 5k registration or can be purchased separately. Teams welcome! Ages 5 and under are free. Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group by gender, to the best costume, and more!! Register for the event here:

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