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September 2018 Area Events


New Hanover County


Barn Dance BBQ

September 15th at 6:30pm

Marker 137

175 Whipporwill Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409


Enjoy square dancing with live caller, live music with the Folkstone String Band, a barbecue dinner including wine and beer plus raffle prizes drawing for a 7-day stay-cation or choice of 3 luxury vacation packages. Proceeds benefit Be the Adult.


ARTfall Exhibition

September 20th – 22nd  from 10am-5pm

Community Arts Center

120 S 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


Juried art show and sale  as part of the American Craft Walk Wilmington, a celebration of visual and performing arts at various locations in downtown Wilmington. Only artwork completed within the last two yeard will be considered. The show will be judge by Owen Wexler and Miriam Oehrlein.


Brunswick County


International Peace Day in Southport

September 15th from 2-4pm

Franklin Square

105 E West Street, Southport, NC 28461


The fifth annual commemoration of the International Day of Peace will include two hours of events. After the opening ceremony, enjoy peace songs, dances, children’s crafts, and peace educational literature.


Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

September 29th from 10am-4pm

Odell Williamson Auditorium

150 College Road NE, Bolivia, NC 28422


The Intercultural Festival celebrates cultural diversity in all aspects, while honoring the cultural history of Brunswick County. Learn about the different cultures that reside in and around our area, enjoy ethnic food trucks, cultural performing artists, children’s activities, displays, diversity workshops, dance demos, and international village exhibits.


Pender County


Summer Harvest festival

September 15th & 16th, Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 10am-4pm

Poplar Grove Plantation

1200 US Hwy 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411


The Summer Harvest Festival features plantings for winter, local artisans and crafters, concessions, food, and activities for kids including carnival games, live entertainment, barnyard fun and bounce houses.


Bark at Soundside Park

September 29th from 9am-2pm

Soundside Park

517 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28455


5k fun run featuring a pet parade, dog costume contest, and working dog demo along with raffles, prizes, bouncy houses and more. Proceeds support pet adoptions. Participants are encouraged to run with their dogs.


Onslow County


Riding for Wreaths Festival Bike Run & Car Show

September 15th from 9am-5pm

Humphrey Farm

522 W Willis Landing Road, Hubert, NC 28539


This event is sponsored by the Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation each year. This event is to raise money for Wreaths Across America for Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. This year we will have Casey Chesnutt the son of Mark Chesnutt a Nashville Recording artist perform.


New River Splash

September 22nd – 23rd; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 7:30am-3:30pm

Jacksonville Landing

135 S Marine Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28540


This event will feature Stand-up paddleboard races on Saturday and a Triathlon and 5K on Sunday featuring some of the best athletes from around the region competing against nature. Includes food vendor and a DJ.


Craven County


MCAS Cherry Point Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament

September 14th at 5:30pm

Sound of Freedom Golf Course, MCAS Cherry Point

Havelock, NC 28532


Traditional “pairing party” will be on Friday, September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm at Miller’s Landing including heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The format for Saturday is “best ball” using the net ball of the foursome. Teams will be formed using a blind draw system. There will be lots of door prizes, good bags and a tournament hat.


Pickin’ on the Pamlico

September 22nd from 5-8pm

Festival Park

Washington, NC 27889

Tickets: $20-65


Come early for all-you-can-eat local crabs, shrimp, fried chicken and more. Cash bar available. Features live music by the Tar River Community Band & DieDra Ruff, the Blues Queen. Reserved tables available. Table decorating contest with prizes.


Carteret County


Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival

September 28 at 3:30pm & 29th at 7pm

Beaufort Wine & Food

129 Middle lane, Beaufort, NC 28516


Two day festival featuring beer seminars, luncheons and dinners in area resaurants, pubs and breweries as well as a pub crawl and Beer, Bubbles and BBQ event. Thes festival will focus on NC craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state.


Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival

September 29th from 11am-5:30pm

101 Islander Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594


Free music festival on the beach at the western ocean regional access featuring Band of OZ, Fantastic Shakers, Chairmen of the Board, The Embers, The Tams, and Sammy O’Banion.


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