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September Events in Southeastern NC

New Hanover:
Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Star Catcher

September 1st through 3rd and 8th through 10th at 8:00 pm

Thalian Hall at 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington NC 28401

Admission: $34.00

Opera House Theatre Company presents Peter and the Starcatcher, live on stage at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, NC! Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the musical sets sail on a magical voyage to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become the Boy Who Never Grew Up? The company of a dozen actors plays more than 100 characters as pirates, shipwrecks, mermaids, and magic set the stage for an absurdly funny, fantastical romp through the Neverland you never knew.


Fundraiser: Real Households of New Hanover County Home Tour

September 9th at 2:00 pm

Waterline Brewing Company at 721 Surry Street, Wilmington NC 28401

Admission: $10.00

The inaugural Real Households Fundraiser is presented by the Cape Fear Housing Coalition and features eight home tours including Habitat for Humanity, Cape Fear Community Land Trust, and Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry. Ticket price includes a shuttle between homes and raffle entry. Proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Housing Coalition, dedicated to increasing access to affordable, safe, and healthy housing.


9.11 Sunset Remembrance Ceremony

September 11th at 5:30pm

Wrightsville Beach Park at 321 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480

The 9/11 Sunset Remembrance Ceremony at the Wrightsville Beach Park Amphitheater features special guest Frances Weller of WECT News and a performance by the Girls’ Choir of Wilmington. The event honors the memory of those who were lost 16 years ago, and celebrates the legacy that lives through the LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation. Free parking. Bring a chair.


Men’s Soccer: UNCW vs. Elon

September 27th at 7:00 pm

UNCW Soccer Stadium at 601 South College Road, Wilmington NC 28403

Admission: $7.00

In a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) match at the UNCW Soccer Stadium in Wilmington, the Seahawks kick off against Elon! Click here to purchase tickets!



Southern Living Idea House Tours

September 3rd through October 29th, Saturdays from 10:00 – 4:00 and Sundays from 12:00 – 4:00

204 Whale Head Way, Bald Head Island NC 28461

Admission: $15

This year’s Southern Living Idea House is at Bald Head Island and is open for tours! Southern Living magazine, working with various partners, built a laid-back coastal home that embodies the no-hurries, no-worries vibe of Bald Head Island. This one-of-a-kind home is an authentic Carolina coastal getaway. While it’s open to the public, you can tour the home to see how they balanced livable and lively ideas. The home, designed to provide creative ideas and inspiration for prospective and current homeowners, will remain open throughout the summer and on select weekends in the fall. The house is showcased in a 24-page article in the August issue of Southern Living.

RUN Holden Beach!

September 9th at 7:00 am

Holden Beach Pavilion on Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach NC 28462

Admission: $25.00 – $75.00

A brand-new running event and after party is coming to Holden Beach, sponsored by your favorite real estate company Century 21 Sweyer! A 1 mile “turtle trot,” 5K walk/run and 1/2 marathon over the Holden Beach bridge will be the main event. This will be followed by live music, a beer garden, games, prizes, and an after party you won’t want to miss at the pavilion under the bridge to support the Holden Beach Turtle Watch. This event is part of the four-race series that allows runners to traverse the island’s picturesque bridge.


Fall Market at The Villages

September 16th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Brunswick Forest Commercial Area at 1152 East Cutlar Crossing, Leland NC 28451

The Fall Market at The Villages at Brunswick Forest Commercial Area in Leland features original artwork and handmade crafts by more than 70 vendors. We hope you will come be a part of a new tradition!  We will be featuring premier arts and crafts by residents of Brunswick Forest and the Greater Leland Area. So, save the date and plan to attend with your family and friends.  After you’ve had time to peruse the craft fair, shop the other great stores of The Villages and save room to grab a bite to eat at one of our fantastic restaurants! Rain or shine.


Southport Wooden Boat Show

September 30th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Old Yacht Basin, Southport NC 28461

See wooden boats of all shapes and sizes displayed in and around the historic Old Yacht Basin in Southport, NC. Visitors will be able to meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners, and also vote for their favorite boat. The event will also feature nautical and maritime arts and crafts vendors, nautical and maritime demonstrations, children’s activities and events, and a special seafood chowder, the Taste of the Cape Fear.



Pender & Onslow:


Sunset Cruises

September 1st at 6:00 pm

Moore Street Dock at Main Street, Swansboro NC 28584

Admission: $15

Swansboro Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lady Swan Boat Tours to offer a Thursday Sunset Cruise on the third Thursday of every month. Join us aboard the Lady Swan for a 2-hour relaxing and scenic cruise around historic downtown Swansboro, the intra-coastal waterway, and nearby Huggins Island, a part of Hammocks Beach State Park. Enjoy the sights and sounds of being on the water and if you’re lucky you may get a glimpse of some local wildlife. The cruise will end watching a beautiful Swansboro sunset.


Kayak Fishing Excursion

September 7th from 3:30 – 7:30 pm

Second Wind Eco Tours, 208 Main Street Ext, Swansboro NC 28584

Admission: $60

Second Wind Ecotours and Yoga will be getting us out on the water. This 4 hour excursion includes all gear, bait, equipment, etc. as well as advice! Join us 3:30 to 7:30pm and for guided kayak fishing fun. For more information, call 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center! (Rain date will be September 14.)


Topsail Island Jeep Week

September 22nd through 24th at 2:00 pm

Admission: $100

Got jeep? Then travel to Topsail Island for family fun! Cruise the mud pit, share meals with other Jeep owners. Sponsored by the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission grants: entry into all TI Jeep Week sponsored events, 2017 TI Jeep Week t-shirt, a pancake breakfast Sunday morning as well as entry into drawings for great prizes provided by our sponsors. Click here for the updated obstacle course map!


Monte Carlo Night

September 23rd at 6:00 pm

American Legion Post 167 at 16660 US-17, Hampstead NC 28443

Admission: $45 with reservation, $50 at the door

Join the American Legion Post 167 for Monte Carlo Night to support local veterans homes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tables open at 7 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Receive an additional $10,000 in chips (no cash prizes). Enjoy the fun at blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker tables. Music by DJ Big Daddy. Silent auction. Hors D’Oeuvres. Beer and Beverages. Drawing for a door prize. Buy a balloon and your luck may have 1 to 10 tickets in it or none at all. Balloons are a $3 donation. Attire is dressy casual.

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