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Southeastern NC February Events

Southeastern NC February Events

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37th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival

When: February 2, 2017 to February 4, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Location: Hilton Wilmington Riverside

Admission: $15 – $225

The 37th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington, NC, features several styles of jazz music over three nights. SCHEDULE: Thursday — Jazz ala Trinidad with Sea Pans; Vocalist Nnenna Freelon and her Trio; and Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam; Friday and Saturday — 14 All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These are 4½ hour concerts.



The Odd Couple: Works by Joe Cordaro and Jock Pottle

When: January 30 to March 10 from 10am – 4pm

Location: WHQR Gallery

Admission: FREE!

The WHQR Gallery in downtown Wilmington, NC, presents The Odd Couple: Works by Joe Cordaro and Jock Pottle. Mr. Cordaro specializes in digital arts, while Mr. Pottle works in drawings.


Dinner Theater: I’m with Cupid

When: February 14 @ 7:00 PM

Location: TheatreNOW

Admission: $16 – $39

TheatreNOW in Wilmington, NC, presents dinner theater featuring a performance of I’m with Cupid, written by Ron Hasson. The play follows a grown-up Cupid, who is taken on as a client by the Circle of Friends speed dating service. When Cupid’s mother, Venus, appears, all goes haywire with love triangles and speed dating escapades. Doors open at 6pm. Show only option available. For more information call: 910.399.3669


Historical Society of Topsail Island meeting

When: February 9 @ 11:30AM

Always an interesting topic and always a delicious lunch. And you are always welcomed to the meeting of the Historical Society of Topsail Island. The catered lunch is $13 for guests younger than 70, or $11 for those over the age of 70. There is no charge to attend the program only.


Annual NC Blueberry Festival Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

When: February 18 from 8am – 12pm

Location: 605 E. Fremont St. Burgaw Fire Department, Burgaw, NC 28425

This delicious morning event supports scholarships!

To become a sponsor or volunteer for the upcoming Festival in June, please visit


241st Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek

February 25 from 10am – 4pm

Location: 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie NC 28435

Admission: FREE!

North Carolina, first in freedom, was the first colony to declare independence, and it all started right here, at Moores Creek National Battlefield. This is the site of the first Patriots’ victory over the Loyalists. See it unfold before your eyes! For more information, please call: 910.283.5591



African Americans in the Civil War Navies

When: February 2 – 28 from 9am – 5pm

Location: CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

In recognition of Black History Month, we are featuring weekly profiles of African American sailors from both the Union and the Confederacy. These profiles will be located in our lobby area, and may be viewed free of charge.


2017 Trail Sweep

When: February 11 from 10am – 12pm

Location Oakhurst Nature Park

Join fellow neighbors, students, family, and friends in helping improve our community environment and local economy by cleaning our native natural spaces and supporting a healthy and active lifestyle. SAT Hours for High School Students. Supplies Provided.


Spoken Stories – A Look Back in Time

When: February 28 from 4pm – 5pm

Location: Hammock Beach State Park

Everything has a story that is waiting to be heard. Join us at the park for a storytelling session reflecting on the history that helped shape this community. Guest speakers will share their stories about Swansboro, Huggins Island, former children camps, shipbuilding, farming, as well as the history of Hammocks Beach State Park. So many changes to learn about!



Coastal Habitat Show an’ Tell

When: February 9 @ 5pm

Location: Oak Island Rec Center, Oak Island

Come welcome a whole host of wonderful speakers and learn about coastal birds and turtles, habitats and pollution. The OKU Sea Turtle Protection Program will discuss pollution and how if effects our island’s sea turtles and their nests; Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter will discuss our local coastal bird species; Bald Head Island Conservancy will enlighten participants on the differences between turtle species; and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer all there is to know about coastal amphibians and wetland monitoring.


Wine and Chocolate Pairing

When: February 12 AND 18 @ 1, 2:30, and 4pm

Location: Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room, Ocean Isle Beach

Admission: $18, limited seats

Silver Coast Winery is offering a delightful Wine & Chocolate Pairing you won’t want to miss, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetie or with your friends!  To experience a wine and chocolate pairing like no other, visit Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach on Sunday, February 12th or the Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room on S Howe Street in Southport on Saturday, February 18th.  Featuring Silver Coast award winning wines paired perfectly with See’s Candies chocolate.


Run Oak Island

When: Feb 18, 2017 – Feb 18, 2017, Races beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Location: Middleton Park, Oak Island

Admission: $25 online, $30 race day

Run Oak Island offers a full marathon, half marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile fun run/walk.  Over 600 runners will race the first race of the islands’ series of races for the world’s largest series race medals. For more information, please visit

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