Howl at the Moon @ East Beach Access 39
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Howl at the Moon Bald Head Island copyJoin a Bald Head Island tradition and the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The “Howl” party (as it’s called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39 when the Moon rises and the entire group breaks into a collective “howl!” around a blazing bonfire.

Attendees bring food and drink to share and the Maritime Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers as well.

The event draws hundreds each Summer and is free and open to all.

 Howl [houl]

verb (used without object)

  1. to utter a loud, prolonged, mournful cry, as that of a dog or wolf.
  2. to utter a similar cry in distress, pain, rage, etc.; wail.
  3. to make a sound like an animal howling: The friends howl when the sun sets and the moon rises.
  4. Informal. to go on a spree; enjoy oneself without restraint.

verb (used with object)

  1. to utter with howls: to howl the rising moon.
  2. to drive or force by howls (often followed by down): to howl down the beach.
For a list of Howl Dates visit:
Sunset Beach Summer Market @ Sunset Beach Town Park
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunset Beach Summer Market LogoBeautiful jewelry, pottery, woodcraft and much more awaits the market visitor.  The Market will be located at the Sunset Beach Town Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. The 2018 season is scheduled weekly on Thursdays from May 3rd thru Oct 11th, 2018. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there.

This market was created to provide local growers and artisans a venue to sell their goods to customers, to encourage the use of local farm products, locally prepared foods and to enhance the quality of life in our communities by providing social gathering and interaction.

We encourage residents and visitors to attend our markets and connect with our various crafters and growers who enhance our local communities.

The market will be held weekly at the Sunset Beach Park, 206 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Beach, NC.

Vendors who are interested in participating can contact the Market Manager at or by phone at 910-370-1373.  For additional information visit 

Budding Scientist Discovery with Mom & Dad @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Harvest Dinner at the Bellamy Mansion Museum @ Bellamy Mansion
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Thursday, September 27, the Bellamy Mansion Museum will host the Harvest Dinner. The event will take place at the Bellamy Mansion Museum from 6 to 9 pm. Guests will enjoy an exclusive multi-course meal prepared and presented by some of North Carolina’s most celebrated chefs including Dean Neff from Pinpoint Restaurant, Ashley Capps and Travis Schultz from Buxton Hall BBQ and Lydia Clopton from Love, Lydia. Tickets include wine pairings and unique brew from Wilmington Brewing Company. The event will also feature live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $150 per person + tax.

Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information about Harvest Dinner, to purchase tickets, donate an auction item or sponsor this event, contact Carolyn at 910-251-3700 x306 or Leslie at 910-251-3700 x305

Earth, Moon & Sun @ Ingram Planetarium
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wilmington’s Fourth Fridays @ Various Venues Wilmington, NC
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are a free monthly event in downtown Wilmington, where several galleries, studios, and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture.

Taking place from 6 to 9 pm on the fourth Friday of each month, the Art Walk is a self-guided tour featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, wood, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more.

Showcasing art and art-related events, Fourth Fridays also include opening receptions, demonstrations, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional and non-traditional art-activities

Additional information can be found on their website.

2018 Participating Galleries

“A” Studio / 802-B North 4th St / 908.337.5220

ACES Gallery / 221 N Front St / 910.343.0998

Acme Art Studios / 711 N 5th Ave / 910.763.8010

Art in Bloom Gallery / 210 Princess St / 484.885.3037

The Artworks™ / 200 Willard St / 910.352.7077

Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens / 224 Market St / 910.762.4523

Expo 216 / 216 N Front St / 910.769.3899

The Gallery at Dreams / 901 Fanning St / 910.772.1501

Going Local NC / 208 N Front St /  910.769.4833

The Golden Gallery / 311 N Front St / 910-762-4651

MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR / 254 N Front St / 910.343.1640

New Elements Gallery / / 910.343.8997

Peacocks Fine Art / 215 S Water St #102 / 910.254.4536

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts /307 N Front St / 910.763.7111

River to Sea Gallery / 224 S Water St / Unit 1-A / 910.763.3380

Sarah Sheffield Studio / 802-A N. 4th St / 919.815.2097

The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery @ CFCC / 200 Hanover St / 910.362.7442

Reflections over Time: Water, Birds, Flowers exhibit Opening Reception @ The Bellamy Mansion Museum
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Reflections over Time: Water, Birds, Flowers an exhibit of original works by Kate Cardamone Opening Reception hosted by The Bellamy Mansion Museum. Friday, September 28 6 pm to 8 pm. Light refreshments. Exhibit runs September 10 to October 21, 2018.

Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market @ Carolina Beach Lake Park
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Visit the Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market at Carolina Beach Lake Park every Saturday from May 26th, 2018 through September 29th, 2018.  The Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wine, meat, baked goods, natural soaps, arts & crafts, and more.

The farmer’s market is every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm on Lake Park Blvd. and Atlanta Ave., Carolina Beach, NC. For more information visit

Wilmington Riverfront Farmers Market @ Riverfront Park
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilmington Riverfront Farmers Market

The Wilmington Riverfront Farmers Market is a curbside market featuring local farmers, producers, artists, and crafters. Opening Saturday, March 31st, 2018 – November 17th, 2018, the Farmer’s Market is a must-attend event!

The market is open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.

Products include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts and more.

This curbside market features local farmers, producers, artists, musicians, and crafters. The market sometimes features live musical entertainment.

Call 910-538-6223 for more information.

Riverfront Park
70 N. Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Wilmington Riverfront Farmers Market Information

  • Located along the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington in the parking lot on the corner of North Water and Princess Streets.
  • Curbside market featuring local farmers, producers, artists, and crafters.
  • Products include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts and more.
  • Developed to provide a place for local growers, producers, artisans and crafters to sell their goods directly to consumers, to educate consumers about local farming and seasonal eating, to encourage and promote the use of locally grown farm products and to enhance quality of life in Greater Wilmington by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and interaction.