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Summer in Wilmington, North Carolina, is packed with exciting events and activities that cater to all interests. Whether you enjoy live music, cultural festivities, or outdoor fun, Wilmington has something to offer for residents and visitors. Here are some highlights for this summer:

Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series

One of Wilmington’s beloved summer traditions is the Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series. Held every first and third Friday from June through September, this series features a variety of local bands performing in the beautiful setting of Airlie Gardens. Bring a picnic, enjoy the scenic views, and listen to genres ranging from rock and jazz to country and soul. This family-friendly event is perfect for a relaxing evening under the stars.

Fourth of July Celebration

Wilmington’s Fourth of July Celebration is a must-see event. The festivities include a spectacular fireworks display over the Cape Fear River, live music, and a variety of family-friendly activities. This event draws both locals and visitors, offering a vibrant atmosphere and a great way to celebrate Independence Day. Be sure to arrive early to find a good spot along the riverfront.

Farmers Markets

Exploring the local farmers markets is a delightful way to spend a summer morning. The Riverfront Farmers Market, held every Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM on Dock Street, offers fresh produce, meats, seafood, artisanal goods, and more. Another great option is the Wilmington Farmers Market at Tidal Creek, open Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM year-round, located at 5329 Oleander Drive. These markets provide a perfect opportunity to support local farmers and artisans while enjoying the vibrant community atmosphere. For a full list of farmers markets around town see here.

Concerts at Live Oak Bank Pavilion

For music lovers, the Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park hosts a series of concerts featuring nationally known artists. This summer, the lineup includes performances from bands like Train and Michael Franti & Spearhead. The waterfront setting provides a stunning backdrop for these concerts, making for a memorable night out. Check the schedule and book your tickets in advance to enjoy some of your favorite acts live.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s plenty of summer events to look forward to in Wilmington! For a more extensive list of events and activities see here.

If buying or leasing commercial property is in your plans this summer, reach out to us. We can help you find the perfect location to take advantage of Wilmington’s thriving summer activity.