Wilmington Weekend Guide: October 16th – October 18th

The weekend is upon us yet again and the weather forecast looks beautiful and cool. Our Wilmington Weekend Guide is here with great events to make it a perfect fall weekend!

Airlie’s Annual Oyster Roast!
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The annual Oyster Roast at Airlie Gardens along the banks of Bradley Creek returns as a celebrated tradition rooted in Airlie’s history. Tickets include appetizers, steamed oysters, BBQ, fish fry, two spirituous drinks. A cash bar will also be available and live entertainment will be provided by Heartbeat of Soul & The Sea Pans. Proceeds from this event support Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs.

Friday October 16th, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Tickets are $85.00 per guest. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit the Airlie Gardens website.

Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403


Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde Silent Film with Dorothy Papadakos

Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde Silent Film with Dorothy Papadakos(Image via Wikipedia)

If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit,, stop by St. Paul’sto catch the silent film of Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde accompanied by Dorothy Papadakos, a celebrity organist and composer.

Friday, October 16th, 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $15.00 to $20.00. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s website.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
16 North 16th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Seaglass Salvage Market

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Enjoy this indoor & outdoor market full of recycled and repurposed furniture, art, candles, home décor, and local goods!

Friday October 16th – Sunday October 18th. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday; 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit Seaglass Salvage Market’s website.

Seaglass Salvage Market
1987 Andrew Jackson Hwy
Leland, NC 28451

Salty Paws Festival

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Looking to hang with your furry friends this weekend? Bring them to the 7th Annual Salty Paws Festival at Carolina Beach! The festival includes music and entertainment, pet contests, raffles, and pets available for adoption.

Saturday, October 17th at 11am
Tickets are $7.00. Children 10 and under are admitted free. For more information visit the Pleasure Island website.

Carolina Beach Lake Park
Atlanta Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Gatsby Lawn Party

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Step back in time to the 1920s and celebrate Jazz Age style with dancers, big band music, Bella Rose photography, tintype portraits with Harry Taylor, tarot card reading and fashion vendors. The event is hosted by Jess James (Fashion Editor at Focus on the Coast) and Kusek Financial Group.

Saturday October 17th, 11am to 4pm
Tickets are $30.00 to $99.00 and can include a picnic basket for two from Little Pont Caterers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Jess James’ website.

Home of Paula Corbett
6604 Spring Garden Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

Wilmington Seafood Festival

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Three words and our three favorite things- Wilmington Seafood Festival! The event will feature an abundance of fresh North Carolina seafood, live music, cooking demonstrations, and shopping.

Saturday October 17th from 11am to 7pm and Sunday, October 17th 11am to 6pm
Parking note: Limited parking is available on-site for $10.00 Off-site parking is available at Barclay Center (3147 and 3151 South 17th Street) with shuttle service.
Admission is free! For more information, visit the event website.

Events at Watermark Marina
4114 River Road
Wilmington, NC 28412


One Year Anniversaries: FlyTrap Brewery & Burne Mill Creek Billards & Wine Bar

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Two great local beer and wine spots in Wilmington are celebrating their one year anniversary! Flytrap will have live music and food trucks and Burnt Mill will have food by 2 Bros Coastal Cuisine, and live music.

Saturday, October 17th. Begins at 12pm at Flytrip Brewing and 7pm at Burnt Mill Creek Billards & Wine Bar. Admission is free to both events.

Burnt Mill Creek Billiards & Wine Bar
2101 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Flytrap Brewing
319 Walnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401