7 Amazing November Events Not To Miss in Wilmington

7 Amazing November Events Not To Miss in Wilmington

Here, we’ll share with you seven of the top festivals and events coming up that are beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville Musical

Come and claim your “Cheeseburger in Paradise” on November 2 – 3, 2021 at the Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center to have the ultimate summer experience in autumn at Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville. Here in Wilmington, it may or not be flip-flop weather in November, but this musical comedy is sure to warm your heart and your spirit. Tickets start at just $35!

Go Sky High at the 15th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival

Watch as daredevils fly like birds and observe professional kite flyers work their artistic magic in the sky at the 15th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival on November 6 – 7 at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. This current event in Wilmington is the culmination of the pro-kite-flying season, and there will be food trucks, live music, vendors, and much more at this free event

Satisfy Whims and Curiosity at the Cucalorus Festival

Mark November 10 – 14 on the calendar to experience ‘one of the coolest film festivals in the world’ according to Moviemaker Magazine…it’s time for the emergence of the annual Cucalorus Festival! Come out and relax while choosing from over 120 films by independent artists at this festival showcase. There will be workshops, speakers, and opportunities for movie lovers and filmmakers to come together and support one another.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Riverfront Park in historic downtown Wilmington, NC is the place to be on November 13 where the annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival brings the best spirits and smoked meats to the community. Admission gets attendees a commemorative sampling glass so they can partake in samples of over 40 bourbons and 60 amazing beers while enjoying live music and a tasty barbecue.

Explore the Galaxy at the Astronomy Program at Carolina Beach State Park

On November 13th, reach for the stars with a close-up visual of the night skies with other gazers during the free Astronomy Program. Hosted by the Cape Fear Astronomy Society, this family-friendly event will have telescopes set up, so the universe is opened up to all!

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

Water creatures galore and glittering lights—what better way to spend a day to celebrate the season? Head over to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher between November 26 – January 3, 2022, and soak in the transformational enchanted forest environment created by local artists and organizations in Wilmington.

Downtown Wilmington Holiday Tree Lighting

Walk off those Thanksgiving calories with a stroll downtown for the annual Wilmington Holiday Tree Lighting. You’ll be welcomed to this free event with complimentary hot cocoa and hear live music throughout the streets on November 26th just before dusk. Vendors with food, holiday decor, gifts and much more will be onsite.
After dark, the official tree lighting ignites the holiday spirit for all, and the kiddos can meet and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus! The downtown shops and diners will be open late with special sales and discounts to ease holiday shopping.

Mark Those Calendars!

Whether you’re a student at UNCW, a young professional, or a growing family, these November 2021 current events in Wilmington, NC will get your spirits flowing coastal style. Come and join in on the fun this month with our friendly community!