Your guide to events in August | Cape Fear Weekend Planner

WILMINGTON, N.C. (CAPE FEAR WEEKEND) -

Whether you’re interested in experiencing live entertainment at one of Wilmington’s amazing venues, strolling historic downtown at for an artisan market or spending time under the bright lights of fireworks there is an event for everyone happening this August.

Soak up all that the rest of summer has to offer this month in Wilmington with events from this month’s Cape Fear Weekend Planner.

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Thursday, August 11th

Poplar Grove’s Full & New Moon Ghost Tours

Poplar Grove Plantation 10200 US Highway 17 North Wilmington, NC 28411 | 8:00 PM

Join Poplar Grove Plantation for a guided tour during the new moon or full moon. This guided ghost tour explores the house of the Foy family where deceased members presence allegedly roams the property.

Tickets are $20

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 7:30 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Moon Taxi

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 1941 Amphitheatre Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 6:00 PM

Tickets start at 35$, indie alternative rock band

Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Cape Fear Blvd and Carolina Beach Ave North Carolina Beach, NC 28428 | 9:00 PM

This weekly firework display at Carolina Beach is sure to dazzle. Jam out to live music near the amusement park on the boardwalk or watch the light show on the beach. Bring the whole family for a summer of fun on pleasure island.

Remember Yesterday, A Wilmington Love Story (Screening)

Stone Theatres at The Pointe, 2223 Blockbuster Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, USA | Screening times: 7:00 and 9:00 PM

After a split with her cheating husband, Jenny is holding it together when she learns a film project is on it’s way to town. She wonders, kinda hoping it’s her old flame, well-known filmmaker, John Raymond. Well of course it is...It’s a RomCom. The two see each other in Jenny’s diner and although she longs to be with him, she fights it at first. When she dives in, the secret that split them up 20 years ago comes to life. And though John hears the true story, he didn’t hear it from Jenny, causing even more problems. Jenny is given two opportunities, but one could hurt the other. Will she choose one or both...Or neither.

Friday, August 12th

Jengo’s Friday Night Film Series presents “Bulls and Saints”

815 Princess St, 815 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

After 20 years of living in the U.S., an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know it will be the most difficult journey of their lives. Set between the backdrop of the rodeo rings of eastern North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican hometown they long for, BULLS AND SAINTS, filmed over six years, is a love story of yearning and reverse migration.

Después de 20 años de vivir en los Estados Unidos, una familia indocumentada decide regresar a casa. Poco saben que será el viaje más difícil de sus vidas. Ubicado entre el telón de fondo de los anillos del jaripeo del este de Carolina del Norte y la fascinante ciudad natal mexicana que anhelan, TOROS Y SANTOS, filmada a lo largo de seis años, es una historia de amor, de nostalgia y de migración inversa.

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 7:30 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Saturday, August 13th

Seaglass Monthly Market

5601 Castle Hayne Rd, Castle Hayne NC 28429 | 9 AM - 3 PM | Details

Explore and Shop 50+ local vendors selling handmade, homemade, resale and retail items.

PCM Market Days

Legends Seafood and Produce, NC Highway 53 West, North Carolina 28425, USA | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The market is a place to bring local farmer’s, crafters and homesteaders together to sell their products. The items that will be sold at the market are handmade, homegrown or homemade items. Produce items are fresh, local, and grown right here in our own backyard. PLEASE join us in supporting our local community.

Come stroll through the market. We will have a great variety of vendors with Jewelry, Soaps, Candles, Local artists, Handcrafted Wood items, Local CBD products, and other handmade and handcrafted items.

FREE Sensory-Friendly Movie Event: DC League of Superpets

The Pointe 14 Theatre, 2223 Blockbuster Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, USA | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment has partnered with The Pointe 14 Theatre to sponsor a sensory-friendly showing of the new release, DC League of Superpets! The entire theater will be sensory-friendly so that all can enjoy the show.

Admission is FREE for children with Autism, their family, and friends. $1 concessions will also be available.

Spots are limited so secure your seats today. We cannot wait to see you there!

Get your FREE tickets!

Comedian Ismael Loutfi

Dead crow comedy room | 511 N Third Street Wilmington, NC 28401 | 7:00 and 9:30 PM

Ismael Loutfi. Ismael Loutfi is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor from Central Florida. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers, and This Week at the Cellar.

Curated On Castle Vintage Market

Open Lot @ 6th & Castle, 604 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA | | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join us for Curated On Castle, Wilmington’s Only All-Vintage Outdoor Market, every 2nd Saturday March-November from 10am-2pm!

Find us in the heart of the Castle Street Antiques District, in the open lot at 6th & Castle Streets across from Michael Moore Antiques and adjacent to Luna Caffe.

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | Showtimes: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Thalian Association Community Theater Presents Company

515 Wagoner Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA | 7:30 PM

From Stephen Sondheim, musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions

Sunday, August 14th

JJ Grey & Mofro

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 1941 Amphitheatre Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 6:00 PM

JJ Grey & Mofro (formerly Mofro) is an American Southern soul-rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.

New Hanover County Public Library Summer Book Sale

1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for our Summer Book Sale!

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 2:00 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace

Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401 | 10 AM – 3PM

Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace is a city sponsored artisan outdoor market, in our 9th year. Every Sunday from April through October, local artists set up and display their creations on Front Street between Market and Dock streets, from 10-3pm. You can find jewelry, glass, fiber, clay, paintings and wall hangings

Thursday, August 18th

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 7:30 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Grand Opening Reception, Art in Bloom Gallery, Mayfaire Town Center

Art in Bloom Gallery, 6866 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA | 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for our Grand-Opening Reception at Art in Bloom Gallery in our new location, 6866 Main St., Mayfaire Town Center. View original art; meet the artists; and enjoy food, drink, and conversation. The gallery opens on August 1 and will be open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm; and by appointment.

Friday, August 19th

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 7:30 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Saturday, August 20th

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | Showtimes: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Sportscards & Collectibles Show

American Legion Post 10., 702 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409, USA | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sportscards & Collectibles Show American Legion Post 10.

Sat. 20 Aug. 10am-5PM 60 Vendor Tables - Cards, Comics, Toys, Funko, Pokémon. Buying-Selling-Trading

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 21st

Newsies

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 2:00 PM

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace

Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401 | 10 AM – 3PM

Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace is a city sponsored artisan outdoor market, in our 9th year. Every Sunday from April through October, local artists set up and display their creations on Front Street between Market and Dock streets, from 10-3pm. You can find jewelry, glass, fiber, clay, paintings and wall hangings

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