No plans this weekend? The Cape Fear Weekend Planner has you covered

WILMINGTON, N.C. (CAPE FEAR WEEKEND) - Not sure what to do this weekend around the Cape Fear region? The planner has a few events to check out. Everything from haunted ghost tours and festivals for kids to live music at multiple venues.

Thursday, September 14th

Poplar Grove’s New Moon Ghost Tour

Poplar Grove Plantation | 10200 US Highway 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411 | 7:00 p.m.

October is around the corner, so we start this Thursday night off with a ghost tour under the new moon. The guided tour is through the Manor House on the Popular Grove Plantation to seek possible paranormal activity. They say walls hold all the secrets and it’s known that the Foy family still makes their presence in particular rooms of the house. Cameras, cell phones and paranormal activity equipment are welcome.

Friday, September 15th

Widespread Panic, Night One

Live Oak Bank Pavilion | 10 Cowan St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 7:00 p.m.

On Friday, join thousands of others as Widespread Panic comes to town. This southern rock band is holding a two-day concert here at Live Oak Bank Pavilion. The band has been together for the past 20 years and was founded by guitarist Michael Houser and singer/guitarist John Bell. If you can’t make it out on Friday, then you have another chance to see their second concert on Saturday. Bring your own blanket or low lawn chair and get ready to rock!

Saturday, September 16th

Lollipopalooza Kids Festival 2023

Wrightsville Beach Brewery | 6201 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403 | 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Calling all kids! Lollipopalooza is back again for their annual kid’s festival, which is held at Wrightsville Beach Brewery. Enjoy live entertainment provided by Revolver Music and also activities like face painting and fairy hair. We can’t forget about the animals... Fresh Start Reptile Rescue will be joining the event as well. We can only imagine which reptiles they’ll be bringing!

Sunday, September 17th

Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy

Wilson Center | 703 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 7:00 p.m.

Get ready to laugh until you can’t! A well-known actor and comedian who is known for the hit TV show Impractical Jokers is making a stop at the Wilson Center on Sunday. Joe Gatto has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds across the world and now he’s made it to Southeastern North Carolina. But act fast because tickets won’t be available for much longer!

For more ideas, visit our full list of September events.

Lauren Schuster

Lauren Schuster

Lauren joined WECT in September of 2022 as a multimedia journalist/reporter. Lauren grew up in a suburb of Chicago and graduated from Western Michigan in 2022 with a degree in broadcast journalism. While attending school, she interned at WOOD-TV 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also worked as a lifestyle reporter for Rose Tv in Rosemont, Illinois.