There are a lot of events on tap this weekend for the first weekend of spring! Everyone’s favorite strawberry pickin’ farm is opening back up for the season, there’s a Mac n Cheese festival going on, a dog parade, and more! It’s safe to say, you won’t have trouble finding something to do. Here’s a run down of some events happening in the area this weekend:
Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival
It’ll be a great day of “beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listening’, and barbeque eatin’. Admission to the event gets you all-you-care-to-taste samplings of beer and bourbon. Some of the best BBQ vendors will be on site. The event will be held at 10 Harnett St in Wilmington and will last from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
North Brunswick Merchant Association Food Truck Rodeo
The North Brunswick Merchant Association is holding its second food truck rodeo this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Leland Municipal Park. Vendors include Urban Street Eats, Tacos Costa Grande, Snowie of the Carolinas, Dawg Wagon, Buffolina, Coastal Ice Cream and many, many more!
Law Enforcement Appreciation Parade
The 5th annual law enforcement appreciation parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Battleship. The parade will depart from the Battleship at 11 a.m. and head for Jerome’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Shallotte where they will be given a free thank you luncheon. The parade is expected to arrive at the restaurant in Shallotte around 11:30 a.m.
One Tree Hill Convention
EyeCon, a One Tree Hill convention is returning to Tree Hill this weekend for a reunion with celebrities of the TV series that was filmed in the Cape Fear for almost a decade. The event will be held all weekend at the Wilmington Convention Center and feature celebrity autograph sessions, parties, and meet and greets.
US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship
The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship will be held Saturday at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event features a race on an all sand course with bicycles with tires wider than 4 inches. Admission is free for spectators.