What’s happening in the Cape Fear this weekend Feb 21-23

Whether you’re a history buff, family-oriented, or just looking to discover things outside of your normal scope of interest, try this eclectic mix of happenings that will not only entertain but enlighten.

One of the fascinating points about events held in the Cape Fear Region is that there truly is something for everyone. Whether you’re a history buff, family-oriented, or just looking to discover things outside of your normal scope of interest, try this eclectic mix of happenings that will not only entertain but enlighten.


Revolutionary War Era Commemoration

If you enjoy history, this FREE Revolutionary War era commemoration will take you back in time

Ft. Fisher and Ft. Anderson, both recently commemorated battles that took place more than 150 years ago during the Civil War. More than a half century earlier, when North Carolina was a province, The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge where American soldiers defeated the British. History will come alive again this weekend in Currie at the Moores Creek National Battlefield. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. you can see a variety of living history events, plus tour the battlefield encampments. Plus, you can see historic weapons demonstrations and roam the artisan trades area.

“We will have somebody narrating what the battle would’ve been like; where the loyalists would’ve been coming across Moores Creek Bridge, where the Patriots would’ve been hidden behind Earthworks, musket demonstrations, canon demonstrations, and stories be on the battlefield,” said Jason Collins, Moores Creek National Battlefields Chief of Interpretation. “There’s really going to be something for just about everybody out here during the weekend.

After you’re finished exploring the battlefield, you can keep the knowledge tap flowing at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find the gift shop and other exhibits. For more information, visit the Moores Creek National Battlefield website through the National Parks Service: http://www.nps.gov/mocr/

(Source: Moores Creek)
(Source: Moores Creek)


Kidz Expo

Need something fun for the kids, this expo will have you wanting to raid the bounce house.

The challenge of raising children has changed dramatically over the years.

You can pick up some helpful advice, while the kids burn of some energy, as the Kidz Expo takes over the Wilmington Convention Center.

Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. immerse the family in activities from more than 50 vendor, ranging from schools and healthcare to food and fun. Plus, what kid wouldn’t enjoy free face painting, balloon animals, pictures and entertainment?

Individual tickets are $10 at the door Saturday, with a family 4-pack going for $30, but if you book your tickets before Saturday, you’ll pay $7 per person, or $21 for your 4-person entourage.

Tickets can be found by visiting Gatehouse Live: http://www.gatehouselive.com/expos/kidz/wilmington/

(Source: Kidz Expo)
(Source: Kidz Expo)


Poplar Grove Mardi Gras/40th anniversary celebration

Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras? (or Carnival?), head to Hampstead instead of New Orleans

Poplar Grove is turning 40 years old! A milestone in and of itself, but convenient timing with the festivities of Carnival! This over-the-hill birthday bash features a Mardi Gras theme. In fact, the porches of Poplar Grove will be decked out in full Mardi Gras fashion. Saturday night from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. enjoy signature cocktails, food trucks, a DJ, and a costume parade. Yes, costumes are encouraged and for good reason. There will be Prizes! There is a $5 cover at the door, and the party is open to those 21 years and

Older For a look at the cocktail list, and other specifics, check out Poplar Grove Plantation’s Website: http://www.poplargrove.org/

(Source: Poplar Grove Plantation)
(Source: Poplar Grove Plantation)


Free flower show

Got the winter weather blues? This FREE flower show is sure to give you spring fever…

Seems to be a weekend of anniversaries, isn’t it? We’re not complaining, especially when it’s a milestone anniversary. The Tidewater Camellia Club’s 70th Annual Camellia Show & Sale will emanate from the New Hanover County Arboretum. Saturday and Sunday.

Exhibitors coming from all over the Southeastern United States will bring their best Camellia blooms in front of a panel of judges. You can also buy the beautiful flowers for your own home while supplies last.

There will even be activities for the kids, so don’t worry about finding a babysitter. Various works of art will also be up for sale, and you can sit in on different workshops aimed at enhancing your green thumb.

Saturday show hours will go from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday will go from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. For additional information, head over to the Tidewater Camellia Club’s Website:  http://www.tidewatercamelliaclub.org/

(Source: Tidewater Camellia Club)
(Source: Tidewater Camellia Club)


If none of these events are your “cup of tea” see what else is happening near you…

For a list of other events taking place this weekend and during the week, click around capefearweekend.com to see a list of events organized by date and check out the many feature stories full of fun things to do on the town, or in the comfort of your own home. Try not to have too much fun!

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