Arts in Wilmington – Summer To Do List

Things to do in Wilmington during summer

Don’t Miss These Summer Art Offerings in Wilmington, North Carolina

In Wilmington, North Carolina, there are no shortage of places to enjoy art and entertainment for seniors! From the beautiful outdoors to the buildings steeped in history, there is something for everyone this summer in Wilmington!

Discover New Art in Historic Venues

Wilmington is home to Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, one of the oldest theaters in the country. Every year, 500 performances take place at this converted city hall.

The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is located in the former St. Andrews Church, built in 1888. In the Brooklyn Arts District, the renovated space hosts art shows and vintage flea markets.

Celebrate America

The Fourth of July Festival in nearby Southport is one of the oldest celebrations in the country, with the earliest celebration dating back to 1795. With food, games, and fun, all you’ll need to bring is sunscreen and your sense of adventure.

Creative Outings for All Ages

The Children’s Museum of Wilmington provides enjoyable experiences for people of all ages to celebrate the wonders of childhood through several playful activities that explore a variety of fields like art, science, cooking and conservation. If your grandchildren or other young family members are in town for a visit, the Children’s Museum of Wilmington is the perfect outing for all generations.

Art Everywhere You Look

Public art pieces are displayed as part of Wilmington’s pedestrian art program. In front of the Wilmington Convention Center, you can find the Dram Tree sculpture on the Riverwalk and the Venus Flytrap sculpture at the foot of Market and Water Streets.

The Orange Street ArtsFest, which is Wilmington’s largest downtown arts festival, features over 80 East Coast artists showcasing their regional art including oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass and paper creations.

Each week there are more and more events that are added to the summer calendar here in Wilmington, so make sure to check back at your favorite places often And if the incredible arts scene has convinced you to make a move, check out our free guide to retiring in Wilmington.

Are you ready to take advantage of all the things to do in Wilmington, NC? Get in touch with us today. Call us at 910-679-9885 to learn more and schedule a tour.

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