Phlock to the Beach A Buffett Style Beach Bash @ Various Venues on Oak Island NC
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day

Phlock to the Beach a Buffet Style Beach BashDig out your Hawaiian shirts and parrot hats and join us for a weekend celebrating the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle on Oak Island. There will be fun events such as a Dress Like a Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl; Bocce Ball Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament ; Pancake Breakfast and the Phlock to the Beach Concert at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport with Trop Rock music featuring Latitude.

Contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 910/457-6964. Admission/Fees: Fees vary for events.

Legends of the Night Skies @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

legendsLegends of the Night Sky takes an imaginative look at the stories and legends about Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky.

Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

TouchTank_400x200Help feed live sea stars, hermit crabs, sea urchins, burrfish, and other marine animals.


Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

pangaeaWhen two children embark on a geology field trip, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that shaped our present-day continents.

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

sea_monstersJourney 80 million years back in time to an age where mighty dinosaurs dominated the land — and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swarmed, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. See stunning, photo-realistic images of some of the most awesome predators ever to prowl the Earth’s oceans.

Undiscovered Worlds @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

undiscovered_worldsThis show explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Through the discovery of exoplanets – the hundreds of planets that have been found orbiting stars beyond the Sun – we have learned that our solar system is not alone in the universe and have had to redefine our understanding of planets and solar systems.

Back to the Moon for Good @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

back_to_moonWho will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? Back To The Moon For Good tells the story of teams around the world that are competing for the largest incentivized prize in history by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries – but by the citizens of the world. Narrated by Tim Allen.

Dynamic Earth @ Ingram Planetarium
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

EarthThis cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Airlie Garden Summer Concert Series @ Airlie Gardens
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

airlie-gardens-concert-series-thumbEnjoy the beautiful gardens at Airlie while letting Wilmington’s premier musicians enchant you. Beginning May 2nd, every first and third Friday from May through September 19th, come listen to amazing music in the Airlie Oaks.  The events start at 6pm and go until 8pm.

It’s a wonderful place to relax and let the beauty of Airlie Gardens wash over you.  Feel free to bring a picnic or a beverage of your choice, a chair or blanket and enjoy the beauty and amazing rhythms take all your worries away.  It’s a great place to bring family and friends. We’ve listed the 2014 schedule below.

For more information call 910-798-7700 or email

2014 Schedule:

May 2nd- Hearbeat of Soul

May 16th- Jack Jack 180

June 6th- 40 East Band

June 20th- ‘Shine

July 4th- The Imitations

July 18th- L Shaped Lot

August 1st- BLP

August 15th- Signal Fire

September 5th- Stardust

September 19th- The 360 Degrees

Downtown Sundown Concert Series @ Riverfront Park
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Downtown-Sundown-Concert-Series-300x225It’s the 9th year for the outdoor concert series and each year it keeps getting better! The series features a variety of original and cover bands. The bands, both local and regional, comprise a range of different genres, there’s something for everyone at Downtown Sundown!

The concerts are every Friday night (except July 4th) starting at 6pm and going until 10pm. Beer, wine and food are available for purchase during the performances. The concerts are free and family friendly.

For more information call 910-763-7349 or visit their website


Riverfront Park
Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

2014 Schedule:

May 23rd – Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute Band)
May 30th – UV (U2  Tribute Band)
June 6th – Same as it Ever Was (Talking Heads Tribute Band)
June 13th – The Breakfast Club (1980s  Tribute Band)
June 20th – Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd  Tribute Band)
June 27th – Abbey Road Live (Beatles  Tribute Band)
July 4th – No Show
July 11th – Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers  Tribute Band)
July 18th – Draw the Line (Aerosmith  Tribute Band)
July 25th – Ride (Zac Brown Band Tribute Band)
August 1st – Dave Matthews  Tribute Band
August 8th – Coconut Groove (Steely Dan  Tribute Band)
August 15th – Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute Band)
August 22nd – The Right On Band (1970s  Tribute Band)
August 29th – Departure (Journey Tribute Band)