Riverfest Wilmington NC

Riverfest Wilmington NC On the Riverfront Wilmington NC

Riverfest Wilmington NC

Wilmington’s Riverfest is celebrated in October and runs from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College. Currently drawing nearly a quarter-million people, Riverfest Wilmington NC began in 1979 as a modest two-day event and has expanded to three fun and food-packed days.  This year we have expanded the festival down Water Street all the way to Chandler’s Wharf.  Make you plans NOW to come join us for a great, fun-filled weekend!

Riverfest has about 200 craft and food vendors plus fireworks, entertainment on two stages, the Great Waiters Wine Race, Run the River 8K Race, various exhibits and a children’s area.  Additional Riverfest activities include a Stand Up Paddleboard Competition and the Invaision of Pirates

During Riverfest, the Invasion of the Pirates is a kind of festival within a festival hosting a Pirates Ball on Saturday.  Kids can pick up a treasure map in front of Network Realty located just past the food vendors under the condos and  participate in a treasure hunt .

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