There’s still plenty of summer left to be had so head to the coast now before the kids go back to school! Enjoy live music and amusement rides on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk each Thursday through Labor Day during Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast. Kayak to Shark Tooth Island and search for shark teeth, shells, fossils and more with Kayak Carolina in Kure Beach. Learn to hang ten in the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina with a family surf lesson from WB Surf Camp. Tour historic downtown on a horsedrawn carriage ride with Springbrook Farms. Then, cool off with a sweet treat from GelArto while admiring scenic river views on the acclaimed Riverwalk afterward.
Pair Sights & Sounds
Find live music in unique venues around every corner. Enjoy jazz on the grounds of Bellamy Mansion the second Thursday of each month through September or sit among the live oaks at Airlie Gardens during their Summer Concert Series. Take it riverside and sway to local tunes on the Pier at Port City Marina select Fridays through October or see national acts like Maren Morris and Darius Rucker at Live Oak Bank Pavilion. Pair live music with art each Thursday and Saturday at Cameron Art Museum.
Views & Brews
Cool off with the coolest drinks in Wilmington. Sip trendy rooftop cocktails amid scenic views at aView or Cloud 9. Indulge in one of their signature drinks like the Tree Hill Project featuring gin, fresh lemon and elderberry at Sauce’d on the Riverwalk. Enjoy award-winning cocktail creations at manna ave. 123 or check out Earnest Money & Sons, an exclusive speakeasy operated by the manna team. Find local brews on the dog-friendly outdoor patio at Flytrap Brewing or Waterline Brewing Co.
Keeping the kids entertained has never been easier. Enter the Museum of the Bizarre if you dare to see the Crystal Skull of Knowledge, Houdini’s Ouija Board and more curiosities – including numerous movie props! Reach new heights and beat the heat at Defy Wilmington or Flip N Fly, Wilmington's two indoor trampoline parks. Boasting a water park, laser tag, mini golf course, arcade and more, Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park offers something for the littlest kids to the kids at heart. Take a step back in time and see the fort and cannons used in the Civil War's largest amphibious battle at Fort Fisher State Historic Site or board Battleship NORTH CAROLINA to explore the galley, engine room, sick bay and more.
Round Up to Kid-Friendly Fun

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