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What’s Happening in Wilmington

As school starts and summer comes to a close, we’re here to bring you one — okay, maybe two — last bits of Wilmington summer fun for the whole family.

First, you won’t want to miss this year’s Port City Ribfest going on September 13 – 15. Stroll the Carolina Beach shoreline as grillmasters from all over the United States prepare enough juicy barbecue to feed thousands of guests. Bring the whole family (and bibs to stay clean!) and be sure to come hungry!

Next, experience one of the area’s most anticipated events: The Sixth-Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival, taking place September 16 – 22. The festival is a celebration of sports, health and wellness, and arts in the community featuring live music, food, fun for the whole family, and a 300m dragon boat race along the shores of the Carolina Beach. Interested in joining in on the race? You can form your own team by visiting their website here.  Proceeds from the race benefit Step Up for Soldiers, a group that aims to provide programs and services for disabled veterans.

As always, when you’re in Wilmington, we’d love to host you at Hotel Ballast.  At the very least, be sure to stop by and say “Hi!” during your River City adventures and let us pour you a drink!