Saturday, April 14 - Sunday, April 15


This year will be one of the best Children’s Areas on record!  Join us for fun and educational games, crafts, and interactive demos and exhibits!  All activities are FREE!  The area is open from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.  The Children’s Area will feature:

  • Eye Screenings with Wilmington Eye
  • Colgate Bright Smiles Dental Screenings
  • Children’s Museum
  • Cape Fear Museum
  • Bounce Houses
  • NHC Library 
  • NHC Fire Department
  • Cotton Exchange store vendors
  • Golf Demo with First Tee of Wilmington (Saturday Only)
  • UNCW’s Marine Quest Robotics Activity (Saturday Only)
  • Children’s Variety Show (Saturday 5-6 pm)
  • Local Dance Troupe performances 
  • Children’s Acrobatic Activity (Sunday Only)
  • Lowes Foods Demo 

NEW: Meet & Greet with Mrs. North Carolina Nichelle Sublett following the Parade on Saturday at the Wilmington Eye tent.

NEW:  Meet & Greet with the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles between 2-4 pm on Saturday at the Wilmington Eye tent.

NEW: Children’s Variety Show at 5 PM on Saturday featuring a preview from the Thalian Association’s Tarzan, the Snipes Academy Dribblers, and Murry Middle School Acapella Group at the Wilmington Health Stage.




Saturday, April 14 - Sunday, April 15


Children’s Stage Presented by Wilmington Health 
Come watch children’s performances on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th at the Children’s Stage Presented by Wilmington Health.  Local dance troupes and other organizations will be showcasing their best youth dancers.

Wilmington Health Children’s Stage Schedule

Saturday, April 14th 
12:00-12:30   NC State Court
12:30-1:00     Wilmington Area Queens
1:00-1:30       Wilmington Area Queens
1:30-2:00       Cripple Creek Cloggers
2:00-2:30       Evolution Dance Complex
2:30-3:00       South East Dance Academy
3:00-3:30       DanZquest
3:30-4:00       Coastal Dance Academy
4:00-4:30       TBA
4:30-5:00       DREAMS
5:00-6:00       Children’s VARIETY SHOW

Sunday, April 15th
12:30-1:00     Dance Express Hampstead
1:00-1:30       Dance Express Wilmington    
1:30-2:00       Wilmington Conservatory for Fine Arts
2:00-2:30       Wilmington School of Ballet
2:30-3:00       GAFA
3:00-3:30       G.I.R.L.S
3:30-4:00       TBA
4:00-4:30       Snow Productions
4:30-5:00       TBA