Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Wilmington

Posted Mar 15th, 2019 in Weekend Wish List

Grab some green and try out your best Irish accent this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re looking for ideas in Downtown Wilmington, we’ve put together a weekend wish list for you.

Family Fun

On Saturday, join the Wilmington community at the 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Area first responders will be recognized and the parade organizers (local Irish-Americans) encourage you to patronize downtown pubs and restaurants as part of your celebration. The parade is from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. along Front Street in Downtown Wilmington. Visit www.coolwilmington.com for details.


From March 16 onward, the Cape Fear Museum invites children to come in and play! The newest in-house exhibition captures a spirit of playfulness in a lively, colorful and highly-interactive space.
https://www.capefearmuseum.com/exhibits/playtime/. Alternatively, introduce your kids to art by visiting exhibits like the Curiosities Series at the Wilma Daniels Gallery or Oil & Water at the Bellamy Mansion Museum.

Entertainment for Adults

Nurture your cultural side with some theater this weekend—both Oklahoma and Suddenly Last Summer are showing at Thalian Hall. If classical music is what you love, get tickets for Saturday night’s Wilmington Symphony Pops concert accompanied by Jeans ‘n Classics vocal group performing at Wilson Center.

On Sunday, Ingrid Fliter, a North Carolina Symphony classical pianist, will stun your senses with music from Chopin and Mozart.

Live Music

Alternatively, you can kick back, relax and enjoy some live music at one of the many entertainment venues in the center city like Waterline Brewery, Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar or Bottega. Tail’s Piano Bar is also celebrating one year in business this Saturday with a 80s Yearbook Party.

If you want some laughs, make reservations ahead of time for a comedy show, 7:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m., Friday or Saturday night at Dead Crow Comedy Room. Seasoned comedian, Anthony Devito, will entertain you with side-splitting humor. Whatever you decide, you’re guaranteed to have a good time downtown this weekend.