Fun Things To Do For All The Family

Posted Feb 21st, 2020 in Weekend Wish List

Despite the chilly forecast, there are some fun activities for all the family to enjoy in Downtown Wilmington this weekend.

This Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the third annual Kidz Expo is being held at the Wilmington Convention Center at 515 Nutt Street. The event includes face painting, music, theater and magic shows for young children and tweens. If your kids are super active, they will love the bounce houses, climbing zone and trampolines.

Meanwhile, you can browse more than 50 vendor booths at your leisure, enjoy the entertainment and sample food and drink.

A special guest appearance by Sean Ryan Fox, who plays Jasper Dunlop in the Nickelodeon series Henry Danger, will be an added highlight. You can even have photos taken with him.

Be sure to get tickets for this exciting, fun-filled event. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. A family four-pack of tickets is $21 in advance or $30 at the door. Kids three and under are free. Military family discounts are also available.

Event Details & Tickets

Another affordable event that is now in its 10th year is Art for All 10 at the Brooklyn Arts Center on North 4th Street.

For just $5, you can browse the handiwork of more than 50 local and regional artists. And, you can shop ‘til you drop all weekend because your ticket is good for two days.  Plus, there are food trucks, coffee and other adult beverages available. This is also a great opportunity to explore the bustling Brooklyn Arts District.

Hours: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, noon - 5:00 p.m.

Admission is $5 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free.  Event Details

If you want to celebrate your furry friends while supporting a good cause, the 13th Annual Monty's Home Pet Expo at the Coastline Conference Center is a great event to attend on Sunday.

Held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., it features more than 50 vendors showcasing a variety of pet items and services, goodie bags and a silent auction. There is also a Kid’s Corner filled with games and interactive learning about pet care.

Admission is $5 at the door. Kids under 12 get in free.

Although no pets are permitted in the conference center, your conscience will be clear knowing that proceeds from the event benefit Monty's Home canine rescue and prison training program. Event Details


The closest parking for both Expos is in the Wilmington Convention Center parking garage. If you don’t mind a short walk, you can park free for the first 90-minutes at any of the City or County parking decks on 2nd Street.

On-street parking is also available in Downtown Wilmington for $1.50 per hour and you can pay by credit card or with a smartphone app. Parking is available in private lots too—be sure to check the signs for rates.

Parking on-street is free in the Brooklyn Arts District or you can hop on the new, Downtown Port City Trolley and ride to your destination for free.

Mentioned in this post:

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401

View Details

Coastline Conference & Event Center
501 Nutt St
Wilmington, NC 28401

View Details

Wilmington Convention Center
10 Convention Center Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

View Details