Join In The Fall Fun In Downtown Wilmington

Posted Oct 19th, 2018 in Weekend Wish List

Fall is here and cooler seasonal temperatures make this weekend a great time for families to head Downtown and enjoy some of the many things happening in our vibrant community. Special events this weekend include a fall festival, Saturday morning and an outdoor concert Saturday afternoon.

 Celebrate the changing seasons and falling leaves at the Fall Festival: fall crafts, face painting, slime making, a bounce house and MUCH MORE! You don’t want to miss out on the family fun! This event is being held Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Children’s Museum, 116 Orange Street. Call 910-254-3534 for pricing and details. Visit Event Page  


Show how much you care about the Downtown community by attending the OverFlo benefit concert hosted by local Downtown businesses. This FREE, family-friendly, event takes place at the City parking lot at 15 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Wilmington from noon – 8:00 p.m. Donations and sponsorships will benefit area non-profits serving the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Join us in the heart of our city, help raise money, and support local business. Visit Event Page  


Another activity you can enjoy with your family this weekend is a walking tour. Tour Old Wilmington invites you to join them to discover the hidden history and a lost time as you explore Wilmington during the Victorian Era (1837- 1901). You can learn about Wilmington’s rich and colorful history and find out what life was like in Wilmington during the Civil War, customs and traditions of the day, sea tales, folklore and more! Walking tours take place daily and start at the foot of Market and Water Streets. Call 910-409-4300 for tour times. Visit Event Page 

Or, join the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. for a walking tour of the downtown historic district. The 1 ½ hour walking tour narrates Wilmington’s history from its founding in 1739 through the historic preservation movement that started in the 1960s. The tour begins and concludes at the Latimer House. Visit Event Page