Summer in Wilmington, NC, is characterized by warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, making it a popular season for visitors. Spend your days outdoors wandering through the charming streets of downtown Wilmington, filled with historic buildings, boutique shops, art galleries, and delicious restaurants.

Summer Activities & Events – Wilmington, 2024

It’s Beach Time! Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and various water sports at nearby Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach. In addition to beach activities, you can enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, boating, and hiking in the many parks and nature reserves around Wilmington.

Summer Events

  1. Carolina Beach Music Festival (06/01)
    Hosted by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, the Carolina Beach Music Festival is billed as “the biggest and only beach music festival actually held on the beach on the North Carolina coast” and one of the longest-running beach music festivals in the US.
  2. Cape Fear Blues Festival (06/07 – 06/09)
    Launched in 1996 by the Cape Fear Blues Society (backers of the Rusty Nail’s Cape Fear Blues Jam), it is one of the longest-running blues events in the Carolinas.
  3. Independence Day Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast (07/03)
    Kick off Independence Day festivities ahead of time with a spectacular free fireworks show by the sea. Enjoy a mix of Motown, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and Top 40 hits performed by a dynamic seven-piece party and dance band starting at 6:30 PM at the Gazebo Stage.
  4. Wilmington’s 4th of July Celebration! (07/04)
    Enjoy live music at the Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park featuring the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular fireworks display visible along the nearly two-mile-long Riverwalk.

Notable Summer Concerts:

  1. The Wood Bothers (06/10)
  2. Alabama (06/13)
  3. Blackberry Smoke (06/27)
  4. Michael Franti & Spearhead (07/05, 07/06, & 07/07)
  5. The Disco Biscuits (07/14)
  6. Train (08/11)
  7. Dierks Bentley(09/12)

About the C.W. Worth House

Welcome home to the C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast, a circa 1893 Victorian home with 7 guest rooms, each with a private bath. This boutique inn features modern accommodations that blend beautifully with its historic charm and architecture. Each guest room features a memory foam mattress, chairs, bathrobes, fine linens and towels, a “smart” TV, mini-fridge, and more. You will awake each morning to freshly brewed coffee and a full breakfast served in the dining room. In the evenings, relax in our pub-style gathering room enjoying a glass of wine while listening to jazz softly playing in the background. We are an easy walk to the riverfront for fine dining, shopping, tours, and nightlife. The beautiful beaches are also just a short drive away.

Our award-winning bed and breakfast is loved by guests for its service, decor, convenient location, and gourmet breakfasts. We invite you to discover all that the C.W. Worth House has to offer during your next getaway. Please view our accommodations.