2023 Spring Activities List

St. Patricks Day + Spring Festivities

(Check Below for Easter specific events)

Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 11 at 11:00AM
Downtown Wilmington
down Front Street, past Market, left onto Dock, and left onto Second ending at Market St.
Festival to follow with live music

Spring Festival
Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Fort Fisher State Recreation Center
Come celebrate the first week of Spring at the Fort Fisher State Recreational Area Spring Festival! Fun and games for the family. Education Booths, a Bounce House, and a magician from No Sleeves Magic!  All games are free.  Fairy hair and concessions will be available for purchase.

Flytrap Family Fun Day
Saturday, April 1 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Carolina Beach State Park
Join the celebration when Flytrap Family Fun Day returns to Carolina Beach State Park! Honoring the unusual plant NC Colonial Royal Governor Arthur Dobbs described in 1759 as a “catch fly sensitive found at Latitude 34 but not in Latitude 35” — the famous Venus Flytrap plant. Enjoy the day filled with flytrap-themed crafts, games, carnivorous plant hikes, and an interpreter in period costume. Meet at the main Picnic Area on Nature Trail Lane for some free family friendly fun.

North Carolina Azalea Festival
April 12 – 16, 2023
Many events are offered during the festival week including concerts, plays so be sure to check out the full calendar of events on the website linked below.

  • Dollar General Parade | Saturday, April 15th at 9:30
    Downtown Wilmington along 3rd Street
  • DGX Street Fair | Saturday, April 15th – Sunday, April 16th
    Vendors, food and a family- fun area with inflatables and performances

Easter + Egg Hunts Events

Memories of A Child Easter Bunny Photos
March 18, 2023 from 11AM – 1PM

Independence Mall Easter Bunny Photos
Friday, March 24 – Saturday, April 8, 2023

Breakfast with a Bunny | City of Wilmington
Friday, March 31 9am-12pm
Fit For Fun Center
Enjoy an egg hunt and refreshments with a special bunny visitor at Fit For Fun!

3rd Annual Belville Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1 at 9AM
Belville Riverwalk Park
*For Brusnwick County residents only

Egg Hunt – Town of Leland
Saturday, April 1 at 10:00AM | Free
Northwest District Park
1937 Andrew Jackson HWY NE
This holiday event features egg hunts for childern 0 to 10. Hunts will be divided into six age groups (0 –12 months, 13 – 23 months, 2 –3 years, 4 –5 years, 6 – 7 years, 8 –10 years) with prizes! Bring a basket and prepare for a visit with Mr. E.B himself, who will arrive after the hunts have finished.

Oak Island Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Bill Smith Park – 4410 Fish Factory Rd., Oak Island, NC

Wrightsville Beach Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 9:30 am

Carolina Beach Easter Jamboree
Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Free
Mike Chappell Park – 501 Dow Rd.

Easter “Bunny” Drawn Carriage Tours
Friday, April 7 – Saturday, April 8, 2023
10AM – 10PM
Downtown Wilmington at Market & Water St.
Experience the elegant spring beauty in historic downtown Wilmington with a “Bunny” horsedrawn carriage or trolley with Springbrook Farms, Inc. This experience will be complete with a “surprise” for the kids, so make sure to bring the whole family for this unique Easter ride. Adults: $16 | Children 12 and under: $8 * Weather Permitting *

Easter Egg Hunt – Pine Valley United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 10:30AM – 1:00PM
Egg hunts, games, crafts and more! Pine Valley Baptist Church invites you to join them for their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 8th, 10:30am-1pm. Your kids will enjoy inflatables, games, giveaways, and other great activities for the whole family. Kids (12 and under) are encouraged to bring their own basket or bag to collect all the eggs they find.
Throughout the day, egg hunts will be every 15 minutes, to help make sure kids don’t miss a chance to hunt for eggs.The egg hunt and activities are free, but there will also be A&M’s Red Food Truck and Chocolate & S’mores on on campus, so plan to bring a few dollars to grab lunch or a snack!

Easter Egg Hunt – Grace Baptist Church
Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 10 AM – 12 noon
Free and for children ages 3 – 5th grade

Easter Egg Hunt at Burgaw United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 11 AM
Free | Crafts, Hot Dog lunch and Easter story with Pastor Matt Hayes

Easter Egg Hunt at Brookfield Church
Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 11AM – 2PM
5th grade and younger, Free food, cake walk, inflatables and the Easter Bunny!

Easter Eggstravaganza at Beach Community Church
Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 11AM – 4PM
Beach Community Church in Carolina Beach invites you to their Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8th, 11am to 4pm. This free event will have egg hunts, games and prizes, a cake walk, and a chance to take your picture with the Easter Bunny!

Egg Hunt – Surf City
Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 10AM \ Free
Surf City Community Center Athletic Fields – 201 Community Center Drive
Join Surf City Parks, Recreation & Tourism for a fun filled Saturday. There will be six different age groups hunting at three different times. Be sure to arrive early and don’t forget your basket. 

Galloway Farm – Easter Eggstravaganza (Hallsboro, NC) ~ 45 min drive from Wilmington
372 Artesia Rd, Hallsboro, NC 28442

  • Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Race
    March 31 at 7:30PM
    $12 for ages 13+
  • Helicopter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 11:00AM
    $12 for kids 2 – 12

Mike’s Farm Easter on the Farm (Beulaville, NC) ~1 hour from Wilmington
1600 Haw Branch Rd, Beulaville, NC 28518
Saturday, April 8, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Come join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! It will be a day of fun for the entire family! Admission is $12 (Child or Adult) and includes egg hunt, hayride, hotdog lunch, prize eggs, goody bags, farm animals, Easter Bunny, Magic Shows with the Rockstar Magic of Chris & Neal at 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00. Hunt times are held on the hour from 10:00-3:00. Pre-registration is required! At your hunt time, you will take a hayride out to our patch for the egg hunt where the children will be divided into age groups. Once all the eggs have been found the hayride will take you back to the farm where everyone will receive a goody bag! Please bring your own basket for egg hunting and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your hunt time to check in.

Seahorse Stables NC – Picnic in the Pasture
Saturday, April 8th from 11am-1pm!
Bring your picnic + blanket, basket for the egg hunt
What’s included? Egg hunt, Farm Animal Meet-n-Greet, Wild Mustangs, Option to Bid on Raffle Baskets
All Proceeds Benefit:I Am Herd Mustang Sanctuary and Farm School by the Sea’s Scholarship Fund.
Space is Limited and Tickets Required: $10 per person

All Daytime Activities