Dolphin Dip. Noon. Virtually thousands of people gather at the Roland Avenue Beach Access in Surf City each Jan. 1 for this chilly dip to help raise money for Hospice. The swim is scheduled for noon. Details: 910-526-3788.
Battle of Moores Creek Anniversary. 9am-5pm. Moores Creek was the location of one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War and the first patriot victory of the war. Step back in time and enjoy reenactments, military camp life, musket and artillery firing and broadsword use at the Moores Creek National Battlefield, Currie. Details: 910-283-5591, www.nps.gov/mocr.
Surf City Women’s Expo. 10am-2pm. Join Surf City Parks and Recreation as it showcases local business and the regions women. Cost is $3. Details: 910-328-4887.
NC Azalea Festival. A celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture and its favorite flower stretches through five days of entertainment that includes a parade, street fair, circus, concerts and pageant. Details: www.ncazaleafestival.org.
Pender County Spring Fest. Meet at the Pender County Courthouse Square in Burgaw on the first Saturday in May for this festival featuring local vendors offering homegrown and handmade goods. Join friends and family from 6-10pm on the Friday before for an evening of dancing. The festival runs from 9am-4pm on Saturday and includes arts and crafts and children’s activities. Details: www.visitpender.com.
More to come... we are waiting for the dates to be finalized!