Just a short drive from Rivers Edge, the historic waterfront town of Southport, North Carolina is hosting its Spring Festival this weekend, April 22nd and 23rd in Franklin Square Park. Over 100 artists and crafters, mostly local, will showcase their coastal artwork from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Great finds for your beach-themed cottage or special tokens from the coast can be found throughout the show. Sea life pottery, handmade jewelry, and coastal themed artwork are just a few favorites. Also, be sure to get your ticket for the annual Robert Rourk Chili CookOff contest from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday…it is going to be a fun way to spend the day.
TripAdvisor®, one of the most popular travel planning websites, announced on April 5th, the winners of its 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Beaches awards. Top beach spots were named in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Mexico, and Central and South America.
Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travelers in TripAdvisor reviews. Unlike any other honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
For the second year in a row, reviewers on TripAdvisor chose Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as the top US beach destination.
Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation and Holden Beach are nestled in the coastal corridor outlined by historic Wilmington, North Carolina to the north and the award-winning Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to the south. If you would like to visit our beautiful area, just fill out a contact form here to begin planning your future on the Carolina Coast!
The Coastal Carolina Air Show is this weekend, featuring jet teams, acrobatic teams in their T-6 Texan’s, a Parachute Team from Fort Bragg, Monster Truck and helicopter rides, the Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car, and more. Gates open at 8am and the show begins at 11am at the Wilmington International Airport.
The 64th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival is this weekend, April 8-10, 2011 just a short drive north of Rivers Edge in the Wilmington area. Since 1948, the the Azalea Festival has been southeastern North Carolina’s main event, celebrating the area’s culture, history, and beautiful landscape. An extended weekend attracts more than 300,000 visitors, who enjoy local artwork and crafts, community garden tours, a celebrity parade, family circus, southern concerts, and more.
A full calendar of events can be found by visiting www.ncazaleafestival.org.