Summer @ the Dub

Arts and Entertainment

FREE!

Summer at the Dub FREE TICKETS for Students enrolled in 2021 Summer I and Summer II:
Fort Fisher Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher allows you to feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray, look into the eyes of an albino alligator, watch jellyfish float tranquility, and learn about one of the biggest sharks that ever swam off our coast, the Megalodon.

One FREE ticket per valid UNCW ID for students enrolled in Summer Session. Available at the Information Desk in the Fisher Student Center during the following times: Monday -Thursday 8 am- 5 p.m., Fridays from 8 am-11:30 am. 

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington

Join us as we traverse 275-year old alleyways littered with the spiritual debris of privateers and cutthroats. Stroll beneath a canopy of centuries-old live oaks, their cryptic limbs dripping with Spanish moss, and hear tales of murder and mayhem. And if you dare, tread upon the unmarked graves of thieves, murderers, and other less pitiful souls. Come hear the dismal accounts behind our most unfortunate wretches and discover the poor lost souls that still linger in the Port City. Hear tales past and present, including the most recent encounters with these spirits (many of which have occurred during past tours).

We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites, the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family-safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Call 910.794.1866 to book your date.

One FREE ticket per valid UNCW ID for students enrolled in Summer Session. Available at the Information Desk in the Fisher Student Center during the following times:h Monday -Thursday 8 am- 5 p.m., Fridays from 8 am-11:30 am. *Tickets must be reserved ahead of time

Airlie Gardens 

Airlie Gardens' historic property encompasses more than 67 acres of spectacular gardens, seasonal blooms, mighty live oaks, walking trails, and historic structures. The self-guided walking experience allows visitors to explore more than a dozen gardens; including the Pergola, Minnie Evans Bottle Chapel & a seasonal Butterfly House.

One FREE ticket per valid UNCW ID for students enrolled in Summer Session. Available at the Information Desk in the Fisher Student Center during the following times: Monday -Thursday 8 am- 5 p.m., Fridays from 8 am-11:30 am. 

Battleship North Carolina

Battleship North Carolina lets you step back in time and have history come alive through the crews’ stories. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. JOIN THE CREW and be a part of Battleship history at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!

One FREE ticket per valid UNCW ID for students enrolled in Summer Session. Available at the Information Desk in the Fisher Student Center during the following times: Monday -Thursday 8 am- 5 p.m., Fridays from 8 am-11:30 am. 

Local Attractions and Events!
Farmer's Markets

Wrightsville Beach Farmer's Market
Mondays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds. May 17-September 30.

Riverfront Farmer's Market Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Downtown Wilmington at Riverfront Park on N. Water St. between Market St. and Princess St. March 31-November 17.

Wilmington Arts Council 

Wilmington Arts Calendar 

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival 

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival is proud to feature 7 amazing Jewish-themed films and 4 shorts from across the globe! These exceptional cinematic experiences will make you laugh, cry, contemplate, and just enjoy!

Wilmington Sharks

The Wilmington Sharks are an American baseball team in the East Division of the Coastal Plain League (CPL), a collegiate summer baseball league. The schedule can be found here

Port City Music Festival (June 6- June 13)

The Port City Music Festival in Wilmington, NC, features a week-long classical music series with nationally and internationally known guest artists, who will join local musicians at various locations around town including Cameron Art Museum, Kenan Chapel, First Presbyterian, and Windermere Presbyterian. Please note: Some events require online ticketing.