April in Wilmington features three fun and traditional springtime celebrations: a juried art show/sale, a seafood/blues/jazz festival, and an Earth Day event. First, don’t miss the North Carolina Azalea Festival Juried Art Show and Sale at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. Held April 6-14, this show will feature fine art artwork from over 100 artists representing both the state and the nation. Next, join us for one epic party at the 25th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area on April 13-14.
This year’s theme is “Year of the Woman” and will feature such performers as international blues artist Ana Popovic, the Heather Gillis Band, Grammy nominee Danielle Nicole, and more. Bring chairs, towels, and blankets, and enjoy two stages of performances along with locally prepared seafood, crafts, wine tasting, a Kidz Zone, and an Arts & Wine Garden. Lastly, come out to Hugh MacRae Park on April 27 for Wilmington Earth Day: Building a Better World, where you’ll find live music, a Kid’s EcoZone, and loads of food, beer, and fun.