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2nd Annual Port City Pride Block Party

Port City Pride is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Port City Pride Block Party on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 from Noon – 10:00pm on Castle Street in Wilmington, NC! Port City Block Party will be a free public event with entertainment, food trucks, vendors, and an atmosphere of celebration for the entire community! Come and join in for a great community gathering!

Arts By The Sea

The much-anticipated Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival is held annually on the second Saturday of June in Downtown Swansboro, North Carolina.

This festival, which takes place on the waterfront, features arts, crafts, delicious food, wine tastings, stories, children’s entertainment and other fun activities. You’ll find pottery, jewelry, paintings, carvings, photography, sculpture, stained glass and more art. You’re sure to find a great souvenir or keepsake at the Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival.

Festival Location:
The festival takes place on the downtown Swansboro waterfront.

Gourmet in the Grove

The Area’s 1st Evening Market!

Mushpa + Mensa will be there!!! Face painting as well!!! See you there!


Humble Roots Farm

Poplar Grove is pleased to present Gourmet in the Grove, a late afternoon/early evening artisan & farmers’ market directly in front of the Manor House from 4-7:30 PM every Thursday this summer, featuring area vendors from Jacksonsville to Surf City to downtown Wilmington to Carolina Beach. The Manor House will be open for preview between 5-7 PM at no charge.


Green Seasons Garden Center

If work keeps you behind the desk, or in the truck & on the road, or in scrubs all day, don’t miss this opportunity to browse, shop, wine and dine after work hours – for a little of this and a little of that from just a few of our local vendors:

Wine tastings from Bennett Vineyards Trading Company, formerly Vineyards on the Scuppernong, calming oils from Botanic Synergy and Shea Whips & Butters from The Shea Butter Lady, mouth-watering jalapenos (try their meatballs!) by Cape Fear Pirate Candy, soothing scents from Caren’s Candles, and organic produce from Green Seasons Garden Center.

hawleywood hound & home

Hawleywood Hound & Home

A big shout out to our favorite neighbor right here in Scotts Hill: Hawleywood Hound & Home. How much more local can you get?

ourmoms best pepper jelly

Our Mom’s Best

Don’t forget to visit our friends: Muspha y Mensa’s Art Mobile, sample relishes from Our Mom’s Best, meet local artist Linda Callison from Out of Chaos, take away barbecue from Poor Piggy’s Food Truck, or poultry, fish and beef seasonings from Shipwrecked Seasonings based in Hampstead, and, of course – Greek baklava! from Chef Alexis of The Creative Marketplace.

turner family farms

Turner Family Farms

Turner Family Farms has flowers, fresh produce and salad dressings, and Wheelmington of Farmin’ always has an array of tantalizing sandwiches for a quick bite on your way home. And bring the kids – The Wow Factor of Wilmington inflatable will tucker them right out & Snowie of the Carolinas will be on site for them to cool down with a cup of shaved ice.

The main floor of the Manor House will be open for viewing as the sun sets, so don’t sit in traffic. Pull over, feel the sun, and decompress at Poplar Grove. We won’t tell how many samples you accepted before going home!

“Mama Earth” Soon-to-be Design


Starts with a mama and ends with a cure. Que es?! It’s one of our new crazy cool t-shirt designs! We have received our screen printing materials and are ready to star scanning some designs to begin the screen printing process.


Hey Mushpa. What do you think about posting soon a how-to introductory screen printing blurb? We want to make art accessible for people, so what do you think about posting  instructions on how to do it yourself? Although, disclaimer folks… it might not be as cheap as a pencil and paper, but it sure will be fun!

All done with much love,