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Encore’s Bestival

BESTIVAL, an all-day street festival taking place at Waterline Brewery on Saturday, May 11 and Mushpa + Mensa will be there!

Every year for over 30 years, encore’s annual readers choice awards, the official and longest-running Best Of Wilmington, has been an ongoing celebration of local culture, including recognition of businesses, eateries, bars, goods, services, people, media, arts, and entertainment. In 2019 we will be turning our annual celebration of winners into an all-day arts and craft, food truck and beer festival at Waterline Brewing, underneath the Cape Fear Bridge, along Surry Street.

And it’s all to benefit DREAMS Center for Arts Education! Here’s the low-down….

FESTIVAL ADMISSION:
Free to attend, though we welcome a suggested $5 donation. Folks who donate ahead of time via below link will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 #encoreDEALS credit!

FOOD TRUCKS
On the docket: CheeseSmith Food Truck, Bill’s Food Brew, T’Geaux Boys and Donut Bus will accept cash (and credit) for purchases.

BEER
More than a dozen local and regional breweries will offer 3-ounce tastes of their brews in the beer tasting area outside. Each taste is $2. In advance; we are offering 5-packs for $10 and 10-packs, which comes with an official Bestival t-shirt, $25

MUSIC
Travis Shallow and Bob Russell, Randy McQuay II, Striking Copper, Rebekah Todd Music, and David Dixon will play throughout the day on one of two stages near the beer garden.

COMEDY
Laughter galore will come from our hosts, Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, on the main stage outdoors, and The Cape Fear Comedy Festival comedians will take the stage inside the brewery throughout the day!

ARTS FEST
Local arts and crafts vendors will be lined up along Surry Street, selling their fun, handmade wares. So come prepared to buy awesome goods.

AWARDS:
Winners will go to awards booth to find out if they won and then mosey to the step and repeat to have their picture taken. (But anyone can step in and flash a smile or two!) All pictures will appear in encore through June in our Best Of coverage!

LIVE & LOCAL SPRING FEST 2019!

Live & Local Spring Fest is produced by Artsplosure in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. This spring celebration is your chance to join your community in celebrating the unique art, music, food and beer of North Carolina. Come out to Hillsborough Street on April 14th for an afternoon of performances on the Main Stage, a Kid’s Zone with performances and craft activities for the youngest members of our community, as well as a food truck rodeo and craft beers from our friends at Raleigh Brewing.

Mushpa + Mensa see you there!

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.

Live & Local: Spring Fest on Hillsborough Street

Live & Local Spring Fest is presented by Artsplosure in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. This spring celebration is your chance to join your community in celebrating the unique art, music, food and beer of North Carolina. Come out to Hillsborough Street on April 14th for an afternoon of performances on the Main Stage, a Kid’s Zone with performances and craft activities for the youngest members of our community, as well as a food truck rodeo and craft beers from our friends at Raleigh Brewing. We’ll see you there!

19th Annual Festival Latino

19th Annual Festival Latino on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th, 2017 . This annual fundraiser is to benefit Amigos Internacional, an outreach organization for the Latino community.

The Festival Latino is not just another Festival in Wilmington, it has a lot to offer everyone. This event gives people a chance to embrace the Latino cultures and traditions from around the world. This is a great opportunity for everybody to share their cultures with each other, while in turn becoming aware of all the services, resources, and cultural interests available in our community. Festival Latino has a wide range of nonprofits and other organizations that promote themselves and how they benefit the community. There will be exhibitors, from non-profits, arts and crafts to small businesses coming from Wilmington and other surrounding areas . Mushpa + Mensa will be there representing!!!

Annual Latino Festival at Ogden Park in Wilmington, NC, features an opportunity to enjoy South and Central- American food and culture. The event includes a variety of folkloric traditional dances, food, and crafts from Latin/Hispanic countries, among them Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Venezuela. Also: Piñatas, live music, clowns, mascots, balloons, giant inflatable rides, shows every half hour, lots of games with prizes, and a salsa dance contest. Sunday’s festival includes entertainment, food and a childrens’ soccer tournament.

Mark your Calendar!

19th Annual Festival Latino

19th Annual Festival Latino on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th, 2017 . This annual fundraiser is to benefit Amigos Internacional, an outreach organization for the Latino community.

The Festival Latino is not just another Festival in Wilmington, it has a lot to offer everyone. This event gives people a chance to embrace the Latino cultures and traditions from around the world. This is a great opportunity for everybody to share their cultures with each other, while in turn becoming aware of all the services, resources, and cultural interests available in our community. Festival Latino has a wide range of nonprofits and other organizations that promote themselves and how they benefit the community. There will be exhibitors, from non-profits, arts and crafts to small businesses coming from Wilmington and other surrounding areas . Mushpa + Mensa will be there representing!!!

Annual Latino Festival at Ogden Park in Wilmington, NC, features an opportunity to enjoy South and Central- American food and culture. The event includes a variety of folkloric traditional dances, food, and crafts from Latin/Hispanic countries, among them Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Venezuela. Also: Piñatas, live music, clowns, mascots, balloons, giant inflatable rides, shows every half hour, lots of games with prizes, and a salsa dance contest. Sunday’s festival includes entertainment, food and a childrens’ soccer tournament.

Mark your Calendar!

13th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest

Mushpa + Mensa is jazzed to be a part of the 13th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest this Saturday. Come see us and other amazing creators.

Presented by CREATE! Conway  October is Arts & Humanities Month and CREATE! Conway kicks off the month with a community celebration of creativity. The Live Oak is a fun, family art event presented under the oaks and on the lawn of the Horry County Courthouse.

Our LIVE OAK MARKET features a wide variety of goods for sale from local artists, artisans, and makers. There will also be local culinary and produce for sale. The market is all about handmade, homemade and local. 

MUSIC LINEUP
11:00-11:45 – Brian Roessler Music
12:00-12:45 – Prettier Than Matt
1:00-1:45 – Soldiers of Fortune
2:00-2:30 – Craig Talbot 
2:45-3:30 – Eugene Ray
3:45-4:30 – A.j. Rownd and Phil Fox

The 13th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest is hosted by Create! Conway, a non-profit community art promotion and art education organization. We celebrate creativity and community at the Live Oak by showcasing local artists and musicians and promoting public participation in the arts. Plan to bring a bring a chair and enjoy a full day of music under the oaks. Coolers are welcome.

The Live Oak is held in conjunction with Conway’s Fall Festival so there are many activities throughout the day in historic downtown Conway.

The Durham Patchwork Market

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Come chill with us and grab some good beer at Patchwork Market!

The Durham Patchwork Market began in late 2014 to create a space for local vintage vendors and creatives to sell their goods to the community. Held monthly, the Patchwork Market has been a consistent event the first Saturday of each month. Fullsteam Brewery has generously allowed the Patchwork Market to set up shop each month. This allows for the market to be held indoors – rain or shine – and keeps admission free. The Patchwork Market will continue to grow each month and provide opportunities for the creative development in the Durham community.

Live & Local Spring Fest 2017 on Hillsborough Street

Spring is here and Mushpa + Mensa are back on the road with Maya, the Magical Mobile Art Machine. Live & Local: Spring Fest is a free street festival happening on Hillsborough Street Saturday, April 8.

The main stage will be at 2200 Hillsborough Street, near the Enterprise Street intersection, and the Youth Stage will be in Compiegne Park.

Spring Fest is a free, family-friendly, community event featuring Chatham County Line headlining a day of entertainment from some of the best local musicians and performers. Artsplosure is curating the Artist Village and Raleigh Brewing Company is sponsoring the Beer Zone. 

Click for a PDF of the event map.

Click for the street detour map.