Join Us!
If you are looking for what we will have for Silent Auction – look no further!
  • A lovely catamaran cruise through our beautiful local waters
  • A tasting dinner for 4 with paired wines at Pinpoint restaurant
  • An ever-popular Cruiser bike!
  • Paintings of local scenes by Rena MacQueen and Perry Austin
  • One YEAR of coffee from our favorite roaster Port City Java
  • Art pieces by Heather Lane of Sea to Shore
  • Oyster Roast for 30 at Wrightsville Beach Brewery
  •  One week Oceanfront Condo Rental at Wrightsville Beach

and MORE…


Do you like to dance? Love music? Treasure good times at our beach? Enjoy dancing under the stars?
Then Lumina Daze is for you!

Lumina Daze is the museum’s major fundraiser of the year where we raise as much as 40% of our annual operating expenses. Since the revival of Lumina Daze in 2009, we have raised the price of admission only once, yet we have steadily increased the number of visitors through our doors, grown our programs for children and adults, and initiated our Waterman Hall of Fame, celebrating those who have excelled at water sports and professions while being exemplary role models and giving back to the community.

This year we have raised the price of admission by $15.00 to $35.00 with the addition of a wine or beer ticket. We feel that the event provides real value in its experience of harkening back to the days of dancing at Lumina pavilion – from the waltz and jitterbug in the ballroom through to the nights of shag to beach music at The Upper Deck.

Dancing under the stars, eating and drinking on the Blockade Runner lawn, browsing silent auction items and museum displays with a very “local” crowd, this is Lumina Daze.  Please join us for this evening of fun and nostalgia while you support your favorite museum.

$35.00 each includes a ticket for one wine, beer, soda or water .


Our yearly celebration of great music and the Wrightsville Beach community is coming up!

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 5:30-9 PM
At Blockade Runner Beach Resort
275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC



A Swing Dance Contest as a prelude to Lumina Daze!

Day of the event registration begins at 11AM and runs until 2PM.

Music MUST be submitted before 2PM  on Sunday, August 27. Preferably, music should be dropped off at the museum by 4PM Friday, August 25. Music should be clearly marked.

Spectators Admission is $10 at the door for the Dance Competition from 3-5PM

Rules and Registration

Event Calendar