Summer Programs

June 5 – First of weekly Kid’s Club free programs for youngsters. 10 more weeks to follow! June 13– NC Hurricanes with Jay Barnes, author of NC Hurricanes, Weather Channel consultant and Southport native. PowerPoint presentation and talk.  Show-and-Tell time to share your hurricane photos and stories after the talk. 7:30pm June 17-21 and 24-28 and July 8-12 and 15-19 …

2019 Lumina Daze!!

2019 LUMINA DAZE – August 25, 6-9pm Lumina Daze will begin at 6pm and run until 9pm across the Blockade Runner Beach Resort campus. The ballroom, lobby, patio and pool areas, and the Nighthawk Room will be filled with activities. Our tried and true music lineup continues: Wilmington Big Band in the Lee Ballroom and The Imitations by the pool …

Hurricane Waters: Storm Talk with Jay Barnes

Hurricane Waters: Storm Talk with Jay Barnes June 13th 7:30 PM Jay Barnes is a Hurricane Historian. He lectures widely on U.S. hurricanes, and will be hosting a talk about Wrightsville Beach and the incredible storm history the Luminous Island has experienced. He is the author of several books and articles on hurricanes, including North Carolina’s Hurricane History, now in its …

Lemonade on the Porch

Lemonade on the Porch begins May 21st and runs through September 8. This is the 3rd year we have had daily lemonade offered at the museum. Each week we have a local business sponsor lemonade and cookies on the porch for visitors. We call it our Summer of Hospitality! Join us as a sponsor or visitor! We have checkers boards …

Museum Summer Open House

On June 2 from 5-7pm  join us for our Annual Summer Open House as we kickoff the summer season, start the museum’s 25th year, and get a look at the new expansion of the museum into the 1924 Bordeaux Cottage! Food trucks, live music, games and an expanded gift shop with new Holly Aiken exclusive bags and other treasures!

Lemonade on the Porch

2019 Lemonade on the Porch Where we celebrate the community of Wrightsville Beach! For more than 20 years Wrightsville Beach Museum has been telling the story of this special community. Our wrap-around porch, nearly half of the building’s footprint, with its rocking chairs and welcoming ambience, has become a symbol of this tradition. In 2016 we began a new tradition …

Jingle Bell 5K Run

Coming December 8 is our traditional Jingle Bell 5K Run – complete with costumed runners, costumed pets and  holiday-decorated strollers!

Walking Tours Begin June 9

Tour the historic Shore Acres neighborhood on Harbor Island, Wrightsville Beach NC, one of the oldest coastal neighborhoods in North Carolina. With routes exploring either the northern and southern ends of old Harbor Island, these family-friendly tours showcase both the history and the beauty of this one-of-a-kind community with architecture spanning nearly 100 years. Each tour will last approximately 40 …

Daily Lemonade on the Porch begins May 22

Daily Lemonade on the Porch begins May 22 Come by and have a lemonade on the porch as you look for sharks teeth or rock on the porch! Major Sponsors: Blockade Runner Resort Poe’s Tavern Redix Michelle Clark Realty

Members Open House

Membership Open House! June 3, 1-4pm, Membership Open House –  Live music on the porch, a food truck and family activities. Special member discount in the gift shop. Members who bring a friend who joins qualify for a special drawing! Call for more information 910-256-2569. New Member gifts: New members at Jetty Jumper level or above will receive a book …