The Reveal: May –  June 2020

06 May 2020

Our five musts from this issue’s calendar of events.

Stoked to Go Out Pier-To-Pier Swim
May 16

This annual pier-to-pier swim goes between Johnnie Mercers Pier and Crystal Pier - a distance of just under two miles - with a beach start and finish. Race direction is determined on race day, and announced at check-in. Race swim caps and timing chips are provided. Awards will be given for overall male and female and overall masters (40+) male and female along with Top Three in several age categories. Spectators can view the race anywhere along the beach between the piers. 9am, Crystal Pier to Johnnie Mercers Pier,

25th Annual Orange Street Artsfest
May 23 – 24

Wilmington's largest downtown arts festival returns with works of more than 80 artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Participants will exhibit oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, and paper creations. The Orange Street Arts Fest is both relaxing and exhilarating with live entertainment, old-fashioned fair food, and a wine and beer tent. With its laid-back attitude and historic Downtown Wilmington setting, the Orange Street ArtsFest has been described as "A Jewel of a Show" so don't miss out! Sat: 10am-5pm | Sun:10am-5pm, Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 910-341-7860,

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
June 6 (this is a rescheduled date)

Get ready for a great day of beer sippin', beer and bourbon tastin', music listenin' and barbeque eatin' half-way between Historic Downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. Your admission gets you a sampling glass to enjoy a sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. Some of the best barbeque vendors are also on-site to satisfy all your BBQ Cravings.  There will be seminars in the tasting theater, Barbeque exhibits, and live music, a Local Beer Garden and special Cornhole Tournament.  Please see website for details- must have Valid ID to do beer and bourbon tasting. VIP Whole Hog Session:
12-6pm | General Admission: 2-6pm, Legion Stadium Complex, 800-830-3976,

Trace Adkins
June 26

Enjoy an evening with Nashville icon Trace Adkins.  For over two decades the award-winning Adkins has made his mark on the country music industry. With over 11 million albums sold including time-honored hit singles, and momentous, memorable live performances, this country crooner has also appeared in over 19 movies and 15 televsion shows.  Come see why an evening with Trace Adkins is hard to forget. 7:30pm, The Wilson Center,

June 29 – July 1 (this is a rescheduled date)

Enjoy one of the longest running most beloved Broadway musicals that tells the story of one magical night of an extraordinary tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Winning over seven Tony Awards®, this musical has been translated into 15 languages and performed around the world with the most well-known song "Memory" recorded by over 150 popular artists. 8pm, The Wilson Center,

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