Event Information

Wilmington Riverfest

Opens: Oct 7, 2023


10:00am to 6:00pm

Closes: Oct 8, 2023


10:30am to 5:00pm


Downtown Wilmington


Wilmington, NC, 28401

Operated By:

CWM Corporate

Celebrated on the first full weekend of October, the Riverfest runs through Historic Downtown Wilmington on Water Street from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College. Currently drawing tens of thousands of people, this free, family-oriented celebration is a two-day event and has grown to be a widely anticipated annual celebration.  Riverfest was created in February 1979, by a group of Wilmingtonians interested in showcasing downtown Wilmington and the Cape Fear River and has since resulted in a cultural street festival that entices locals and tourists alike to the amazing Historic Downtown.  

So come out and enjoy the event and be sure to visit Cape Woolamai Mercantile and discover the treasures of Australia including the Coolamon Collection of Ice-Free Coolers, authentic Australian outerwear, Spill-Free Wine Coasters, Sand-Free Beach Towels and Sun-Safe Hats.

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