Annual Events

Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation organizes several events throughout the year.  See the full lineup below.  Sponsorships are available and volunteers are always welcomed.  Contact Katie Ryan, Recreation Program Supervisor for more details.  

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Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run
Saturday, February 12, 2022


What better way to start off your Valentine's Day celebration than with a heart themed race! You will be able to choose which distance you would like to run: 5k, 10k, or run both - Double Trouble. You'll run through beautiful Wrightsville Beach with waterway scenery along the route. So, wear your red, white, and pink and bring your Valentine for the Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run! Race participants will run both the 5k and the 10k races at their scheduled start times for Double Trouble. 

Please email Katie Ryan for more information about the race and how to become a volunteer or a sponsor (click here for sponsorship opportunities).
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Wrightsville Beach Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16, 2022


Grab your egg basket and camera and join us to welcome the Easter Bunny to Wrightsville Beach Park! 
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WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts in the Park


Thanks for a great season, see you in 2022!
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28th Annual Bark in the Park
October 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

Tree and kids

Town of Wrightsville Beach Christmas Kick-Off & Tree Lighting
Friday, November 25, 2022, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.



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North Carolina Holiday Flotilla


Saturday, November 26, 2022

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Movies in the Park


Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of family, fun, food, and entertainment under the stars. Contact Katie Ryan for sponsorship opportunities. Stay tuned for the 2022 schedule!

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Wrightsville Beach Holiday Decorating Contest

Click to see the winners for 2021!