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 Holiday Decorating Contest

Monday, December 14, 2020

WB Businesses and Residences! Deck the halls! Light up the Island! Show your holiday spirit! Decorate your home or business and enter the annual Holiday Decorating Contest. On Monday, December 14th beginning at 6:00 p.m., members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Harbor Island Garden Club will tour the island to judge the holiday decorations. You must be registered to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Most Traditional, Best Holiday Lighting, Most Holiday Spirit, and Best Overall Home and Business. Call the park office, 910-256-7925, or click here to register.

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Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run
Saturday, February 13, 2021


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 3, 2021, 9:30 a.m.


Grab your egg basket and camera and join us to welcome the Easter Bunny to Wrightsville Beach Park and to hunt for Easter eggs! The egg hunt will be divided into multiple age groups, with special prizes for those who find the Golden Eggs! Mr. & Mrs. E. Bunny will be available for pictures with your camera after the eggs have been collected.
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WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts in the Park


We look forward to Summer 2021 and an amazing musical lineup! 
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Town of Wrightsville Beach Christmas Kick-Off & Tree Lighting
Friday, November 26, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.



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North Carolina Holiday Flotilla


Saturday, November 27, 2021