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 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 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.

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 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. Bunny will be available for pictures with your camera after the eggs have been collected.

WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts in the Park


We look forward to Summer 2021 and an amazing musical lineup! 

27th Annual Bark in the Park


The 2020 event has been cancelled.  But we look forward to October 2021 and our 27th annual Bark in the Park event!

Town of Wrightsville Beach
Tree Lighting Ceremony


Friday, November 27, 2020, 5:30 pm


Kick off the holiday season with music, lights, and of course, Santa Claus! The Town of Wrightsville Beach annual tree lighting ceremony begins with a musical performance by the Performance Club's welcoming Santa Claus to Wrightsville Beach.  More information coming regarding this annual event.  
North Carolina Holiday Flotilla
The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and the concern for everyone's health and safety as the event draws such a large crowd to Wrightsville Beach.   We look forward to a grand NC Holiday Flotilla 2021!