Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through April 13

North Carolina

Dobson, April 5. Spring Fling at Shelton Vineyards. Details:

Oriental, April 11-13. In-Water Boat Show. Details:

Oak Island, April 12. Oak Island Lighthouse Run. Details:

South Carolina

Cayce, April 3-6. Tartan Day South. Details:

Mauldin, April 5. Spring Fling. Details:

Charleston, April 11-13. East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival. Details:


Talking Turkey

The Magellan Travel Club’s April 1 meeting features a presentation on Turkey, including Istanbul as well as ancient ruins of Ephesus and the Capadoccia region. The 7 p.m. meeting is in the fellowship hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Reservations not required; no charge to attend. Details: Bob Taylor, 704-906-6483;


Spring blooms and more at festival

Wilmington’s famous Azalea Festival returns April 9-13 with events and live music. The Azalea Garden Tour showcases 13 private and public gardens; the Azalea Home Tour showcases homes and churches of historical and architectural interest; the festival parade is April 12. Live music includes Widespread Panic (April 11-12) and country music’s Justin Moore (April 10). Details:

John Bordsen