Wilmington, North Carolina, is one of the most vibrant riverfront cities in the country. The Port City offers its visitors plenty of Southern charm to go along with the stunning views from the Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River, so it’s no surprise that Wilmington’s was voted the Best American Riverfront in USA Today’s “10Best Readers’ Choice” contest. The best part? All of this could be a short drive from your new home at RiverLights.
The city also has some incredible festivals throughout the year that you won’t want to miss. Here are five of the top annual festivals in the Wilmington area.
Sitting a stone’s throw from the Cape Fear River, seafood and barbecue restaurant Smoke on the Water brings a delicious new aspect to the RiverLights community. The site was originally expected to be a second location for owner James Smith’s Fork-n-Cork restaurant. However, the view from Marina Village sparked an epiphany, and Smith began planning the concept for what we now know as Smoke on the Water.