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New Hanover County
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Enjoyment for the Whole Family!

  It's a celebration of families, friends and your  favorite "Goose Dog", Reilly! Join us on Saturday, July 13th from 5pm-8pm at Airlie Gardens. This is a special after-hours event for the young...and young at heart! You will enjoy an evening of:

    * Educational booths
    * Games and crafts
    * Live music and entertainment by
       "Mr. Scooter"
    * Food and drinks for sale
    * Accessibility Trams will be running!
    * Much More!

  Bring your chairs and/or blankets and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Wagons and strollers are welcomed as well. Admission: $15/Carload (includes on-site parking and admission for everyone in the vehicle). Limited tickets are available and we expect this event to sell out. This event is a fundraiser with all benefits going towards the care of our goose dog, Reilly. Purchase tickets Here


Airlie Art Exhibit BUZZWORTHY!

   We are buzzing with excitement for this year's art exhibit which will feature ten uniquely decorated fiberglass honeybees! As you walk through the gardens you will come upon the decorated sculptures beginning July 12th through December 31st. (Included with garden admission.)

Veterans Playground

The Spotlight is on... Veterans Park

   Veterans Park is located in the southern end of the County at 835 Halyburton Memorial Parkway. Amenities include a playground, baseball fields, 2 shelters,  soccer fields, softball fields, as well as a basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. There is no dog park, however you can walk your furry friend along the 0.5-mile walking trail through the park. For more information on this and other parks, visit our website: Parks.NHCgov.com.


   In line with the Airlie art exhibit, you can join an environmental educator to learn about our native bee species. You will also make your own bee stamp to take home! All materials will be provided. Purchase tickets here.

New Hanover County Parks & Gardens strives to maintain and operate parks and facilities that enrich the lives of the community and promote an overall healthier lifestyle.

July Events

*Pre-Registration Required
*All events held at Airlie Gardens

July 4 & 18: 2pm-2:30pm
Pollinator Garden Walk

July 5 & 19: 6pm-8pm
Summer Concert Series

July 6: 10am-11:30am
Guided History Tour

July 7: 9am-5pm
Resident Free Day
Advance tickets only
*Last admission is 4:30pm

July 10: 8am-9:30am
Bird Walk

July 11: 8am-9:30am
Accessible Birding

July 17: 6pm-7:30pm
Evening Birding

July 20: 9:30am-11:00am

July 20: 10am-11:30am
Guided History Tour

July 23 & 30
Butterfly Release

Airlie Gardens

Open Daily: 9am-5pm
Last admission is 4:30pm. Purchase tickets in advance at AirlieGardens.org.


Click here for Online Picnic Shelter Reservations


New Hanover County Parks & Gardens Office

896 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC  28403

(910) 798-7620 phone