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Whats Happening: July 24-26


It is time for kids to get messy. At the Wilmington Children’s Museum Friday, kids can swim in pools of mud or make mud pies as they learn about “magic mud.” Make sure the kids wear a swim suit or old clothes, and bring a towel. It begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. Toddlers can get there at 9:00 a.m. Admission is $8.

If you love the blues, you will love this weekend. It is the 14th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. The three day event includes a blues cruise, a blues workshop, concerts and an all-day blues jam. The blues cruise is at 7:30 Friday night onboard the Henrietta. Tickets are $49. Or you can head to the free Downtown Sundown Concert Series – it begins at 6:00 p.m. with a blues band. There is a post cruise party at the Rusty Nail at 9:00 p.m. Saturday, a free blues workshop begins at 11:00 a.m. at Finkelstein Music. At noon, head to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater for a concert featuring multiple acts. Tickets are twelve dollars. And on Sunday, a free all-day blues jam begins at 12:00 p.m. at the Rusty Nail.

A biking adventure gets underway Saturday. A mountain biking open house runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Grab your mountain bike and head on up to the Blue Clay Trails. Guides will lead you through the trails and explain the history of the park. The cost is free.

Celebrate the watermelon Saturday. The North Carolina Watermelon Festival gets underway in Fairbluff Friday and Saturday. Arts and crafts booths open Saturday at 9:00 a.m. The festival parade begins at 11:00 a.m. A watermelon eating/seed spitting contest begins at 3:00 p.m. The day ends with the watermelon festival pageant at 7:00 p.m.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoFor once, you can tell your kids to go play in the mud – and a festival this weekend is expected to draw blues fans from across the region.

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