Here are some of the events we host on a regular basis.
Click here for the full event calendar!
Bird Hikes-Fly over to Airlie Gardens to participate in our monthly Bird Hikes, co-hosted with our partner, Wild Bird & Garden! Birders of all levels are encouraged to join us at 8am on the second Wednesday of each month. Our diverse habitat types and plentiful natural areas mean Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County, with nearly 200 species of birds recorded. Recommended age 12 and up. Please bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. No preregistration is required. Click here for more information.
Summer Concert Series– enjoy music on the Oak Lawn the first and third Friday of every month, May-September from 6-8pm starting May 19th 2017. All parking is off-site at the The New Hanover County Government Center(West Entrance facing College Road)
230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403. A free shuttle service starting at 5pm will take you to and from the gardens(shuttles will run all evening)! Tickets must be purchased in advance, and will sell out.! General Admission Tickets may be purchased online or onsite in the Gift Shop(9am-4pm).
YOGA Series- Fridays from 8am-9am, April 28th-May 19th. These one hour classes are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Certified instructors will be provided by Longwave Yoga. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, or more advanced in your practice, these classes are sure to be fun for all. No pre-registration required, check in and pay at the front desk upon arrival. Bring your own mat or towel. Must be at least 16 years old to attend. Click here for pricing and more information!
Summer Butterfly Releases- Tuesdays, June 13th-August 15th(there will be no release on July 4th); An educator will be in the Butterfly House starting with information on butterfly life cycles and the types of butterflies that are in the Butterfly House that week. Butterflies will then be released . In case of rain, we will have an educator in our classroom. Guests will still be able to observe butterflies. Butterfly releases are free for Airlie members and included with garden admission. No pre-registration is required.
Family Fun Night- Join us on Saturday, July 15th from 5pm-8pm for a celebration of Families, Friends and Fanciful sculptures! Family Fun Night, is a special after hours event where both young and young at heart will enjoy an evening filled with fun. Tickets are available onsite and online: $5/person in advance and $9 the day of the event.
Annual Airlie Oyster Roast– our biggest fundraiser of the year is always the third Friday in October. This year’s event is Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6pm-10pm. This year featuring The Band of Oz! We sold out last year, so make sure you get your tickets early!
Enchanted Airlie– our annual holiday light show always begins the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs until just before Christmas. We have two shows each night 5-7 or 7-9 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, & Sunday nights. Tickets must be pre-purchased. Click here for more information.
Click here for a calendar for specific dates and times on all that’s happening at Airlie Gardens!