Tuesday, July 23, 2024

New culinary festival to take place downtown in 2024

Riverfront Park will host the inaugural Feast Wilmington in downtown Wilmington this spring (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON — Spring 2024 will be a feast in more ways than one at downtown’s Riverfront Park.

Wilmington Media and Marketing, which publishes the Wilmington Business Journal Wilma and Good Wilmington, is kicking off the inaugural Feast Wilmington from Mar. 22-24. There will be four events that take place throughout the weekend, celebrating area chefs, mixologists and culinarians.

In a press release, publisher Rob Kaiser calls it a “recognition and celebration of the Wilmington region’s emergence as a culinary destination.”

“This event is a natural evolution from the events we’ve produced for the Wilmington community the past 15 years, as well as our coverage of local restaurants, food and drinks in our publications and digital properties,” Kaiser said.

Events include:

VIP Kickoff: Immersive chef tables, specialty drinks and music by the river for sponsors and All-Access ticketholders
Brunch Elevated: Chefs and mixologists put their spin on Wilmington’s favorite meal. Fun for the whole family!
Pier Party: A night out for couples, friends and colleagues to enjoy local seafood and other coastal delights
• Craft + Cuisine: Local breweries will work with chefs for unique, pairing experiences in a partnership with the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance

Tickets are $500 for an all-access pass; individual events are priced $100 to $150, with discounts available until Dec. 24.

The event’s Friday and Saturday celebrations will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC with Sunday’s Craft + Cuisine benefiting the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance.

The festival is being held in collaboration with Downtown Business Alliance, City of Wilmington, Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, Aramark, Matt Ray Photography, and web designer and developer Matt Dennis.

Full details and tickets are available at FeastWilmington.com.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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