Thursday, April 18, 2024

N.C. Alligator Festival returns for a second year, vendors needed

The North Caroilna Alligator Festival will take place in Columbus County next month, featuring music, vendors, a race, and live gators. (Courtesy photo)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Lake Waccamaw is holding a weekend of gator-themed festivities next month. 

The 2nd Annual North Carolina Alligator Festival will be held April 26 and 27 in Lake Waccamaw, N.C. at Elizabeth Brinkley Park. 

The weekend kicks off with live music from local bands on Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday morning starts with two gator runs: a 1-mile family fun run and competitive 5k race. Local craftsmen, food and beverage vendors, showcased antiques, and a foam party will be featured throughout Saturday.

Additionally, alligator protection information sessions will be held with live gators.

The day wraps with an evening concert from The Pink Slips, a Whiteville-based band. Local vendors, artisans, musicians, and food trucks are invited to register for the festival here


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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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