Friday, October 20th
Inviting friends and family to Airlie to enjoy an oyster feast along the banks of Bradley Creek is a tradition rooted in Airlie’s history. Beginning around 1905, extravagant oyster roasts were hosted on the property. Guests came from far and near to enjoy the warm southern climate and celebrate a local delicacy. This tradition was revived in 2000, and has become our most important annual fundraising event. Proceeds from this event support Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs*, which is fitting, since the oyster plays such a strong role in our coastal eco-system.
Sunday, October 29th
Hugh MacRae Park
Join us on Sunday, October 29th from 12-5pm at Hugh MacRae Park for the Food Truck Rodeo! There will be more than 15 local food trucks serving everything from hot dogs to gourmet treats and Boba Funk will entertain us with live music. The event is FREE to attend- just bring money to purchase your food and drinks. The food trucks give a portion of their sales for the day back to the Parks Conservancy. The Conservancy is currently raising money to build the Coastal Challenge Course at Northern Regional Park.
Saturday, November 4th
Help us welcome our winter bird residents! Join Airlie Gardens, Wild Bird and Garden, and other community organizations for a morning of bird hikes and activities for kids. No birding experience necessary!
Free for Airlie Gardens Members and with paid garden admission for all others
A New Hanover County tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided walking tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies, beer, wine and more! Tickets often sell out in advance so reserve yours early!
Ticket pricing and information:
PLEASE NOTE: Enchanted Airlie is a walking experience. Tram service is NOT available during this event. The tour is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for check out on a first come first serve basis. All parking is onsite- no walk-ins or bicycles are permitted.