Wilmington, NC offers year-round entertainment and attractions, but summertime is when this beautiful area really shines. Wilmington’s proximity to the coast makes it the perfect place for summer fun. Below are some area highlights to enjoy.

Sunflower Maze at Trask Family Farm in Castle Hayne – One of the most enchanting summer activities near Wilmington is exploring the sunflower maze at Trask Family Farm in Castle Hayne. Located just a short drive from The Bluffs, this vibrant maze offers a delightful experience for all ages. The maze is filled with towering sunflowers, creating a picturesque landscape perfect for family photos and Instagram-worthy snapshots.Navigating through the winding paths of the maze can be both fun and challenging, providing an engaging activity for the whole family. The farm often provides educational insights about sunflower cultivation and the benefits of pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Pro Tips: Visit early in the day or later in the afternoon to avoid the peak heat and enjoy the sunflowers in their best light. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking through the maze. Bring hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect against the strong summer sun. Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of the sunflowers.

Fireworks in Carolina Beach – Summer in the Wilmington area wouldn’t be complete without the spectacular fireworks displays that light up the night sky. Both Carolina Beach and Wilmington offer stunning fireworks shows that residents of The Bluffs can enjoy.

Every Thursday night during the summer, Carolina Beach hosts fireworks at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Fireworks in Wilmington – Wilmington’s Fourth of July fireworks display over the Cape Fear River is a highlight of the summer. The best views are from Riverfront Park, where you can also enjoy food vendors, live music, and other festivities. The historic downtown Wilmington provides a charming backdrop for the fireworks, enhancing the visual spectacle.

If you are ready to embrace the season by exploring these local attractions and create lasting memories with family and friends, we invite you visit to our unique riverside community, where you can purchase your dream home. Learn how you can be a part of this growing community, and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in The Bluffs by tuning into our Facebook page!