Black River Nature Cruise
Boarding at the USS North Carolina Battleship dock
Wednesday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cruise from the Cape Fear River to the Black River aboard the Capt. J.N. Maffitt during a four-hour scenic boat ride narrated by coastal ecologist and author Andy Woods. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets begin at $44. For more information, visit www.cfrboats.com
Father’s Day on the Water
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours
Blockade Runner Beach Resort Dock
Sunday, June 15
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours is celebrating Father’s Day on the water by offering a buy two, get one free deal on all cruise tickets, including the Masonboro cruise and the sunset cruise. Ticket prices vary. For more information, visit www.wrightsvillebeachscenictours.com
Kids Music Fest
Kure Beach Ocean Front Park
Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon
Sponsored by the New Hanover Public Library to kick off the 2014 summer reading program, the Kids Music Fest will feature three hours of live entertainment, face painting, comic book giveaways and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 910-458-8216 or visit the event’s Facebook page.