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Wilmington Celebrates its Groovy 2019 Catfish Days Festival - July 25-28, 2019

Catfish Days is back, and groooooooovier than ever!  This year's theme is Catfish Days Goes to Woodstock.  The event takes place from July 25 - July 28, 2019.

Over the course of the weekend, you can expect to find activities for the whole family! The Pickleball Tournament for St. Jude will take place on Saturday morning from 9AM - 12PM at Wilmington High School. Also on Saturday morning, there will be a Flea Market and Craft Show open from 9AM - 4PM at Water Street in Wilmington. 

Classic Car at Catfish Days

Sunday’s activities include a parade, taking place on Sunday, July 28th at 1PM on Water Street.  The Car Show will also be held on Sunday from 10AM - 4PM. Located behind Nelly’s on 66, stop by to view the cars set on display for the fest. Judging for the cars will take place at 1PM, and winners will be announced at 3PM. 

Catfish Days Parade

It wouldn’t be Catfish Days without a delicious catfish dinner, of course! You can stop in many of the nearby restaurants during the festival and enjoy mouth-watering catfish meal deals. After taking a walk on Water Street, stop by Hayden’s Crossing for a Fried Catfish Po Boy or Catfish Tacos. Head over to Baltimore Street for a Catfish Nuggets Basket at Route 66 Bar & Grill, or head over towards Bridge Street and enjoy Catfish Nuggets at Nelly’s

For more information about the event, visit www.catfishdays.com.

Photo and logo courtesy of CatfishDays.com.