Explore the world of hops, grapes and grain alongside Wilmington's stunning riverfront at the Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival Oct. 28-29. The fun kicks off Friday night with the festival’s exclusive Voracious Rare Beer event. Hailed as the “ultimate beer geek experience,” the Voracious Rare Beer event provides beer lovers the opportunity to try private reserves and limited releases from more than 50 breweries while enjoying light appetizers and live music riverside. Then, return to Riverfront Park Saturday for the Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival. Featuring more than 300 beers and 100 wines, this fun-filled festival pairs adult beverages with local food vendors, live music and more. Each ticket includes a limited edition sampling glass, and discounted ticket rates are available for the designated driver of the group.