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Thank you for your support of The Children’s Museum of Wilmington during our 11th annual YachtVenture fundraising event!  It is our mission to provide a safe and engaging learning environment for the children in our community. Your support has made this possible for the past 24 years. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


We are looking forward to YachtVenture 2022! Make sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to never miss out on an event update! More information coming soon.

Did you attend YachtVenture 2021? We'd love to hear your feedback. Click here to fill out our survey,

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YachtVenture 2021

Enjoy a night under the stars touring beautiful yachts, bidding on incredible auction items, dining on delightful cuisine, sipping on signature cocktails & dancing the night away!

YachtVenture 2021 is The Children's Museum of Wilmington's 11th annual signature fundraiser.


Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Raffle Drawing: 8:00 pm
Live Auction:
8:00 pm
Silent Auction Closed: 8:45 pm


Bradley Creek Yacht Club

6338 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403

Dress to impress: Semi-formal or cocktail attire.


Bid to Win

Auction and raffle items include a luxurious beach escape, VIP gifts, exclusive wellness packages, and sunset cruises. All participants must register in order to view items and bid in the silent auction. 


All proceeds benefit

The Children's Museum of Wilmington.


craft cocktails
   & Fine Dining

Toast the night with an exclusive bourbon tasting and a craft cocktail bar with local and imported spirits paired with a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Sawmill Catering,
End of Days Distillery, Wrightsville Beach Brewery, and Coastal Beverage Company.

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a relaxing escape


Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $3,000 gift card to build your dream getaway to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. 

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the official home of the PGA Tour.


Personalize your stay and apply your gift card toward any of the following amenities: Lodging at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, dining at any of the resort's five signature restaurants, services at The Spa at The Sanctuary, kayak tours of the marsh, bike or paddle board rentals, a variety of fishing charters, sunset cruises, golfing and more!

Yacht tours

At YachtVenture 2021, guests will have the opportunity to tour some of the area's greatest yachts at Bradley Creek Yacht Club.

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Full Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 23rd 

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Raffle Drawing: 8:00 pm
Live Auction:
8:00 pm

Silent Auction Closed: 8:45 pm

Location: Bradley Creek Yacht Club

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Get Involved
Donate: Monetary Donations

Would you like more information about how you can get involved in YachtVenture 2022? Please contact Patti Erkes for an official sponsorship packet. 

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