Memorial Day 2013 in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach

Have you made your plans to spend Memorial Day Weekend 2013 on Pleasure Island? The classic beach towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are the perfect place to welcome in summer, island style!

Here is just a taste of what's happening on the island May 24th - 27th, 2013:

Friday, May 24th:
Fireworks & Live Music - Listen to the Drew Smith Band starting at 6:30 pm and then watch fireworks light up the night at 9:00.
At the Carolina Beach Boardwalk - great fireworks viewing up from the beach!

Saturday, May 25th
Carolina Beach Farmers Market & Art Show - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
At the Carolina Beach Lake

Sunday, May 26th
Free Outdoor Movie at the Lake - This week's feature is Wreck-It Ralph, starting at dusk (around 8:45.)
At the Carolina Beach Lake

For information on places to stay, places to eat, and more things to do than you could cram into even the most action packed weekend (you'll have to come back to do it all!) check out http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/


Spotlight on Business - Island Roast Coffee


Island Roast Coffee is a locally owned and operated coffee roaster specializing in high quality Arabica coffee from around the world. Most of our coffees are either, Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance, Certified Organic or have more than one of these certifications.

Island Roast offers approximately 30 different varietals, blends, flavored coffees and espresso blends from Africa, South and Central America and Indonesia. We provide wholesale pricing to hotels, restaurants, caterers and sell retail through our website and local outlets. If you want a unique coffee that only you have, we can develop a “Signature” blend for your business.

Also, businesses located on Pleasure Island receive free delivery. Most coffees are roasted within 24 hours of delivery or shipment to ensure the peak of flavor and can be delivered either whole bean or universal grind.

Check out our website (coming soon) at www.islandroastcoffee.com or email us at islandroastcoffee@gmail.com for more information and available coffees.


Boogie in the Park - Sunday Evenings in Kure Beach

Spend your Sunday evenings this summer enjoying free, live music by the sea. The Town of Kure Beach will be hosting "Boogie in the Park" every Sunday from 4 pm - 7 pm; beginning May 19th and running through September 1st. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and your boogie shoes as you head down to Kure Beach Ocean Front Park for some family-friendly entertainment!

For a list of bands, please visit www.townofkurebeach.org or call Kure Beach Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.


Free Summer Concert Series 2013 Lineup

The Free Summer Concert Series on Pleasure Island is truly something special. There's nothing quite like relaxing with friends and family, enjoying some great food and cold drinks, taking in the beautiful view as the sun sets over the Cape Fear River, and listening or dancing to some great live music!

The 2013 lineup is out so mark your calendar for these great concerts.

June 14  -  6:30-8:30
Eastbound (Classic Rock & Roll)

June 28  -  6:30-8:30
Jam Sandwich (Classic Southern Rock & Blues)

July 12  -  6:30-8:30
Spare Change (Beach, Country, Classic R&B)

July 26  -  6:30-8:30
Justin Fox Trio (Classic Blues & Southern Rock)

August 9  -  6:30-8:30
South of K (Bluegrass)

August 23  -  6:30-8:30
Mako Band (Beach Boogie Blues)

Where: Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach, NC
When: 2nd & 4th Fridays in June, July, & August - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Cost: FREE!

Feel free to bring a picnic, but please do not bring pets or beverages. Beverages will be available for sale. 

Live music is plentiful on Pleasure Island throughout the summer season and all year long. Learn more about these and other fun events in the Event Calendar.


Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival - May 18th

Come to the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 10 am - 6 pm for:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Community Batik with Kristin Gibson & September Krueger
  • Dueling Pianos
  • Murray Middle School Jazz Band
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Artist Demonstrations
  • And More!

Presented by:
Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee
Arts Council of New Hanover County and Wilmington
Wilmington Art Association

Special Thanks to Cameron Art Museum

For More Information: Call 610-909-7643

Carolina Beach Music Festival - Saturday, June 1

Mark your calendars and get ready to boogie - the 28th Carolina Beach Music Festival is right around the corner! Held on Saturday, June 1st from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm right on the beach in beautiful Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

Don't miss one of the longest running music festivals in the US!

Tickets - $15 in Advance or $20 at the Gate (Children 12 and Under - Free)
Get your tickets here: 

Band Line-up:

11:00 - 12:30     Jim Quick & Coastline
1:00 - 2:30         The Craig Wollard Band
3:00 - 4:30         Spare Change

Coolers, Beverages, and Food Allowed
Please, No Glass, No Pets, No Refunds

Come on out and have a great time! We'll see you there!


Thanks for Celebrating With Us!

Thanks to all who came out to help us blow out the candles and celebrate 75 years of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. It was a wonderful day with great music and great people!

Here's to many many more!

Learn about the work of the Chamber, how to become a member, and much more on http://www.pleasureislandnc.org


Carolina Beach Farmers Market Opens for Season May 11

It's time for another highly anticipated sign that the summer season is just around the corner...the opening of the Carolina Beach Farmers Market! Starting Saturday, May 11, 2013 (and continuing through September 28th) head to the Carolina Beach Lake each Saturday between 8 am and 1 pm to purchase fresh produce, plants, dairy products, eggs, wine, freshly baked goods, and much more directly from the local farmers, producers, and artisans.

Strolling through the market is a wonderful way to spend a weekend morning, and you'll reap the benefits all week long as you turn your purchases into healthy, delicious meals.

For more information on the Carolina Beach Farmers Market visit: http://carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com/

Carolina Beach Farmers Market
Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
May 11, 2013 - September 28, 2013


Mothers' Day on Pleasure Island

Show mom you care with a trip to your favorite North Carolina beaches on Pleasure Island! Whether you come for the weekend, an extended vacation, or just a few hours this is a great place for her to relax, unwind, and to make some special family memories.

Skip the cooking and enjoy a delicious meal at one of Pleasure Island's many great restaurants. Check out the special Mother's Day Brunch at the Courtyard Marriott at Carolina Beach or go for the local seafood, Italian, pizza, Thai, burgers, Caribbean, sweet treats, and much more that can be found throughout Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.

Looking for that special gift for mom? Check out the unique shopping on Pleasure Island. Find artwork at Artful Living Group, Big World Photo, or Canvas Giclee Printing.com; clothing at CB Surf Shop, Island Colors, or Touche; or a little something sparkly at Jeanne's Jewels or The Shoppe's at Squigley's. These are just a few of the boutiques and shops you'll find in our beach towns - come explore to find them all!

You could also think outside the little wrapped box and give the gift of a fun Pleasure Island experience. Consider a surf lesson, stand up paddleboard excursion, or yoga class.

Happy Mother's Day to all the great moms out there!


Spotlight on Business - Mosaics by Teresa

 After years on Pleasure Island, Teresa Sandeford decided to formally offer her artistic talents to the corporate world as well continuing to service the discerning tastes of the consumer of fine art. A familiar face at the Treehouse Bistro and the Maddfish Grill, where Teresa was able to use her artistic talents in a culinary sense...Today she is focused on her custom mosaics.

Working with everything from standard ceramic tile to stained glass to coffee mugs to fine china, Teresa will bring your wishes to fruition in extraordinary fashion. As you can see from the selected pictures, Teresa typically works on tile cement board (for easy wall mounting), but has been known to mosaic mannequins and heads!

If you are in the market for a unique interpretation of your corporate branding or just looking for a unique gift for that special someone, please contact her at 910.547.3255 or email at fluffbyteresa@gmail.com.


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