Boogie in the Park Concert Series Returns This Sunday!

Kure Beach's popular annual concert series, Boogie in the Park, returns in 2017 with a fantastic line up of musical acts. The series kicks off this weekend with Selah Dubb, a surf/reggae group performing on Sunday, May 7.


Dog-Friendly Spots on Pleasure Island

It can be tough leaving your furry family member behind when you go on vacation, but that doesn’t have to be the case when you visit the beautiful coastal towns on Pleasure Island in North Carolina. With a variety of pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, and activities in our area, your family dog can enjoy a beach vacation too.

Pleasure Island offers an abundance of classic beach-style hotels and cottages on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean or with close beach access that are pet-friendly. TheBeacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast is one such hotel that’s located just a across the street from the beach at 715 Carolina Beach Ave N. The Beacon House Cottages welcomes a maximum of two pets in each cottage. Drifters Reef Motel, located in the heart of Carolina Beach also welcomes two dogs per room. Both hotels have pet fees and may have breed and size restrictions, so be sure and inquire when making your vacation plans.


Vivian Howard Book Signing at Go Sauce Yourself

Popular NC-based chef Vivian Howard of the award winning PBS show, "A Chef's Life," will be signing copies of her new cookbook, "Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South" at Go Sauce Yourself in Carolina Beach. The book signing event will take place Friday, June 30 from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

Tickets are required for this event and are $40. The cost of the ticket includes a signed copy of the book. You may purchase a ticket at Eventbrite.com by searching "Vivian Howard book signing." A limited number of tickets will be sold so hurry and reserve yours today!

Go Sauce Yourself is located at 11 Boardwalk Suite 130.


Volunteers Needed for Kure Beach 70th Anniversary Celebration & Street Festival!

The Town of Kure Beach is turning 70 years old! To help celebrate this great milestone, the Town of Kure Beach is looking for volunteers to make the event extra special. If you or someone you know might be interested in donating some time and offering a helping hand, please review the details below and contact the organizers via the phone number and/or email address provided.

What: The Town of Kure Beach is turning 70 and with that comes a town-wide celebration! Extra hands are needed to help bring this event to life - if you're willing to lend a hand, we'd love to have you!

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Where: Ocean Front Park (105 Atlantic Avenue in Kure Beach)

How: Provide your contact info and availability via email at parks@tokb.org or via phone at (910) 707-2015


32nd Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival

Are you ready to get summer started? Then get ready for the 32nd Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The beach strand at the historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk in Carolina Beach will come alive with the most popular beach music bands in the South at one of the longest running Beach Music festivals in the United States. This multi-generational family-friendly event is guaranteed to bring out the ‘shagger’ in everybody with a lineup of bands bringing their laid-back style of rhythm and blues to the beachfront including Band of Oz, Black Water Rhythm & Blues Band, and Jim Quick and Coastline.


Planning a Pleasure Island Beach Wedding?

Who doesn’t dream of a beach wedding? Couples and their families from all over the country come to Pleasure Island to tie the knot because of our beautiful white sand, stunning sunsets, majestic sea oats in the dunes, and of course, the Atlantic—all are the perfect backdrop for that very special day. Our Pleasure Island business community has everything you need to plan and design your ocean-side nuptials.

Whether it’s Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, or a Fort Fisher Beach wedding, all are easily accessible for your guests, as well as vendors.


In Case You Missed It - Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off is CANCELLED

The 21st Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off is officially CANCELLED.
In case you haven't heard the news, the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off, originally scheduled for April 8, 2017, has officially been cancelled. It is with a sense of pride, remembrance and sorrow that we announce the end of this signature spring event after 20 great years.

The Chowder Cook-Off celebrated delicious area food, great music and fun for the entire family. Chefs from southeast North Carolina's finest restaurants each brought their own unique chowder recipes - seafood or otherwise - and invited guests to sample and judge the selections. Attendees were able to sample a true taste of Cape Fear during this friendly chowder competition, held each spring at Carolina Beach Lake Park in Carolina Beach. Kids were able to play in the park's playground and the Kidz Zone, with face painting, a giant inflatable slide, laser tag and more. The sounds of live music filled the air all day as the children played and the grownups enjoyed a few adult beverages along with scrumptious chowder.

Although the event was much loved by the local community, after careful consideration, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors decided to officially end the annual event. Unfortunately, the Chowder Cook-Off became a victim of the increasingly high cost of seafood, lack of restaurant participation and the growing complexities of outdoor events.

The Board will be meeting very soon with the assistance of the local restaurant community to determine a future culinary-based event (or events) to showcase our area's restaurants and food purveyors.

In the meantime, the 2017 season will not be without fun events, great food and lively music! The first ever Spring Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival will be held at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area on Sunday, April 23, with 12 great bands on two stages with plenty of seafood, face-painting, laser-tag, crafters, artists, beer and wine, and fun for all ages. This inaugural Spring event will feature headliners Jonny Lang and Samantha Fish along with ten other bands overlooking the banks of the might Cape Fear River in Kure Beach, NC.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at (910) 458-8434.


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