4th of July Weekend on Pleasure Island

The 4th of July is almost upon us. Celebrate our Nation's independence with a fun filled weekend on Pleasure Island! Here is just a taste of what's in store for this holiday:

Thursday, July 3rd

Live Music: Boardwalk Blast featuring Massive Grass and Southern Trouble

6:30 PM
Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo


9:00 PM
Set off on the beach in front of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Saturday, July 5th

Carolina Beach Farmers Market

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carolina Beach Lake

Sunday, July 6th

Live Music: Boogie in the Park featuring The Mark Roberts Band

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oceanfront Park, 105 Atlantic Avenue in Kure Beach

Free Outdoor Movie at the Lake: Nut Job

Show starts at 8:45 pm
Carolina Beach Lake

There's plenty of fun to be had all summer long!! Have you planned your trip to Pleasure Island yet?


Artillery Program at Fort Fisher Civil War Historic Site - June 28th

The awesome power of Civil War artillery will be highlighted on Saturday, June 28, 2014, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site presents "Hot Waves of Fire and Smoke and Deadly Showers of Cast Iron: Artillery at Fort Fisher." This free program will be held from 10 am-4 pm and will feature periodic firings of the site's 32-pound seacoast rifled and banded cannon.

Costumed interpreters will also be teaching the field artillery drill using the site's 12-pound bronze Napoleon full scale reproduction cannon. Author Richard Triebe will sign and discuss his new book "Point Lookout Prison and Hospital." Rounding out the day's activities will be costumed tours of the site's remaining earthworks, as well as the opportunity for up to 25 visitors to go "Above the Scenes," a special paid tour offered only at noon.

All Fort Fisher programming is made possible with the support of the Friends of Fort Fisher, the non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing this national treasure, and sustaining members: Troy and Lori Barbour, Mike McCarley, Tammy and Jack Moore, Brian and Deedra Nunnally, Jim and Catherine Taylor, Ernest Kniffen, Dr. Edward Halloran, and Patrick O. McCullough. Fort Fisher, the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy, once protected the port of Wilmington and the vital blockade running trade on the Cape Fear River. After two massive bombardments, the fort fell to a combined Union amphibious assault on January 15, 1865. With the capture of Fort Fisher, the South's vital shipping port of Wilmington was closed and the days of the Confederacy were numbered.


Free Beach Wheelchairs in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach, NC

Did you know that Pleasure Island has fifteen - 15 - Beach Wheelchairs available for reservation for our Visitors for up to a week at a time?

Call 910-458-2977 for Carolina Beach and 910-458-5798 for Kure Beach

Thanks to Island Women, CB Recreation Center and the Kure Beach Fire Department. 


Free Summer Concert Featuring Polar Bear Blues

Head to the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area on Friday, June 27th to hear the unique rhythm and blues sounds of Polar Bear Blues as part of the Free Summer Concert Series. These popular concerts are brought to you by the Town of Kure Beach, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, and the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area.

They are a ton of fun for locals & visitors, regulars and new-comers, those who want to get up and boogie or sit back and relax, and music lovers of all ages.

Concert is from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and admission is FREE!

Bring blankets and chairs, a few friends, and a picnic dinner. Please don't bring pets or beverages - there will be drinks available for sale.

Come on our and enjoy the music on beautiful Pleasure Island!

Looking to plan the rest of your weekend? There's always something fun happening in your favorite NC beach towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach - find it all on the Event Calendar!


Spotlight on Business: Jennifer Simpson Photography

Get your family photos taken by Jennifer Simpson photography!

A message from the photographer,

"I have been photographing pretty much everything I can get my camera on for over 10 years. I started Jennifer Simpson Photography about 3 years ago and have been growing and smiling ever since. I love what I do; meeting new people, learning about their story. I consider it an honor to be chosen to spend a window of time with my clients, get a glimpse of what they share together, and pass images they will treasure. I am super creative, fun and energetic. If you are a local or a visitor, I would love to capture images for you to tell your story.”

Contact Jennifer at (910) 470-6944


Spotlight on Business: Carolina Beach Pontoon Rental

  • Boating is our family’s passion, and this is the same excitement we wanted to share with others. 
  • We wanted to give local residents and visitors an unique boating experience to enjoy the Intracoastal Waterway with their families and friends. 

Pontoon boating is fast becoming a unique recreational past-time because you can take a lot of people with you. It’s like having your living room on the water and it’s a very relaxing way to see the waterway.

Being safe on the water is our number one focus. Our 24 foot pontoon boat is United States Coast Guard equipped with ample life jackets for adults, and specialty life jacket’s for kids including a VHF Radio, changing room, Stereo with I-POD/MP3, depth finder, comfortable cushion seats, 115HP Mercury outboard engine, and Bimini Top. All renters must adhere to the North Carolina waterway rules and regulations.

You are the captain and can drive the boat from Carolina Beach to the Figure Eight Island Bridge and anywhere in-between. Carolina Beach Pontoon Rental can also provide a Licensed USCG Captain for guests just wanting to go for a ride and not pilot the boat themselves. We have a pre-boarding twenty-minute safety orientation; everyone who wishes to rent must be 26 years of age or older, and have boating experience.

Pontoon Rentals are great for birthdays, reunions, family outings, anniversaries and graduations. For those wishing to learn more we invite you to check us out at, www.carolinabeachpontoonrental.com or call us with any questions: 910-508-9075. 
Please be sure to visit our Facebook page as well.

We all agree nothing is better than a day at the beach, but we also believe our residents and visitors should take some time and enjoy our beautiful waterway on a pontoon boat. Boating brings people together, because in one way or the other; we are all united by water.


Fireworks Tonight!

Head down to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a fun filled evening! The Chris Bellamy Band (Blues & Country Blend) starts playing at 6:30 and at 9 an impressive Fireworks display will light up the night.

Grab a bite to eat, a sweet treat (donuts, ice cream, fudge, water ice, or gelato), a cold one with some friends, test your courage with a hair raising carnival ride (there are some tamer options too...), and take the classic summer boardwalk photo!

There's always something fun happening on Pleasure Island - find the events you don't want to miss in the Event Calendar.


Kure Beach Mayor's Update

Bulldozing on the Beach

The Town spent $12,000 recently to repair 6 foot drops at accesses to the beach in the north Fort Fisher area. Recent strong wind and rain caused serious erosion on the beaches. (see above)

Beach nourishment

The Town is petitioning the County Board of Commissioners for funding from the Room Occupancy Tax funds set aside for nourishment to allow sand on the beach this fall.

The Town’s next nourishment is scheduled for 2016, but due to the receipt of early federal funding and the condition of the beaches, the Town would like to see sand on the beach earlier. An additional $469,500 is needed from the ROT account to allow the project to proceed in 2014.

Ocean Front Park Pavilion Events

Beginning May 18th, the Sunday ‘Boogie in the Park’ concert series begins with two performances in May and weekly concerts starting in June.
This year the time has been changed from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A new every other Friday series ‘Friday Variety’ begins May 30th and runs through September 19th. The series is on alternating Fridays from the Pleasure Island Chamber Free Summer Concerts sponsored by the Town and held at the FF Air Force Recreation Center. Times and entertainment varies from concerts to comedians to magicians.

The Monday night Sea Turtle talks, Tuesday Open Air Market and Wednesday morning Story Time By The Sea returns this year, also beginning in June..

May Line Up- Boogie in the Park
Sunday, May 18th at 5 pm – The Mako Band
Sunday, May 25th at 5 pm – Jah Creation

May Line Up – Friday Variety
Friday, May 30th at 7 pm – The Wilmington Big Band

Dean Lambeth, Mayor of Kure Beach


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