Labor Day Weekend - FREE Events

Where better to spend your Labor Day Weekend than on Pleasure Island?

IT'S NOT TOO LATE, make your lodging reservation today by visiting Pleasureislandnc.org

Friday - August 29th

- Fireworks By The Sea at 9:00pm

- Boardwalk Music featuring BIG TIME PART BAND - 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday - August 30th

Carolina Beach Farmers Market at Carolina Beach Lake Park - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday - August 31st

- Boogie In The Park featuring 40 EAST BAND
Kure Beach Ocean Front Park - 5:00-8:00pm

- FREE Summer Movie at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk - Disney's PLANES (Rated PG 13) Beginning around 8:45pm
We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price! You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well. Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.



Spotlight on Business - Riptide Taproom and Grill

We started out with the idea that great beer and great food is what people are looking for in a restaurant. We took a hard look at what Carolina Beach had to offer and decided that this would be a perfect place to add our Taproom with local beers and local products and win together with the existing businesses.
We are offering 30 beers on tap, including 2 from Good Hops and 2 from Broomtail, and 45 beers in a bottle. We also kept our menu simple, but we are using North Carolina products, when available, and keeping our items fresh to the table. We have had great response from our Facebook page and listened to feedback on which we have acted.

We have created a great environment that is relaxed and inviting to the sports enthusiast and set up a great viewing of the Thursday night fireworks! We will have the NFL Sunday Ticket and are starting to run daily specials.

Hope to see people come try us out and become our regular guests!

We are open daily from 11AM to 2AM.
103 N. Lake Park Blvd (above El Cazador) Carolina Beach 910.707.1501

Find more things to do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach on the Pleasure Island Event Calendar.


Kure Beach - Mayor's Update

Dean Lambeth,
Mayor of Kure Beach
Various Kure Beach Activities -

We are enjoying full house attendance at the Sunday Boogie in the Park concerts and the every other Friday concerts held at Fort Fisher Recreation Area, that are sponsored by the Town.
The Open Market, Turtle Talks and Storytime By the Sea with the Princesses have all had record turnouts this year.

We hope all the businesses are busy and having an enjoyable summer. Visit Pleasure Island Chamber Of Commerce for more information.


This Weekend - FREE Live Music & Fireworks

Thursday, August 21st - Carolina Beach Boardwalk - Entertainment & Fireworks

Enjoy FREE fireworks by the sea on the beach near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset, beginning at 9:00pm.  Be sure to arrive early to grab your spot at the gazebo or on the beach!

Boardwalk Blast - Featuring Lynne & the Wave - 6:30 - 9:30pm

Lynne & the Wave

Friday, August 22nd - FREE Summer Concert Series featuring BAKKWOODZ

Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach from 6:30-8:30pm. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away!

Food IS allowed so pack your picnic and enjoy dinner to the grooves of live music - for free!
However we do ask that you please do NOT bring pets or beverages. Beverages will be for sale.


Sunday, August 24th - Boogie In The Park 

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park - 5:00 - 8:00pm at 105 Atlantic Avenue.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE concert by the sea featuring MILLENIA FUNK'N BAND (Funk, Rock, Pop & Soul)


Find more things to do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach on the Pleasure Island Event Calendar.


Call for ARTISTS

Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival ~ October 11-12, 2014

Time is growing short, but there is still time to submit your entry for your vision to convey BLUES & JAZZ, in an outstanding artistic form.  We hold a Poster Design Contest to allow the artist within to express the Seafood Blues & Jazz feel, the BUZZ, the modaz.

Do you have an idea that you need to get down on paper?  Is there a creative doodle that just will not leave your mind?  Take a few minutes and review the Entry Form and requirements, and sign up.  Come October, your creation could adorn the popular event t-shirts as well as the Commemorative Posters that have become a highly collectable.  You will get a Cash stipend as well as a complimentary Booth in the Arts & Wine Garden and the honor (and bragging rights) of being THE ARTIST of the 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival!

Past winners include great talents such as Barton Hatcher, Ivey Hayes, Robert Knowles and Kelly Hawes. Add yourself to this list and soon your art will adorn many backs and living rooms.

Deadline is September 8, 2014
2014 Poster Design Entry Form

For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

2013 Entries

Find more things to do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach on the Pleasure Island Event Calendar.


Spotlight on Business - Saint's Cove Beach Bar & Grill

Saint's Cove Beach Bar and Grill opened their doors on May 3, 2014 in Carolina Beach at 1006 S. Lake Park Blvd. We offer a family friendly atmosphere to locals and visitors of the beach. We serve burgers, wraps, baskets, salads, desserts, and a children's menu. Many of our sauces, our coleslaw, and salsa are homemade. We have a full ABC license and have just added a selection of red wines and Pinot Grigio. We offer live music on most weekends and some weekday nights. For August, we have the Justin Fox Duo, Bob Handlin, David Fair & Nash, and Jay Can Skip scheduled thus far.

In the Fall, we will have the NFL package on our televisions- indoor and out. We will offer food and drink specials on game days. Come root for your favorite team or against your non-favorite team and enjoy the time with us!

We are also available for birthday parties or other celebrations for you and your family. Please call ahead so we can get set up for you. The Cove is owned by Nick and Elaine Augustine and their three children; Justin, Stacy,and Travis. Stacy is the manager of the restaurant. We hail from Michigan, although Justin and Stacy were born here and Elaine was raised in the South. We have good Southern Roots and are very happy to be living on the island. Join us on September 15th at 5:30 for our official Ribbon-Cutting ceremony!

Follow us on Facebook.com/saintscove
910 707-1233
1006 S. Lake Park Blvd

Find more things to do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach on the Pleasure Island Event Calendar.


Spotlight on Business - The Real Estate Book

Sandra Varney & Spencer Dail
Advertising for real estate has evolved well beyond a sign in the yard and a spot on a few high traffic websites. Most top agents today use some pretty high tech, hyper local marketing tools to connect with home buyers and sellers. "Consumers today are multi-media multi-taskers. They use offline, online and mobile - sometimes all at once," says Sandra Varney, co-owner of newly launched Real Estate Book of Wilmington. "We've really embraced that integration to make the experience for the consumer rewarding and the value to our advertisers high."

Varney and partner, Spencer Dail, recently published their first local edition of the top real estate brand. The Real Estate Book provides local advertising in over 300 markets across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean through a network of independent distributors who own the rights to each local market.
"The product suite we have to offer agents to reach local home buyers and sellers is really robust," Dail added. "We'll distribute 12,000 copies of the Greater Wilmington & Beaches edition in over 400 locations in the area every 4 weeks so we are really saturating the market. And the magazine is highly interactive. From the printed page, text codes and mobile apps move the consumer seamlessly from print to web and mobile so they can easily find local real estate in whatever manner they choose."

While just getting started in Wilmington, Varney has plenty of experience, working for 8 years in the metro Charlotte area and Horry and Brunswick Counties for another Real Estate Book distributor. "We looked around at available markets to launch our own Real Estate Book and Wilmington was definitely the best choice." The premier issue of the magazine launched in May and has since grown to over 20 advertisers in a very short time. "The real estate community has really embraced us and the brand and we're looking forward to continuing to build those relationships and to serve local home buyers and sellers in the future."

Beyond Real Estate Book branded advertising, Varney and Dail also offer agents personally-branded web, mobile and text codes. "Many real estate marketing companies out there these days are really good at marketing themselves," Varney said. "We want to be really good at marketing the agent. Our pack-ages are inclusive, so these services are not add-ons, but a fully integrated package. Everything works together so it's easy and extremely cost-effective as well."

For more information, text SANDRAVARNEY to 85377 or text Spencer to 85377 or call 704.351.1841 or 919.922.1246 or email TREBWilmington@gmail.com
Sandra D. Varney, Publisher of The Real Estate Book Wilmington, NC

Visit Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce for additional member information.


EVENTS This Weekend - August 15th thru 17th

FRIDAY, August 15th -  at the Kure Beach Oceanfront Park - 6:30- 10:00pm
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free concert by the sea!

Concert & Comedians!
Featuring Rock Popera of Dylan Linehan.  Stick around for Comedians Tim Sherrill & John Felts! 
Dylan Linehan
Location: Ocean Front Park, 105 Atlantic Avenue, Kure Beach
For more information call 910-458-8216.

SATURDAY, August 16th -
Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market held every Saturday from 8:00am – 1:00pm at the Carolina Beach Lake.

SUNDAY, August 17th - 
Boogie in the Park present the Rapid Fire Variety of MACHINE GUN at the Ocean Front Park from 5:00-8:00pm.

FREE Summer Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake - LEGO MOVIE 8:45pm (weather permitting).

**All movies are weather-dependent, so be sure to call ahead (910-458-8434).
Location: Carolina Beach Lake at the corner of South Lake Park Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue.

Visit Pleasure Island Event Calendar to find additional events happening on Pleasure Island.



Carolina Beach Gazebo Stage - Music 6:30-9:30 pm - Fireworks at 9:00 pm

Featuring the hard-driving, country-inspired sounds of the DREW SMITH BAND.

And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks.


Cash Bingo - Tonight

Cash Bingo at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS are Bingo Nights at the Boardwalk, beginning at 6:30pm.

Come join us for Cash Bingo every Wednesday night starting May 22nd through August 28th.

For less than $20.00 you can play all games including specials, so bring your friends and join us for a fun filled evening.

Cash prizes are awarded for each game, up to $1,000 in prizes each night!!!


Welcome New Chamber Members

These businesses realized the importance of economic growth for Pleasure Island, and have pledged their support by investing in your Chamber of Commerce. Please support your community by calling on these businesses when you are in need of products and services.

David R. Widdifield
Chuck Dunlap
Beach Property Services LLC
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Property Management Services

Jay Antonelli
Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina
5912 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Golf Car Sales, Parts and Service

Mark House
Carolina Beach Inshore Adventures
1401 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Inshore charters, sightseeing, bird watching and cruises

Want to learn about how a Chamber membership could benefit your business? Call 910-458-8434 or learn more here: http://pleasureislandnc.org/become-a-member.php


TONIGHT - No Sleeves Magic Show

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo - 6:30-8:30pm


To find out more about No Sleeves Magic, visit their website:

Reminder: Every Tuesday Night is Family Night on the Boardwalk from 6:30-8:30pm.

We have line dancing, limbo, games, hula hoop contests, face painting and our new Crayola bouncy house- plus more!

Every week a surprise visitor interacts with the kids, be it Sponge Bob, Dora, or even Hello Kitty.

There is also ONE free children’s amusement ride from 6:30-8:00pm.

AND don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets for free amusement ride armbands, aquarium passes, pizza, snow-cones, Italian ices, Britt's Donuts and much more!

Be sure to make your way to the boardwalk for a family fun time!

Find more things to do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach on the Pleasure Island Event Calendar.


FREE Movies at the Lake - Every Sunday in August

Sundays at 8:45pm

These films are FREE and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions are available at reasonable prices.

All movies are weather-dependent, so be sure to call ahead (910-458-8434).

This is a true summer time treat for adults and kids alike.

August 3rd: The Lego Movie (PG)

August 10th: Sammy 2 (PG)

August 17th:  Tad The Lost Explorer (PG)

August 24th:  West Side Story (1961)

August 31st:  Planes (PG)

Looking for a place to stay during your fun filled Pleasure Island vacation? Check out a variety of Carolina Beach & Kure Beach Accomodations - choose from hotels and motels, condos and houses - there's something for everyone on Pleasure Island!


Pancakes & the Farmers Market

Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast and then a visit to the Farmers Market!

Saturday, August 2nd

Stop by Katie Hines' Senior Center to enjoy a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 –11am and then take a leisurely walk or bike ride, 5 blocks over to Carolina Beach Lake Park to experience the popular Farmers Market.

Pancake Breakfast - Just $6.00 includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice & coffee.

Katie B. Hines Senior Center
308 Cape Fear Blvd. - Carolina Beach
1st Saturday of the month from 7:30 –11am

Carolina Beach Farmers Market at Carolina Beach Lake Park
Saturdays from 8am - 1pm
May 17th through October 4th.

The Mission of the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market is to provide opportunities for both residents and visitors to come together with local food producers and artisans to create a sense of community, foster a sustainable local economy, educate about the importance of buying local, and to increase access to fresh, locally produced, nourishing and safe food. The Market also provides and encourages local entrepreneurial opportunities and brings energy and excitement to the lake venue in Carolina Beach.”   Carolina Beach Farmers Market opened April 24, 2010 to bring locally grown and produced produce, meats, food, and arts to residents and visitors to Pleasure Island.


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