Halloween Safety Tricks & Treats

The Ghost & Goblin's Safety Guide

Halloween is a spooktacular treat for minions, mummies and Frankenstein fathers alike. Keep your wolf pack safe on Halloween night by following these easy tips:

  • Feed your kids a healthy meal before trick or treating so they won't be as tempted to eat their candy before you can check it.
  • Avoid going into the home of people you don't know or accepting homemade goods from strangers.
  • Drive slowly on Halloween as foot traffic will be increased.
  • Add glow sticks to your child's costume or provide them with a festive flashlight. 
  • Favor the flame retardant costumes when shopping with your little pumpkin.
  • If you have a party, be sure to keep your animals in a safe place so they don't end up getting lost; there is sure to be lots of in-and-out traffic at your front door.
  • Keep your child's superman cape away form luminaries!
  • Make sure your child can see clearly through their mask!
  • No matter how much they beg, remember that chocolate is toxic to animals!
  • As a healthier option, consider handing out pretzels, pencils or spider rings instead of candy.
  • Always check to make sure your child's candy is sealed and that the wrapper has not been tampered with. 
Happy Halloween!


Friends of Fort Fisher- Balsam Range Bluegrass Concert

Friends of Fort Fisher Present

Balsam Range

Join Balsam Range at Brunswick Community College for an unforgettable night of bluegrass. Enjoy a night of music while helping keep history alive, as concert proceeds benefit Fort Fisher State Historic Site. 

Balsam Range
Based in Haywood County, NC, Balsam Range consists of five men native to the region “where the Smokies meet the Blue Ridge.”

Each band member grew up amidst the rich musical heritage of the Appalachian South, surrounded by culture and heritage. The men were influenced by the Scotch-Irish settlers of the Southern Mountains, English ballads and western songs.

Buddy Melton- fiddle/ upright bass/ vocals
Darren Nicholson: mandolin/ vocals
Marc Pruett: banjo
Caleb Smith: guitar/ vocals
Tim Surrett: bass/ resonator guitar/ vocals

Carolina Beach Brings Health Full Circle

Carolina Beach Brings Health Full Circle. 

Beginning from the inside out, Island Wellness Market offers organic and satisfying menu options to take the guesswork out of your lunch.

From wraps to snacks, this place offers "clean" options for whatever you are craving.

The idea for Island Wellness was born in 2011 by founder and owner, Amy Sawyer. At that time, she and her husband had been living in Carolina Beach for nearly ten years. After a health scare, Amy resigned from her corporate job to begin Island Wellness Market not only for local organic products but as a forum to help educate consumers on how to live a healthy, balance life.

In addition, Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture provides a non-invasive stress reliever which enables you to tackle daily tasks with your OWN energy. Instead of relying on coffee, energy drinks and other supplements to get you through the day, consider a more holistic approach.

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a simple procedure in which needles are gently placed in specific places of the body to balance the body's energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee"). From a western standpoint, acupuncture "points" are small areas which can access blood circulation, nerves, muscles and even the hormonal system.


Trick or Treat Under The Sea with the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently ranked among the best Aquariums in the country based on guest experiences shared online.  

"This type of recognition validates the hard work of our staff and the exceptional guest experience the Aquarium provides connecting individuals with nature and fun," said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan

 Bring your little goblins to see us this October for a spooktacular good time!

Pirate skeletons, caped superheroes and fairy princesses once again haunt the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for Trick or Treat Under the Sea.  

The newly expanded 2014 event features four nights of ghoulish good times:
When: Thursday, Oct. 23; Friday, Oct. 24; Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Grab your costume and troll the Aquarium for spooky good times. Halloween games and magic shows will have the family shrieking with delight. Haunted gardens, live animal encounters and scary divers swimming among the sharks get the adrenaline pumping.

Local merchants, also costumed for the event, give away treats and coupons to trick-or-treaters. Judges will recognize the booths with the most imaginative, spooky and environmentally friendly theme each evening.

This year's sponsors include Chick-fil-A, Eye Associates of Wilmington and WILMA magazine. Booths and limited sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Advance tickets available online at http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher and at the Aquarium.
Tickets are $11 each. Children 2 years old and younger are free. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

Be green and bring your own trick-or-treat bag.


3rd Annual Halloween 5k Race


3rd Annual How Far To The Bar?


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - get dressed in your fastest and most decorative Halloween costume and run for the BAR!

Run Canal Drive and CB Ave North as you view the waterway and hear the fans cheering you on. If you feel energized you can RUN a few more yards from the turn-around to Hi Tide’s BAR. Then once you're refreshed, race back to the finish line and end your run at the SEAWITCH! Our goal, of course, is to keep you well hydrated and "Save the NC Inlets"!


Booths open at 3:00pm
Dog Halloween Costume Contest 4:20pm
5k Race- 5:00pm 1 mile Bar Walk- 4:45pm

End Time:????? When you feel like leaving …..or the bar closes


Carolina Beach Municipal Boat Docks/ SeaWitch Tiki Bar and Grill
227 Carolina Beach Ave N
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, October 24 4pm - 7pm


Great Prizes
Award Categories include Best Costume, Largest Team, Age Group Awards


Pond Babies

Pond Babies

Grab your little duckling for an activity unlike any other.Your child will learn about pond dwellers as they navigate through stations around Carolina Beach Lake. Children will activate their brain by reading "Pond Babies" as they burn energy, moving along the lake. 

Stick Around!

Stick Around!

As you visit Pleasure Island, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach you will likely see black and white stickers with initials on then. Locals and tourists alike represent their favorite places in the area with uniform bumper stickers. The moment you see a black and white sticker, you will know that person is proud to be a part of Pleasure Island.

Get your own sticker to commemorate your experience at Pleasure Island.
Stickers are $2 each and can be found at the chamber office.

1121 N Lake Park Blvd Ste B,
Carolina Beach, NC, 28428
(910) 485-8434


The FOOD in The Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

Here's a taste of the amazing food you can expect at the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival featuring ROBERT CRAY BAND and DELBERT McCLINTON. Yummmmm!


Thanks to our Sponsors!

Thanks to the many businesses and organizations that support the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival - without you this event would not be possible.


Just Three Days Until the Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival!

You can almost hear the music in the air...we are just days away from the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival featuring the amazing talents of ROBERT CRAY BAND and DELBERT McCLINTON!!

Do you have your tickets yet? There are still some available but they are going fast. (Buy tickets online here.)

Don't miss one of the most beloved Pleasure Island traditions with two fun days filled with music on two stages (the Blues Stage and the Jazz Stage) along the beautiful Cape Fear River. Shop or enjoy fine wine tasting in the Arts & Wine Garden, let the little ones have a blast in the Kidz Zone, and indulge in some of the region's most delicious seafood and other great food. Find more info online!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Gates Open 11:00

Two-Day Ticket in Advance - $50.00
$60 Saturday Only Ticket Available at Front Gate if Not Sold Out
$25 Sunday Only Available at Front Gate if Not Sold Out
Children 12 and under Free

Save The Date - October 15 - Storybook Posts Unveiling

The Island Women would like to invite you to the unveiling of the Storybook Posts at the Carolina Beach Lake on Wednes-day, October 15th at 1:30 p.m. This date and time will allow the school kids to be able to participate in the unveiling.

For more information email: islandwomenpi@gmail.com
or call 910-458-4224


Ticket Outlets for the 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival - October 11th & 12th, 2014

Don't miss this year's festival featuring the Robert Cray Band and Delbert McClinton! You can grab your tickets at the following locations.

 Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC

Island Tackle and Hardware
801 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC

Olde Salty
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Carolina Beach, NC

Gravity Records
612 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC

Southern Sign Company
5649 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC

The Silver Dollar
3 Cape Fear Blvd.
on the Boardwalk
Carolina Beach, NC

Carolina Beach Furniture
1021 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC

Bank of America
123 Harper Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC


2nd Annual Holiday Craft Show

The American Legion Post 129 Auxiliary Presents:
The 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Show

November 1, 2014 - 10am to 4pm
November 2, 2014 - 1pm to 5pm

Post 129 Events Pavilion
1500 Bridge Barrier Road
Carolina Beach




Spotlight On Business - RSVP Cape Fear

Terry Hall, superior shopper, owner and publisher, brought RSVP Cape Fear to Wilmington residents over eight years ago. Since then RSVP Cape Fear has grown to become a trusted resource for local homeowners to shop among top Dining & Entertainment businesses, Home Improvement providers, Professional Services, Luxury Retailers and Health & Beauty businesses in Wilmington.

RSVP Cape Fear postcards provide an elegant and portable, money saving resource for consumers and businesses that seek value and real results. Our goal as a local business is to provide our community with a publication full of exciting offers and promotions to help enhance their homes and lifestyles. With this as our vision we invite you to preview our online publication at www.RSVPcapefear.com.

If your favorite business is not in the RSVP Cape Fear postcard pack we invite you to complete the survey on our home page and tell us who you'd like to receive specials from. We also welcome you to share your favorite RSVP Cape Fear offers with your community and via social media.

Visit Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce for additional member information.


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