CB Parks and Rec Summer Camp

There are just a few more weeks of school and then it's summer vacation! Beat boredom and keep the kids active and having fun at Carolina Beach Parks & Rec Summer Camp!

Hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM
CB Residents: $125 per child
Non-Residents: $150 per child
On-site snacks & trips included!

Week 1: June 22nd-26th, Ages: 6-9 yr.
Week 2: July 6th-10th, Ages: 10-13 yr.
Week 3: July 20th-24th, Ages: 6-9 yr.
Week 4: August 3rd-7th, Ages 6-9 yr.

The following Adventure Trips are also planned for this summer:

Adventure #1: Kayak Ft. Fisher 
(Monday, June 15th 8AM-1PM, Ages 10-13 yr.)
Res. $40, Non-Res. $45

Adventure #2: Wilmington Ice House 
(Wednesday, July 1st 11-4:30PM, Ages 6-13 yr.)
Res.$30, Non-Res. $35

Adventure #3: Defy Gravity/Paint N Play 
(Thursday, July 2nd 9:15-3:30PM, Ages 8-13 yr.)
Res. $45, Non-Res. $50

Adventure #4: Southport Bike Trip
(Wednesday, July 15th 9:30-4PM, Ages 10-13 yr.)
Res. $25, Non-Res. $30

Adventure #5: Defy Gravity/Paint N Play
(Thursday, July 16th 9:15-3:30PM, Ages 8-13 yr.)
Res. $45, Non-Res. $50

Adventure #6: Kayak Shark Tooth Island
(Monday, July 27th 8-1PM, Ages 10-13 yr.)
Res. $40, Non-Res. $45

Adventure #7: Bald Head Island
(Wednesday, July 29th 8-5:15PM, Ages 10-13 yr.)
Res. $45, Non-Res. $50

Adventure #8: Jungle Rapids
(Thursday, July 30th 9:15-4PM, Ages 8-13 yr.)
Res. $30, Non-Res. $35

Adventure #9: Bald Head Island
(Tuesday, August 11th 8-5:15PM, Ages 10-13)
Res. $45, Non-Res. $50

Adventure #10: Southport Bike Trip
(Wednesday, August 12th 9:30-4PM, Ages 10-13 yr.)
Res. $25, Non-Res. $30

Adventure #11: Surf Lessons
(Wednesday, August 13th 8-1PM, Ages 8-13 yr.)
Res. $30, Non-Res. $35

Click on the link for the Summer Camp Registration Form

To answer any questions or to learn more contact Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation: (910) 458-2977


Kure Beach Ocean Front Park Events

Throughout the summer head over to Kure Beach Ocean Front Park for great live music and family friendly events, just steps from the beautiful ocean. Kids love playing on the giant wooden pirate ship and climbing on friendly sea creatures in the playground. Swinging benches are the ideal spot to enjoy the picturesque views and sea breezes.

See the schedule of events below or visit http://www.townofkurebeach.org/OFPP-activities-events.aspx to learn more.


Free Movie at the Lake: PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE Sunday, May 24, 2015

A beloved Pleasure Island tradition is back for the 2015 summer season, and the Free Movies at the Lake gets started with PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE on Sunday, May 24th.

About the film:
PG, 2014
When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

When: Sunday, May 24, 2015

Concessions such as popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more are for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price!  You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well.  Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right  Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting. Come early to save your spot!


Freeman Park - All Campsites Booked Memorial Day Weekend

News Release from the Town of Carolina Beach:

CAROLINA BEACH, NC -Freeman Park campsites SOLD OUT May 22, 2015-May 24, 2015

The online reservation system for overnight camping in Freeman Park is working great-the system is easy to use and is being utilized daily by campers.  The upcoming Memorial Day Weekend has already sold out all 119 campsites between May 22nd-May 24th

We advise anyone planning an overnight camping trip to Freeman Park to check the online reservation website, www.freeman.spplusparking.com, and verify that spots are available.  There's also information about site access, amenities, and updated rules and regulations.

Any questions about camping in Freeman Park should be directed to SP Plus Parking at


Fireworks - Friday, May 22, 2015

The weather is warm, the beaches as beautiful as ever, and Pleasure Island is gearing up for another amazing summer season! It all kicks off with the first Fireworks show of Summer 2015 on Friday, May 22 at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Big Time Party Band will get things started at 6:30 PM and keep the music rocking through the big fireworks display when the sun goes down (9:00 PM). Can't imagine a better to start to a fun filled Memorial Day Weekend.


Carolina Beach Farmers Market Starts May 16

The Carolina Beach Farmers Market starts this Saturday, May 16th and will run through Saturday, October 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information please visit:


2015 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival: Interactive Festival “Be Part of the Arts”

The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is an all-day event with more than 100 artists providing exhibitions, performances and many hands-on activities. The event builds upon the arts community to bring people into the creative processes so they can gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the many forms of art.

The festival is the flag ship event for the Island Arts and Culture Alliance (IACA), a non-profit, community-based organization. IACA’s mission is to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the island community, in order to enhance the quality of life in our area.

The IACA’s ongoing goals are to champion the arts on Pleasure Island, to support practicing artists and local art organizations, to encourage economic development through the arts, and to facilitate the growth of our community into a regional arts destination These activities inspire and enrich residents of and visitors to Pleasure Island and the surrounding communities.

This year’s festival includes over 100 artists from around our region and takes place May 16th from 10am to 5pm on Cape Fear Blvd. on Carolina Beach. 

The Festival has three interactive areas – visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts.

Visual Arts – Artist will have their fine arts and crafts available for sale and many will demonstrate their creative processes. Festivalgoers will find beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces in sculpture, glasswork, functional and decorative pottery, handcrafted jewelry and stunning paintings in bold acrylics, vivid oils and delicate watercolors.

Culinary Arts – The Culinary Arts Tent will feature cooking demonstrations and educational programs conducted by local chefs, restaurants, and shops. Uncle Vinny’s will show the proper way to throw a pizza pie and Sweet Morning Farm will show how to make artisan bread in 5 minutes!

Performing Arts – Performances include an up and coming blues singer, Chaquis Maliq, songwriter-singer & 1 woman band, Beaches and Boots line dancers, Cape Fear Dance Studio and many more local performers.

The Feature Event is a community-made collage directed by Lynette Ashby and Ann Krier, locally known collage artists. Festivalgoers can help create a beautiful collage picture while learning the creative process for paper art.

The Festival’s objectives are to:

  • Increase appreciation for the arts by involving the public in the creative process through demonstrations, hands-on-programs, and access to art in different mediums, 
  • Increase awareness of the area’s artist community and family friendly accommodations, and 
  • Attract visitors from around the region and around the country to the island and the Central Business District. 

The Festival is in the heart of the Carolina Beach business district with access to the fun carnival rides, great restaurants and shopping.

For more information about the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, contact Christine Higgins 610.909.7643 or email Chris@ArtfulLivingGroup.com


Sunset Kayak Tour - Thursday May 7th

Join Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation and Mahanaim Adventures and explore Wilmington's own "Cape Fear River / Sharks Tooth Island" at Sunset! The Cape Fear is not only rich in history, but has extensive marshes and tidal flats areas that are excellent viewing places for different sea birds and other migratory birds.

You can hunt for pre-historic shark's teeth and fossils; all the while enjoying a spectacular sunset from this beautiful location. After fun on Sharks Tooth Island we will paddle the last 15 minutes of your adventure back to your vehicles while the sun sets to the west!

We will meet at River Road Park at 4:30 PM.
Bring a picnic meal, plenty of water, and bug spray.
Please wear close toed water shoes.

Register today at the CB Rec Center. Cash or Check made payable to Mahanaim Adventures.

For more information contact us at 910-458-2977 or email reccentre@carolinabeach.org


Sea Oat Planting - May 2, 2015

Help keep our beaches beautiful! Come out to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 to help plant sea oats. Meet at the beach stage starting at 9:00 am.


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