Children's Valentine's Day Dance in Carolina Beach

If your youngsters would enjoy a special evening of fun, food, dancing and prizes, be sure to bring them to the Valentine's Dance at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center!

The Valentine's Dance will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Kids age 6-12 years old are invited to attend.


Youth Flag Football Tournament Fundraiser

The FCA 3rd Annual Youth Flag Football Tournament Fundraiser is right around the corner!

The event will take place January 31, 2016 at the Mike Chappell Park in Carolina Beach. Check in will be from 8-8:30 am. The cost is $15 per player and is open to kids age 8-13 years old. Players will be formed into teams with 5 players per team, per age group. Proceeds will help support the local FCA ministry.


Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks Hosting Free Film, "Saving The Best"

The North Carolina State Park System has a major milestone this year - 2016 is the year they turn 100! 

To celebrate the North Carolina State Park System's centennial, the Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks will be hosting an event at the Carolina Beach State Park featuring a free screening of the UNC-TV special entitled, "Saving The Best: North Carolina State Parks at 100." The special will be shown Wednesday, January 27 at 8:00 pm in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Carolina Beach State Park. There is NO COST to attend this special event!

Additional Information

  • Address: 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
  • Light refreshments provided by Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks


Winter Hours for Two Local Businesses

Photo Credit: Justin McDade
The winter season usually means things slow down a bit in our area, but to continue to serve residents and off-season visitors, a few of our favorite local businesses will be operating on special winter hours.

If you love the vibrant collection of ladies' fashion at Touché or the delectable menu  at Havana's, please note the following changes in their winter business hours:

Touché Winter Hours

Monday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday-Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Visit their website for more information.

Havana's Winter Hours

Havana's will be closed until Wednesday, February 3rd for their winter break. They will reopen Thursday, February 4th for the 2016 season.

Once reopened, Havana's will be open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. For more information, visit their website.

Don't forget to support our local Pleasure Island businesses this winter!


Now’s the Time to Start Planning Your Summer Vacation on Pleasure Island

As we become more deeply settled into the long, often cold and dreary months of winter, it helps to have something to look forward to! For many Americans, the activities that go into planning summertime getaways start as soon as the holidays are over. The time between those seasonal start and finish dates of Memorial Day and Labor Day feels woefully short. Those that plan ahead know it’s the best way to squeeze in the maximum amount of fun from every precious day! More positive points about getting an early start on your summer getaway plans is that it frequently means you’ll have your choice of dates and sometimes, better prices.

Whether you’re interested in a Pleasure Island family vacation, romantic getaway, special occasion or just carving out a plan for a little “me-time”, we have some suggestions to get you started.


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