Entertainment Lineup Announced for 2016 Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

The 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival recently announced the lineup for this year's event, taking place Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

With 14 bands in the lineup, there's sure to be something to get everyone's toes tapping! Take a look at who's playing and be sure to mark your calendars for this fun, family-friendly festival!

Blues Stage - Saturday, October 8

12:30 - 1:50 Urban Hill
2:10 - 3:30  Gate City Divas
3:50 - 5:10  David Gerald
5:40 - 7:00  Kara Grainger
8:00  Jonny Lang


Planning Your Pleasure Island Wedding

As wedding destinations go, Pleasure Island is tough to beat. With the stunning Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop, picture perfect weather and friendly locals to handle all of the details, it’s no wonder that scores of happy couples are choosing to tie the knot right here. Boasting a pristine beach strand, charming cottages, quaint churches, island inns, party boats and elegant hotels, there are plenty of enchanting settings to choose from. There are also an amazing number of venues for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and send-offs.

Regardless of what you’d like, from a down home oyster roast to a champagne brunch or bridesmaid’s luncheon-no problem! Another big plus is that friends and family love it here too. After the bouquet has been tossed and the newlyweds are sailing off into the sunset, many guests often prefer to stay awhile, soak up some sun and explore the area.


Island of Lights Spring Fashion Show

Save the date for the 2016 Island of Lights Spring Fashion Show!

This popular event will return on Saturday, April 16 from 11 am to 2 pm at the American Legion on Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina Beach.

Come support the annual Island of Lights Festival, local boutiques, and your friends and neighbors on Pleasure Island by attending this year's luau-themed show!

Learn more about the Island of Lights and see photos from last year's Fashion Show, click here: http://www.pleasureislandoflights.com/fashion-show.html


Easter Egg Hunt

Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation invite all children ages 12 and under to hop down to Mike Chappell Park for a fun and family-oriented Easter Egg Hunt!

This FREE event will take place Saturday, March 26 from 11 am to 12 noon. The hunt will start promptly at 11 am so it may be best to arrive a little early and don't forget to bring a basket!

Other fun activities will include games, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Be sure to "like" the Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation department's Facebook page to stay up-to-date on this and other events. In the event of inclement weather, any changes to the event will be posted there.

Any questions? Call (910) 458-2977 for more information.


Two New Businesses Come to Pleasure Island

Two new businesses have come to our little corner of Coastal North Carolina, and we wanted to make sure everybody knows about them!

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Holy Smoke (that's) BBQ and Wilmington Fit Body Boot Camp - two very different but very exciting businesses!

Let's start with Holy Smoke (that's) BBQ, where residents and visitors can get a taste of slow smoked, NC style barbecue pork and brisket. Smoked for 16+ hours on the sweet, mellow flavor of oak, the barbecue here is sure to satisfy your cravings for true North Carolina cuisine.


Dinosaurs Take Over Annual Egg Hunt!

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher's annual egg hunt will be one to remember this year!

For 2016, the annual Alligator Egg Hunt officially becomes the Dinosaur Egg Hunt, in honor of the new animatronic exhibit, "DINOSAURS!" opening March 19. The Dinosaur Egg Hunt will take place March 19, 25 and 26.

"While the reptiles are bigger, the fun remains the same with children learning, creating and playing during this much loved tradition," the Aquarium stated in a press release.

Here's what to expect at this year's fun, family-friendly egg hunt:

Aquarium educators will introduce children to a live baby alligator and share fun facts about reptiles, both prehistoric and ones living today.

Kids will create their own dinosaur egg basket and search for candy-filled "dinosaur" eggs in the Aquarium garden, where six new animatronic dinosaurs make their home.

The Dinosaur Egg Hunt is recommended for children ages 3-10 (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult) and limited space is available. This events sells out quickly every year, so reserve a space now!

Dates and Times:

Saturday, March 19 at 10 am and 1 pm
Friday, March 25 at 10 am and 1 pm
Saturday, March 26 at 10 am and 1 pm


The program fee is $20 per child; $11 for N.C. Aquarium members. Regular Aquarium admission applies to adults accompanying program participants. Preregistration is required by March 16 for March 19 programs and March 23 for March 25-26 programs. Register for the Dinosaur Egg Hunt online at http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or call (910) 772-0500.


20th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off Restaurant Contestants Named

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to officially announce the contestants of the 2016 Chowder Cook-Off!

Congratulations to all the contestants! 

Buzz's Roost CB
8 Pavilion Avenue South on the Boardwalk
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant
1 North Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428


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