Kure Beach NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Kure Beach, North Carolina including the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

This Week on Pleasure Island (July 21 – July 27, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (July 21 – July 27, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC July 21, 2014 – Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 24th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring the famous Pop-Rock-Party Cover Band – JACK JACK 180. A banker, teacher, lawyer, and salesman roll up their sleeves to create a diverse blend of Rock, Pop , and Dance (and maybe even a little Country & Folk) music, . It’s a high energy surprise that you do not want to miss!! And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). […]

This week on Pleasure Island (July 14 – July 20, 2014)

This week on Pleasure Island (July 14 – July 20, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC July 14, 2014 – Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 17th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring Dubtown Cosmonauts. Dubtown Cosmonauts are a collaboration of musicians whose hearts and souls rest in the beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina. Their high-energy, audience-captivating sets will bring you everything you could possibly want in a live show: funky, upbeat originals, mind-bending solos coming at you from all angles, and an impressive and eclectic catalog of carefully selected covers that keep the audience wondering which musical direction the band […]

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival   Wilmington, NC July 9, 2014 – On July 25-27, blues fans are in for a special treat when the Cape Fear Blues Society welcomes blues harmonica master and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Lee Oskar to Wilmington during the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. There’s no one in the music world quite like Lee Oskar. He is a founding member and former lead harmonica player for the 1970s funk/jazz band, WAR. His signature harp solos helped define the WAR sound (think “Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”). In 1976 he earned Billboard’s title of #1 Instrumental Artist of the Year. In 1983 he […]

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS 21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists (PDF download) Kure Beach, NC June 23, 2014 – Every Year about this time, we begin the process of finding our Artist that has the vision to convey B L U E S   & J A Z Z, 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. […]

Town of Kure Beach & Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce present 2014 FREE Summer Concert Series

Town of Kure Beach & Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce present 2014 FREE Summer Concert Series

KURE BEACH, NC June 10, 2014 – Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! So we’re again bringing you our FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach on the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away.   Come end your work week and see the most beautiful sunsets on the Island overlooking the Cape Fear River while listening to some of the most popular Bands in the area. This year’s line-up is exceptional in its talent as well as its diversity. The first installment will be Friday, June 13th […]

NC Aquarium cake competition sweetens Earth Day celebration

NC Aquarium cake competition sweetens Earth Day celebration

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC March 31, 2014 – The Cakes for Conservation competition April 22 adds a sweet touch to the annual Earth Day Party for the Planet at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bakers ages 5 and up are invited to express their philosophies in frosting and compete for cash prizes with confections that depict “Backyard Buddies” – amphibians, birds, snakes, turtles, insects and plants you might see from your deck or in your garden. There is no entry fee. Judges will be looking for creativity, taste, portrayal of the theme and use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Cash prizes to be awarded include $100 to the winner in the professional category; $50 for the […]

Room with a View for Loggerheads

Room with a View for Loggerheads

KURE BEACH, NC March 26, 2014 – A renovation and expansion of the sea turtle exhibit at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher offers juvenile loggerhead turtles a larger space to swim and grow and offers visitors a more engaging experience. The new display includes three areas: a life-sized bronze sea turtle sculpture perfect for family photo opportunities, a sea turtle swim area and a visual conservation message. Visitors can talk with an aquarium educator about sea turtles learning more about nesting behaviors, facts about the threatened animals and more. An education wall with conservation take-aways also encourages beach visitors to think about their own actions to protect sea turtles. Something as simple like filling in holes and sand castle […]

Butterflies Land at the Aquarium

Butterflies Land at the Aquarium

KURE BEACH, NC March 25, 2014 – A new exhibit takes flight this spring at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Unlike many at the popular attraction, this experience does not include scales or fins. Yet, it continues the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring conservation and appreciation of the natural world. Visitors to the new Butterfly Bungalow delight in the beauty of hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world. Through the encounter, guests gain a better understanding of the importance of butterflies and other insect pollinators. “The Butterfly Bungalow and garden offers guests a wonderful, immersive experience,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. “You can’t help but smile when a butterfly floats by or lands on your shoulder. We hope it […]

Hunt Is On At The Aquarium

Hunt Is On At The Aquarium

KURE BEACH, NC March 21, 2014 – Bunnies may be hopping down the trail soon, but alligators are on a roll at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The annual Alligator Egg Hunt offers children a chance to learn, create and play this spring. Aquarium educators introduce children to a live baby alligator and share fun facts about these amazing reptiles found in North Carolina. Kids will also create their own special alligator egg basket. Then the hunt is on for candy-filled eggs in the Aquarium’s garden. The Alligator Egg Hunt is recommended for children ages 3-10 and limited space is available. Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dates and times are as follows: Saturday, […]

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival with Robert Cray Band & Delbert McClinton

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival with Robert Cray Band & Delbert McClinton

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE ON PLEASURE ISLAND THE 21st ANNUAL SEAFOOD BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS ROBERT CRAY BAND & DELBERT McCLINTON Kure Beach, NC March 18, 2014 – The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the Fall.  And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 11th & 12th.  This years’ Festival brings something new and unique to the twenty-year history of this great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS.  That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday […]