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This week on Pleasure Island (July 28 – August 3, 2014)

This week on Pleasure Island (July 28 – August 3, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC July 28, 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 31st from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring everyone’s favorite – THE MARK ROBERTS BAND. Already called one of the hottest bands in the Southeast, The Mark Roberts Band really brings it! MRB will take you there with an explosive audio visual production that is second to none. This team of seasoned musicians will bring energy and fun to your party, club or event stage. No matter if they’re playing their own music or playing a […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour will learn details about key North Carolina Civil War sites Oct. 24-26. Pre-eminent Civil War historian Mark Bradley will be the on-bus guide. Spaces are expected to go quickly. The reservation deadline is Sept. 29 and can be made at www.ncdcr.gov/CivilWarTour. The special tour is the ideal precursor to the concluding programs in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the grand finale events of North […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

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 […]