Spring is in full swing, and in Kure Beach that’s reason enough to celebrate. Join us for the Kure Beach Street Festival, which returns this year on Saturday, April 25, after a brief hiatus in 2014. Clear your calendar to enjoy a day full of free live music and children’s entertainment as well as the opportunity to purchase a variety of food, T-shirts and handmade goods from local artisans. Festivities run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the picturesque Ocean Front Park, 105 Atlantic Ave., which offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Kure Beach Fishing Pier from its open-air pavilion. Both residents and visitors are invited to spend some time by the sea soaking up the sun and fun.
Attendees of all ages can dance along to the sounds of the Main Stage entertainment lineup, plus the kids won’t want to miss a special performance by the popular No Sleeves Magic at noon:
11:00AM Welcome/Opening Remarks
11:00AM Jolly Mon Da DJ
12:00PM No Sleeves Magic – Pirates Have Problems
1:00PM Jolly Mon Da DJ
2:00PM The Cut (90s Pop Rock)
4:00PM Jolly Mon Da DJ
4:30PM Pleasure Island Dance Co.
5:00PM South of K (Bluegrass)
True to Kure Beach’s family-friendly, small-town atmosphere, the festival will also have plenty of attractions to keep the little ones busy and happy. From 1 to 5 p.m., children can enjoy free face painting from P3, balloon shapes from Sir Twist-A-Lot and craft making at a special booth generously donated by The Home Depot.
There will 20 vendors offering a diverse assortment of goods including jewelry, pottery, local photography, original paintings, soaps, candles and more. And don’t worry about lunch or dinner because there will be food vendors to suit whatever you crave, whether it’s seafood, sausages, hot dogs, burgers, cheesesteak sandwiches, fried pickles, funnel cakes or other festival food, plus soft drinks, sweet tea and lemonade to wash it down. In addition, beer and Silver Coast Winery varieties will be available. A T-shirt booth will sell wearable keepsakes of the day, and it will also serve as an information station for those who have questions during the event.
As in previous years, we kindly ask that you do not bring coolers, alcohol or pets to the festival, and please remember that leaving animals in hot cars is cruel and illegal.
The Kure Beach Street Festival is planned each year for the last Saturday in April. This year’s event is possible due to the following sponsors: