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 30. 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 delicious food and handmade goods from local artisans. Festivities run from 11 a.m. to 5 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:
11:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
11:00 a.m. Jolly Mon Da DJ
11:30 a.m. No Sleeves Magic – Jack Danger Show
12:30 p.m. Jolly Mon Da DJ
1:00 p.m. Junk Yard Mama
2:30 p.m. Jolly Mon Da DJ
3:30 p.m. Overtyme Band
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 noon to 4 p.m. under the pavilion, children can enjoy free face painting from P3 Planning, balloon shapes from Gracie the Clown and craft making with materials and guidance generously donated by The Home Depot.
There will be 35 vendors offering a diverse assortment of goods, including jewelry, pottery, local photography, original paintings, soaps, candles, wines and more. And don’t worry about eating before you go because we’ll have food trucks and vendors to satisfy your cravings: A&M’s Red Food Truck, Poor Piggy’s, T’Geaux Boys, Firehouse Kettle Korn and Kona Ice. In addition, Wilmington-based Freaker USA has designed a special Freaker beverage insulator just for us, and you can purchase this keepsake at the festival for $10.
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: Bud & Joe’s Sandbar, Costco, Duke Energy, Engineering Services, The Home Depot Store #3609 Myrtle Grove, Islander Kwik Mart, Seven Seas Inn, Spirit Communications, Victory Beach Vacations, Waste Management and Wells Construction Corp.
Also on April 30, the Kure Beach Community Center Committee will host an open house 1-3 p.m. at the center, 118 N. Third Ave. Stop in to see the recent renovations and learn about the ongoing recreation classes and rental opportunities. Enter your name into the free drawing for a local prize pack, which will take place at 3 p.m.; you do not have to be present to win.
2016 Kure Beach Street Festival Sponsors: