KURE BEACH, NC – Mark your calendar for Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th and join the fun at Kure Beach’s 70th Anniversary Celebration! No stone has been left unturned in bringing the best entertainment, food and activities to Kure Beach for a fun filled weekend to remember. The Imitations will start things off Friday at 7PM at Ocean Front Park with their beachy tunes to get everyone in the mood for fun. Whether you like to dance or just sit and relax, there’s nothing better than enjoying great music along with a fresh ocean breeze to satisfy the soul!
The celebration goes into full swing Saturday starting with Opening Ceremonies at 11AM and continuing to 5PM with live music by Prime Time Band (12-2PM) and Junk Yard Mama (3-5PM), games, kids’ activities and just plain fun! More than 50 vendors will be on hand with a wide variety of arts and crafts, home décor, gift ideas, wine, and more. Food trucks will be oceanfront to offer fantastic edibles like a New Orleans style Po’boy from T’Geaux Boys, delicious BBQ from Poor Piggy’s or a tasty treat from Firehouse Kettle Corn and Kona Ice. Or you can enjoy lunch at one of Kure Beach’s famed downtown restaurants, all of which will be offering specials in recognition of the 70th Anniversary.
But the fun doesn’t stop in the downtown area. Take a stroll two short blocks inland to Third Avenue North where you will find lots to see and do at the Kure Beach Community Center and the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church. Kids of all ages can delight in magic by George the Magician and other children’s activities, plus historical displays at the church. The Community Center will be will be filled with more history and nostalgia. A line-up of speakers will bring history to life with Civil War facts, footage of past hurricanes and fascinating stories from a panel of long-time residents, all possessing a wealth of Kure Beach history to share. Displays will also be set up offering glimpses of artifacts, pictures and even bathing suits from bygone days. In harmony with the historical theme, classic cars will be on display in the Community Center parking lot.
Enter drawings to win custom-made cornhole boards and an assortment of gift baskets, try your hand at disk golf, patronize the Boy Scouts’ bake table or climb onto a firetruck. There will be so much to see and do that 5:00 may come too soon. Be sure to start early and plan to spend the day!
The 70th Anniversary Committee would like to thank the following sponsors whose generous support goes a long way in making this celebration happen:
Allied Pest Control, Alpha Mortgage Corporation, Big Daddy’s, Carolina Beach Furniture, Carolina Beach Realty, Charlie Graingers, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Duke Energy, Engineering Services PA, Enhanced Heating & Air, Home Depot Store #3609, Intracoastal Realty, Islander Kwik Mart, Jerry Heglar Family, Kure Beach Diner, Low Country Art & Screen, Network Real Estate, Palm Air Realty, Sea Coast Rentals, Sun Fun Rentals, Wells Construction, and Waste Management.