Activities & Events


All programs are free and open to the public!

SUNDAYS: 5-7 PM (1st & 3rd Sunday, May - Oct.)

Boogie in the Park Concert Series

Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy free, live music by the sea! No concert July 4th or Labor Day weekends.

MONDAYS: 7-8 PM (Jun. 12-Aug. 28, skip Jul 3)

Turtle Talk    

Sit in on an engaging educational discussion about local nesting sea turtles hosted by the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.  

TUESDAYS: 8 AM-1 PM (Jun. 13-Aug. 29, skip Jul. 4)

Kure Beach Market   

Shop for locally grown and hand crafted goods!

Interested in being a vendor at the Kure Beach Market? Applications are available in the box on the right side of this page. Submit completed application to  

WEDNESDAYS: 10-11:30 AM (Jun. 14-Aug. 16)

Story Time by the Sea    

Join the Princess and her fairytale friends from Fairytales and Dreams by the Sea. Fun activities for both boys and girls. Don't forget your camera to get a picture taken with the Princess!

THURSDAYS: 6:30-7:30 PM (Jun. 15-Aug. 17)

Kids Adventure Night

Rotating Superhero & Pirate themed game night in the Ocean Front Park lawn. End of season foam party on the final night. Face Painting provided by Events by P3


Saturday before and after Thanksgiving (2023: Nov. 18 & Nov. 25)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy beautiful ocean views as you browse through handcrafted items such as soaps, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, photos, foods, sewn items, bird houses, cards, wreaths, wood art, and much more.

The vendor application for the Kure Beach Holiday Market will be available in August and applications will be accepted until the end of September. 


Friday, Dec. 15, 2023

6:30-8:30 PM

Don your best Whoville attire and join us for a Grinch-themed celebration. The evening will kick off with the announcing of the 2023 Kure Beach Cheermeister, followed by a viewing of the 2000 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” While the film is playing, you can visit different stations for face painting, Grinch crafts, cookie decorating, and photos with the Grinch. This event is free to attend, but the Town will be collecting donations for the Help Center of Federal Point.

The Kure Beach Cheermeister will represent the most festively decorated home in Kure Beach, as voted by the public. If you would like to nominate your home, please submit the online form along with 2 photos of your decorated home by the deadline. The Town will only accept self-nominations, as permission needs to be granted to publish the home photos and address for voting purposes. 

Nominations are open from November 1st through December 6th at 5:00 PM. Voting will take place online between December 7th and December 13th. The winner will be contacted on December 14th and invited to receive their prize at the beginning of the Holiday Whoobie Whatty on Friday, December 15th. 

For additional information, call (910) 458-8216 or email


Kure Beach Market Information:

Kure Beach Market Application:

     Online Form

     Printable PDF

Kure Beach Market Rules


Kure Beach Holiday Market Application:

   Available August 2023

Kure Beach Holiday Market Rules


NC Vendor Regulatory Requirements


Kure Beach Cheermeister Information:

Cheermeister Nomination Form (available November 1st)

Cheermeister Voting Link (available December 7th)