||Spring is in full swing, and in Kure Beach thatâ€™s reason enough to celebrate. Join us for the Kure Beach Street Festival, which returns this year on Saturday, April 28. Clear your calendar to enjoy a day full of free live music and childrenâ€™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 Funk, Motown, and Soul sounds of Carl Newtonâ€™s Review; and the kids wonâ€™t want to miss special performances by the popular No Sleeves Magic and Mr. Scooter:
11:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
11:15 a.m. Carl Newtonâ€™s Review
12:00 p.m. Mr. Scooter â€“ Storytime and Hip Hop for Kids
1:00 p.m. Carl Newtonâ€™s Review
2:30 p.m. No Sleeves Magic â€“ Pirates Have Problems
3:30 p.m. Carl Newtonâ€™s Review
True to Kure Beachâ€™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. in the lawn, children can enjoy free face painting from P3 Planning, information and handouts from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 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, home decor, local photography, original paintings, soaps, candles, wines and more. And donâ€™t worry about eating before you go because weâ€™ll have food trucks and vendors to satisfy your cravings: Poor Piggyâ€™s, Vittles, Firehouse Kettle Korn, Tastebuds Popcorn Carolina Beach, and Kona Ice.
The Kure Beach Street Festival is planned each year for the last Saturday in April. This yearâ€™s event is possible due to the following generous sponsors: A&G Bar-B-Q and Chicken, Duke Energy, Engineering Services, Farriss Hospitality, Home Depot Store #3609 Myrtle Grove, Ida Thai Cuisine, Islander Kwik Mart, Local Government Federal Credit Union, Waste Management, Wells Construction Corp.