April 9, 2009

Kure Beach 3rd Annual Street Festival Saturday, April 25, 2009

(Photo by Beach Portraits)

11:00 a.m. – Fireworks at Dark
K & Atlantic Avenues

The arrival of spring in Kure Beach brings the promise of nice weather, good fishing,more visitors and, last but not least, the Kure Beach Annual Street Festival. As always,the festival is held on the last Saturday in April, which will be April 25th this year. So mark your calendars if you like LIVE music, good food, arts and crafts, plenty of dancing and, to top it all off, a gigantic fireworks display.

Kure Beach is proud of its family-friendly, small town atmosphere and, accordingly, the festival will have attractions specifically geared to children. Once again, at the popular Kid’s Korner, kids from ages three to teens will have an opportunity to make their own crafts. All materials will be provided free of charge and volunteers will be on hand tooffer assistance. There will be a mixture of new crafts as well as old favorites. The Fossil Dig gives kids the opportunity to find their own beach treasures in soil loaded with fossilized sharks teeth and other fossils. There will also be an inflatable Bounce Castle Containing TWO bounce areas and a climbing wall that leads to a slide. Again, all of these activities are FREE!

There will be over 20 Arts and Crafts vendors offering a wide assortment of goods including jewelry, embroidered & crocheted items, glass beads, candles, hand woven sweaters, stained glass and a variety of original art works. Our food vendors will offer all sorts of traditional festival fare including Chicken, Seafood, Polish & Italian Sausage,Funnel Cakes, Gyros, Hot dogs, French fries, Fudge, Cotton candy, Soft drinks, and more. In addition, beer and wine will be sold during the event.

The live music will start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until the fireworks display at dark.The first band will be The Sandy Bottom Boys playing Traditional Bluegrass melodies.At 1:00 p.m., Avenue K will be alive with the sounds of the 17-member Brunswick Big Band. This group is a Jazz Ensemble that incorporates elements of Blues and Swing into its classic Big Band style. Starting at 3:30 p.m., the ever popular Diane and Tony will sing a variety of Oldies, Country, Blues, Shag, Ballroom, and Beach music. Finally, from6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. the Shamalama's will perform a wide selection of Beach, Blues,Top 40, and Boogie numbers for your listening and dancing pleasure. Shamalama has played the Myrtle Beach nightclub scene for years and has never failed to please audiences of all ages. It is worth emphasizing that all of this outstanding music will be presented free of charge.

At the end of the festival, you will not be disappointed with our fireworks display. It promises to light up the sky in a truly awesome fashion.

As in previous years, we kindly ask that you respect our wishes and do not bring coolers or pets to the festival.
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