April 21, 2010

Kure Beach Street Fesitval April 24, 2010

The annual Kure Beach Street Festival is rapidly becoming one of our town’s “rites of spring ”. This year the festival will again be held on the last Saturday in April--the 24th. This will be the fourth annual street festival and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. So please mark your calendars and plan on enjoying a day filled with old-fashioned family fun. Free entertainment will include three live bands, recorded music, and games for kids, inflatable bounce castles, and a car show. The festivities will start at 11:00 AM on Avenue K in front of the Kure Beach Pier.



The live music will start at 11:00 AM and continue until the fireworks display at dusk. The first band will be The Sandy Bottom Boys playing traditional bluegrass melodies. At 1:30 PM, Avenue K will be alive with the sounds of the Mako Band which has been rocking around Pleasure Island and surrounding areas for many years and they always bring a set of great 70’s, 80’s and 90’s rock, blues, and beach music wherever they go.

Last but not least, from 6:00 PM until around 9:00 PM (or the start of the fireworks) the SEA-CRUZ will be performing. They are a sequenced group, consisting of heavy keyboards, saxophone and three lead vocalists. This combination gives you a big band sound. The SEA-CRUZ musical menu includes the best of 60’s Oldies, Classic Rock, 70’s Disco, Carolina Beach and today’s hottest new songs. All of this flavored with Pop, Country, Rhythm and Blues and Standards. .


Kure Beach is proud of its family friendly small town heritage and, accordingly, the festival’s features two attractions specifically geared to children. The ever-popular Kid’s Korner Carnival game center will include such attractions as GO FISHING, CATCH A FLOATING ANIMAL, TREASURE DIG, and FISH BAG TOSS. Come one, come all (tots to teens), with everyone winning a special prize for each game played. Also, with the younger generation in mind, three fun-filled inflatables will be available for their play and bouncing pleasure. Pictured below are the Pirates of the Caribbean and Sea World inflatables.


An eclectic mix of over 40 customized and meticulously restored classics will be participating in the Street Festival, including some of the Sun Coast Cruisers finest award winners. At 10:45 AM, the cars will be in a parade along Route 421 from the Fort Fisher Recreation Area to the Kure Beach Town Hall at 117 Settlers Lane. An extra-added attraction will be the number 44 Chevrolet Stock Car driven by Wilmington's own T.J. Barron. This car and the others will be on display from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


The Art and Craft vendors will offer 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.


The savory treats provided by the Food vendors include fried chicken, seafood, sausages, funnel cakes, gyro sandwiches, hotdogs, fries, fudge, cotton candy, and soft drinks. In addition, beer and wine will be available.


Kure Beach Tee Shirts and Canvass Bags printed with designs created by the children from the Carolina Beach Elementary School will be offered for sale at the festival. Starting February 25th, the Tee Shirts and Bags will also be available at the Kure Beach Town Hall at 117 Settlers Lane. Adult Tee Shirts are priced at $15 and children shirts at $10. The Canvass bags are also $10.


You will not be disappointed if you stick around for the fireworks display—it promises to light up the sky in a truly awesome fashion.

As in previous years, please do not bring coolers or pets to the festival.

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