September 22, 2012

Music, Seafood, Fishing and Family Fun Awaits This Autumn in Kure Beach, North Carolina

21 September 2012 –Kure Beach, North Carolina, may be known as North Carolina’s small wonder, but this small coastal community is big on things to do this fall. With an exciting lineup of family-friendly events, mild weather, and great deals on lodging and accommodations, fall is the perfect time to explore all Kure Beach has to offer.

The fall kicks off in a big way with the 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival on October 13-14. This family-friendly event will showcase a weekend of non-stop musical talent on two stages, featuring nationally recognized artists and award-winning, locally prepared seafood. Gregg Allman, famed Southern rocker and lead singer of The Allman Brothers Band, will headline the festival. Tickets are available now for purchase online.

The waters surrounding Kure Beach are home to some of the best offshore and inshore fishing in North Carolina. For those anglers looking for some competition, the annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge will take place from October 19-21 in Kure Beach and nearby Carolina Beach. The tournament is the area’s premiere land-based fishing event that offers fun for the whole family and great prizes for winners. Fishermen are encouraged to register for the tournament early as admission fees increase closer to the event.

For a unique and safe way to celebrate Halloween, look no further than Trick or Treat Under the Sea at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Take a frightful tour of the aquarium, complete with indoor trick-or-treating, face painting, story telling and the haunted gardens. You might even catch a glimpse of some spooky divers in the massive fish tank called Cape Fear Shoals. Experience the “thrills and gills” for yourself on October 24-25.

Kure Beach offers a naturally beautiful setting and small-town atmosphere unlike any other that allows visitors and residents alike to unplug and reconnect with what really matters. It’s a great time to book your vacation to Kure Beach to take advantage of the off-season deals in October and November. Whether you’re looking for a family-owned motel, a beach rental home or condo, Kure Beach has the perfect lodging option at any budget for you and your family. Visit our website for details on special offers and last minute deals.

About Kure Beach Kure Beach, North Carolina’s small wonder, offers a naturally beautiful setting and small-town atmosphere. The coastal beach community, with its relaxed pace, lets visitors unplug and reconnect while they enjoy an undeveloped beach and signature state attractions, including the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. For more information, go to or call (800) 631-1460. Find us on Facebook at and Twitter @KureBeachNC.
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