This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 18, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring a mix of contemporary music performed by LYNNE AND THE WAVE

And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks.

This Week on Pleasure Island - August 18-24, 2014

This Week on Pleasure Island – August 18-24, 2014

The following night, the Town of Kure Beach in conjunction with the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the fifth of our FREE Summer Concerts at Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area from 6:30-8:30 pm featuring the hard-driving, country sounds of BAKKWOODZ.

BAKKWOODZ is an in your face, Country/Southern Rock band from Gaston County,NC….

One thing’s for sure, when you come to a BAKKWOODZ concert, you will see a true band that thrives to play great music and put on one amazing show… Cause when all is said and done, you paid, and you came for a good time and let me tell you this band isn’t satisfied until they have satisfied their audience… So saddle up and come on out to a BAKKWOODZ show… It’s high noon somewhere and this band is about to rock some country in your home town!

In Carolina Beach, this week’s Family Night will be at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk from 6:30-8:30, followed by Cash BINGO at the Gazebo Stage from 7:00-9:00 on Wednesday evenings. Let us not forget, the very popular Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market held every Saturday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Carolina Beach Lake.

At Kure Beach’s new Oceanfront Park, they have a slew of activities starting with Turtle Talks every Monday from 7:00-8:00 pm, followed by Tuesday’s Open Air Market from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. On Wednesday, bring the young ones to Story Time By The Sea from 10:00-11:30 am.

To close out the week, this Sunday, August 24th, Boogie in the Park present the Funk, Rock, Pop & Soul of THE MILLENIA FUNK’N BAND at the Ocean Front Park from 5:00-8:00 pm.

And finally, this week’s Classic Movie features the Winner of Best Picture of 1961 – WEST SIDE STORY – STARRING Natale Wood and Rita Moreno. The showing will be at 8:45 pm (again – weather permitting) at the Carolina Beach Lake at the corner of South Lake Park Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue.

This romantic musical update of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.

All movies are weather-dependent, so be sure to call ahead (910-458-8434), if the weather seems threatening to make sure the show will go on.

These films are free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions are available at reasonable prices. This is a true summer time treat for adults and kids alike.

Please contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce if you have questions and don’t forget to check out our exciting Pleasure Island Calendar of Events.

For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at