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Spring is right around the corner and what better time to plan some fun outings for you and your loved ones? Take a look at some of the exciting spring events that are happening in our little corner of coastal North Carolina!

26th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

  • April 18, 2020
  • Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area

If you haven't yet experienced the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival you're in for a treat this year! The festival returns once again and this time will welcome four-time Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton and his band Self-Made Men + Dana as the headlining entertainment. There will also be 8 more bands on two stages, ensuring a day-to night event filled with amazing blues and jazz music. And let's not forget the food! Enjoy some of the best local and regional seafood around! Check out the event's website here. Be sure to get your tickets soon as they usually sell out quickly!

Steve Haydu St. Patrick Lo Tide Run 5k Walk/Run & 10k

  • March 14, 2020
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk

This flat course (USATF Certification) run celebrates its 16th year paying tribute to two amazing men whose paths crossed in Carolina Beach. Get in the St. Paddy's Day spirit by donning your best Irish attire and signing up for the 5k walk/run or the 10k run. The day wraps up with an awards ceremony and after-party! Want to experience the event but don't want to race? No worries! This event is free for spectators. Check out the details online.

Star Party: A Stargazing Event

  • April 24, 2020
  • Carolina Beach State Park

Spend an evening under the stars and learn about the wonders of our solar system as the Cape Fear Museum hosts a stargazing party at the Carolina Beach State Park. This is a fun, family-friendly event that is completely free to attend! The Cape Fear Astronomy Society will have telescopes set up viewing the night sky and there will be vendors and activities for all to enjoy. Event will happen rain or shine, and the organizers advise bringing a flashlight and insect repellant. Click here for details.

Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival

  • May 2, 2020
  • Carolina Beach Lake Park

A celebration of multiple art forms, the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is an exciting event the whole family can enjoy. Come see artists and craftspeople give live demonstrations, performances, educational talks and much more. Don't forget to take home a unique piece of handmade local art for yourself or a loved one! Get all the details here.