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Festivals, events and live entertainment make Carolina Beach a popular vacation spot. Plan your next visit around some of our famous festivals and yearly celebrations. Catch a big one at the Southeast King Mackerel Tournament.  Discover rising local talent and nationally renowned bands at the Carolina Beach Beach Music Festival. Experience the ultimate pairing of seafood and tunes at the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival. Take in live music, seaside amusement rides and free fireworks during the summer. And delight your taste buds at the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off. These are only a few of the events that make a Carolina Beach vacation special.

Below is a sampling of the types of events.  Enjoy original events year-round and use the search box below to find a complete list of happenings in the area.

Nearby Kure Beach is home to concerts, fishing tournaments, historical re-enactments and other events that are sure to interest you and your family. You can witness authentic historical re-enactments at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site or take part in thrilling dive shows and animal encounters at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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Experience family-friendly and authentic activities found on a scenic beachside boardwalk and at colorful one-of-a-kind events.

Spend the day fishing, recast your priorities. Catch the big one at one of the annual mackerel tournaments.

From seaside amusements and movies under the stars to beach music festivals and fireworks, take a break from the ordinary.

Visit Fort Fisher State Historic Site, the South’s largest earthen fort and site of the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War.

Fishing, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, boogie boarding, kayaking, sailing and snorkeling provide endless outdoor opportunities.

Home to the Carolina Beach Music Festival and Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, music reigns supreme here.

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African American
Antique Shows
Auto/Boat/RV Shows
Civil War 150
Farmers Markets
Fishing Tournaments
Historic Homes
Holiday Events
Museum Exhbit/Prog
Surfing Competitions
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