- Published on Sunday, 24 June 2012 22:13
- Written by Super User
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 on joining us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on June 21st from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring Wilmington’s very own MAKO Band.
Weddings, Corporate Functions, BBQ's, Nightlife & any other place where music & a good time are needed, you will find the MAKO Band. The MAKO Band has been performing in the Carolinas & Virginia since 1992. The Band plays a variety 70's, 80 & 90's Beach ~ Boogie ~ Blues. Keyboards - Saxophone - Guitar - Bass & Pulse Pounding Drums topped off with Polished Vocals, comprises this highly experienced group of Entertainers. And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic 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.
The following night, we will be presenting our second of the FREE Summer Concert Series at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area with SPARE CHANGE from LeGrange, NC. The Band got their start in 2002 as a 4 piece band made up of a group of friends. Traveling throughout the southeast, this band grew into what is today one of the most sought after bands in the market. SPARE CHANGE has grown to be a favorite for Festival goers, Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Nightclubs and more! They energize every function with their diverse selection of music. From Rock, Country, Beach, Funk, Rap and Classic Rock, SPARE CHANGE is sure to play a favorite of all persons attending, with unique instruments from the mandolin to the violin, they seem to bring something refreshing and exciting to their fans. Don’t forget about Family Night every Tuesday 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’s 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.
To close out the week, this Sunday, June 24th, the movie at the Carolina Beach Lake will be the touching and sentimental favorite DOLPHIN TALE starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Ashley Judd. The showing will be at 8:45 pm on Sunday, June 24th at the Carolina Beach Lake at the corner of South Lake Park Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue.
DOLPHIN TALE is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle-a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics – Concessions and drinks are available for purchase on site.