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Labor Day Week on Pleasure Island

Labor Day Holiday offers Pleasure Island a 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 Friday nights’ FREE concert on August 30th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring the Country Rock selections from 40 East. And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic T-R-I-P-L-E 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. On Thursday night, August 29th, the Town of Kure Beach in conjunction with the Chamber will be presenting “Spare Change” at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area (118 Riverfront Road) as the final segment of the FREE Summer Concert Series.
Don’t forget about the final Family Night this Tuesday at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk from 6:30-8:30, followed by the final Cash BINGO at the Gazebo Stage from 7:00-9:00 on Wednesday evening. 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.
Also, this week wraps up the final week of the Kure Beach Ocean Front Park’s programs including Monday evening Turtle Talks with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project from 7-8 pm on August 26th; the Kure Beach Open Air Market on Tuesday, August 27th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm; Story Time By The Sea Thursday, August 29th from 10:00 – 11:30 am, Saturday DJ Night featuring Jolly Mon Da from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and then the ever-popular Boogie In The Park featuring a Variety of Rock & Dance from 60’s to 90’s selections from Seneca Guns.
To close out the season on Sunday, September 1st, the final movie at the Carolina Beach Lake will be the exciting and artistic “OZ – The Great & Powerful” featuring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachael Weisz and Michelle Williams. The showing will be at 8:45 pm at the Carolina Beach Lake at the corner of South Lake Park Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue. 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.
Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well. When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great wizard-and just maybe into a better man as well.
Also, please note the Carolina Beach Amusement Park will be closing up for the season after the close of business on Monday, September 1st. Please plan on stopping by for one last ride. 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.