Kure Beach Oceanfront Municipal Park Grand Opening was an Amazing Event for an Amazing Beach Attraction!

Apr 30, 2013
RE Hunter



This past Friday, April 26th, the NEW Ocean Front Park had their Grand Opening Celebration! Ocean Front Park, located at 105 Atlantic Avenue, is now open to the public and embraces the Carolina and Kure Beach antiquity. The all-day celebration included their official flag rising and ribbon cutting.  Carolina Beach Elementary School 3rd grade class did an awesome performance! The festival provided Education Talks & Recreation Demonstrations. These talks and demos were about the local shipwrecks, civil war anchor& history, local fishing, ballet, yoga and zumba. The music had everyone dancing, tapping their foot and clapping their hands. South of K kicked off the music line up with a bluegrass sound. Next, The Imitation rocked the stage with popular, shagging, oldies. Wilmington Big Band, the final band, left the festival with a bang! Free Shag and Swing Lessons were provided by the one and only Babs McDance. Many participants took advantage of the free dance lessons and had it down pat to dance the night away. This day was such a fun day for the kids. The kids were fascinated with the Pirate Magicians from No Sleeves Magic. Story Time, Craft table and Treasure Chest of Surprised were also available for the kids. If that’s not enough, Disc golf and sumo wrestling were a hit for all ages! This was a prime time to be educated on the historical and storm water dune infiltration. Whether you attended by sitting in a beach chair, shagging on the dance floor, or participating the games; the grand opening of the Ocean Front Park was a success.

Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/KureBeachNC

Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/KureBeachNC

Ocean Front Park Grand Opening Celebration 

                                       105 Atlantic Avenue

FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH  * 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

11:30 am  OPENING CEREMONY

Flag Raising, Ribbon Cutting,

Performance Carolina Beach Elem. School 3rd Grade Class

Thank You to Grant Partners

ON STAGE @ THE PAVILION

            12:30 pm       Educational Talks & Recreation Demos

Shipwrecks, Civil War Anchor & History, Local Fishing, Ballet, Yoga, Zumba

              3:00 – 10 pm    MUSIC

              3:00 pm          South of K

              4:30 pm          The Imitations

              8:00 pm          Wilmington Big Band

                      Free Shag and Swing Lessons provided by Babs McDance

FOR THE KIDS

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pirate Magicians from No Sleeves Magic

Story Time w Craft Table w Treasure Chest of Surprises

FOR ALL AGES

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Informational Tables (Storm Water Dune Infiltration,

FortFisherState Historic Site, Watercolor Painting, Local Agencies,

Town Committees and more!)

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Disc Golf, Sumo Wrestling,

Bouncy Obstacle Course and Jousting

Bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy the entertainment from the lawn!

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