Cultural Arts in Carolina/Kure Beach, NC

Carolina Beach, NC, is home to two music festivals and a summer concert series, all which allow you to enjoy music and feel the gentle ocean breezes. You'll find a few art galleries here too. Neighboring Wilmington has a thriving arts community that offers a range of great experiences, including theater, music, dance, film and galleries; see our Wilmington Arts section for information. 

Featured Local Businesses
Chamber Music Wilmington
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Museums, Performance Halls and Organizations

Chamber Music Wilmington Carolina/Kure Beach Cultural Arts
PO Box 4717
Wilmington, NC 28406
(910) 343-1079

Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW) is a nonprofit classical series. The organization brings a variety of world-class artists and ensembles to southeastern North Carolina such as the Borromeo, Calidore and Ariel String Quartets, Zephyros Winds, pianist Aaron Diehl and flutist Chris Norman. Now in its 21st season, Chamber Music Wilmington performances are...more about Chamber Music Wilmington


Barbara McKenzie, Pianist Carolina/Kure Beach Cultural Arts
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 367-3495

Are you looking to advance your piano studies and love of music?  Barbara McKenzie, active performer, Chamber Music Wilmington founder and successful, supportive teacher, has openings for private students of all ages.

Known locally for her work with Chamber Music Wilmington as Artist in Residence and Artistic Director, Ms. McKenzie has established herself...more about Barbara McKenzie, Pianist

Pleasure Island Annual Beach Music Festival Carolina/Kure Beach Cultural Arts
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8434

August 14, 2021   Listen up all you "shaggers" and beach music aficionados, this is your chance to dance barefoot on the strand or just sway to the beat while standing in the surf. The 35th annual Beach Music Festival hosted by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is billed as "the...more about Pleasure Island Annual Beach Music Festival

Wilmington Choral Society Carolina/Kure Beach Cultural Arts
PO Box 3771
Wilmington, NC 28406

This well-established chorale has been a presence in Wilmington since 1950. Attracting singers from Wilmingtom, Leland, Holden Beach, Supply, Carolina Beach, Hampstead, Topsail, and Wallace, NC, membership has grown to 108 voices in the past few years.  Members represent a cross-section of ages, professions, and interests.. The chorus prides itself on...more about Wilmington Choral Society

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area
1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd. S
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-8434

October 2020 TBA  When the weather's warm, the sun's shining and the ocean breezes are fluttering, the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival is the place to be. This popular event happens at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach along the Cape Fear River. Music lovers...more about Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd. S
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-8434

June - August 2021  The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce hosts its free Summer Concerts at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area on the Cape Fear River in Kure Beach. The concerts are held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, beginning July 9th and continuing thru to...more about Pleasure Island Summer Concerts


North Carolina Writers' Network, established in 1984, is a vital resource for North Carolina writers. This well-established organization helps writers sharpen their skills in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting and technical writing through statewide writer workshops and member services. The North Carolina Writers' Network also provides information and submission guidelines for statewide...more about North Carolina Writers' Network

Photography and Visual Arts

Peter Doran Fine Art Photography Carolina/Kure Beach Cultural Arts
740 Fort Fisher Blvd. N
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-6893

Peter Doran's formal background in graphic design and painting, explains his skilled eye for capturing and composing Coastal North Carolina nature at its finest. With a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Graphic Design, and an Master's Degree from SUNY Buffalo in Painting, Peter's work is pleasing to view,...more about Peter Doran Fine Art Photography

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