After spending far too much time stuck inside, Kure Beach is bringing the fun back with family-friendly festivals and live music this fall. Take full advantage of the return of live entertainment by planning a visit to Kure Beach to participate in all the coastal destination has to offer. 

Read on to discover live tunes, festivals and more in Kure Beach: 

Fresh Air, Fresh Tunes

All you need to enjoy free live music in Kure Beach is a lawn chair or picnic blanket. Groove to the beat waterfront with Summer Concerts at Fort Fisher Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24. Pack a picnic or enjoy the beverages for sale on-site and appreciate the outdoors to the tune of talented bands and musicians.

Big Daddy’s Restaurant, a family-owned favorite since 1965, offers fresh seafood, steak, as well as traditional favorites like burgers and salads. Dine on the patio for Atlantic Ocean views and live acoustic music from the best local musicians every Friday and Saturday evening through October beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Find even more live music nearby on the island with the SeaWitch Café & Tiki Bar Outdoor Music Concert series. Dine on one of their several outdoor patios as you enjoy their fresh seafood and relax to the beat of live music. Or, stop by the Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill every Sunday through Sept. 5 for their Sunday Reggae Festivus to taste delicious bites as you enjoy the fun Reggae music.


Flying Penguins, Unicorns, Sharks, Oh My!

Come watch as serious kite flyers display their sky art at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area from Nov. 6-7 during the 15th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival. These aren’t your average kites filling the sky. One-of-a-kind shapes, sizes, styles and colors soar through the air during this festival that draws spectators of all ages and walks of life. While you enjoy the sights of all the colors against the blue sky and white clouds, grab a bite from a local food truck to complete the experience.


Between festivals, live music and incredible ocean views, North Carolina’s Small Wonder has everything you need to stay entertained well into fall.