Spring Forward in North Carolina's Small Wonder

It's time to start planning a spring beach vacay! Dream of all the warm weather activities to fill your days including tasting the area’s best seafood, hearing Grammy Award-winning jazz and blues and more.

As spring blossoms, so do the number of festivals and events! Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for underwater adventures and experience special seasonal programs including Lorikeet Landing, sea turtle rehab tours and more. Visit for the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival April 23 featuring Grammy Award-winning bluesman Jonny Lang and stay around for the Kure Beach 70th Anniversary Celebration April 28-29 with live music, family-friendly entertainment and a street festival with arts and crafts booths, historical programming and more.

Immerse yourself in nature at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle peacefully through the beach’s salt marshes and waterways to spot coastal wildlife in their natural setting.

Book your getaway now and enjoy all of the special happenings that Kure Beach has to offer.