Splash Down This Spring

Sunny skies, island explorations, and the return of the world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids are making a splash this spring at Kure Beach.

Plan now for spring, as the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids return to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher March 1–4 and March 8–11. There will be mermaids a-swimming, breakfast meet and greets and a wide range of special mermaid- and pirate-themed events, including scavenger hunt and photo-ops.

Come face-to-face with huge animatronic prehistoric creatures or experience the wonder of hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies when the popular DINOSAURS! exhibit and the Butterfly Bungalow return to the aquarium this spring.

Activities for the whole family—events, exhibits, programs and concerts—abound at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Ocean Front Park and nearby Carolina Beach State Park. Your family also won't want to miss the Star Party on April 20, where local astronomers and science educators will help orient you to the night sky at Carolina Beach State Park. The Kure Beach Street Festival will be held April 28 and 29. Celebrate North Carolina's Small Wonder with live music, children's activities, vendors and more.

Venture off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the beautiful maritime forest along our pristine beach at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Hike the trails or rent a kayak and paddle peacefully through our 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.