Port City Music Festival 2015 Schedule of Events

 

See the schedule of events for the 2015 Port City Music Festival here!

guitar with picks

SUNDAY, JUNE 7:

Artists—

Simon Maurer – Violin/Viola
Stephen Framil – Cello
Kyle Engler – Mezzo-Soprano
John Laughton – Clarinet
Daniel Lau – Piano

Time—

5:00 p.m.

Location—

Frank H. Kenan Chapel – Landfall, 510 Arboretum Drive, Wilmington, NC / 910-256-9578

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 9:

Artists—

Simon Maurer – Violin
Philip Singleton – Violin
Carrie Jackson – Viola
Stephen Framil – Cello
Kyle Engler – Mezzo-Soprano
John Laughton – Clarinet
Daniel Lau – Piano

Time—

7:30 p.m.

Location—

Windermere Presbyterian Church, 105 Windermere Road, Wilmington, NC / 910-791-5966

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 11:

Artists—

Simon Maurer – Violin
Stephen Framil – Cello
Kyle Engler – Mezzo-Soprano
Daniel Lau – Piano

Time—

7:30 p.m.

Location—

Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC / 910-395-5999

 

cello

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 12:

Artists—

Simon Maurer – Violin
Carrie Jackson – Viola
Stephen Framil – Cello
Kyle Engler – Mezzo Soprano
Daniel Lau – Piano

Time—

7:30 p.m.

Location—

Beckwith Hall, UNCW Music Department, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC  / 910-962-3390

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 14:

Artists—

Stephen Framil – Conductor and Cellist
PCMF Orchestra

Time—

5:00 p.m.

Location—

First Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Third Street, Wilmington, NC / 910-762-6688

 

7th Annual Port City Music Festival in Wilmington, NC

 

Experience all types of music at the 7th Annual Port City Music Festival in Wilmington, NC!

violin

 

WHEN:

June 7–14, 2015

WHERE:

Various Venues throughout Wilmington, NC

ABOUT:

  • Founded in 2009 by conductor and cellist Stephen Framil and Wilmington artist Christine Farley
  • High quality of music
  • Performed at venues all around Wilmington
  • Different artists every day
  • Hosted by a non-profit organization

COST:

FREE!

FEATURED MUSIC:

  • Symphonies
  • Chamber music
  • Opera
  • Choral
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World music
  • More!

 

See here for the complete schedule!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dr. Stephen Framil
686 Limehouse Road
Wayne, PA 19087
215-360-2173

Water Sport Activities in Brunswick Islands and Cape Fear Coast

 

Water Sport Activities to do on the Brunswick Islands & Cape Fear Coast

For those who crave the ocean and ache for new ways to conquer the waves, a visit to the Cape Fear Coast and Brunswick Islands will more than quench your thirst. With just about every type of water activity available, you can spend each afternoon testing your skills on a new water sport. Think you’ve tried everything already? Think again!

girl surfing

Cape Fear visitor longboarding

Paddleboarding
A new favorite in the Cape Fear Coast and Brunswick Islands, paddleboarding is a growing trend among water enthusiasts. In paddleboarding, the paddleboarder kneels down on a long surfboard (or paddleboard) and leans forward, using the arms in a swimming motion to propel them toward the shore. An offshoot of paddleboarding is stand-up paddleboarding, another popular water sport, where the participant stands on the board and uses a long paddle to maneuver through the water.

Surfing
Home to Hall of Fame surfers and noteworthy waves, the Cape Fear Coast is the perfect place to hang ten. Whether you own a wetsuit or have never touched a surfboard in your life, surf camps in the area offer everything you need to catch a wave. These camps typically last a week, and experienced instructors offer private and group lessons to all ages. In addition to the basics, surf camps can educate you on currents, equipment and ecology.

Jet Skiing
Speed across the water and over waves, spot dolphins in the surf, and explore island areas inaccessible by foot on your own personal watercraft. Most rental companies give you a designated riding area to explore, ranging in size. Be sure to ask ahead of time where your area begins and ends. Of course, safety is always key, and our outfitters make sure you are properly trained before driving the craft.

Kayaking
Ideal for exploring remote coastal areas, kayaking is a great way to get a close-up view of some of our country’s last preserved natural beaches. Spot wildlife and migrating birds, coast through tall marshes, and enjoy the quiet solitude of nature. Take a kayak tour, and let a guide lead you through unspoiled areas while explaining the ecosystem and wildlife around you. Or just rent a two-person kayak, and explore wherever your heart desires.

two kayakers

Kayaking at Dawn

Parasailing
What can beat soaring above the beach on a smooth parasail ride? For 25 years, more and more people have been discovering the joys of defying gravity and flying among the clouds. One of the most popular beach activities, parasailing can actually be done without even getting your feet wet. You’ll enjoy the breathtaking view and unbelievable feeling of flight.

Boating
Pontoons, jet boats, sailboats, cruisers, skiffs—the possibilities are endless. Just choose your craft and set out on your own voyage in the surrounding waters. Some companies even offer free water ski, tube and wake-board rentals, so you can enjoy a full day of water sports. And of course, experienced anglers can skip the charter and rent their own skiff for a solo fishing adventure. Whatever your passion, renting a boat is one of the best ways to experience the abundant and beautiful water that surrounds Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

Cruises
From ferry boats to sunset sails, there is a wide variety of public cruises to choose from in the Cape Fear Coast/Brunswick Islands area. Learn the ropes of sailing on a customized sailboat cruise, spot wildlife in coastal marshes, or just sit back and relax as the sights of the Carolina coast go by.

Carolina Beach Free Fireworks

 

Free Fireworks at Carolina Beach!

Fun can be free! Most Thursdays during the summer months, a free fireworks display will take place at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. So come early and get a spot on the beach or gazebo and enjoy a spectacular show.

Performer:

Free Fireworks every Thursday during the summer months

Location:

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area
118 Riverfront Rd. Kure Beach, NC  28449

Time:

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Date:

Most Thursdays May 22nd, 2015 to September 3rd, 2015

Cost:

FREE

Directions:

½ Mile South of Kure Beach on Pleasure Island

For more information and special dates:

http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/events-list.php

Carolina Beach Music Series on July 24th

 

Carolina Beach Music Series at Fort Fisher on July 24th, 2015

 

Photo Credit: Billy Ficke

Photo Credit: Billy Ficke

EastBound would be categorized under Modern Country, but if you ever saw them live you would find it hard to label them just that. With influences of Grand Ole Opry, Rock and Motown, EastBound will give a show that is fun for everyone.

Performer:

Eastbound

Location:

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area
118 Riverfront Rd. Kure Beach, NC  28449

Time:

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Date:

July 24th, 2015

Cost:

FREE

Directions:

½ Mile South of Kure Beach on Pleasure Island

http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/

For more information about EastBound:

http://www.markrobertsmusic.com/

July 10th Carolina Beach Music Series at Fort Fisher

 

Carolina Beach Music Series at Fort Fisher on July 10th

 

Photo Credit: Billy Ficke

Photo Credit: Billy Ficke

The Mark Roberts Band offers soulful sounds that will keep you entertained all night long. The band covers a wealth of different musical styles including dance, fun Rock ‘n’ Roll, country, Motown, beach tunes and Blues.

Performer:

The Mark Roberts Band

Location:

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area
118 Riverfront Rd. Kure Beach, NC  28449

Time

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Date:

July 10th, 2015

Cost:

FREE

Directions:

½ Mile South of Kure Beach on Pleasure Island

http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/

For more information about The Mark Roberts Band:

http://www.markrobertsmusic.com/

Summer Events for Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

 

Be sure to attend a few of these summer events in Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher on Kure Beach!

path leading to beach

Carolina Beach Music Series

You don’t need money to have fun on Pleasure Island! A number of concerts are held one mile south of Kure Beach at Fort Fisher and they are for FREE. The dates are:

June 12, 2015

June 26, 2015

July 10, 2015

July 24, 2015

August 14, 2015

August 28, 2015

 

Carolina Beach Free Fireworks

Located on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk

 

Carolina Beach Music Festival

The 30th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival is one of the most well known music festivals in the country. It is also one of the biggest events of the summer on the Brunswick Islands and Cape Fear Coast. Come out and listen to 3 different bands while enjoying the Pleasure Island Boardwalk and good weather.

Krazy Kones Ice Cream in Carolina Beach

 

Get Your Ice Cream Fix at Krazy Kones on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk!

What could be better on your walk down the Carolina Beach Boardwalk than enjoying the unique flavor of Krazy Kones. Krazy Kones is one of a kind with its combination of farm fresh dairy milk and unique flavors.

Even the look of their unique ice cream cone with flavor streaks wrapping around the soft serve tells you it is something different…and delicious!

Extremely Fresh Carolina Milk

The source of this ice cream is Carolina fresh milk from the Jackson Farm. The Jackson Farm is located in Dunn, North Carolina, which is further into the interior of the state. While not as easy as something per-processed, the difference Jackson Farms makes is incredible. Their cows receive no hormones and do not eat any plant material that has been exposed to herbicide. You can taste that in the Krazy Kones ice cream, too!

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Treat

Krazy Kones is conveniently located on the boardwalk near the amusements. This makes it the perfect cool down treat when you come off the beach.

2 Carolina Beach Avenue N
Carolina Beach, NC
910-617-9793

Carolina Beach Desserts and Sweets

 

Dessert and Sweets Places in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

If you have a sweet tooth, then there are lots of places to satisfy it while in Carolina Beach. As one of the Brunswick Islands, Carolina Beach offers plenty of desserts, sweets and treats that the whole family will love!

Ice Cream

Donuts

  • Britts Donuts—311 Florida Avenue
  • Wake n Bake Donuts—1401 N. Lake Park Blvd.

Fudge

  • Fudgeboat—107 Carolina Beach Avenue N
  • Squiqley’s—208 S. Lake Park Blvd.

Bakery

  • Big Apple Bakery—1206 N. Lake Park Blvd.

Carolina Beach Ice Cream At Squigley’s

 

Stop by Squigley’s Ice Cream & Treats in Carolina Beach!

Looking for some ice cream on a hot Carolina Beach day? Search no further. A great choice is Squigley’s Ice Cream and Treats serving Sundaes, milkshakes, freezes, banana splits, floats, smoothies, lattes, salt water taffy and much more! After day on the shore of Carolina Beach take the entire family to enjoy a custom-made treat.

Endless Flavor Combinations

Lots of Squigley’s mix-ins means you can get your ice cream exactly like you want it. In fact there are over 4,000 flavor combinations available to you. Some of the mix ins are:

  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Kit Kats
  • Twix
  • Reese’s PB cups
  • Milky Way
  • Butterfingers
  • Nilla Wafers

And much more…

What to Look for:

Look for the white and pink house on the corner of Fayetville and South Lake Park Blvd

Exact location: 208 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, N.C.

Store hours: Monday–Saturday from 12–10 p.m. and Sunday from 1–10 p.m.

Fun Fact: Squiqley’s was a boarding house for solders on leave during WWII

Looking for even more desserts? Here is a link to more Carolina Beach Sweets