Coastal Living News and Events 6.15

BP & waterfronts framedBrunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® is the Ideal Place for Fun for All ages! Brunswick Plantation is in Calabash, North Carolina…Just 3 miles from the state line to Little River & N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Waterfront areas all along this area of Coastal Carolina offer maritime adventures, great restaurants, and entertainment to amuse and delight you and yours!


FREE Coastal Carolina Concerts

PrintFREE Summer Concerts are planned all along Coastal Carolina. You can find them online as well as  in our May Coastal Living Blog.  Just to remind you of concerts coming up soon…here are a few you might like to attend. 

Calabash FREE Summer Concerts

calabash-concert Frame 2Thursdays @ 6:30PM in Calabash Town Park @ 868 persimmon Road, Calabash, NC (Concerts are cancelled for inclement weather.)

  • June 25…CC Martin…Country
  • July 9…Blackwater Rhythm & Blues…Band/Variety
  • July 16…Fat jack Band…Rhythm & Blues
  • July 23…James & Emma…Acoustic Duet
  • August 6…Tammy’s Tangent…Variety
  • August 20…Sick Stooges…Classic Rock/70’s & 90’s

FREE Movies…Calabash Town Park (Starting at Dusk)

  • July 2…Into the Woods
  • July 30…Dolphin Tale
  • August 13…Blended

Sunsset Concerts frameSunset Beach FREE Summer Concerts

FREE Sunset Beach Summer Concerts…Wednesdays @ 6:30 – 9:30 @ The Gazebo in the Village park,Queen Anne Street, Sunset Beach, NC 

  • June 24…Mark Roberts BandVariety/Rock
  • July 1…Andrew ThielenBig Band***Pre-Show by: CC Martin @6PM
  • July 8Legacy & Sound Express…MoTown
  • July 15…Six Stylez…70’s & 80’s Party Band
  • July 22…The Embers & Craig Woolard…Beach

Check put August & September Concerts online..Full Concert Schedule @


Shalotte FREE Summer Concerts

Shalotte ConcertShalotte FREE Summer Concerts…Thursdays @ 6:30 PM in Rourk Gardens, 4912 Main Street, Shallotte, NC

  • July 2…Blackwater Rhythm & Blues…Band/Variety
  • July 9…Midnight Allie…Beach
  • July 16…Mark Roberts Band…Beach/Shag/Classic Rock
  • July 23…Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot…Beach Variety
  • July 30…Jim Quick & Coastline…Beach/Variety

FREE Movies …Starting at Dusk in Rourk Gardens

  • June 18…Big Hero Six
  • June 25…Paddington

Ocean Isle FREE Summer Concerts

ocean isle free concderts frameOcean Isle FREE Beach Concerts…Fridays @ 6:30PM @ Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. 2nd Street, ocean Isle Beach, NC (No chairs set up before 5:15) 

  • June 19…Carolina Soul Band…Soul/Motown/ Beach
  • June 26…Band of Oz…Beach
  • July 3…Jim Quick & Coastline…Beach/Variety***FIREWORKS to Follow Concert***
  • July 10…The Entertainers…Beach/Variety
  • July 24…Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot…Beach/Variety
  • July 31…Steve Owens & Summertime…Beach/Variety

Check Out August & September Concerts online OR in Brunswick Plantation May Newsletter.


Holden Beach FREE Summer Concerts

Holden Beach frameHolden Beach FREE Summer Concerts…Sundays @ 6PM..At the Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach.

  • June 21…Steve Owens & Summertime…Beach/Variety
  • June 28…Rick Strickland Band…Beach/Variety

For More of Summer Schedule & Info, C heck Online OR Call: 910 253-2031.

 FREE Music on Main Concerts

MusOnMain framedJourney to Downtown North Myrtle beach to delight in the sounds of a…Live Band on Main A Street! Families are encouraged to come Downtown…After Work Or After a Long Day on the Beach to Experience:

  • Many Restaurants of Main Street
  • Listen to Live Music
  • Shop
  • Dance Til’ You Drop

Kick Back and Unwind with Friends in your Beach Chair on Main Street!

Concert Locations:

  1. Main Street: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
  2. Horseshoe: 11 South Ocean Boulevard. North Myrtle Beach

Mus Main CollageFREE Music on Main Concerts

  • Thursday, June 18 – HorseshoeCarolina Soul Band (Beach/Motown)
  • Thursday, June 25 – Main Street…Ultimate Rock Band (70’s – 90’s Rock)
  • Thursday, July 2 – Horseshoe…Fat Jack Band (Beach/Motown)
  • Thursday, July 9 – Main Street…Southern Blue (variety/Classic Rock)
  • Thursday, July 16 – Horseshoe…The Deluge (Blues/Variety)
  • Thursday, July 23 – Main StreetCastaways (Beach)
  • Thursday, July 30 – Horseshoe…Hip Pocket (Beach/ Variety)

Complete Music on Main Concert Schedule …Now – Through October 1s @

For day of Event Weather Information: Call the “Rec Check” Hotline @ (843) 280-5570 Ext. 1 OR Facebook Page: NMBParkland Rec.


Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sounds-of-Summer-Concert-SeriesEnjoy an evening with your Family & Friends…Listening to Live Music at the Amphitheater Under The Stars! Each Concert will feature a different band playing Family Friendly Music. Bring a Chair or Blanket. Food vendors & Drinks will be available for purchase. Coolers, Outside Food, & Beverages are Not Allowed.

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Concert Locations: North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow (150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566)

Concert Times: 7:00 – 9:00 PM   FREE Admission & Open to All Ages!

 FREE Sounds of Summer Concert Schedule

  • Sounds CollageFriday, June 19…Sound Express & The Legacy (Motown)
  • Friday, July 17…Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot (Beach/Variety)
  • Friday, August 21…Painted Man (R&B/Variety)
  • Friday, September 18… (Classic Rock)

For Day of Concert Weather Information…Call the “RedCheck” Hotline @ (843) 280-5570.


Celebrating July 4TH Independence Day In Coastal Carolina

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Calabash, NC

Cal Waterfront FW framedIndependence Day Celebration…The Calabash Fire Department On the Calabash Waterfront!

Celebration Starts @ 6PM with Food, Fun, Music, & Games! Hot Dogs & Beverages will be For Sale.  FIREWORKS will Light Up the Sky by the Waterfront @ 9:15 PM! Happy 4th of July!


Sunset Beach, NC

framed Fourth-of-July-Sunset-Beach-Bridge4TH of July Celebration At The Old Bridge! An Annual Tradition…Beginning at 9AM..members of the Old bridge Society have planned Fun & Festivities for Visitors & Residents of Sunset Beach!

With Patriotic Music Playing & Flags Waving at the Old Bridge Site (109 Shoreline Drive W. Sunset Beach) Scheduled Activities Include:

9AM…A Parade over the Old Bridge Children & Adults are encouraged to bring their Decorated Bicycles, Wagons, Strollers, Or Sneakers to Ride Across the Old Bridge…In step to rousing Patriotic Music!

Following the Parade there are Multiple Activity Stations with Old-Fashioned ALL AMERICAN Games that include:

  • Cake Walk
  • Sack Races
  • Knock Down the Cans Game
  • Water Balloon Toss

Decorated Cupcakes will be Available for After the Games! As This Event is Weather Dependent…For the latest information, Please visit the Old bridge Society website @  OR Call: 910-363-6585.  Hope To See You There!


Southport  4TH of July Festival

4th SP FramedJuly 1st- July4th, 2015…North Carolina 4Th of July Festival…Southport NC !

SouthprotRun framednFreedom Run/Walk…5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run…Saturday, June 27th @ 8AM

nc4thofjuly collage framedCelebrate Our Country’s History with Events…Such As:

  • Arts & Crafts…10AM – 6Pm in Franklin Square Park Over 100  Artists & Craftsmen with Handmade Goods… For Sale!
  • Festival T-Shirts
  • National Art Show
  • Parade…Festival Parade @ 11AM On July 4TH!
  • Food
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Entertainment…Brunswick Band Concert
  • Children’s Games
  • Sand castle Building Contest
  • Horseshoe & Volleyball Contests
  • Shag Contest
  • “Shine & Show” Classic Car Show…July 4TH…11Am – 4PM
  • Naturalization CeremonyJuly 3rd @ 4PM At Ft. Johnston Southport Museum & Visitor Center
  • Fireworks…July 4Th @ 9PM At Southport Waterfront!

FREE Admission!  More Info @


Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle 4THJuly 3rd @ 10AMAnnual Ocean Isle Beach Parade Featuring Decorated Golf Carts & Bicycles.

FREE Ocean Isle Beach Concert…July 3rd @ 6:30PM At: The Museum of Coastal CarolinasFollowed by: FIREWORKS At The PIER!


FIREWORKS 4TH of July…In Myrtle Beach,SC

MB Fireworks framed***FIREWORKS Over the Lake @ 10:15 PM…Barefoot Landing…N. Myrtle Beach,SC

***FIREWORKS 2ND Avenue Pier @ 10PM, 110 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach,SC

***FIREWORKS Over Lake Broadway @ 10PM…Broadway At The Beach…Myrtle Beach, SC


Area Wineries

Silver Coast Winery

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Silver Coast Winery,6680 Barbeque Rd, N W , Ocean Isle Beach, NC..Wine , Art, Dance & FUN!

Idea of love collageSilver Coast Winery Book Signing…Thursday , July 9th @ 4PM…The Idea of Love By: Patti Callahan Henry


***ART Show At Silver Coast Winery…NOW – August 31st…Art Show on Display of Artist,  Caroline Merino

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Hooked On Dancing…Line & Partner Dancing in The barrel Room with Jim & Wanda Work…Wednesdays,June 4th & 17th.

silver coast friday68bb39b62733828825306653972a9f30Enjoy Friday Night Music With John Cubito…4PM – 6PM


Silver Coast Winery “Father Day” Tribute…Bring Your Dad Or Grand-dad to the Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room on June 21st and he will recieve a Complimentary Wine Tasting! Cheers! (This offer is for Adult Children only)

Check Out Silver Coast Winery @

La Belle Amie Winery

La Belle Amie collageLa Belle Amie Winery…1120 Saint Joseph Road, Little river, SC…Music, Wine, Gifts Shop, @ FUN!

La-Belle-Amie-iconLive Afternoon Music & Hot Dogs on the Grill:

  • Wine Wednesdays: Music 12:30 – 4:30PM
  • Wine Down Fridays: Music 1:00 – 5:00PM
  • Super Wine Saturdays: Music 12:30 – 4:30PM

Special Wine Events with Live Music:

  • June 20 …First Blush of Summer ($8)
  • July 4…Independence Day Wine Fest ($8)
  • July 18…Summer Parrot Head Festival ($8)

Check Out More @ OR Call: 843 399-WINE 9436


Brunswick Island Craft Fair

Craft-Fair-framedSaturday, June 20th…10Am – 3Pm…Brunswick Island Craft Fair @ South Brunswick Community College (South Campus is just off HWY 17…Minutes from the South Carolina State Line )

FREE Admission with 60+ Vendors (Inside)…Also Enjoy:

  • Chilly Treats
  • Mrs. K’s Funnel Cake

For More Info..Call: Mrs. Fulford @ 910  755-7419


Shallotte River Swamp Park

Shallotte River Swamp Park @ Ocean isle Beach Outpost Offers a nature Eco-Park Adventure for the Whole Family!

Ocean-Isle-Beach-Outpost-Swamp-ParkShallotte River Swamp Park… Grand Opening was June 13 & 14, 2015!

Shallotte River Swamp Park Offers:

  • Zip Line Canopy Tours…Rangers/Naturalist will lead each group of up to 10 on an Exciting and Educational Trip, Across Upland Natural Undisturbed Wildlife Habitat, Zipping over a Variety of Native Plants & Wildlife.
  • Tree Top Aerial Adventure Park…A Challenge for All Ages, with Multiple Skill Levels: Low…Up To a Military Level Challenge.
  • Swamp Boat Eco Tours…Traverse the Pristine Shallotte River Swamp in Swamp Boat with your Naturalist/Guide.

For Reservations: Call: 910-575-8000 or 1-844-778-9471


Kayak Tours

KAYAK Adventure Tours & Kayak Fishing Tours

summetide collageExplore the Beautiful and Diverse Maritime Ecosystems of Southeastern North Carolina’s Pristine Barrier Island Beaches…Summertide Adventure Tours! Expert Guides  will…Take You on a Journey through seldom navigated waters,offering breathtaking views of undisturbed landscapes & exciting wildlife.

Located at 301 Sunset Blvd., Sunset Beach, NC 28468   Call Toll Free for reservations @ 877-597-0001

Learn More @  


Coastal Carolina Adventures Kids Love

 Fort Fisher Aquarium

Fort Fisher Aquarium, Kure Beach, NC..At the Mouth of the Cape Fear River, An Indoor Aquatic Adventure for All!

FtTravel Tip…Fun to Take the Ferry @ Southport to Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher Aquarium Daily programs Include:

  • Dialog with a Diver @ Cape Fear Shoals Exhibit with Divers at 235,000 Gallon Aquarium…10:30Am & 2:30Pm
  • Creature Feature…11:30 Am
  • Ocean Odyssey…1:30Pm
  • Animal feedings…Observe animals being fed while educators explain the Types of Diet, Feeding Patterns, & More
  • Animal Encounters…Time Vary
  • Toddler Tuesdays…10Am to Noon
  • Smart Cart Connection Activities…Times Vary
  • Educational Films…Times vary Throughout Day

Fort Fisher Aquarium Hours: 9Am – 5Pm Daily…More @   Or Call: 910-458-8257


Calabash Waterfront

Calabash boats framedCalabash Waterfront Adventures

Calabash Fishing Fleet

Calabash 2 Fish Fleet CollageDolphin Adventure Cruises & Sunset Waterway Cruises…On the Calabash, NC Waterfront

Dolphin Adventure Cruise…Two-Hour Cruise…An Adventure for the Whole Family to Enjoy on the 65′ Navigator!

Deep Sea Fishing & Sport Fishing Charters…Enjoy 1/2 Day, 3/4 Day, Full Day. Gulf Stream Fishing…Sport Fishing Charters offered on the 40′ Miss Calabash!

Calabash Fishing Fleet…Fresh )cean Fish & Shrimp…For Home PLUS Waterfront Seafood Shack with delicious seafood to eat on the Waterfront Or Take Out…11Am – 9Pm in Summer! Seafood Shack is closed on Sundays.

Contact Calabash Fishing Fleet, 99445 Nance St. on the Calabash Waterfront, NC @ OR Call: NC (910) 575 0017 Or SC (843) 5750017.


Hurricane Fleet

Hurricane CollageAdventure Cruises…The Hurricane Fleet Marina @ Waterfront in Calabash, NC! Enjoy a Hurricane Adventure Cruise on the 90′ Hurricane II.  Let the crew show you “Nature Under the Sea”!

Hurricane Fleet “Deep Sea Fishing”…Enjoy 1/2 Day, Gulf Stream Fishing, Sport Fishing Charters!

Depart Monday – Friday…1:30 Pm – 4Pm (Reservations are Not Required But Recommended!)

Hurricane Fleet @ Or E-mail:   Phone: SC (843) 249-3571  OR NC (910) 579-3660.


Ice Cream in Calabash

Calabash is a Good Place to Enjoy Your Ice Cream Delights…This Summer and Beyond!

Calabash Creamery

Cal Creamery colCalabash Creamery, 9910 Beach Drive, Calabash, NC…Ice Cream is made Fresh Daily & Offers A Variety of Flavors!

Open Daily…Summer Hours, Noon – 10:30 Pm

Ice Cream Cakes & Frozen Yogurt available, also! You may enjoy eating Inside , Out on the Extensive Porch, Or Taking your  Ice Cream Treat Home!

More Info : Call: 910-575-1180 OR @

Back Porch Ice Cream Shoppe

Back Porch FramedBack Porch Ice Cream Shoppe, 9970#8 Beach Drive, Calabash, NC (Across from Callahan’s)

Back Porch Ice Cream Shoppe Offers:

  • 24 Flavors of Mayfield Ice Cream
  • New Orleans Shaved Ice Snowballs…18 Flavors Combine them with Ice cream to make Gilotti’s Cool, Good & Refreshing!
  • Soft Serve Fat Free Yogurt… With Variety of Flavor Bursts
  • Cake Or Sugar Cones Or Cups
  • Milkshakes
  • Sundaes
  • Malts
  • Floats

Stop By The Back Porch Ice Cream Shoppe…Summer Hours, Open Daily @ Noon – 10PM… Eat Inside,on the Porch, Or Take Home  Your Taste Treat!  Questions: Call 910-579-1533       Enjoy Your Ice Cream Treat in Calabash!

 Barefoot Landing

barefoot Landing collage1Barefoot Landing…Located in North Myrtle Beach, S, Is the Place for an Array of Great:

  • Dining
  • Attractions…House of Blues, Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Riverboat Cruises… For the kids, Alligator Adventures, T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station , Carousel and More!
  • Nightlife
  • shopping
  • Special Events
  • Fireworks

Check Out Barefoot Landing @


Broadway at the Beach


Broadway_at_the_Beach framedBroadway at the Beach…Located in Myrtle Beach , SC, Offers a Special variety of FUN With:

  • Dining
  • Attractions…Palace Theatre Live Entertainment…, Legends in Concert, Jersey Boys…For the Kids:  Ripley’s Aquarium, Thunder& Light Show, Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Ripley’s Moving 5D Theater, Wonder Works and More!
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Special Events
  • Fireworks

Check Out Broadway at the Beach @

************Restaurant of the Month*************


Fibber McGees Irish Pub


Fibbers Col framedFibber McGees @ Sunset Beach, NC…1780-1 Queen Anne Street

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Fibber McGees …Delightful Outdoor Seating & Indoor Seating At Tables & At The Bar!


Open 7 Days a Week…Kitchen is Open 11Am – 10Pm and the Bar 11Am – ‘Til

Fib Singers“Let Them Entertain You” with Live Music 7Pm – 10Pm @ Fibber Mcgees…June:

  • Andy Crawford…Thursdays Jun 18 & 25
  • Tain Collins…Fridays,June 19 & 26 AND Sundays,June 21 & 28
  • Ashton Stanley…Saturdays, June 20 & 27

Fibber McGee’s menu offers variety and Delectable Treats for you Taste Buds!

Enjoy Fibber’s high quality Food with a Flair from a Complete Menu:

fib appetizersAppetizers:

  • Seared Ahi Tuna
  • Grouper Bites
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Quiche Du Jour
  • Rueben Spring Rolls
  • Fibbers Famous Chicken Wings
  • Saia’s Nachos
  • Pressed Quesadillas
  • Shrimp & Crab Dip


  • Seafood Salad Wraps
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
  • Big Stan’s Roast Beef & Cheddar Wrap
  • Tuna, Chicken, Or Egg Salad Wrap
  • Salmon BLT Wrap

***Sandwiches & PaninisAll served with homemade Cole Slaw & Pickle.

14 Different Varieties…Old School Reuben Panini & Low Roasted Prime Rib Sandwich  TO Fibber’s Veggie Burger, Shrimp Burger, Baja Fish Taco

Fib Seafood***Salads and Platters…8 Salad Selections

***Soup…One of the Chef’s Innovative Homemade Specialties Featured Each Day


  • Guinnes Battered Onion Rings
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fibber’s Pub Fries
  • Homemade Potato Salad
  • Homemade Cole Slaw


  • Fibber’s Famous Fish & Chips
  • Catch of the Day
  • McGees Classic Shepherd’s Pie
  • Specials of The Day!

FIB Beer & Bar***24 Name Bottled Beers & 7 Draft Beers…Some Daily Specials …Like $3 Beer or $5 Mimosa Or Other Bar Drink

***6 House Wines

***3 WHITE WINES By Glass or Bottle:

  • Clos du Bois Sauvgnon Blanc
  • Estancia Chardonnay
  • Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River

***2 RED WINES By Glass or Bottle:

  • Mark West Pinot Noir
  • J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon

Fibber’s McGee’s Menu & More…Call: 910-575-2271 OR  @

Fibber McGees is  Favorite of Local Folks who love the Fabulous Affordable Food and Wonderful Atmosphere!

Fib ConAll Direct TV Sports Package makes Fibbers a Great Place to Gather & Watch Sports with Friends! There is also Live Wifi!

Fibber McGees is also Walking Distance to the Gazebo in Village Park at Sunset Beach…Making it a great place to Eat Dinner on Sunset Beach FREE Concert Nights..Wednesday @ 6:30 – 8:30!

History of Fibber McGees Irish Pub…Sunset Beach, NC

Rich BarFibber McGees Irish Pub was opened by Rich Dobkin. Rich had been vacationing here for about eight years and was looking for a smoke-free establishment to have a late night drink…So, he moved here and opened up Fibber McGees!

You can meet at Fibber McGees for a drink, Have a unique bite to eat, Watch Sports and Feel Comfortable! It is like “Being at Home” and is Open All year Round! Join the Fun and bring Friends!

summertime-0371Coastal Carolina Living…Fun for All & All For Fun! Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® are in the perfect place to Enjoy It All…In North & South Carolina! Summer Time and the Livin’ is Easy!




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