Recreation Programs

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The Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of fitness, leisure interest, and youth development programs.  We also provide many special events throughout the year.

Family Nights

Join us at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on Tuesday Nights this Summer.  Activities include entertainment, a bounce house and face painting.  All Family Night sponsored activities are free!

Mr Scooter

Youth Dances

 This is a fun, safe event for kids ages 6 - 12.  Activities include dancing to music provided by a DJ, pizza, a dance contest and socializing with friends.


Easter Egg Hunt

Every Spring, we enjoy a special appearance from the Easter Bunny at Mike Chappell Park!  This event offers games, crafts, prizes and an Easter Egg Hunt for kids 12 and under all for free.

Easter Egg Hunt

Youth Fishing Tournament

 Reel in a big one at the Kure Beach Pier!  Kids ages 5 - 15 can compete using their fishing skills for cool awards.  This morning is full of prizes and tons of fun!

Fishing Tournament

Halloween Carnival

 A free family event filled with games, prizes, candy, bounce houses, music and fun!  A costume contest ends the festivities so dress to impress!

Costume Contest

Christmas by the Sea

 Join us for this free cheery holiday event!  Children will enjoy delicious cookies, hot chocolate and get to visit with Santa in his secret workshop!

Christmas Gang

2020 Special Events Calendar

Event Date Time Location Flyer
Youth Valentine's Dance Saturday, February 15th 6:30 PM Carolina Beach Recreation Center Valentine's Dance
The Sandlot TBD 7:30 PM  Mike Chappell Park The Sandlot
Easter Egg Hunt TBD 10:30 AM Mike Chappell Park Easter Egg Hunt
Youth Pier Fishing Tournament TBD 6:30 AM Kure Beach Pier
Pirate (and Parent) Party TBD 6:00 PM Carolina Beach Recreation Center
Halloween Carnival TBD 6:00 PM Mike Chappell Park
Bike Rodeo TBD 2:00 PM Carolina Beach Recreation Center
Christmas by the Sea TBD 6:30 PM Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Polar Express Movie Experience TBD 5:30 PM Carolina Beach Lake