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You can booze on the beach at the 33rd annual Carolina Beach Music Festival

The 2018 Carolina Beach Music Festival will feature three live acts on Carolina Beach oceanfront Saturday

The 33rd annual Carolina Beach Music Festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the beachfront near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on June 2, 2018. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Paul Boroznoff)
The 33rd annual Carolina Beach Music Festival is Saturday. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Paul Boroznoff)

CAROLINA BEACH—It’s not every day you can legally booze it up on the beach. At the 33rd annual Carolina Beach Music Festival, it’s no problem.

On Saturday, June 2, nearly 3,000 people will gather on the beach in front of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk to enjoy live, local acts. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the beachfront near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

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Though no pets or glass will be permitted, beginning at 10 a.m., the Carolina Beach Music Festival will allow coolers on the beach.
 
“You can drink on the beach at our festival, legally,” Greg Reynolds, president of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, said.
 

Reynolds said the festival started allowing alcohol consumption on the beach several years back and it’s been smooth sailing ever since.

“About five or six years ago we allowed coolers,” Reynolds said. “It’s a whole lot easier for everybody.”

Reynolds expects anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 people to attend the daytime festival. Because the event takes place on the oceanfront, there will be no road closures leading up to the festival.

Advance tickets, available online, are for sale for $25. There will be a box office at the Cape Fear Boulevard and Canal Drive intersection, where tickets will be available for $30 on the day of the show on June 2. Kids 12 and under can attend the festival for free.

For more information on the 33rd annual Carolina Beach Music Festival, visit the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce’s website.


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