Kure Community Fest

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2024
105 Atlantic Ave
105 Atlantic Avenue
Kure Beach, NC 28449

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  1. The Kure Community Fest runs from 11am-3pm. We have a Cinderella character on site from 11am-12:30pm, then a magic show on the main stage from 12:30-1:30pm, so were hoping for at least 1:30pm-3pm with your group. However, you are welcome to come for as long as you’d like for the day.

    We will be utilizing the Kure Beach Community Center (118 N 3rd Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449) as our performer area. If approaching Kure Beach from Dow Road/K Avenue, you can turn left on 4th Avenue and circle around the block to 3rd Avenue (you cannot take a left off K Avenue onto 3rd Avenue due to the median.) If approaching from the north on Fort Fisher Boulevard, you can turn right on L Avenue and circle the block to 3rd Avenue. I’ve attached an image of the area to illustrate the location of the Community Center in relation to the event area.

    You can park in the lot adjacent to the Community Center. It will be coned off and marked for VIP Parking, you all have permission to move the cones to enter the lot but please put the cones back across the entrance after pulling your vehicle in to prevent the general public from taking the parking spaces. The Town has waived paid parking enforcement for the day for the event so there is no need to register your vehicle in the parking system.

    You can enter the facility to get ready, use the restroom, and grab a drink/snack. The performers, volunteers, and staff working at the event will also have access to this facility, but it will remain locked throughout the day. The blue door (kitchen) on the front of the building has an electronic keypad and you can use the code “0424” to gain access through that door.

    This facility is two narrow blocks away from the event site. You are welcome to walk over to the event site when you are ready, or we can shuttle you on the town’s golf cart. If you prefer to be shuttled, please let me know ahead of time so we can ensure the golf cart is available at the needed time.

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  2. Participant setup begins at 9:00 AM and runs until 10:30 AM. The event is located ocean side along Atlantic Avenue. Vehicle access to the event site will be granted at the intersection of K and Atlantic Avenues. An event volunteer will be posted at that intersection to check you in and direct you to your booth location. Traffic will run north along Atlantic Avenue towards L Avenue. Due to the restrictive nature of the event site, all participants must be checked in by 10:15 AM and all vehicles removed from the event site by 10:30 AM. [Side Note: Should you need to arrive earlier than 9:00 AM to ensure completion of setup in time, you can move the barricades to let your vehicle in the event space. If you do, please move the barricade back into position as soon as you pull your vehicle in to prevent other vehicles from entering the event site.]

    During setup, please pull your vehicle to the right as far as you can, leaving room for vehicle traffic to pass on the left. You will then unload your equipment before shuttling your vehicle to the designated participant parking area. Set up of your booth space will take place after you have shuttled your vehicle off the event site. Completing the process in this manner will reduce the time each vehicle remains on site and help the set-up process flow. Please keep all your items within the paved parking area throughout the day so the boardwalk remains clear for pedestrians.

    Participant vehicles will be directed to the grass median on South 6th Avenue to park for the event. Oversized vehicles may park in the front parking lot of Town Hall. The Town golf cart will be making rounds between 6th Avenue and the event site until 10:30 AM. To reach the designated participant parking area, return to K Avenue after exiting the event site and travel west. Turn left onto 6th Avenue and any marked space in the median is fair game. We want to leave the spaces closer to the event area open for folks attending the event.

    The event is open to the public from 11 AM-3 PM. We ask that you keep your booth staffed for the entire event, no early breakdown please. When the event is over, we will reverse the setup process. You should break down your booth site first, before taking the shuttle to pick up your vehicle. Traffic will flow in the same manner, but keep in mind not everyone can move at the same time. Vehicle traffic will not be allowed access into the event site until the crowd has dispersed to a safe level, as deemed by the KB Police Department. The golf cart shuttle will again be making rounds if you would like a ride to your vehicle on 6th Avenue.

    Please remember that all tents must be secured using weights or sandbags. No stakes may be driven into the ground for any purpose. Winds off the ocean can be strong at times so please take this into account when securing your tent. In addition, the weather can fluctuate throughout the day so it is strongly encouraged to bring extra layers of clothing, sun block, snacks, or whatever else you may need throughout the day.

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