Everyone loves a long weekend, and the staff here at Intracoastal Vacation Rentals is no exception! The question is, do you know what you’ll be doing to celebrate Labor Day while you’re here on vacation? Our local experts are eager to help you understand why southeastern North Carolina has long been a favorite stop for vacationers on the last leg of summer.

Live Music on the Patio, August 31 + September 1

Outdoor concerts are the quintessential summertime entertainment, so why not end the season with a two-day event right here in Wilmington? Provided by Hotel Ballast – formerly the Hilton Riverside – at absolutely no cost to attendees, Live Music on the Patio features a series of performers, including Eric Metts, who will put on their shows by the hotel’s pool from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Fort Fisher’s Battle History Site

Already a popular attraction for tourists in the Wilmington and Kure Beach areas, Fort Fisher is the perfect way to commemorate Labor Day while also fitting in a little local culture and history. Full of information about Civil War-era fort and battleship construction, the site gives visitors an insider’s look into the evolution of the U.S. Navy and the country as a whole. 

The Phantom Playboys: Fireworks by the Sea + Boardwalk Blast, August 31

If you’re looking for something with a little more energy and hype to kick off the weekend, check out The Phantom Playboys, who will put on a summertime rockabilly show in front of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on August 31! Accompanying the annual Fireworks by the Sea + Boardwalk Blast, this free event starts at 6:30 and lasts until 9 p.m.

The Rag Doll Band Concert, September 2

Send Labor Day out with a bang! The Rag Doll Band is coming to Kure Beach as part of the Boogie in the Park Concert Series with a slew of pop, rock and dance hits that bring on the energy and are sure to encourage you and yours to make every second of the long weekend count. This free show begins at 5 p.m. in Kure Beach Ocean Front Park and lasts approximately two hours, perfect for a little dancing and family-friendly fun outdoors!

Whether you’re looking for local adventure this Labor Day, or just want to hit the beaches and relax, our area has plenty to offer your end-of-summer vacation! While you make your plans to stay on our beaches, contact us to have one of our trusted staff members guide you through the rental process.

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