This month in the Port City, our guests have a plethora of fabulously fun events at their fingertips, and listed here are three of our favorites. First, don’t miss the ever-popular Port City Ribfest from September 13-15. The glorious fall weather combines with the tantalizing aroma of barbecued ribs drifting along the Carolina Beach shoreline as the many BBQ teams get their grill on, and get ready to feed thousands of hungry visitors their savory, juicy, barbecue best. The teams feature famed barbecue cooks from all over the U.S., and there is lots of excitement along with the delicious eats.
Next, don’t miss another of the area’s most delightful and eagerly-anticipated events, the Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival. Happening September 16-22, this colorful celebration of health, wellness, and life on the waters of Carolina Beach is one hot competition. The Regatta also features a boatload of food and family-friendly fun. You can form your own team and be part of the race, or cheer on your favorites from an on-shore vantage point. Proceeds from the race benefit Step Up for Soldiers, a group who provides programs and services for recently-disabled veterans.