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Friday, May 5th at 7 PM

Reel Paddling Film Festival

The North Carolina Paddle Festival kicks off with a sneak peek of the sport at the 11th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival on Friday, May 6th.  The festival showcases the world's best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States, and around the world. The film festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families. Enjoy the show!

  • When: Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm                           
  • Where: Hampton Inn
  • Admission: Free                                              Sponsored by:

Hampton Inn
215 Old Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

Saturday, May 6th at 11:30 AM

Justin Castellano has pushed the boundaries of every musical style, meshing them together. His style has technically been around for centuries; right underneath everyone’s nose, and he just happen to break the code of the musical enlightenment that every artist searches for, that freedom of your instrument and yet always searching to critique or correct. 

This is Justin Castellano, a modest man that doesn’t want to push you but to let you unlock your own musical code within yourself, just as he did. All it takes is a little time. 
  • WhenSaturday, May 6th from 11:30 pm til 1:30 pm                          
  • Where:  Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor Center
  • Admission Free                                              
  • Sponsored by:

Saturday, May 6th at 2:30 PM

2014 CMA best male country artist

Bryan Mayer is a new voice on the country music scene. Having shared the stage with some of country's hottest artists such as: The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Kip Moore, Trace Adkins, and Love and Theft to name a few. He released his debut album, "Long Story Short" in August 2011, which has received great reviews. His new single, "This is Me" was recorded in Nashville with some of music's best producers, and is now available on Itunes!!!

  • When:  Saturday, May 6th from 2:30 pm til 4:30 pm                          
  • Where:  Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor Center
  • Admission Free                                              
  • Sponsored by:

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